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Happy International Women's Day!

Alyx Jones, thesoundarchitect.co.uk

8th March, 2017

Victoria (and Evie) get a mention in this article.

http://www.thesoundarchitect.co.uk/happy-international-womens-day/ 

BYUtv Greenlights Network’s Second Scripted Series, ‘Extinct’
Arya Roshanian, Staff Writer

Variety, 13th September, 2016

BYUtv has greenlit sci-fi series "Extinct," hailing from "Ender’s Game" author Orson Scott Card and writer Aaron Johnston, Variety has learned exclusively. 

"Extinct" marks BYUtv’s second scripted series, following "Granite Flats." 

"Extinct" takes place 400 years after the extinction of the human race and follows a small group of humans who are revived by an alien civilization. Over the course of the season, the series carries the colony of revived humans through struggles with the aliens who extinguished humankind centuries before, while trying to understand and get along with the mysterious aliens who revived them. 

Chad Michael Collins ("Sniper") has been cast as the lead character, Ezra. The cast is rounded out by Victoria Atkin ("Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate"), Jaclyn Hales ("Unicorn City"), Yorke Fryer ("How to Get Away with Murder"), Jack Depew ("Mad Men"), Matthew Bellows ("Grimm") and Jake Stormoen ("Mythica").  

Co-produced by Taleswapper and Go Films, "Extinct" will be produced by Adam Abel ("Forever Strong") and directed by Ryan Little ("Outlaw Trail"). 

"We are pleased to debut a sci-fi thriller created exclusively for BYUtv by one of the most awarded and bestselling authors — Orson Scott Card," said BYUtv’s managing director Derek Marquis. "Following the incredible response to our first scripted drama, ‘Granite Flats,’ we are bringing a powerful apocalyptic story to life, written by two of the strongest writers in the world of speculative fiction, and directed and produced by top independent filmmakers." 

BYUtv — which is owned by Brigham Young University — has ordered 10 episodes with the first season slated to premiere in 2017.

 

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’s Victoria Atkin infiltrates Comic Con

 

Victoria Atkin is to join Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate co-star Paul Amos as a special guest at March’s Liverpool Comic Con. Victoria voices Jacob Frye’s twin sister Evie in the hit videogame – a relentless Assassin who has perfected the silent, swift and stealthy strike.

While Jacob is a hot-headed brawler, Evie Frye uses her strategic skill and parkour abilities to navigate unseen across London and strike from the shadows …although she’s as handy with her fists as her brother when she needs to be. Evie’s interest in the lore and history of the Assassins has made finding the Piece of Eden her primary goal in taking down the Templars; a pursuit that pits her against the Order’s occult expert Lucy Thorne.

Apart from playing Evie, Victoria Atkin is best known for her award-winning portrayal of Hollyoaks‘ Jason Costello, the soap’s first character with gender dysphoria. Other television credits include US comedy The Girl’s Guide to Depravity and UK medical drama Holby City.

MCM Comic Con Liverpool takes place 12-13 March 2016.

Get tickets!

AC Syndicate's Evie Frye Nominated in This Year's DICE Awards

 

The master assassin has been shortlisted in the 'Outstanding Achievement in Character' category. The awards, which take place in Las Vegas on 18th February 2016, also sees a nomination for 'Syndicate' in the 'Outstanding Achievement in Animation' category.

Keeping my fingers firmly crossed for this one!

For a list of award categories and the nominations please visit:

http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/13/10760412/dice-awards-2016-nominees 

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Wins Big at Canadian Videogame Awards 2015!

7th December 2015

Assassin's Creed won five gongs at Sunday night's Canadian Videogame Awards. It collected the awards for Best Animation, Best Audio and Best Visual Arts as well as Game Of The Year and a joint accolade for Jacob and Evie Frye picking up the Best New Character award! Huge congratulations to the AC Syndicate team at Ubisoft and Victoria and Paul of course. Well done guys, well deserved!

Big News: Victoria Lands Role of Evie Frye in Assassin's Creed Syndicate! 

16th June 2015

This is big. Victoria has landed the role of Evie Frye, the first next gen fully playable female character to feature in the Assassin's Creed franchise! The game will be available on PS4 and Xbox One on the 23rd October 2015 with PC release scheduled for 19th November 2015. Well done Victoria!

