Seeing Double? TV and film stars and the real-life people they’ve played

Sheridan Smith plays the real life friend of Karen Matthews in BBC1's recreation of the kidnapping of Shannon Matthews. But which other stars have played real people on screen?

Sheridan Smith is about to star as Julie Bushby, real life best friend of Karen Matthews, in BBC1’s drama The Moorside, about the hoaxed disappearance of schoolgirl Shannon Matthews.

It got us thinking about other stars who have played real people…