Olivier Awards: Sheridan Smith earns Best Actress nomination for Funny Girl after making dramatic return to role


Sheridan Smith has earned a Laurence Olivier Awards nomination for her Amusing Girl role[Dave Benett/Getty Images] The Moorside star made a triumphant restore to the role of Fanny Bryce for the UK tour of the West End show this February. Sheridan was mandatory to take a leave of absence from Amusing Girl last year because of “stress and exhaustion” related to her father’s battle with cancer. Smith took time off to be with her father, who alas passed away last winter, but she made a …

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