Sally Phillips is a British comic actress and writer. Listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy (2003), she is instantly recognisable as one of the four female writers and performers behind Channel 4’s award-winning comedy sketch show, Smack the Pony, which ran for four years from 1999, and won an Emmy Award for the Best Popular Arts Show (‘99 and ’00). Sally was also nominated for Best Comedy Female Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards for her role on the show.
Her beauty, talent, and razor-sharp wit make Sally perfect for a range of corporate events. She has hosted the glittering Professional Beauty Awards, the BMJ Improving Health Awards and featured in a Post Office Travel Money Card radio campaign.
Sally’s numerous other TV roles include playing Tilly in the hit series Miranda, a guest star part in the E4 drama Skins (series 3), the role of Clare Winchester in the BBC 2 sci-fi comedy Hyperdrive, playing Tash Vine in the BBC 1 comedy, Jam and Jerusalem and starring in Rescue Me for BBC 1. Sally has played the eponymous character Claire in Radio 4′s sitcom, Clare in the Community, since 2004. The first series won the Bronze Comedy Award at the 2005 Sony Radio Awards. Series 6 was aired on Radio 4 in 2010.
Sally has appeared on the big screen many times, firstly featuring in the British film Born Romantic in 2000, followed by Bridget Jones’ Diary in 2001. The same year she appeared in Birthday Girl, starring Nicole Kidman. She featured in the Bridget Jones sequel in 2004, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and the 2004 satiric film Churchill: The Hollywood Years.
As well as acting, Sally also wrote the film, The Decoy Bride, which was filmed on location in Scotland and was released in the UK in 2012. Previously Sally won a British Film Council screenwriting competition for her film Fag Mountain (2009).
"I just wanted to say that Sally Phillips was amazing and we totally love her. Thank you so much for recommending her. If you could please tell her I said thank you and she did a fabulous job, I would really appreciate it."
The Professional Beauty Awards
“Sally was great today – she got straight into the swing of it and it worked really well! I’d really like to work with her again on another project if something suitable comes up that she’s interested in too!”
Post Office Travel Moneycard Radio Day (TLC Casting)
"Sally was really lovely and did a fantastic job. I think we all really appreciate it when someone has done their research and tailored their warm-up to the event and the crowd."
The Civil Society Charity Awards 2013