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Liz Smith

11 December 1921 to 24 December 2016

A British character actor who became best known for her BAFTA nominated role as Nana in The Royle Family (1998-2006), Smith embarked on a screen career relatively late, with her breakthrough role coming in Bleak Moments (1971). Her prolific career included a BAFTA-winning performance in A Private Function (1984). 

Read Liz Smith's Guardian obituary here