Victoria's First Novel 'London Love' is Out Now!

10th February 2015

Yes, it's finally here. Victoria's novel, London Love is now out to buy. It is available in both paperback and E-book formats, so there is no excuse not to give yourself a literary treat! Check out the 'Author and Audio' section in 'Links' for details of where to get your copy.  

Victoria's Debut Novel Set For Release On 10th February 2015

Yes, Victoria's literary debut is due for release next month on Amazon! You can read all about the book by visiting the 'Author - 'London Love' page.

 

Check Out Victoria's 'Super Amazing' New YouTube Channel

On 23rd October 2014 Victoria and co-host Alastair Murden took over YouTube channel the Super Amazing Project! Bringing you the weird, wacky and sometimes just absurd news items from around the world in 'SAP' News. Taking each other on in challenges, reporting 'Spooky Happenings' and otherwise just generally larking about! Check out this awesome channel by clicking the link. The videos are also added regularly to the 'Videos' section of this site!

The Downside of Bliss - Victoria's U.S. Film Debut is Coming Soon

The wait is almost over. Victoria's U.S. film debut in the Ron Pucillo film, 'The Downside of Bliss.' Due to be released in the U.S. in 2017. 

Victoria plays the role of hitchhiker, 'Diana.' 

More info on 'The Downside of Bliss' can be found on the IMDb website and on the Downside of Bliss Facebook page and their Twitter @DownsideOfBliss, all of which are accessible via this fansite.

 

Victoria pictured with Actor/Director Ron Pucillo 

Victoria is now on Facebook and YouTube

Check out Victoria's official Facebook page and YouTube channel! Find them on the 'Links' page.

'My First Pilot Season' Victoria's new eBook is out now!

Yes. Victoria's eBook is now available to buy for the Kindle via Amazon.co.uk! Get yours now. My First Pilot Season [Kindle Edition]  

The cat is finally out of the bag...Latest

6th August 2013

Thrilled to announce that Victoria will be joining the cast of the U.S. HBO series 'The Girl's Guide to Depravity' for season 2 as Camilla Jones. Here's a sneak peek....

The series starts on the 13th of September, with Victoria making her debut on the 27th. Details of the episodes that Victoria will be appearing in can be found here.

One way or another, I will manage to get the footage for the website!

 

17th July 2013 

...so to speak. Victoria has confirmed the date of her US TV debut. In a short but sweet 'tweet' on her official Twitter account, Victoria announced that she will be making her first appearance in her SERIES REGULAR role on 27th September 2013! Excited? I certainly am.

Further details will be posted as they are announced. Watch this space!      

Pilot Season in America

19th June 2013

Read Victoria's latest blog for 'The Stage' here 

LA LA Land: An Update from America

3rd June 2013

Check out Victoria's latest Spotlight blog here 

Victoria's first audiobook is now available to buy!

The audiobook 'The Listeners' by Monica Dickens, which is narrated by Victoria, is out now via audible.com, get your copy here 

Victoria lands new Series Regular role in US

15th April 2013

Yes! All of Victoria's hard work Stateside has paid off. After three months in the US, she has been rewarded with a Series Regular role.

Filming begins this month in Bucharest for what is to be Victoria's first comedy role. Further information is yet to be announced, but the series is due to air in the US before the end of the year. We wish Victoria all the best in her new role. 

Read all about it in Victoria's final Spotlight blog for Pilot Season: Making it in America Pilot Season 2013: I DID IT!  

Victoria's Voice

25th March 2013

Have a listen to sound clips of Victoria's work as a voiceover artist and narrator. Now live on Victoria's website at: http://www.victoriaatkin.com/voiceover/

Check them out now! 

LA LA LAND: February 2013 round-up

7th March 2013

Yes, it's that time again. Time to catch up with Victoria's blog for Spotlight! LA LA LAND: February 2013 round up

The Journey is the destination: Pilot Season 4 weeks in 

12th February 2013

The latest instalment of Victoria's US Pilot Season blog is here, The Journey is the destination :Pilot Season 4 weeks in

Victoria to narrate audiobook....

12th February 2013

The book which Victoria is putting her vocal talents to is entitled 'The Listeners,' a novel written by Monica Dickens, the Great-Granddaughter of Charles Dickens. Further information about the novel can be found here. The release date for the audio version is yet to will finalised, but it will be available to purchase from Audible.com upon its release. 

