Sally Phillips

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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 forces behind Channel 4’s award-winning comedy sketch show, Smack the Pony.

From I’m Alan Partridge to Hippies, Green Wing, Miranda, Parents and Veep, Sally has been a near-constant comic presence on British television.

She has also starred in three Bridget Jones films and The Decoy Bride, which she co-wrote.

Sally has played the eponymous character Claire in Radio 4’s award-winning sitcom, Clare in the Community, since 2004.

In 2017 she fronted a documentary A World Without Down’s Syndrome? (BBC2), exploring the ethical implications of our national screening policy. It was nominated for the Radio Times Readers Awards.

Sally’s intelligence, talent, and razor-sharp wit make her perfect for a range of corporate events.

Sally was born in Hong Kong. Her father, Tim Phillips, was the Chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, who host The Wimbledon Championship. She graduated from New College Oxford, where she read Italian, with a First Class Honours degree.

Follow her on Twitter @sallyephillips

The Awards went really well and Sally did an incredible job! She was engaging, witty and really lifted the event with her presence and humour – I heard so many positive comments from guests about what an amazing job she did. As well, there were quite a lot of people who were quite excited to meet her and she was very patient and kind with them. And we very much appreciated how she conveyed the importance of work in the public sector. Please pass on our sincerest thanks to her. We couldn’t have been more pleased.


She did an excellent job and everyone was very impressed! The bespoke material she wrote went down very well with our audience and we?re delighted with the feedback we?ve received.


I just wanted to say that Sally 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.


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!


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. I loved her Charity Shop theme; perfect concept and hilarious in parts. Sally was so very refreshing as our host this year and went down a treat! I had time to chat to her at the beginning and the end, and she?s a very lovely warm person, so I think we chose very well in host this year. Do pass on my thanks and best wishes.


?Sally, I wanted to take a moment to once again thank you for your hosting efforts at the UK Agile Awards. I am struggling to find the right words here to let you know how impressed I was, and in fact we all were, with your performance and in particular with the level of effort you invested to ensure you incorporated the interests of our audience. It was clear that you went well beyond the briefing that had [been] provided to do your own research on the Agile community. The results were fabulous. Sally, and I am sincere in this sentiment; your professionalism, the graceful nature with which you conducted yourself, and the overall way you did your job that evening was inspiring. Thank you again for helping to make our night a great success.?


Been to many awards events in life. Best ever, funniest host: actress Sally Phillips! She should run the FCA.

Poppy Trowbridge (@POPPY_SKYTV) via Twitter