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Name
  
Elaine Smith


Role
  
Actress

Spouse
  
Bob Morton (m. 1988)

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Full Name
  
Elaine Constance Smith

Born
  
2 August 1958 (age 65) (
1958-08-02
)

Occupation
  
Actress, comedienne, writer

People also search for
  
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Children
  
Katie Morton, Hannah Morton

Movies and TV shows
  
Rab C Nesbitt, City Lights, Nina's Heavenly Delights, Naked Video, Hububb

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Elaine Constance Smith (born 2 August 1958) is a Scottish actress and comedian. She has starred in the BBC sitcoms, City Lights (1984–89), Rab C. Nesbitt (1988–2014) and Two Doors Down (2016–). Her stage credits include the original productions of The Steamie (1987) and I Dreamed a Dream (2012).

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Personal life

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Smith was born in Newarthill in Motherwell, and she continues to live in Glasgow. She was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of the University by the University of Glasgow in 2008. She attended Braidhurst High School in Motherwell, and trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

Television

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In 1984, she made her TV debut on the BBC Scotland comedy Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee, however her first major television appearance came in 1986 as a star on the BBC sketch show Naked Video. Made by BBC Scotland, it was shown throughout the UK on BBC Two. In between seasons of Naked Video, Smith also starred in Scottish sitcom City Lights, which ran for four years on the BBC.

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Smith is best known for her role as Mary "Mary Doll" Nesbitt in the BBC sitcom Rab C. Nesbitt, a series based on characters in a Naked Video sketch. Launched in 1990 and set in Glasgow, the show was a cult hit, and ran for nine years on BBC2. The show was revived for a Christmas special in 2008, two new series in 2010 and 2011, and a New Year special in 2014.

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Smith has appeared in the BBC dramas Two Thousand Acres of Sky and 55 Degrees North, performed alongside Helena Bonham Carter in the British film Women Talking Dirty, and toured Scotland with her stand-up comedy show.

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In 2010 she took part in an STV tribute to Scottish actor Gerard Kelly. In January 2011 she appeared on Celebrity Mastermind with singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell as her specialist subject. She finished second on the programme.

Theatre

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For many years she was a regular in pantomime at the Kings' Theatre, Glasgow, starring alongside Gerard Kelly in performances such as Aladdin, Mother Goose and Sleeping Beauty. More recently, she has appeared in her own seasonal show, 12 Nights of Christmas at the Oran Mor, Glasgow.

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She has also toured Scotland in straight plays, notably with Andy Gray, in The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband, Two and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Other notable Scottish theatre roles include The Steamie, Guys and Dolls and Shirley Valentine. She has also performed in new works at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

In September 2008 she began touring the UK in a stage version of the hit British film Calendar Girls, along with Lynda Bellingham, Patricia Hodge, Siân Phillips, Gaynor Faye and Brigit Forsyth. The show opened in London's West End at the Noël Coward Theatre in April 2009. The original cast left the show at the end of July 2009 but Smith returned in a different role as part of a national tour in 2010.

Since 2009, Smith has starred in Christmas pantomimes at His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen. In 2017 she will return to the King's Theatre, Glasgow.

In 2012, she played Scottish singer Susan Boyle in the musical I Dreamed a Dream (which she co-wrote with Alan McHugh), based on Boyle's life and rise to fame. There were plans to tour the show in Australia in 2013 but these plans were cancelled.

In 2016 Smith toured Scotland as Miss Hannigan in the musical Annie. In 2017 she will tour in a musical version of Kay Mellor's Fat Friends.

Recent work

Until 2009, Smith wrote a weekly column in the Sunday Mail newspaper. In May 2007, Elaine C. Smith declared her support for Scotland becoming an independent nation by aligning herself with the Scottish National Party. Previous to that, she had been a member the Labour Party but left due to Labour's failure to publicly back the 1984–1985 miners' strike.

In August 2007, she was appointed to the Scottish Broadcasting Commission established by the Scottish Government; and, in October 2007, she appeared in an episode of the Jennifer Saunders sitcom The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle.

She is a supporter of numerous charities, including Zero Tolerance and Relationships Scotland. She is the patron of the Women and Girl's Programme at Celtic FC.

In late 2009 her autobiography, Nothing Like a Dame (ISBN 1845964551), was published.

Since 2015 Smith has presented a documentary-style show entitled Burdz Eye View, in which she tours Scotland with her comedy act and talks about Scottish life and culture. The show is broadcast by STV.

