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Sheridan Smith to star in new BBC One drama ‘The Moorside Project’

Sheridan Smith – star of The C Word, Mrs Biggs and Cilla – will feature in a new BBC One drama, The Moorside Project (working title) which is due to commence filming this Spring.

The drama is made by ITV Studios and the same award-winning team behind the acclaimed Appropriate Adult. Sheridan will star as Julie – chair of the Moorside residents and tenants association and prominent in the desperate search to find Shannon Matthews.

Sheridan will be joined by Sian Brooke (who recently starred as Ophelia opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet) as friend and neighbour Natalie, Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley, The Syndicate) who will be playing Christine Freeman, and Gemma Whelan (Mapp And Lucia) as Karen Matthews. This drama will give a fresh perspective on a front page story we all remember, focusing not on the crime itself but on the community that lived through it.

“The story is a fascinating mixture of what I thought I knew and a whole lot more that I had no idea about,” said Sheridan.

“The themes of faith and trust in human nature, and the way the whole community came together really inspired me.”

The two-part drama will reveal how a group of women brought their community together in their attempt to find a child who disappeared in their midst. The focus of the drama is on the spirit and determination of the women at the forefront of the campaign and the impact on them when the truth about Shannon’s disappearance was finally revealed.

Written by: TV Newsroom

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Updated: Saturday 9 January 2016

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