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Victoria Constance Mary Longley (24 September 1960 – 29 August 2010) was an Australian actress. She worked extensively in television.

Victoria Longley
Born(1960-09-24)24 September 1960
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died29 August 2010(2010-08-29) (aged 49)
Years active1985–2009



She debuted in a film called The More Things Change as a pregnant au pair. An early foray into television was in the epic miniseries The Dirtwater Dynasty, opposite Hugo Weaving. In the ABC television series, The Mercury, not-so-loosely based on the Sunday Age, she played a senior journalist, with Geoffrey Rush cast as editor, believed to be modelled on Bruce Guthrie.

Her television credits included: Murder Call, Wildside, Water Rats, Farscape, The Alien Years, Turtle Beach, Young Lions, and All Saints.[1] She was the daughter of doctor and rowing coach Eric Longley. Her mother Pamela studied Law as she brought up her four daughters of which Victoria was the youngest. When she was young she lived in Longueville NSW.


Longley died from breast cancer, aged 49, in St Leonards, New South Wales.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2006 Sydney Theatre Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? Won[2]
2006 Helpmann Awards Best Female Actor in a Play The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? Nominated[3]
1989 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Celia Won[4]
1988 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Telefeature or Mini Series The Alien Years Nominated


  1. ^ Morgan, Clare (31 August 2010). "Curtain falls too soon for Victoria Longley". Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Sydney Theatre Awards 2006". 2006. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Helpmann Awards Nominees". 2006. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Australian Film Institute Awards". Retrieved 31 August 2010.

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