Fiona Victory was born in Dublin. Her father was the RTE Orchestra Conductor Gerard Victory. She came to prominence in RTE’s “Brackenn” opposite Gabriel Byrne in 1980. Her other TV work includes “Nanny”, “Bergerac” and “Shine On Harvest Moon”.
“Shine on Harvey Moon” page:
She had great success in Ireland before coming to England where she worked extensively for the touring Paines Plough Theatre Company based in Lancaster and for the Michael Bogdanos Company at the Young Vic in London. On television she featured in Resnick with Tom Wilkinson. She made a great impression in a four parter ‘The Hanging Gale’ a drama set at the time of the Irish Famine. Her fils include ‘Return to Oz and ‘Champions. Last year she returned to the stage to play the title role in ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’ in Coventry. Before that she played the widow Queen in ‘The Playboy of the Western World’ in Liverpool. Kenneth Cranham & Fiona played Oberon and Titania together at the Edinburgh Festival and the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre. Fiona won best actress award for her performance in the one woman show as ‘Kitty O’Shea’ at the Abbey Theatre in the Dublin Theatre festival in 1990.
The above “Shine on Harvey Moon” page can also be accessed online here.