Sheridan Smith

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Sheridan Smith
Smith in 2013
Born (1981-06-25) 25 June 1981 (age 42)
  • Actress
  • singer
  • television personality
Years active1998–present
Musical career
LabelsEast West

Sheridan Smith OBE (born 25 June 1981) is an English actress, singer, and television personality. Smith came to prominence after playing a variety of characters on sitcoms such as The Royle Family (1999–2000), Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2001–2009), Gavin & Stacey (2008–2010), and Benidorm (2009). She co-starred as Joey Ross in the drama series Jonathan Creek between 2009 and 2013, and went on to receive acclaim for starring in a succession of television dramas, such as Mrs Biggs (2012), Cilla (2014), The C Word (2015), Black Work (2015), The Moorside (2017), Cleaning Up (2019), and Four Lives (2022). Her film credits include Tower Block (2012), Quartet (2012), The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016), and The Railway Children Return (2022).

Smith has appeared in the West End musicals Little Shop of Horrors (2007), Legally Blonde (2010), Funny Girl (2016), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (2019), and Opening Night (2024). She played the title role in the 2023 West End production of Shirley Valentine. Her debut album, Sheridan, debuted at number nine on the UK Albums Chart in 2017. Her second album, A Northern Soul, was released the following year.

Smith is the recipient of two Olivier Awards, a British Academy Television Award, and a National Television Award, as well as two International Emmy Award nominations. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to drama.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Sheridan Smith was born on 25 June 1981[2] in Epworth, Lincolnshire, the only daughter of Marylin Smith and the late Colin Smith (1936–2016).[citation needed] Sheridan had a brother Julian, who died from cancer at the age of 18. Her grandfather was a banjo player in Yorkshire and later played as a trio with his daughters.[3] Smith studied dance at the Joyce Mason School of Dancing from an early age.[2] She later attended South Axholme Comprehensive School;[4] she was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre from 1995 to 2001, performing a number of understudy roles in productions such as Bugsy Malone, Pendragon, and Into the Woods.[5] She completed her further education at John Leggott College in Scunthorpe.[citation needed]


Film and television[edit]

From 1999 to 2000, Smith played Emma in The Royle Family. She played Janet Keogh in the long-running series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps from 2001 until 2009.

In 2000 Smith played the role of Lyn Marsh in the Heartbeat episode "A Shot in the Dark". In 2000 she also played a wayward teenager in "Where the Heart is". This was followed in February 2003, when she appeared in Heartbeat's sister programme The Royal, where she played the part of Francesca Wheeler, a teenage girl who was suffering from leukaemia in the episode "Immediate Care."

In 2004, she made a one-episode appearance in Mile High as Suzy, an airport cleaner who impersonates a flight attendant in an attempt to become cabin crew. She also featured in The Comic Strip's 2005 episode "Sex Actually" as Angie.[citation needed]

Smith played Cleo Martin in Love Soup (2005) and starred as Michelle, a hypocritical nutritionist, in three series of the sitcom Grownups (2006–2009). She has also appeared on The Lenny Henry Show as M.E. Westmocott, a role spoofing the various medical examiners on CSI. In the 2009 Two Pints of Lager Comic Relief special, which crossed over with Grownups, she played her characters from both series.[6]

Smith has also appeared in a number of other shows including the BBC's Eyes Down, in which she played Sandy, and smaller parts in shows such as The Bill and Fat Friends. She featured as Rudi, Smithy's little sister, in the second and third series of the BBC Three sitcom Gavin & Stacey. She guest starred in the Christmas 2008 episode of Lark Rise to Candleford. Since 2009, she has played Joey Ross in special seasonal episodes of Jonathan Creek, namely "The Grinning Man" (2009), "The Judas Tree" (2010), and "The Clue of the Savant's Thumb" (2013). She played Brandy in the third series of Benidorm[7]

During 2010, Smith acted as a mentor to the contestants of the BBC show Over the Rainbow. Sky Arts' Chekhov Comedy Shorts also featured Smith in 2010 when she starred as Natasha in The Proposal.[8] She appeared in the 2011 film Hysteria, about the invention of the vibrator.[9] For the factual hospital series Bizarre ER, she took over narration duties from Freema Agyeman. She appeared in the 2012 ITV film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel The Scapegoat.[10]

In September 2012 Smith played the title role in Mrs Biggs, a five-part series on ITV.[11] In 2013, she appeared in the Channel 4 series Dates. In January 2014, she starred in the two-part BBC drama The 7.39. In March 2014, she appeared in the ITV crime drama The Widower as the first wife of serial killer Malcolm Webster. Later that year, she featured in the series Who Do You Think You Are? and played Cilla Black in the three-part ITV drama series Cilla.[12]

