Tributes have been paid to the “great” Royle Family actress Liz Smith following her death on Christmas Eve.
Smith died just five months after the sitcom’s writer Caroline Aherne, who starred as her on-screen granddaughter.
Ralf Little, who played Smith’s grandson in the beloved BBC programme tweeted: “Devastating to lose two members of my second family in one awful year. RIP Liz Smith. Goodbye Nana. Xxx”
Andrew Whyment, who played Little’s friend Darren said: “What a fantastic actress she was absolutely hilarious RIP lovely Liz x”
Choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne wrote: “RIP £LizSmith Lovable actress who was totally unique and endearing. A true British legend.”
Actor Richard E Grant, who starred alongside Smith in the 1997 romantic comedy Keep the Aspidistra Flying, said: “I loved working with you on the George Orwell film and privileged to have played and danced together RIP.”
And Anna Friel, who made her name as Beth Jordache in 1990s soap Brookside, added: “I loved Liz Smith. What a great actress.”
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Source : BirminghamMail