In 2015 Smith had a part in the third series of Kay Mellor's BBC drama The Syndicate.

In 2016 she began starring in the BBC Scotland sitcom Two Doors Down.

Filmography

Actress
2024
Broono (Short) as
Mrs. Brown
2016
Two Doors Down (TV Series) as
Christine
- Carvery (2023) - Christine
- Ian's Ex (2023) - Christine
- Cathy Loves (2023) - Christine
- Takeaway (2023) - Christine
- Cathy's Come Home (2023) - Christine
- Vegas (2023) - Christine
- Christmas Special (2022) - Christine
- Garden Party (2022) - Christine
- Aussie Holiday (2022) - Christine
- Christine 69 (2022) - Christine
- Dinner for Seven (2022) - Christine
- Alan's Boot (2022) - Christine
- Macaroni (2022) - Christine
- Amalfi Friends (2022) - Christine (as Elaine C Smith)
- Brother Michael (2022) - Christine (as Elaine C Smith)
- Girls' Night (2022) - Christine (as Elaine C Smith)
- Doughnuts (2022) - Christine (as Elaine C Smith)
- Christmas Special (2021) - Christine
- Beth's Flu (2021) - Christine
- Veggie Curry (2021) - Christine
- Christmas Special (2020) - Christine
- Housewarming (2019) - Christine
- Overnight (2019) - Christine
- Graham & Sandra (2019) - Christine
- Hospital (2019) - Christine
- Willie's Wake (2019) - Christine
- Anniversary (2019) - Christine
- Alan and Michelle (2018) - Christine
- Party Pieces (2018) - Christine
- Fish Friday (2018) - Christine
- Break-in (2018) - Christine
- Eric's Colon (2018) - Christine
- Burns Supper (2018) - Christine
- Christmas Special (2017) - Christine
2022
Mayflies (TV Series) as
Barbara
- Episode #1.2 (2022) - Barbara
- Episode #1.1 (2022) - Barbara
2021
Princess Mirror-Belle (TV Series) as
Mrs. Foster-Smith
- Craft Fair (2021) - Mrs. Foster-Smith (as Elaine C Smith)
- The Storyteller (2021) - Mrs. Foster-Smith (as Elaine C Smith)
- Dragon Pox (2021) - Mrs. Foster-Smith (as Elaine C Smith)
- The Castle (2021) - Mrs. Foster-Smith (as Elaine C Smith)
2015
The Wrong Guy (Short) as
Agnes
2015
The Syndicate (TV Series) as
Valerie Hardcastle
- Episode #3.6 (2015) - Valerie Hardcastle
- Episode #3.4 (2015) - Valerie Hardcastle
- Episode #3.1 (2015) - Valerie Hardcastle
1988
Rab C. Nesbitt (TV Series) as
Mary Nesbitt
- Rab in Hoodie (2014) - Mary Nesbitt
- Stool (2011) - Mary Nesbitt
- Role (2011) - Mary Nesbitt
- Fight (2011) - Mary Nesbitt
- Cuts (2011) - Mary Nesbitt
- Fugue (2011) - Mary Nesbitt
- Broke (2011) - Mary Nesbitt
- Muse (2010) - Mary Nesbitt
- Passion (2010) - Mary Nesbitt
- Candy (2010) - Mary Nesbitt
- Signal (2010) - Mary Nesbitt
- Heal (2010) - Mary Nesbitt
- Clean (2008) - Mary Nesbitt
- Trips (1999) - Mary Nesbitt
- Bug (1999) - Mary Nesbitt
- Fruit (1999) - Mary Nesbitt
- Night (1999) - Mary Nesbitt
- Commons (1999) - Mary Nesbitt
- Heat (1999) - Mary Nesbitt
- Back (1998) - Mary Nesbitt
- Community (1998) - Mary Nesbitt
- Property (1998) - Mary Nesbitt
- Duel (1998) - Mary Nesbitt
- Cocktails (1998) - Mary Nesbitt
- New (1998) - Mary Nesbitt
- Binge (1997) - Mary Nesbitt
- Bulbs (1997) - Mary Nesbitt
- Semmitry (1997) - Mary Nesbitt
- Growth (1997) - Mary Nesbitt
- Wild (1997) - Mary Nesbitt
- Fast (1997) - Mary Nesbitt
- Father (1996) - Mary Nesbitt
- Racket (1996) - Mary Nesbitt
- Pie (1996) - Mary Nesbitt
- Lottery (1996) - Mary Nesbitt
- Fuel (1996) - Mary Nesbitt
- Affair (1996) - Mary Nesbitt
- More (1994) - Mary Nesbitt
- Further (1994) - Mary Nesbitt
- Eorpa (1994) - Mary Nesbitt
- Test (1994) - Mary Nesbitt
- Buckfast (1994) - Mary Nesbitt
- Mother (1994) - Mary Nesbitt
- Love (1994) - Mary Nesbitt
- Right (1993) - Mary Nesbitt
- Wean (1993) - Mary Nesbitt
- Gifted (1993) - Mary Nesbitt
- Touch (1993) - Mary Nesbitt
- Rich (1993) - Mary Nesbitt
- Home (1992) - Mary Nesbitt
- Rab C Nesbitt Live (1992) - Mary Nesbitt