26th January 2013 

This is one of those pieces of news that I always wished would happen but at the same time never thought would materialise. But it has.

Victoria announced this evening, via her Twitter account, that she is to narrate a new audiobook which will be available to buy at audible.com upon its release. Further details have yet to be announced. We have no info as to who the author of the novel is, or what the book is about. The main thing is, Victoria is narrating it, that's all we will be concerning ourselves with!

As soon as more information is available it will be posted here.   

Victoria in the States...

24th January 2013

Read the latest on Victoria's American adventure via her Spotlight blog, Making it in America: 11 days in

Victoria is headed Stateside again....

7th January 2013 

Read all about it in Victoria's Spotlight blog, Making it in America: My USA trip for Pilot Season 2013 

Masterclass competition winner announced!

17th December 2012

Check out the masterclass Facebook page for details! MasterclassVictoriaAtkin

Victoria to attend 'Christmas Carols with the Stars'

26th November 2012  

Tuesday, 11th December 2012 sees the return of 'Christmas Carols with the Stars' to the Royal Albert Hall.

The event, which is presented by Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, is in its 29th year and will feature a host of celebrities from popular TV series. Victoria, who is an active supporter of Leukaemia and Lymphoma research and a member of the TV Times celebrity running team is also set to attend the event.

For more info and tickets check out the Royal Albert Hall box office page click here

or visit the Christmas with the Stars page on the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research website

Victoria completes the Great North Run

16th September 2012

Victoria completed the Great North Run in the unofficial time of 1hour 49.

....and the official time is:

 

Victoria in the Great North Run this Sunday!

11th September 2012 

The Great North Run takes place this coming Sunday, 16th September 2012. Amongst the many runners running, jogging or walking in the event will be our very own Miss Atkin. The Great North Run will be Victoria's first ever half-marathon. I'm sure all that training that she has put in for the run will pay off!

Victoria will be running in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Twitter: @beatbloodcancer @LLRunstoppable

The Great North Run is being broadcast live on the BBC from 9:30am on Sunday.

Also, catch Victoria's interview on Metro Radio this week.

Good Luck Victoria!

Victoria to run her first half-marathon this September 

As many of you will already know, Victoria will be taking part in this year's Great North Run. This will be Victoria's first half-marathon. The Great North Run race that Victoria will be competing in takes place on Sunday, 16th September 2012.

Full details on the event can be found on the Bupa Great Run website by clicking here

Christmas break masterclass dates announced

Dates for the Christmas break Masterclass in Fleet have been announced and bookings are now being taken. The masterclass will take place over the weekend of Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd of December 2012, at a price of £120 (however, there is a 25% discount for previous participants)

E-mail [email protected] to confirm your place on the masterclass. Full payment is required on booking.

More details can be found on Victoria's webpage:  

http://www.victoriaatkin.com/masterclass

or by visiting the Facebook page: MasterclassVictoriaAtkin   

Stars of future learn from Hollyoaks favourite

21st August 2012

By Stephen Lloyd, Get Hampshire.co.uk

A FORMER Hollyoaks actress has been teaching youngsters all about the life of a television star.

Victoria Atkin, who spent two years on the hit Channel 4 show, hosted two two-day acting masterclasses in the Memorial Hall, Church Crookham last week.

"All the participants were extremely talented and came to the class with bundles of enthusiasm," said Victoria, who grew up in Farnborough and was head girl at Fernhill Comprehensive School.

"I very much encouraged them to ask lots of questions and not to judge themselves for asking anything. Starting out in the acting profession can be a minefield and I just wanted to put everyone that came along at ease and give them a feel for what it is like on a television set as an actor/actress."

Victoria left Fernhill in 2003 before going to Farnborough Sixth Form College and then to the Central School of Speech and Drama in Swiss Cottage.

From there Victoria landed one of most controversial female acting roles of all time and a first for British television, playing transgender teen and series regular Jasmine/Jason Costello.

Victoria also made a recent guest appearance on Holby City as an ex-soldier suffering from Foreign Accent Syndrome.

Her masterclasses are designed for aspiring young actors and actresses aged between eight and 16.

Those taking part spent two days with Victoria learning the skills it requires to become a television and film actor.

