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Victoria Scarborough

Senior Lecturer in Screen Acting

v.scarborough@chi.ac.uk

Victoria trained at RADA. Her TV and Film career has seen her play many leading and support roles for costume and contemporary drama. Up until 2010 - most memorable work was working with BAFTA winner Russell T Davies on a TV series called ‘The Grand’ – also P.D Jame’s film for TV ‘Death In Holy Orders’.

She has played many lead roles in TV mini series and television films including, The Men’s Room directed by Antonia Bird, Catherine Cookson’s – The Cinder Path, Moll Flanders, Silent Witness, London Bridge. Other television drama includes: The Royal, Rosemary and Thyme, Holby City, Heart Beat, Peak Practice, Bugs, Where The Heart Is, American’s H.B.O, Tomb Raider, Casualty, Birds of a Feather, Chillers, Poirot, Boon and many others. 

As well as British Independent film Victoria has been fortunate enough to work with some of the worlds finest film actors – Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Craig, Catherine Zeta Jones, Rupert Everett. Victoria also starred alongside Nick Moran in a low budget British move – ‘Ashes and Sand’ but her most memorable film experience was in 2004 playing a resistance fighter and blowing up a train at Pinewood studios with Cate Blanchett – a Hollywood and British film – ‘Charlotte Grey’.

Other Hollywood/British movies, support roles include ‘Captives’ starring Julia Ormond and Tim Roth, ‘The Hollow Reed’ starring Joely Richardson.

From 1989 to 2006 victoria performed at Chichester Festival Theatre; The Royal National Theatre, London, The New Victoria Theatre – Stoke on Trent, The Royal Exchange in Manchester; The Glasgow Citizens; The Tron, The Young Vic; The Lyric Hammersmith, London; Birmingham Rep. Nottingham Playhouse, Leeds Playhouse, Hampstead Theatre London and also the Actors Touring Company – and others.

Some favourite classical plays and roles have been …in Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Ophelia), Othello, (Desdemona), Sophocles Electra ‘Electra’, The Winters Tale (Hermione), Middleton’s Women Beware Women (Bianca),and Venice Preserved (Aquilina), Molière’s, The Hypochondriac (Toinette), La Ronda (All female parts), Noel Coward’s, Gilda (Design For Living) and Sybil in Private Lives; Restoration drama includes: The Rivals (Lydia Languish), Love for Love, (Rosina) …and many more…

Film and theatre directors she has worked with include Sam Mendes, Angela Pope, Phillip Prowse, Marian Elliot, Bill Gaskill, Rufus Norris, Tim Pope.

As a classically trained actor, Victoria has always loved comedy and tragedy equally, one never leaving the other far behind …she has also been stretched physically, and spiritually when performing in some of the oldest plays and theatres on earth - a theatre that she will never forget - that being the ancient Greek theatre of Epidaurus, (20,000 seats) situated within the Sanctuary of Asklepios, in the Argolis prefecture of the Peloponnese.

Along side her acting career she has also been a student, workshop leader and community performer in connection with the performance - art ‘Capoeira Angola’.

In 2007 she co-founded the established London/Rio based 'Kabula Arts': its leading Mestre being the gifted, 'Carlao Teixeira'.

The last 10 years Victoria has been a full time Mother to two gorgeous children as well developing her own playwriting, teaching and directing skills.

More recent projects have been acting in a short film by a young film director Loui Norris; directing a documentary about a Capoeira group in Brighton for Latest TV.

‘Work in progress’, she is working on a selection of material for performance as well as studying for a degree in Literature and Creative Writing