Over the past few years of writing this blog I've been rather open about my love for Sheridan Smith, who from Mrs Biggs, through to last year's sensational Cilla has really cemented herself as one of the UK's finest television actresses.
Her latest feature-length drama The C Word, does nothing to change that, but everything to reaffirm that. The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch’s inspiring and candid book of the same name, which is all about Lisa's experience of cancer, and is based on her popular blog which was launched shortly after her diagnosis in 2008.
Sheridan was asked personally by Lisa whether she would play her in a drama about her life, something Sheridan calls a "huge honour"...
"Lisa got in touch with me and asked me to play her. I was on holiday and read the script by the pool. I cried buckets and said immediately I’d be honoured. There was no doubt in my mind when I read it that it was special. I was then lucky enough to become text buddies with Lisa. The fact that she asked me to play her was such a huge honour."