Sheridan Smith stars as teacher accused of sexually assaulting student in new Channel 5 thriller
Sherdian Smith will take on another iconic role, as she stars in Channel 5’s all-new thriller, Teacher.
In the upcoming television series, the 39-year-old actress plays Jenna, an educator, accused of having had a drunken sexual relationship with one of her students.
Her character is faced with a series of allegations she protests against: “I didn’t!”
A student accuses Jenna of being “scary” when they see her talking to one of their classmates.
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Channel 5 posted a synopsis for the upcoming show earlier this year, writing: “With no memory of the night in question, Jenna’s only hope for redemption lies in uncovering the truth about a dark event in her past. coming back to haunt her. “
And Sheridan, born in Epworth, isn’t the only star to appear in the drama; former Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher was also cast, and Sharon Rooney from My Mad Fat Diary.
The trailer also sees the character in a nightclub setting with a student while at the end of the first preview it sees an emotional Sheridan as Jenna says, “I can live again and I will.
Commenting on upcoming shows, Sebastian Cardwell, SVP, Deputy Director of Programs, said, “I’m excited to bring this wealth of talent to the channel and this trailer is just a taste of what will happen from our next dramas in 2021.
“I can’t wait for the public to watch them later this year.”
Sheridan has revealed that she finished filming Teacher earlier this year and that it was her first acting role since becoming a mother to her 12-month-old son Billy.
The actress uploaded a snap from the last day of filming to her Instagram account in April while posing with It’s A Sin star David Fleeshman.
The BAFTA-winning artist and Olivier shared behind-the-scenes shots with his fans.
Before embarking on this new adventure, Sheridan welcomed her first child, Billy, last May with her fiancé Jamie Horn.
Jamie reportedly proposed to Sheridan in May 2018 with a £ 10,000 ring, and the couple now reside at a rented property in north London.