The Royle Family's Smith To Retire

Veteran British actress LIZ SMITH is retiring from the entertainment industry because a recent stroke has left her "exhausted".
The 87 year old, famous for her role as Nana in U.K. TV show The Royle Family, has spent the last few months in recovery after suffering a stroke earlier this year (09).
Smith admits she is no longer able to handle the pressure of showbusiness, and instead will try her hand at being an author once she regains her health.
She says, "I get exhausted and have to take it easy... I do get muddled and sometimes feel I have to reach for words that elude me.
"I was getting terribly tired anyway, although I'd like to think I could eventually write again. I've got stories in my head, but I'm nearly 90, so if I don't do much now at least I've earned a rest."


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