- Life Has Meaning (1992) - Mary Nesbitt
- Ethics (1992) - Mary Nesbitt
- That's Entertainment (1992) - Mary Nesbitt
- Domestic (1992) - Mary Nesbitt
- Lesson (1992) - Mary Nesbitt
- Country (1992) - Mary Nesbitt
- Holiday (1990) - Mary Nesbitt
- Offski (1990) - Mary Nesbitt
- Drink (1990) - Mary Nesbitt
- City of Culture (1990) - Mary Nesbitt
- Rat (1990) - Mary Nesbitt
- Work (1990) - Mary Nesbitt
- Seasonal Greet (1988) - Mary Nesbitt
2013
Mrs. Cummings (Short) as
Fiona
2012
Night Is Day: The Movie as
Katherine Munro
2007
The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle (TV Series) as
Rosie
- Episode #1.2 (2007) - Rosie (as Elaine C Smith)
2006
Nina's Heavenly Delights as
Auntie Mamie
2005
55 Degrees North (TV Series) as
Irene McGinley
- Episode #2.7 (2005) - Irene McGinley (as Elaine C Smith)
- Episode #2.6 (2005) - Irene McGinley (as Elaine C Smith)
- Episode #2.4 (2005) - Irene McGinley (as Elaine C Smith)
- Episode #2.3 (2005) - Irene McGinley (as Elaine C Smith)
2003
16 Years of Alcohol as
AA Meeting Woman (as Elanie C. Smith)
2001
Two Thousand Acres of Sky (TV Series) as
Mrs McGowan / Marjorie McGowan / Marjorie McGowan (series 2, 3) / ...
1997
Hububb (TV Series) as
Rosa / Agnes
- Old Friends (2001) - Rosa
- Monty Mountie (2001) - Rosa
- His Royal Bubbness (2001) - Rosa
- Rosa's Return (2000) - Rosa
- Casual Tea (1999) - Rosa
- Wheely Bubb (1999) - Rosa
- Top of the Bubbs (1999) - Rosa
- A Magnetic Personality (1999) - Rosa
- Double Trouble (1999) - Rosa
- Tee's for Two (1998) - Rosa
- Bubbasauras (1998) - Rosa
- Clean Sweep (1998) - Rosa
- Home Sweet Home (1998) - Rosa
- Knot Knot Who's There? (1998) - Rosa
- The Last Bite (1998) - Rosa
- On Your Bike (1997) - Rosa
- Hooray For Herring (1997) - Rosa
- Ten Pins (1997) - Rosa
- Take This Woman (1997) - Rosa
- Wild McBubbs (1997) - Rosa
- Happy Birthday to Me (1997) - Rosa / Agnes
- Waiter Waiter (1997) - Rosa
- A Day in the Life (1997) - Rosa
1999
Women Talking Dirty as
Irene O'Brien
1999
Coming Soon (TV Movie) as
Paisley Johnson
1992
Simon's Challenge
1984
City Lights (TV Series) as
Irene
- Parenthood (1991) - Irene
- Unhealthy Competition (1991) - Irene
- The Mission (1991) - Irene
- Trains & Boats & Planes (1991) - Irene
- The Front (1990) - Irene
- Old Friends (1990) - Irene
- The Winslow Woman (1990) - Irene
- Scandal (1990) - Irene
- The New Leaf 1 (1990) - Irene
- The Shape of Things to Come (1989) - Irene
- The Law of the Jungle (1989) - Irene
- In Sickness and in Health (1989) - Irene
- Romantic Friction (1989) - Irene
- The Go Between (1989) - Irene
- Play It Again, Willie (1989) - Irene
- Thirty Nothing (1989) - Irene
- It's a Wonderful Life, Too (1988) - Irene
- The Siege (1988) - Irene
- Catch 23 (1988) - Irene
- The Melvin Diaries (1988) - Irene
- I'm Willie, Fly Me (1988) - Irene
- All in the Mind (1988) - Irene
- The Longest Day (1988) - Irene
- Fame (1987) - Irene
- True Love (1987) - Irene
- Crimewatch OK (1987) - Irene
- Moonlighting (1987) - Irene
- Local Hero (1987) - Irene
- The More Things Change (1987) - Irene
- True Life Adventures (1986) - Irene
- A Room with a View (1986) - Irene
- Lost Weekend (1986) - Irene
- Magazine (1986) - Irene
- Deep Freeze (1986) - Irene
- Talent (1986) - Irene
- Pilot (1984) - Irene
1986
Naked Video (TV Series)
1987
Dramarama (TV Series) as
Mum
- My Mum's a Courgette (1987) - Mum
1984
Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee (TV Series) as
Various Roles (1984)
1984
End of the Line (TV Series) as
Annemarie
- Sweet Nothings (1984) - Annemarie (as Elaine Smith)
1984
Bless My Soul (TV Movie)
Writer
1986
Naked Video (TV Series)
Soundtrack
2018