In 2015 she starred as cancer patient Lisa Lynch in the one-off BBC drama The C Word[13][14] and as policewoman Jo Gillespie in the three-part ITV drama Black Work, which was nominated for a National Television Award in 2016.[15]

Smith narrated the reality series Bear Grylls: Mission Survive from 2015. The show was nominated for a National Television Award in 2016 but was cancelled after two series. In February 2017, she starred in The Moorside, a BBC drama based on the kidnapping of Shannon Matthews in 2008.[citation needed]

She appeared in her own ITV music special in November 2017. Titled Sheridan, the one-off special presented by Alexander Armstrong saw her performing some of the songs from her album, and talking about her life.[16]

In December 2017, Smith starred as evil step-mum Sheila in the television adaptation of David Walliams' children's book, Ratburger.[17] It was broadcast on Sky One. In January 2019, she appeared as Sam in ITV drama series Cleaning Up.[18][19]

In January 2021, Smith appeared as a guest judge in the second series of the BBC drag competition series, RuPaul's Drag Race UK.[20] Later in 2021, she presented the BBC dog-grooming competition Pooch Perfect.[21]

In January 2022, Smith starred as Jenna[22] in The Teacher, a drama series about a drinking, smoking, hard-living teacher who is accused of sleeping with one of her students. Critics generally were positive of Smith, with one reviewer for The Independent praising her performance as "so much flair and vulnerability" and rating the show 4/5 stars.[23] In June 2022, Smith narrated all episodes of Channel 5 docusoap The Cruise.[24][25] In 2023, Smith began filming The Castaways for Paramount+.[26][27]


Smith's theatre credits include the musical Into the Woods at London's Donmar Warehouse,[28] and Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park.[29] She also played Audrey in the stage production of Little Shop of Horrors at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London, from November 2006, with the production then transferring to the Duke of York's Theatre in March 2007. Following a successful run the production moved again at the end of June 2007 to the New Ambassadors Theatre, where its played until September 2007. Smith was nominated for the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her performance in the show.[30]

Smith appeared as Vanessa in Tinderbox: a Revenge Comedy by Lucy Kirkwood at the Bush Theatre, Shepherd's Bush, in April 2008.[31] Smith originated the role of Elle Woods in the musical version of Legally Blonde in its transfer from Broadway to London's West End in December 2009.[32] Ex-Blue boyband member Duncan James played opposite Smith until June 2010, when he was replaced by Richard Fleeshman. Other cast members Smith has performed alongside include Aoife Mulholland as Brooke, Denise Van Outen as Paulette, Peter Davison as Professor Callahan and Alex Gaumond as Emmett Forrest.[33] Her performance was well received, The Daily Telegraph describing her as: "blessed with vitality, warmth, great comic timing and sudden moments of touching vulnerability. She is infinitely more likeable than Reese Witherspoon in the film."[34]

Smith's run in Legally Blonde was due to finish on 23 October 2010, but her run was extended to 8 January 2011.[35] For her role in Legally Blonde, Smith won the Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical.[36] She was also nominated for the Evening Standard Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress and was the winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.[37][38]

Between March and June 2011, she appeared in Trevor Nunn's production of Flare Path at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket as Doris, a former barmaid married to a Polish count in the RAF. The production was part of the playwright Terence Rattigan's centenary year celebrations and also starred Sienna Miller and James Purefoy. For this role she won the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role,[39] the 2011 Evening Standard Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress[40] and the BroadwayWorld UK Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play.[41]

As well as her role in Legally Blonde, Smith also performed the title role in the workshop productions of a new musical adaptation of Bridget Jones' Diary.[42] On 5 April 2012, it was announced that Smith had decided to pull out of the musical, delaying the production of the show.

From September to November 2012, Smith played the title role in Hedda Gabler at the Old Vic, winning the 2013 Theatregoers' Choice Award for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" in a Play.[citation needed] Shortly before collecting her award at the ceremony on 17 February 2013, Smith performed the original song "Stagey and Proud", which was written by Chris Passey and Amy Carroll.[43] From September to November 2013, she starred alongside David Walliams in a West End production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, as part of Michael Grandage's season of plays at the Noël Coward Theatre.

Smith starred in a new London production of the musical Funny Girl. It previewed at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 20 November 2015, opened on 2 December and ran until 6 March 2016.[44][45] The show then transferred to the Savoy Theatre in the West End for a 12-week run, but extended through 8 October 2016.[citation needed] Sheridan Smith states in The Stage[46] that she is married to the job. Smith continued with the role throughout its UK Tour.

