Queen Elizabeth celebrates 82nd birthday

Queen Elizabeth celebrates 82nd birthday

LONDON, June 14 (UPI) -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth marked her 82nd birthday Saturday, though her actual birthday is April 21, Buckingham Palace said.

British TV awards announced

LONDON, April 11 (UPI) -- The drama "Life On Mars," snubbed by the British television academy last year, earned three BAFTA television nominations, including best drama.

Wood riled about Ali G interview

LONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Comic Victoria Wood found no humor in being the latest victim of Ali G, likening the British funnyman's spoof interview of her to "laughing at lunatics."

At least 3 injured in N.C. plant explosion

KINSTON, N.C., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- At least three people were seriously injured in an explosion and fire that ripped through a pharmaceutical plant in eastern North Carolina on Wednesday afternoo

At least 3 injured in N.C. plant explosion

KINSTON, N.C., Jan. 29 (UPI) --

Victoria Wood CBE (born 19 May 1953 in Prestwich, Lancashire) is a BAFTA award winning English comedienne, actor, singer and writer, educated at Bury Grammar Girls' School. Wood has written and starred in sketches, plays, films and sitcoms, and her live stand-up comedy act is interspersed with her own compositions, which she accompanies on piano.

Much of her humour is grounded in everyday life, and includes references to popular British media and brand names of quintessentially British products. She is noted for her skills in observing culture, and in satirising social classes.

She started her career in 1974 by winning the ATV talent show New Faces. It wasn't until the 1980s that she began to establish herself as a comedy star, with the award-winning television series Victoria Wood As Seen On TV and became one of Britain's most popular stand-up comedians.

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