The actress plays her late friend Lisa Lynch in new BBC drama The C Word

In August actress Sheridan Smith revealed she had shaved her head to play the role of Lisa Lynch, in BBC drama The C Word.

Sheridan‘s friend Lisa was a magazine editor and blogger who was diagnosed with breast cancer at 28 and died shortly after marrying husband Pete in 2013. She was just 33.

At the time Sheridan called the brave move to shave her head ‘liberating’, but admitted it was understandably upsetting.

‘It did upset me a little bit at the time, but it’s just hair – it’ll grow back,’ she told The Telegraph. ‘And The C Word is about such an amazing woman.

‘Everyone is affected by cancer and I lost my eldest brother to it [Julian, who died in 1990 aged 18], so, although of course you feel like you’ve lost a bit of your femininity, I feel it’s the least I could do.

‘And actually, shaving my head has been liberating. I know I’ll never do it again, so I can enjoy all the different styles it’ll go through before I’m back to being me.’

And the 33-year-old actress certainly has been experimenting. Last night she took to Twitter to post her latest new look – dying her pixie crop a striking silvery purple.

‘New hair & nails coz… why not?!’ she posted in a selfie that displayed her gorgeous new ‘do. We love!

Sadly though, it appears that Sheridan has received some negative attention for her new hair as this morning she tweeted:

‘All I wanna say (& I usually don’t get involved) is keep slaggin off my hair certain paper, come next year u’ll feel utterly ashamed #love&light’

Before tweeting to Lisa‘s Twitter account that is still running:

‘@LisaLynch long live your memory sis u’re worth way more than any mag. Every second was worth it for you! #twatclackers wish u were here’

Well Miss Sheridan Smith, we think you look stunning and this is completely worth it to portray such an inspirational and talented woman. Props to you.