Sheridan Smith has won praise from fans and critics, for her portrayal of Lisa Lynch in the BBC drama ‘The C-Word’.
Sunday night’s one-off show was based on Lisa’s blog 'Alright Tit' and her subsequent book, in which she detailed her battle with breast cancer, with a refreshing candid style.
Sheridan Smith and Paul Nicholls as Lisa and Pete Lynch
With Sheridan as Lisa and Paul Nicholls as her husband Pete, ‘The C-Word’ was certainly a tear-jerker, and fans and critics alike have praised the drama’s cast, and the wonderful woman whose honesty inspired it all.
The Guardian’s TV critic writes: “I did plenty of that, welling up. Also laughing. ‘The C-Word’ is very sad and very funny and very honest and – most of all – very human. Ace from Sheridan Smith, demonstrating – yet again – that right now there isn’t really anyone to touch her for turning words in a script into breathing, warm-blooded human life. For nailing it, basically.”
“'The C-Word' was a weepy, of course, but not just a weepy. It was also a very warm, honest account of a woman enduring, and sometimes transcending, a terrible and still too common fate,” adds The Independent.
A number of fans also took to Twitter to discuss the show:
Sheridan then thanked everyone for their support, writing:
Sheridan shaved her head for the role, and the actress previously admitted that she found the task daunting.
“It did upset me a little bit at the time, but it’s just hair – it’ll grow back," she stated. "And ‘The C-Word’ is about such an amazing woman.
“Everyone is affected by cancer and I lost my eldest brother to it, so although of course you feel like you’ve lost a bit of your femininity, I feel it’s the least I could do."
‘The C-Word’ is available to watch now on BBC iPlayer.