Sheridan Smith, OBE is an English actress and singer. She rose to fame playing a variety of characters on sitcoms such as The Royle Family (1999–2000), Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2001–09), Gavin & Stacey (2008–10), and Benidorm (2009). From 2009 to 2013, she played the role of Joey Ross in Jonathan Creek. She went on to receive critical acclaim for starring in a succession of television dramas, such as Mrs Biggs (2012), Cilla (2014), The C Word (2015), and The Moorside (2017). Her feature film credits include Tower Block, Quartet (both 2012), and The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016).