Smith had revealed her father Colin’s cancer diagnosis earlier this year.
Sheridan Smith has pulled out of her scheduled appearance at next Tuesday's Royal Variety Performance following the death of her father Colin from cancer.
Sheridan Smith’s father Colin has died, aged 80
In a statement a representative for Smith said: “Sheridan's much loved father sadly passed away this week.
The actress was expected to make her return to the West End show this weekend.
Sheridan Smith has been signed off West End show Funny Girl for another month, due to stress and exhaustion. Smith was originally signed off from the show in May for two to four weeks, but her time off has now been extended as she continues her recovery.
Sheridan Smith has been signed off from Funny Girl for another month.
In a statement, the show’s producers said: “It is, and always has been, Sheridan’s and the producers’ intention that she will return to ‘Funny Girl’, and any speculation to the contrary is entirely inaccurate and unhelpful.
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Ambulances were called to the upmarket Champneys Health Spa in Surrey at the weekend, after Smith was taken ill suddenly.
BAFTA-winning actress Sheridan Smith has reportedly been rushed to hospital after collapsing at an exclusive spa retreat following her extended break from performances of her musical ‘Funny Girl’.
According to a report in The Sun, staff at the upmarket Champneys Health Spa called an ambulance on Sunday evening (May 22nd) after realising that Smith had fallen ill. Paramedics reportedly attended her at the scene before she was taken to Royal Surrey County Hospital in nearby Guildford for further treatment. Fortunately, she was soon discharged and is said to have made a full recovery.
Sheridan Smith at the TV BAFTAs earlier this month
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Smith, who is believed to be struggling in the wake of her father's recent cancer diagnosis, has been given a month's leave from 'Funny Girl' to recuperate.
The producers of West End musical ‘Funny Girl’ have announced that its star, Sheridan Smith, is to miss up to a month of performances due to stress and exhaustion.
The announcement comes after the 34 year old actress missed three consecutive performances of the production this week in the wake of the TV BAFTAs on Sunday night (May 8th), at which many speculated that she was displeased at losing out on the best actress award for her part in ‘The C Word’ – a topic close to her heart, since her brother passed away from the disease 15 years ago and her father was recently diagnosed with it.
Sheridan Smith is to miss up to four weeks of 'Funny Girl' performances because of stress
Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?' is a line from a fairy-tale echoed down the ages but not many know the story behind the famous fairy-tale and how one mothers love for her child unleashed a wrath which drastically changed the land.
Freya, the Ice Queen flees her homeland and takes to a cold winter land where she raises a group of hardened soldiers, the huntsmen remain by her side for many years and they are her protectors; the only command issued to the fighters is that they must not love.
As Freya learns of her demise, she decides that she will resurrect her sister with the help of the magic mirror, usually found at the side of her sister, evil Queen Ravenna. As Freya dispatches her army to capture the mirror two of her former huntsman decide that they must destroy the mirror as its power is too great for any person to harness. The fate of the Kingdom relies on the true huntsman.
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Long before the evil Queen Ravenna was thought to have been killed by Snow White, she sat idly by as her sister Freya fled their kingdom after suffering devastating heartbreak and betrayal.
Armed with her power to freeze any enemy, Freya the ice queen spent decades in a remote wintry palace raising a legion of deadly huntsmen, including Eric and warrior Sara. But Freya soon discovered that he two most prized fighters had defied her by breaking her most important rule of all: Forever harden your hearts to love.
After learning of her sister's demise, Freya then summons her remaining soldiers to bring the Magic Mirror home to the only sorceress left who can harness its power. But when she discovers Ravenna can be resurrected from its golden depths, the two sisters threaten their enchanted land with twice the darkest force it's ever seen.
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Benedict Cumberbatch and James Nesbitt head 'Leading Actors'.
The BAFTA Television Award nominations for 2015 have finally been announced, including the usual entertainment favourites, some easily predictable names and a few surprises along the way that represent the very best of British television.
James Nesbitt's 'The Missing' leads the nominations
We're never tired of hearing his name at awards ceremonies; 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch is once again nominated for his exceptional performance as the modern-day sleuth on a show that the public has also put up to receive the Radio Times Audience Award. More Leading Actor nominations feature Toby Jones in 'Marvellous', which is also in the Single Drama category and Best Supporting Actress with Gemma Jones.
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As James Corden looks set for stateside presenting glory, we look at some of the lesser known facts about this comedy Brit.
Rumours are rife of James Corden’s appointment as the new host of the CBS chat programme, The Late Late Show. Reports have suggested that Corden is taking over the slot from current host, Craig Ferguson, although representatives for the British comedy actor and CBS have yet to confirm the situation.
Reports suggested that James Corden will be the next host of CBS' The Late Late Show
Already a big hit in the UK from Gavin and Stacey, Americans seem as yet unsure about the potential new face on their screens as they know little about him. So, to help our stateside counterparts and to give us Brits a little bit more information about this comedy favourite, here are 10 things that you didn’t know about James Corden.
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See what the press have been saying about ITV's latest serialised dramatisation.
The new three-part ITV drama, ‘The Widower’ aired last night (March 18, 2014). The show aims to tell the story of Mark Webster, who was convicted for the murder of his first wife, and the attempted murder of his second. But what have the critics made of this, the latest attempt by ITV to dramatise horrific, real-life events.
Reece Shearsmith Is Excellent as Mark Webster
The show sees Reece Shearsmith in the lead role, who, as Mark Monahan of The Telegraph notes, looks nothing like Webster. But it “Shearsmith’s quietly depraved, just about plausible central performance that made last night’s first episode really rather watchable,” he added in his three-star review.
Sheridan Smith is "really honoured" and "thrilled to be playing Cilla, as she is a British icon," in the upcoming Jeff Pope-written three part series for ITV, which will follow the early years of the Liverpool native's career.
The 32 year-old actress will portray the Liverpool native's "rocky rise to fame and will capture the essence of 1960s Liverpool."
The upcoming series, which was penned by BAFTA winner and 'Philomena' writer Jeff Pope, will focus on her younger years, emerging on the famed Merseyside music scene when she went by her real name, Priscilla Black.
Continue reading: Sheridan Smith To Star As Cilla Black In ITV Three-Part Series
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