Smith played the Narrator in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium over the 2019 summer season with Jason Donovan as The Pharaoh and Jac Yarrow as Joseph.[citation needed] From March 2024, she starred as Myrtle in Opening Night at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End. The show's music and lyrics were written by Rufus Wainwright.[47][48][49]


Smith played companion Lucie Miller alongside Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor in a radio series of Doctor Who, produced by Big Finish and transmitted on BBC 7 from New Year's Eve 2006; the plays returned in a second series released on CD and scheduled for BBC 7 broadcast. A third series of adventures for Lucie and the Doctor aired in March 2009, as weekly half-hour downloads followed by a Christmas Special. Lucie Miller made her final appearances in the fourth series, ending in 2011.[citation needed] She also narrated two Big Finish Short Trips stories, "The Curse of the Fugue" and "Flashpoint." Smith has reprised her role as Lucie Miller opposite McGann's Eighth Doctor in The Further Adventures of Lucie Miller, released in July 2019.[50] Smith also appeared as Ruby Ruggles in the 2008 radio serial The Way We Live Right Now, and took over the role of Tamsin Trelawny in series 2 of Elephants to Catch Eels on BBC Radio 4.

Personal life[edit]

Smith has spoken about her anxiety, panic attacks, and difficulties with alcohol and tattoos.[51][52][27] In December 2023, she spoke of her tattoo regrets and her intention not to add any further ink to her skin.[26][53]

Smith was in a relationship with James Corden from 2007 until 2009.[54] She was in a relationship with Jamie Horn, an insurance broker, between 2018 and 2021.[55] Together they have a son, born in May 2020.[56][57]



Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
  • Released: 3 November 2017
  • Label: East West
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
9 11
A Northern Soul
  • Released: 2 November 2018
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
15 16


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Anyone Who Had a Heart" 2017 80 Sheridan
"How Christmas Is Supposed To Be"
(with Gary Barlow)
2021 68 The Dream of Christmas



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Peaches Tracey
2011 Hysteria Molly the Lolly
How to Stop Being a Loser Lisa
2012 Tower Block Becky
Quartet Dr Lucy Cogan
2013 Powder Room Sam
The Harry Hill Movie Michelle
2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War Mrs Bromwyn
2018 The More You Ignore Me Gina
2019 The Queen's Corgi Wanda
2022 The Railway Children Return Annie


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Wives and Daughters Housemaid Episode No. 1.1
Dark Ages Matilda 5 episodes
1999–2000 The Royle Family Emma Kavanagh Recurring role, 3 episodes
2000, 2004 Doctors Claire Mitchell / Jackie Leavis 2 episodes
2000 Heartbeat Lyn Episode: "A Shot in the Dark"
Where the Heart Is Vicky Episode: "Modern Love"
Anchor Me Young Jackie Television film
2001 Holby City Miranda Locke 6 episodes
Always and Everyone Nurse Episode No. 3.12
Hawkins Jez Television film
2001–2009 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Janet Keogh (née Smith) Series regular, 73 episodes (series 1–8)
2002 Fat Friends Sharon Wormersley 2 episodes
Blood Strangers Jas Dyson / Claire Television film
2003 The Royal Francesca Smith Series 1 Episode 5
2003–2004 Eyes Down Sandy Beech Main role, all 15 episodes
2004 Mile High Susie Episode No. 2.10
2005 The Bill Janey Giles Episode #315
The Lenny Henry Show Various Characters 8 episodes
The Comic Strip Angie Episode: "Sex Actually"
2005–2008 Love Soup Cleo Martin Main role, 15 episodes
2006–2009 Grownups Michelle Booth Main role, all 22 episodes
2008 Lark Rise to Candleford Cinderella Doe Episode: No. 2.1
2008–2010 Gavin & Stacey Ruth "Rudi" Smith Supporting role, 7 episodes (series 2–3)
2009 Benidorm Brandy Main role, 4 episodes (series 3)
The Friday Night Club Miranda Unaired pilot[61]
2009–2013 Jonathan Creek Joey Ross 3 episodes
2010 Chekhov Comedy Shorts Natasha Episode: "The Proposal"
2011 Little Crackers Marilyn Smith Episode: "The Daltons"
2012 Accused Charlotte Episode: "Stephen's Story"
Mrs Biggs Charmian Biggs 5 episodes
Panto! Tamsin Taylor
The Scapegoat Nina Television film
Mr Stink Caroline Crumb
2013 Dates Jenny 2 episodes
2014 The 7.39 Sally Thorn 2 episodes
The Widower Claire Webster Mini-series
Cilla Cilla Black Mini-series
2015 Inside No. 9 Christine Anthology series, episode:"The 12 Days of Christine"
The C Word Lisa Lynch Drama
Black Work Jo Gillespie Three-part thriller
2016 Galavant Princess Jubilee Episode: No. 2.5
Walliams and Friend Various Episode: "Sheridan Smith"
2017 The Moorside Julie Bushby BBC drama based on the Kidnapping of Shannon Matthews
Ratburger Sheila Television film
2018 Care Jenny Television film
2019 Cleaning Up Sam Main role
2020 Thunderbirds Are Go Scraps (voice) Episode: "Buried Treasure"
Isolation Stories Mel 1 episode
Jack and the Beanstalk: After Ever After The Woman with No Name Television film
2022 Four Lives Sarah Sak BBC drama[62]
The Teacher Jenna Garvey Channel 5 Series
No Return Kathy Powell ITV Drama
Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything Rosie Molloy Sky One comedy[63]
The Cruise Narrator Channel 5 docusoap
Gangsta Granny Strikes Again! Linda Television film[64]
2023 The Castaways Lori Holme 5 episodes

