Born in Scotland, Victoria Liddelle grew up in Edinburgh. She trained as an actor at Queen Margaret University. After graduating, she appeared in London's West End in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie with Patricia Hodge. She continued with lead roles in British theatre including The Happiest Days of Our Lives, Portrait of a woman, Twelth Night, The Suicide and The Glass Menagerie, with David Tennant. Her film debut was in Craig Ferguson's The Big Tease (1999).