Wood's brother, Chris Foote Wood, has launched an online campaign to raise £20,000 after getting permission to build a memorial in her home town of Bury.
The late British comedy legend Victoria Wood is to be commemorated with a statue in her home town of Bury in Lancashire, it has been reported.
Wood, a stand-up comedian and actress responsible for many extremely popular shows in the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s including ‘Acorn Antiques’ and ‘Dinnerladies’, died in April this year after a battle with cancer at the age of 62.
Her brother, Chris Foote Wood, has now launched an online appeal to raise £20,000 after he got approval from the local council after he met bosses to discuss plans for a permanent tribute to the town’s famous daughter. The statue will be erected in Library Gardens in Bury town centre.
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The comedian’s final request was to spend her last days at home with her family.
Victoria Wood, who died last Wednesday (April 20th), aged 62, spent her final days at home with her children, daughter Grace and son Henry by her side. Wood died after a short, private battle with cancer and her family are said to be planning a small, intimate funeral.
Victoria Wood passed away at home last Wednesday, with her two children by her side.
A close friend told The Mirror: “ Victoria made it clear what she wanted and those wishes will be carried out,” said one of her closest friends. She had been in hospital a few weeks ago, but had made it clear she wanted to come home – and that’s exactly what she did."
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The actor, writer and comedian died at her north London home on Wednesday morning, according to her publicist.
Popular British comedian Victoria Wood has died after a “short but brave” battle with cancer.
The award-winning writer, comedian and actress, who was awarded with a CBE in 2008 for her impressive career of hit TV shows and dramas, died on Wednesday morning (April 20th) at her home surrounded by family.
Victoria Wood has died aged 62, after a "short but brave" battle with cancer
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There's enough charming energy in this loose London music scene comedy to keep us entertained, but the plot drives us round the bend by refusing to go anywhere. Yes, this is one of those achingly British films that pulls the rug out from under its characters (and indeed its audience) every time they're threatened with even a moment of happiness.
Our hero is Dixie (Jonny Owen), who leaves rural Wales when he discovers a band on YouTube that he thinks he can manage into stardom. In London, he discovers that the Premature Congratulations (Michael Sosha, Dylan Edwards, Joel Fry and Curtis Thomson) are four hapless young men who make great music but have barely a whiff of common sense between them. So his efforts to promote them are more difficult than expected, especially since his record-exec childhood friend Horsey (Roger Evans) won't give him the time of day. Then just as Dixie's girlfriend Shell (Vicky McClure) gets fed up with his debt-incurring ways, The Prems suddenly become the hottest unsigned band in London.
Not that Dixie is capable of getting them signed to one of the labels clamouring for them. No, this is one of those movies in which everything goes wrong on cue. Not only does success remain tantalisingly out of reach, but Dixie also has problems with a loan shark (Michael Smiley) and a surly record-shop boss (Martin Freeman). And his father is dying too. These are far too many obstacles for a scruffy little movie, and not one of them feels either relevant or necessary. It's merely Owen the screenwriter torturing Owen the actor. He may be relentlessly charming on-screen, but it's all so contrived that we know it's pointless to care about anything.
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It's time for women to feature prominently in panel shows, the BBC say
BBC bosses have decided that males dominate their panel shows, and it’s about time that changes. Starting soon, there will be “no excuse” for an all male panel on their various shows.
Lee Mack might not be too popular with his comments on the matter
BBC entertainment controller Mark Linsey said: “Comedy panel shows are always better for having a good mix of people and of course that must include women. I’m making it clear to production teams that there’s just no excuse for delivering all male guest lists.”
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Victoria Wood Friday 6th November 2009 outside the BBC Radio 2 studios London, England