Sheridan Smith inspired by cancer blog
Actress Sheridan Smith has spoken about her emotional journey making The C Word.
Smith, who was recently seen in her role as Cilla Black, portrays blogger Lisa Lynch in the BBC1 film.
The film documents Ms Lynch's battle with cancer and is based on her blog - named Alright Tit - and a book which was born out of the blog.
"Lisa first contacted me via Twitter and we quickly became friends. She called me 'SS' and I called her 'LL'. Her zest for life was infectious and I was moved and inspired by her courage and bravery. I couldn't help but love her. That's why I want to tell her story," she said.