Sheridan Smith, OBE, is an English actress and singer. She came to prominence after playing a variety of characters on sitcoms. Smith is the recipient of two Olivier Awards, a BAFTA, a National Television Award and a BPG Award, as well as two International Emmy Award nominations.
About Sheridan Smith in brief
Sheridan Smith, OBE, is an English actress and singer. She came to prominence after playing a variety of characters on sitcoms such as The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Gavin & Stacey and Benidorm. She has also starred in a succession of television dramas, such as Mrs Biggs, Cilla and The C Word. Her feature film credits include Tower Block, Quartet and The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Smith has performed in the West End musicals Little Shop of Horrors, Legally Blonde, Funny Girl and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. She released her debut album, Sheridan, in 2017. Her second album, A Northern Soul, was released in 2018. Smith is the recipient of two Olivier Awards, a BAFTA, a National Television Award and a BPG Award, as well as two International Emmy Award nominations. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to drama. In late 2006, Smith started voicing Lucie Miller for Doctor Who, as part of the BBC7 Big Finish audio range, alongside Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor, in the story Blood of the Daleks.
Her last audio adventure for Big Finish was To The Death, in 2011, in which Lucie died, although she since reprised the role in July 2019 for stories set before the death of her character. She appeared in the 2011 film Hysteria, about the invention of the vibrator. In March 2014, she appeared in ITV crime drama The Widower as the wife of Daphne du Maurier’s novel The Scapegoat. In September 2012, she played the title role in MrsBiggs, a five-part series on ITV. She also appeared in The Proposal in 2010 when she featured in the BBC show The Proposals. She starred in the two-part BBC drama The 39 in January 2014, when she starred in The 39 series on Channel 4. She played Cleo Martin in Love Soup and starred as Michelle, a hypocritical nutritionist, in three series of the sitcom Grownups. She has appeared on The Lenny Henry Show as M. E. Westmocott, a role spoofing the various medical examiners on CSI. Since 2009, she has played Joey Ross in special seasonal episodes of Jonathan Creek.