Non-acting television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Who Do You Think You Are? Herself 1 episode
2015 Bear Grylls: Mission Survive Narrator First series
2017 Sheridan[65] Herself One-off special
2018 Sheridan Smith: Coming Home Herself One-off documentary directed by Tim Pope[66]
Take That: We've Come a Long Way Narrator Special documentary to mark Take That's 30th anniversary
2020 Becoming Mum Herself 1 episode
2021 Pooch Perfect Presenter Eight-part series[21]
RuPaul's Drag Race UK Herself Guest judge; Series 2[67]
2022 Starstruck Herself Judge


Year Title Role Venue
1998–1999 Into the Woods Little Red Ridinghood Donmar Warehouse
2006–2007 Little Shop of Horrors Audrey Menier Chocolate Factory
2007 Duke of York's Theatre

Ambassadors Theatre

2008 Tinderbox: A Revenge Comedy Vanessa Bush Theatre
2009–2011 Legally Blonde Elle Woods Savoy Theatre
2011 Flare Path Doris Theatre Royal Haymarket
2012 Hedda Gabler Hedda Gabler The Old Vic
2013 A Midsummer Night's Dream Titania Noël Coward Theatre
2015–2016 Funny Girl Fanny Brice Menier Chocolate Factory
2016 Savoy Theatre
2017 UK tour
2019 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat The Narrator London Palladium
2023 Shirley Valentine Shirley Valentine Duke of York's Theatre
2024 Opening Night Myrtle Gielgud Theatre[68]

Awards and nominations[edit]


Classic BRIT Awards
Year Category Work Result
2018 Female Artist of the Year[69] Sheridan Nominated
2018 Classic FM Album of the Year Sheridan Nominated


BroadwayWorld UK Awards
Year Category Work Result
2011 Best Featured Actress in a Play Flare Path Won
Evening Standard Awards
Year Category Work Result
2010 Best Actress Legally Blonde Nominated
2011 Best Actress Flare Path Won
2016 Best Actress Funny Girl Nominated
Laurence Olivier Awards
Year Category Work Result
2009 Best Actress in a Musical Little Shop of Horrors Nominated
2011 Best Actress in a Musical Legally Blonde Won
2012 Best Performance in a Supporting Role Flare Path Won
2017 Best Actress in a Musical Funny Girl Nominated
2024 Best Actress Shirley Valentine Pending
Manchester Theatre Awards
Year Category Work Result
2018 Best Actress in a Visiting Production Funny Girl (UK Tour) Won Audience Awards
Year Category Work Result
2011 Best Actress in a Musical Legally Blonde Won
2013 Best Actress in a Play Hedda Gabler Won
2017 Best Actress in a Musical Funny Girl Nominated


AACTA Awards
Year Category Work Result
2014 Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama Mrs Biggs Nominated
Year Category Work Result
2013 Best Actress Mrs Biggs Won
2015 Best Actress[70] Cilla Nominated
2016 Best Actress The C Word Nominated
Emmy Awards
Year Category Work Result
2013 International Emmy Award for Best Actress Mrs Biggs Nominated
2015 International Emmy Award for Best Actress Cilla Nominated
National Television Awards
Year Category Work Result
2013 Outstanding Drama Performance (Female) Mrs Biggs Nominated
2015 Best Drama Performance Cilla Won
2016 Best Drama Performance Black Work Nominated
2018 Best Drama Performance The Moorside Nominated
Royal Television Society Awards
Year Category Work Result
2013 Best Actress Mrs Biggs Nominated
2015 Best Actress Cilla Nominated
TV Choice Award
Year Category Work Result
2013 Best Actress Mrs Biggs Nominated
2015 Best Actress Cilla Won
Women in Film & Television Awards
Year Category Work Result
2013 Best Performance Mrs Biggs Won

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