Sheridan Smith: Kathy Burke is my idol
Sheridan Smith wants Kathy Burke to play her in a film about her life.
The 33-year-old star has revealed she'd like the 50-year-old comedic actress to play her in a biopic about her life despite her being 17 years older than her.
She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "She is my idol. Kathy is the reason I started acting. When I was younger I saw all these beautiful female actresses and I thought, 'I don't know where I would fit in'.
"But then I saw Kathy and she could laugh at herself and have no vanity but then do real drama like 'Nil By Mouth'."
The 'Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps' actress is no stranger to portraying celebrities herself, having played a young Cilla Black in ITV's 2014 drama 'Cilla'.
Sheridan took home a National Television Award for her portrayal in January and is set to go up against 'Happy Valley' actress Sarah Lancashire at the Royal Television Society's (RTS) Programme Awards 2013-2014 next month.
Meanwhile, the blonde beauty is rumoured to be dating 'Hollyoaks' actor Greg Wood after being spitted on a romantic dinner date with him earlier this year.