Multi-Bafta award-winning actress Victoria Wood has died after a short battle with cancer, her publicist has confirmed. She was 62.
Wood secured her place as one of Britain’s most popular stand-up comics in the 1980s, with shows like Victoria Wood as Seen on TV and Wood and Walters, where she stood alongside longtime collaborator Julie Walters. However, it was perhaps her writing and starring in the TV series Dinnerladies with Walters that she is best known.
— Julie Walters Web (@JulieWaltersWeb) April 20, 2016
Over four decades of television, Wood has won numerous awards, including a Bafta for her sketch show in 1986 and in 2006 for both writing and acting in Housewife, 49, based on the diaries of Nella Last.
Wood also wrote extensively for theatre.
She became was made an OBE in 1997 and a CBE in 2008.
Here are some of her best bits.