Elaine C Smith - 5 things you might not know about her

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Elaine C Smith - 5 things you might not know about her

1 In 1987, the Baillieston-born actress appeared in the kids show Dramarama in an episode entitled ‘My Mum’s a Courgette.’

2 Her most recent Beeb appearance was in Jennifer Saunders’ ill-fated Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle. Fortunately, Smith only had one wee part, as ‘Rosie’.

3 If she could pick a fictional character whose life she’d like to have led it would be Scarlett O’Hara.

4 The death of her mother almost led to Smith giving up the acting game completely. But a wave of encouragement from the punters during her performance in Thoroughly Modern Millie shortly after the funeral helped her carry on.

5 For her Twelve Nights of Christmas show at Oran Mor, she’ll be unveiling an array of new characters including Trendy Helen, a BBC secretary who once pulled a playwright but is now more into creepy men in chinos, and Audrey, a nouveau riche shopper from Milngavie. (Brian Donaldson)

Oran Mor, Glasgow, Wed 19–Sun 23, Thu 27–Sat 29 Dec.

Twelve nights of Christmas with Elaine C Smith

An evening of entertainment from Elaine C Smith.


1. Ezmi3 May 2008, 10:16pm Report

Went to see Elaine and Andy at the Dundee Rep. Magnificent as usual. I love Elaine, her politics, her drive, her talent. There has not been anything to date that Elaine has done that has not impressed or inspired me. Thanks for your ray of sunshine in a bleak world.

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