Sheridan Smith is an English actress. In television, Smith’s first TV appearance came in 1999 when she played Matilda in ITV’s Dark Ages. She is best known for her roles in the comedy series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Gavin & Stacey, and Benidorm. Smith won t…
British Academy Television Award for Best Actress, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, National Television Award for Outstanding Drama Performance, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role, Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress
International Emmy Award for Best Actress, National Television Award for Outstanding Drama Performance (Female), AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actress in a Musical
The Huntsman: Winter’s War, The C Word, The 7.39, The Harry Hill Movie, Powder Room, Mr Stink, Quartet, The Scapegoat, Tower Block, A Fantastic Fear of Everything, How to Stop Being a Loser, Hysteria
Mrs Biggs, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Cilla, Jonathan Creek, The Royle Family, Benidorm, Love Soup, Grownups, The Royal, Lark Rise to Candleford, Fat Friends, Where the Heart Is, Eyes Down, Dark Ages, Mile High, The Comic Strip, Dates, Chekhov Comedy Shorts, Bewitched (UK)
[on the death of Peter O’Toole] So sad about the death of the incredible Peter O’Toole. He saw a play I did last year & sent me & all the cast presents after. A true gent!
Nobody would want to see me with no clothes on. I don’t think I would be brave enough. Only yesterday I had to do a scene in a TV show with not much on and I was so terrified so to have nothing on, on stage, well I don’t think I could do it. You’d need a lot of balls – pardon the pun!
Kathy Burke has been a real inspiration. I think she’s brilliant. I like the fact she doesn’t care what she looks like on TV and just gets really into character. Obviously, she can do drama as well, but it’s her comedy I love. Like when she plays Perry.
I get really nervous before recording and I start biting my nails. But once I’m out there, I love it. Seeing the enjoyment on people’s faces is brilliant.
She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen’s New Year Honours List for her services to drama.
Playing the lead role of Elle Woods in the musical Legally Blonde, the London musical: at The Savoy Theatre, The Strand, London, England. [December 2009]
Stated that her personal favourite role of hers is as Charmian Biggs in Mrs Biggs (2012).
Was offered a part in Where the Heart Is (1997) but she turned it down to do Love Soup (2005). The role was played by Denise Van Outen.
Was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre between 1994 and 2000.