"For those who missed out this time I will be back at Christmas at the same venue for a second Masterclass open to all abilities aged 8 to 16," said Victoria.

"I am looking forward to hearing their progress when we reconvene, although I have very much encouraged them to keep me up to date via our Facebook group.

"To give some of the knowledge back that I have learnt is hugely rewarding. I'm excited to meet another batch new young thespians at Christmas."

Email your name and age to [email protected] to reserve a place.

For more details visit www.victoriaatkin.com/masterclass or see the new Facebook group MasterclassVictoriaAtkin.

More acting masterclasses planned for Christmas break

Due to the amazing success* of Victoria's summer acting masterclasses for 8-16 year olds which are being held this summer, more masterclasses are to be announced for the Christmas break.

Keep an eye on Victoria's site: http://www.victoriaatkin.com/ for info. You can also find details on the Facebook page MasterclassVictoriaAtkin

Details will also be posted here as soon as we know anything further.

 

*Now come on, are we really that surprised! :)

Hollyoaks actress Victoria Atkin will teach children to act at The Becket Centre in Woodford Green

Friday 3rd August 2012

By Melanie Attlesey, Redbridge News

A HOLLYOAKS actress is holding acting classes for children.

Children will be given first-class tips and pointers as they get to act out Hollyoaks scripts with actress Victoria Atkin.

The two-day acting class will take place at The Beckett Centre, in High Road Woodford Green on August 30 and August 31.

The classes are suitable for children aged eight to 16 and cost £120 for both days.

Miss Atkin starred in the Channel 4 soap for a year, playing a teenager with Gender Identity Disorder.

She said: "There is so much new talent coming out of Essex. I thought it would be a good place to hold the acting class and see what Essex has to offer.

"I just want to give something back, because 10 years ago that would have been me."

To book a place or for more information email [email protected]

Website editor's note - You can also find information via:

http://www.facebook.com/MasterclassVictoriaAtkin  

TV star to give acting masterclass

13th July 2012 

By Stephen Lloyd, Get Hampshire.co.uk

A FORMER Hollyoaks actress will be teaching youngsters all about the life of a television star.

Victoria Atkin, who spent two years on the hit Channel 4 show, is hosting two-day acting masterclasses in Church Crookham next month. Victoria, who grew up in Farnborough and was head girl at Fernhill Comprehensive School, will be at the War Memorial Hall in Sandy Lane for the workshops on August 6 and 7 and August 9 and 10.

“My classes aim to bring what I have learnt home to inspire young people in the area that acting as a full time career is possible,” said Victoria, who left Fernhill in 2003 before going to Farnborough Sixth Form College and then to the Central School of Speech and Drama in Swiss Cottage.

From there she landed one of most controversial female acting roles of all time and a first for British television, playing trans gender teen and series regular Jasmine/Jason Costello.

Victoria also made a recent guest appearance on Holby City as an ex soldier suffering from Foreign Accent Syndrome.

Her masterclasses are designed for aspiring young actors and actresses aged between eight and 16.

Those taking part will spend two days with Victoria learning the skills it requires to become a television and film actor.

“Taking part offers a chance to get to grips and work with recent television scripts from Hollyoaks and The House of Anubis, understand the day in the life of a television actor, auditioning and much, much more,” added Victoria.

Those taking part must arrive promptly at 10.30am and will be treated as professional actors. The classes finish at 2pm.

Visit www.victoriaatkin.com/masterclass for more details or email your name and age to [email protected] to reserve a place.

 

Related article: 

 http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/s/2117020_tv_star_to_give_acting_masterclass

Victoria to run two day acting masterclasses this summer

4th July 2012

Summer Holiday Screen Acting Masterclasses Ages 8-16 This August! Book Now. For more info check out the link on Victoria's webpage:

or the masterclass Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MasterclassVictoriaAtkin 

3rd July 2012

Victoria has today exclusively announced via her Twitter account that she will be running two day screen acting masterclasses during the summer holidays. The classes will be held in London and the South East. Further information to follow.

Follow Victoria's Twitter @VictoriaAtkin for further announcements.

