Victoria Hamilton was born in Wimbledon, South London, England as Victoria Sharp. She is an actress, known for Scoop (2006), The Crown (2016) and Mansfield Park (1999). She has been married to Mark Bazeley since January 22, 2008.
She made her Broadway debut in 2003 when the production moved to New York, where she earned a Tony Award nomination. She won the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award and Evening Standard Theatre Award for her performance in the play Suddenly, Last Summer, held in 2004 at the Lyceum Theatre.
Hamilton has often worked in the costume drama genre. During the 1990s, she had supporting roles in three Jane Austen adaptations: the 1995 serial Pride and Prejudice, the 1995 film Persuasion, and the 1999 film Mansfield Park.
Hamilton won the role of Queen Victoria in the 2001 television production, Victoria & Albert, portraying the monarch in her early years. From 2008 to 2011, Hamilton was a cast member in the BBC1 series Lark Rise to Candleford. Since 2016, she portrays Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in the Netflix historical drama series The Crown.