Sheridan Smith starts filming new Cilla drama in Liverpool

Sheridan is in the city for six weeks, filming for ITV1’s new three-part Cilla drama, which is due to be shown in the autumn.

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Sheridan Smith filming new Cilla drama in Liverpool

Sheridan Smith filming new ITV drama Cilla in Liverpool Credit: ITV Granada

Sheridan Smith says she's loving being in Liverpool. The actress says everyone has made her so welcome. She's been in everyone's front room and the crew are helping her with the scouse accent.

The drama tells the story of Cilla Black's rocky rise to fame and will capture the essence of 1960's Liverpool and the Merseybeat music scene.

Sheridan says she's recently had dinner with Cilla and she's given the drama her backing.

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