Victoria confirmed for Soccer Six 2012

Victoria will be playing for the girls as part of the Soap Star Dream Team in Soccer Six 2012, the world's biggest celebrity football tournament. The event is taking place at Turf Moor, the home of Burnley Football club, this Saturday 2nd June 2012. Details about the event and ticket info can be found on the Burnley F.C. official site: http://www.burnleyfootballclub.com/page/SoccerSix2012/  

Updates are also available via Soccer Six on Twitter: @SoccerSix

and via http://www.lovesportgroup.com/

Related article: Stars Head to Burnley for Soccer Six

Well Done Victoria!

27th May 2012

Victoria completed the Bupa London 10k in the official time of 50 minutes and 40 seconds.

Victoria to Take Part in the Bupa London 10K this May

2nd May 2012

It has been announced that Victoria will be running in the Bupa London 10K on the 27th May 2012 in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.  You can find further information about the event by visiting the Bupa London 10,000 official website by clicking here

You can also check out these Twitter accounts for more info:

@BupaLondon10000 and @LLRunstoppable

Victoria Lands Guest Role in BBC Serial Drama

6th June 2012

Victoria's role for her guest appearance on the BBC drama 'Holby City' will be as a former army soldier, Lainey Craig, who appears to have the condition Foreign Accent Syndrome.

20th March 2012

Victoria's appearance on 'Holby City' will air on the 26th June! 

15th March 2012

It's Officially announced that Victoria's appearance on Holby City will air in June. 

3rd March 2012

Victoria Atkin is to appear in the BBC hospital drama 'Holby City'. She begins filming this coming Monday for her guest role. More details will be posted when they are announced. 

Victoria Atkin and Rachel Shenton to Climb Kilimanjaro in September

UPDATE: 12th September 2013, Due to work commitments, Victoria is unable to take part in the climb. All donations made have been forwarded. Rachel is still set to make the climb and we wish her the best of luck.

UPDATE: The climb has now been re-scheduled until September 2013.

Victoria Atkin and Rachel Shenton are going to climb Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, on 20th September 2012. The climb is in aid of NDCS (National Deaf Childrens' Society) Please help Victoria raise her £3,400 Target. Sponsor by donating whatever you can. You can find the link to the fundraising page in the 'Links' section of this website. You can also visit the Twitter page: @TheActorsChalle

Victoria Atkin Finally Awarded For Her Portrayal of Transgender Teenager Jason Costello on 'Hollyoaks'

3rd January 2012

To check out the full list click here 

It feels so good to finally be able to say this - Victoria Atkin is a multiple award winner, thanks to the Transgender Zone Television Awards for 2011. Victoria has been given three nods for her performance of transgender teenager Jason Costello on Hollyoaks.

Best Serial Drama Performance

Best Newcomer

Best Serial Drama - Hollyoaks (for the Jason Costello storyline)  

Victoria Atkin: Hollyoaks star backs 2011 Leeds Abbey Dash

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Yorkshire Evening Post

Hollyoaks star Victoria Atkin is urging Leeds runners to don their trainers and dash for Age UK.

The 24-year-old actress is reminding runners that registration is still open for the Leeds Abbey Dash, which will see 8,000 people pound the pavements on Sunday, November 20.

Victoria, who plays Jason Costello in the popular TV soap, raised £580 for Age UK after completing the Virgin Active London Triathlon in July and it has become a charity that is close to her heart.

She said: "I’ve always wanted to help the elderly community.

"When I was a drama student I realised I had a real passion for bringing different, older and younger generations together through theatre.

"Helping make sure that older people can enjoy later life is something that’s really important to me.

"Earlier this year I took part in the Virgin London Triathlon and the knowledge that I was helping change the lives of older people was an incredible feeling.

"All of us are ageing and if we help now while we are mobile and active and invest time to help it is worth it.

"It is a charity that will be putting the money back in to things like the Fit as a Fiddle scheme that will help you and your family when they are older.

"I’d encourage anyone who’s up for a challenge to run the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash – I can guarantee you’ll have the biggest smile on your face when you cross the finish line."

She added: "At the end of the day it is just an hour of your life but it really makes a difference to people’s lives."

Tom Galliano, events fundraiser at Age UK, said: "We’re incredibly lucky to have passionate supporters like Victoria backing the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash.

"We’re urging runners of all abilities to sign up to the event and to raise as much as they can - every penny raised will help us make a difference to the lives of older people."

Age UK provides services for older people and their families.

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