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A northern soul speaks from the heart
Sheridan Smith is Britain's most captivating actress.
Multiple awards and accolades across a career spanning two decades include a BAFTA for her title role in TV drama Mrs Biggs in 2013, and two Olivier awards as a West End performer, the first in 2011 for Legally Blonde and the second the following year for Flare Path.
While audiences cheered, critics raved, ratings soared and theatres sold out, for Sheridan, however, all this success and attention brought feelings of imposter syndrome, struggles with her mental health and panic attacks. As she fought to cope, every vulnerability was scrutinised in the weeklies and the tabloids, adding impossible pressure to an already difficult time.
But she faced her demons down, sought help and fought hard for recovery.
Now happy and settled with her partner and their son Billy, she is ready to share her journey: from growing up in Lincolnshire and those early talent competitions, her rise to fame on screen and stage, and her life off it. Packed with showbiz adventure, funny and warm, but dark times and heartbreak too. This is the real Sheridan Smith, the incredible woman behind that prodigious talent.
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