Two Doors Down (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Burns Supper (2018) - (performer: "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" - uncredited)
Self
2022
The Big Scottish Book Club (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Kate Mosse/Elaine C Smith/Karen Campbell (2022) - Self - Guest
2022
The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected (TV Special) as
Self (as Elaine C Smith)
2022
Toms Schotland (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self
- De Schotse roep om onafhankelijkheid (2022) - Self
2020
The Great Food Guys (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Christmas Special (2020) - Self - Guest (as Elaine C Smith)
2020
The Moments That Made... (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Elaine C. Smith (2020) - Self
2020
Frankie Boyle's Tour of Scotland (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self
- Glasgow to Ayr (2020) - Self
2018
The One Show (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode dated 23 January 2018 (2018) - Self
2016
Too Much TV (TV Series) as
Self - Interviewed Guest
- Episode #1.24 (2016) - Self - Interviewed Guest
2015
Burdz Eye View S1 (TV Series) as
Self
2014
The Great British Break-Up? The Live Debate (TV Special) as
Self - Actress, Yes Scotland (as Elaine C Smith)
2014
This Week (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 11 September 2014 (2014) - Self
2014
Yes or No: The Debate (TV Special) as
Self - Yes Scotland
2013
Dream Me Up Scotty! (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2012
Desperately Seeking Subo (TV Special documentary) as
Self
2012
Watching Ourselves: 60 Years of Television in Scotland (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Having a Laugh (2012) - Self
2011
Sitcom Does... (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self
- Families (2011) - Self
2011
Celebrity Mastermind (TV Series) as
Self
- Celebrity Mastermind 2010/2011: Episode 7 (2011) - Self
2010
Gerard Kelly: A Celebration (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2009
Loose Women (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #14.105 (2010) - Self
- Episode #13.167 (2009) - Self
2009
The Wright Stuff (TV Series) as
Self - Guest Panelist
- Episode #12.21 (2010) - Self - Guest Panelist
- Episode #10.70 (2009) - Self - Guest Panelist
2009
The Paul O'Grady Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 19 November 2009 (2009) - Self
- Episode #10.10 (2009) - Self
2009
This Morning (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 14 April 2009 (2009) - Self
2009
The Alan Titchmarsh Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 30 January 2009 (2009) - Self
2008
Comedy Connections (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Rab C. Nesbitt (2008) - Self (as Elaine C Smith)
2007
Election Night (TV Special) as
Self
2005
Happy Birthday Broons! (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Guest and Voice Over
2004
Britain's Best Sitcom (TV Series) as
Self
- The Live Final (2004) - Self
2003
This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Alex Norton (2003) - Self
1998
Chic Murray: A World of His Own (Video documentary short) as
Self
1998
Question Time (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 14 May 1998 (1998) - Self
1997
Space Cadets (TV Series) as
Self
- Jetsons vs. Rocketeers (1997) - Self
1997
Win, Lose or Draw! (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #8.5 (1997) - Self
- Episode #8.4 (1997) - Self
- Episode #8.3 (1997) - Self
- Episode #8.2 (1997) - Self
- Episode #8.1 (1997) - Self
1991
Scotland's New Year: A' the Best 1991 (TV Movie) as
Self
Archive Footage
2003
More Great Comedy Moments (Video) as
Mary Nesbitt

References

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