Brit actress Sheridan Smith is best known for her roles in TV dramas like Gavin and Stacey and The Royle Family, and after winning acclaim for a string of theatre roles, a part in Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, Quartet, marks her first big movie.


The film follows a group of retired opera singers as they put on a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday, though not without the disruptive presence of diva, Jean (played by Maggie Smith).

Sheridan plays one of the resident doctors, and it seems she was more than a little star-struck to be chosen for the role: "[Dustin] came to see a play was doing, then came backstage and offered me the role. It's just been a dream come true to work with him."


Her own fame is clearly yet to set in, as the actress told us: "I don't know how it's happening, I think i'm rubbish! I'm blagging my way through it. Other people seem to believe in me more than I believe in myself."

Watch the full interview with Sheridan above.