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Sheridan Smith, OBE, was born in 1981, in Lincolnshire. Through her teenage years, she was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre. She performed a number of lead roles including Bugsy Malone, her West End debut, Pendragon and Into the Woods.
Outside of theatre, she is best known for her roles in television. She has had roles in comedy shows such as Benidorm, Grownups, and Gavin and Stacey, as well as moving into dramas such as Mrs Biggs, which won her a BAFTA award.
Smith played Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2006, transferring to the Ambassadors Theatre, via the Duke of York’s Theatre. Her performance earned her a Laurence Olivier Award in 2008. In 2009, she took on the role of Elle Woods in a musical version of Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre. Her role in the musical won her the WhatsOnStage Theatregoer’s Choice Award and a Laurence Olivier Award, as well as being nominated for a Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress. In 2012, she played a lead role at the Old Vic, in Hedda Gabler. The following year, she starred in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Noël Coward Theatre, alongside David Walliams.
Selected London & West End Stage Appearances
|Funny Girl||Fanny Brice||Savoy||2016|
|Funny Girl||Fanny Brice||Menier Chocolate Factory||2015||Review|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream||Titania||Noël Coward||2013||Review|
|Hedda Gabler||Hedda Gabler||Old Vic||2012||Review|
|Legally Blonde||Elle Woods||Savoy||2009||Review|
|Little Shop of Horrors||Audrey||Duke of York's||2007||Review|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream||Hermia||Open Air||2006||Review|
|Taming of the Shrew||Bianca||Open Air||2006||Review|
|People are Friendly||Kirsty||Royal Court||2002|
|Into the Woods||Little Red Riding Hood||Donmar Warehouse||1998||Review|