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Victoria Scarborough

Programme Co-Ordinator & Senior Lecturer in Screen Acting & Creative Technologies

v.scarborough@chi.ac.uk

A classical actor, Victoria trained at RADA between the years 1986-89. During the nineties and early 2000’s her established theatre, TV and Film career has seen her play many leading and support roles for costume and contemporary drama.

The Royal National Theatre (London), Hampstead Theatre (London), The Royal Hammersmith (London), The Royal Exchange (Manchester), The New Vic (London) and Leeds Playhouse were some of the theatres she regularly performed at during those years.  In rep. she played at the Minerva and main house for Chichester Festival Theatre. Other main house and studio performances were for the Birmingham Rep, The Glasgow Citz, Leeds and Nottingham Playhouse, and The New Victoria Theatre (Stoke-On-Trent).

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 (Aqualina), Molière’s, The Hypochondriac (Toinette), La Ronda (All female parts), Noel Coward’s, Gilda in Design For Living and Sybil in Private Lives; Restoration drama includes: The Rivals (Lydia Languish), Love for Love, (Rosina), The Barber of Seville (Rosina), and many more…

Her T.V and Film Credit list between the years 1990 – 2008 are in the IMDB link attached: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0769107/

Creative media projects have seen her employed as the Queen of Hearts for a Tom Jones music video - and more recently, as Gloria Swanson in a music video for Mark Almond. V/0 work has been for an award winning documentary ‘Snapshots from Reality’ by Johanna St Michaels; more recently voice-over artist for an international campaign called ‘Socializing the Genome’. In 2018, she was 'herself' in an art-house documentary film about the internationally acclaimed, singer songwriter Matt Johnson: The Inertia Variations.

Theatre Directing projects include: a new play for the RADA theatre festival called, Time Alone, written by Hollywood film producer, Alessandro Camon. And Shutters – 'A Lesbian Rock Opera' by Rena Brannan, she hopes to direct in London next year.

Film Directing Projects include: Mandinga – a documentary about Capoeira. Speed Date, which won a selection of awards for Love Story Festival, Micro Film London Festival, Miraban Festival, Fisheye Film Festival - including 'Best Ensemble acting', 'Best UK short-film', and 'Best Music Composition'. In post-production is Hysteria; a film she directed and produced starring Chichester screen-acting students, filmed, and edited by CDT's production and post-production students. Currently she is associate producer for a new feature length film, by Tim Pope, called Drone which hopes to go into production with Tim Burton's producer, Derek Frey, later next year. Future projects: she hopes to direct a feature length story for screen, which she is currently writing.