Sheridan Smith is due to feature on the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are, when she will go on a hunt to discover the beginnings of her family’s musical heritage.
Sheridan, 33, was born in Epworth. Her mum and dad, Marylin and Colin Smith, performed as a Country and Western duo, The Daltons, as she grew up and she soon followed in their footsteps.
In 1999, aged 18, she landed her first television role in BBC period drama Wives and Daughters. Since then, she has exploded across TV, the big screen and the stage. She is most well-known for her roles as Emma in The Royle Family, Janet in Two Pints of Lager and Rudi in Gavin & Stacey.
She also appeared on the West End in 2010, playing the lead role, Elle Woods, in Legally Blonde. She won a BAFTA for Best Leading Actress in 2013 for her portrayal of Charmian Biggs, wife of Great Train Robber Ronnie Briggs, in ITV drama Mrs Biggs.
Sheridan’s mum, Marilyn, said she is excited about seeing her daughter in the show, but she doesn’t know what she discovered.
“They asked her to let it be a surprise for the family and she wanted it to be a surprise for us so we do not know anything. She was delighted to be asked to be involved and we are looking forward to sharing her journey with her. It will be very interesting for the family to see the program when it airs, we are just waiting to see it, like everybody else.”
The episode was filmed earlier this year and is part of the 10th series of the show.
It will air on BBC One at 9pm on on September 4.