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Sheridan Smith nominated for BAFTA TV award

Sheridan Smith has been nominated in the Best Actress category in this year's BAFTA TV Awards for her performance in 'The C-Word'.

She played the leading role in the television adaptation of Lisa Lynch's candid book about her experience of cancer.

It is the second year in a row that Sheridan Smith, who is from Epworth in north Lincolnshire, has received a Leading Actress nomination.

She is up against Suranne Jones in 'Doctor Foster'; Claire Foy in 'Wolf Hall' and Ruth Madeley in 'Don't Take My Baby'.

Sheridan Smith - childhood memories

Joyce Mason, who was Sheridan Smith's dance teacher , from aged 4 to 16, says she is a natural down to earth girl from a grounded family who will have been genuinely shocked by her BAFTA win.

Sheridan Smith in a play at her former dance school Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Sheridan Smith started treading the boards as a child Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Sheridan Smith on stage as a child Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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Sheridan Smith: I'm still in shock, I can't believe it

Actress Sheridan Smith has won the leading actress BAFTA Award for her role in ITV's Mrs Biggs.

Speaking to Daybreak after the show she said: "I've stopped crying… finally! It was like an out of body experience…. I'm still in shock, I can't believe it."

The actress said she was "such a massive fan" of fellow nominees Sienna Miller, Rebecca Hall and Anne Reid.

"This is mad, bonkers, brilliant!" she added.

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