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.