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date: 12 July 2024

Smith, Sheridan Caroline Sian free

Smith, Sheridan Caroline Sian free

OBE 2015

Born Epworth, Lincs 25 June 1981; d of late Colin Smith and of Marilyn Smith; one s

actress and singer

Education

Joyce Mason Sch. of Dancing; South Axholme Sch.; John Leggott Coll.

Career

Mem., Nat. Youth Music Theatre, 1996–99. Theatre includes: Into the Woods, Donmar Warehouse, 1998; Little Shop of Horrors, Menier Chocolate Factory, transf. Duke of York’s, 2007; Legally Blonde, Savoy, 2009–11 (Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, 2011); Flare Path, Th. Royal Haymarket, 2011 (Evening Standard Best Actress Award, 2011; Olivier Award for Best Perf. in Supporting Role, 2012); Hedda Gabler, Old Vic, 2012; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Noël Coward, 2013; Funny Girl, Menier Chocolate Factory, 2015–16, transf. Savoy, 2016; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, 2019; Shirley Valentine, Duke of York’s, 2023; television includes: The Royle Family, 1999–2000; Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, 2001–09; Love Soup, 2005–08; Grownups, 2006–09; Gavin & Stacey, 2008–10; Mrs Biggs, 2012 (BAFTA Leading Actress Award, 2013); Cilla, 2014; Black Work, 2015; The Moorside, 2017; Cleaning Up, 2019; The Teacher, 2022; No Return, 2022; Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything, 2022; presenter, Pooch Perfect, 2021; films include: Quartet, 2012; Ratburger, 2017; The More You Ignore Me, 2018; The Railway Children Return, 2022. Albums: Sheridan, 2017; A Northern Soul, 2018