The real Julie has since spoken on This Morning about Sheridan's portrayal, praising her for her realistic work.Speaking to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, Julie said: "Me and Sheridan are still mates now.In May, she was whisked away to hospital following a collapse at a health spa and being taken ill.The hospital dash came just after concerns were raised for her welfare after a performance of Funny Girl was abandoned after less than half an hour, with fans claiming she was “drunk” and slurring her words.Sheridan released her eponymous debut album on November 3, and it entered the UK charts at number nine.The Royle Family (1999–2000) Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2001–2009) Gavin & Stacey (2007–2009) Benidorm (2008) Jonathan Creek (2009–2013) Mrs Biggs (2012) Cilla (2014) The C Word (2015) The Moorside (2017) is an English actress, singer and dancer.
Sheridan has launched her debut album which features musical medleys and a full orchestra. Sheridan Smith is a 35-year-old BAFTA and Olivier award-winning actress who has been awarded an OBE for her services to drama.
The star began her career as a comedy actress, but has since proven herself to be a triple threat star who can do comedy, drama and musical theatre.
While admitting that she is 'married to her job', the star was forced to pull out of a stage performance of Funny Girl for several weeks as she battled exhaustion from her hectic schedule.
Proving herself to be a real leading lady, Sheridan took on the role of Elle Woods in the musical adaptation of Legally Blonde - which earned her a Laurence Olivier award for Best Actress in a Musical.
She also led the cast in the title role of Hedda Gabler at the Old Vic in 2012, and starred in a West End production of Shakespeare's Midsommer Night's Dream alongside fellow funnyman David Walliams.