Sheridan Smith may be one of the nation’s favourite British actresses, but winning a place in our hearts doesn’t come easy.
Over the years, she’s worked hard to win critical acclaim, and legions of fans, taking on a huge variety of roles, playing Shakespearean characters, an Essex teenager, and everything in between.
Nowadays, the Lincolnshire-born actress is no stranger to award nominations, and has scooped a Bafta, National Television Award and two Olivier Awards - but how did Sheridan rise to the top?
By undergoing a number of on-screen, and on-stage, transformations, Sheridan’s proven her worth as one of the best actresses in the country.
Check out her greatest, and most memorable, roles below…