Victoria Hamilton

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Victoria Hamilton
Born(1971-04-05) 5 April 1971 (age 41)
Wimbledon, London, England, UK
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Victoria Hamilton
Born(1971-04-05) 5 April 1971 (age 41)
Wimbledon, London, England, UK

Victoria Sharp (born 1971) is an English actress who performs under the stage name Victoria Hamilton.


Early life

Hamilton was born on 5 April 1971 in Wimbledon, London, England, and grew up in Godalming, Surrey. She trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.


Hamilton is best known for her roles in costume drama. She appears as Ruby Pratt, one of the major characters in the BBC1 series Lark Rise to Candleford. Other roles have included Mrs Forster in the Emmy award-winning British 1995 series Pride and Prejudice and Maria Bertram in a 1999 film of Mansfield Park. She also played Queen Victoria in the BBC-TV production Victoria & Albert in 2001.

She also appeared in Midsomer Murders, Series 4 Episode 1, "Garden of Death" as Hilary Inkpen-Thomas, a downtrodden illegitimate daughter.

She has been a member of the Peter Hall Company, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, as well as appearing in the West End and on Broadway. In 1995, she appeared in Ibsen's The Master Builder directed by Peter Hall and starring Alan Bates and Gemma Jones.

Personal life

She is married to fellow actor Mark Bazeley, and they have a son.

Awards and nominations




1995Cone ZoneZandra WardTV film
PersuasionHenrietta Musgrove
Pride and PrejudiceMrs. ForsterTV mini-series (3 episodes)
1996The Merchant of VeniceNerissaTV film
1998King LearCordeliaTV series/Masterpiece Theatre
1999Mansfield ParkMaria Bertram
2000Midsomer MurdersHilary InkpenTV series (1 episode: "Garden of Death")
2001The SavagesJessicaTV series (6 episodes)
Victoria & AlbertQueen VictoriaTV serial
2002A Day in the Death of Joe EggSheilaTV film
Before You GoCatherine
BabyfatherLucy FryTV series (2 episodes)
Goodbye, Mr. ChipsKathieTV film
2003In Search of the BrontësCharlotte BrönteTV film
2005Twisted TalesJessie VasquezTV series (1 episode: "The Magister")
To the Ends of the EarthMiss GranhamTV mini-series (2 episodes)
A Very Social SecretaryKimberley FortierTV film
JerichoMiss GreenawayTV series (1 episode: "To Murder and Create")
Wide Sargasso SeaAunt CoraTV film
The Shell SeekersNancy ChamberlaineTV film
2007Trial & RetributionSuzy McDonaldTV series (1 episode: "Curriculum Vitae: Part 1")
The Time of Your LifeEstherTV series (6 episodes)
2008French FilmCheryl
Lark Rise to CandlefordRuby PrattTV series (25 episodes: 2008-2011)
2010ToastMumTV film

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