Sheridan Smith is an English stage and screen actress. She studied Performing Arts at South Axholme Community School and was a member of the National Youth Music...Read More
Sheridan Smith is an English stage and screen actress. She studied Performing Arts at South Axholme Community School and was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre from 1995-2001 where she performed as Tallulah in Bugsy Malone at Queens Theatre and Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods at Donmar Warehouse.
Sheridans most notable theatre credits include her portrayal of Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (2006-2007) both at the Menier Chocolate Factory and at The Duke of York and New Ambassadors Theatre after its transfer to the west end, and also as party-girl turned Harvard Law student Elle Woods in Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre (2009-2011) which won her the Olivier award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2011. A second Olivier award, for Best Performance in a Supporting Role, followed in 2012 for her portrayal of Doris in Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path at Theatre Royal, Haymarket in 2011. In 2012 she took on the demanding title role in Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler at The Old Vic (2012) which received exceptionally strong reviews and also won her the Best Actress in a Play at the 2013 Whatsonstage.com awards. Sheridan will return to the stage later this year as fairy queen Titania in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, part of the Michael Grandage season at the Noel Coward Theatre.
On the screen Sheridan is best known for her character Janet on the long-running series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2001-2009) and also as Emma in The Royale Family (1999-2000) playing the role of girlfriend to Ralf Little’s character on both occasions. She has also featured in television shows such as Gavin & Stacey (2008-2010), Grownups (2006-2009) and The Lenny Henry Show (2005). Sheridan has also featured on the big screen, most recently as Dr Lucy Cogan in Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut Quartet (2012). In 2012 she took on the role of Chairman Biggs in the ITV mini-series Mrs Biggs, for which she won the award for Best Leading Actress at the 2013 BAFTA TV awards.Read Less
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