SHE has done everything from sit-coms to stage shows, to regularly appearing in panto and co-writing a hit musical.
Her near-40-year career has also seen her front documentaries, launch public awareness campaigns and pen her autobiography.
Now national treasure Elaine C Smith is to pass her showbiz expertise on to the next generation of stars with a one-off audience at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
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The date will see her address students at the world-renowned drama and music academy on her varied career.
It will also take her back to her own beginnings and the days when the versatile performer graduated in 1978 from the Glasgow city centre institution, where around 1,100 students are currently pursuing degrees in a number of specialisms, and whose graduates include leading actors James McAvoy, Sam Heughan and Daniela Nardini.
Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said: “We look forward very much to welcoming Elaine C Smith back to the Royal Conservatoire to share her experiences and insight from her diverse and dynamic career with our students and supporters.
“We’re very grateful to Elaine for making the time and I have no doubt she will engage and inspire us all in a very entertaining way.”
The Baillieston-born star will take to the stage in front of supporters at the Creative Conversation event on May 23, with former journalist Andy Dougan acting as host.
The pair will discuss not only her TV work in shows such as Scots favourite Rab C Nesbitt and current hit Two Doors Down, but also her status as one of the UK’s leading pantomime dames.
Promoting the event, the Conservatoire said she had developed a “dynamic and successful career”, becoming part of the original West End cast of musical Calendar Girls and taking on the role of Susan Boyle in I Dream a Dream, which Smith also co-wrote.
A statement said: “Elaine has also redefined the role of pantomime dame and enjoys extensive theatre credits including the original production of The Steamie, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in autumn 2017.”