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Sally Phillips

Actress and Screenwriter
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Sally Phillips started her career at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and spent nine summers there doing live comedy.  Since then she has written for and performed in many films and television programmes. She has just finished filming the third series of Miranda, after starring in Parents – a sitcom that went out on Sky over the summer.


Film:  Bridget Jones’ Diary, Bridget Jones, The Edge of Reason, Boy Town, Birthday Girl, Born Romantic, Mean Machine; Animal Charm.

TV includes:  Smack the Pony (2 Emmys), Green Wing (Comedy Award), I’m Alan Partridge (BAFTA, Comedy Award), Skins, Jam and Jerusalem, French and Saunders, Miranda (BBC), Them From That Thing (C4), Parents (Sky)  Friday & Saturday Night Armistice and Fist of Fun as well as the first ever webcast sitcom:  The Junkies. 

Theatre includes:  Pinter’s People (Haymarket), Arthur Smith’s Hamlet (Edinburgh and Duke of Yorks), Ra-ra Rasputin (Pleasance, Edinburgh); The Importance of Being Earnest (Oxford Playhouse). 

Radio includes:  Clare in the Community, Jam, People Like Us.


Film: The Decoy Bride – Ecosse Films (2008 Brit List).

TV: Smack the Pony (main writer – 3 series), Ccancun (sole writer), Going Dutch (Toronto animation award), You Are Here, Six Pairs of Pants. 

Radio:  Protesting Too Much (creator & writer), Skivers (3 series), Life, Death & Sex with Mike & Sue (writer/performer), Fist of Fun (writer/performer).  

Theatre:  Cluub Zarathustra (writer/performer), Arthur Smith’s ‘Hamlet’ (writer/performer), Learn the Ukulele in under an hour, aka How George Formby Saved My Life (contributor).

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