Two TV award nominations for Epworth’s Sheridan Smith

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Epworth actress Sheridan Smith has been shortlisted in two categories for the 2015 National Television Awards.

The awards, at The O2 London, on Wednesday January 21, will host the biggest stars of Britain’s best-loved shows.

Sheridan, 33, whose parents live on Station Road, is in the Drama Performance category, for her performance in the acclaimed biopic, Cilla.

She is up against Sarah Lancashire for her role in Happy Valley, Dame Maggie Smith for her continued success in Downton Abbey and Sherlock himself, Benedict Cumberbatch.

She is also nominated in the Drama category, where Cilla goes up against international dramas Downton Abbey, Doctor Who and Sherlock.