Tuesday, November 8

Sheridan Smith in Daphne du Maurier’s The Scapegoat

West End star Sheridan Smith is riding high at the moment.  She has been nominated for best actress for her performance in Flare Path in this year’s Evening Standard Awards and is currently filming Quartet  which is being directed by Dustin Hoffman and also stars Dame Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins and Billy Connolly. 

Her next appearance on the stage is next year playing the title role in the new Bridget Jones Musical which has music by Lily Allen.

And now ITV has just announced that she is in the cast for its forthcoming adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel The Scapegoat. The drama is set in 1952 and follows two very different identical twins who swap identities.

Matthew Rhys will play the two lead roles, Dame Eileen Atkins will portray Lady Spence and Sheridan Smith, Jodhi May, Andrew Scott, Anton Lesser and Alice Orr Ewing also feature in the cast.

Charles Sturridge will write and direct and The Scapegoat will head to cinemas following its screening on ITV1.

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