Sally Phillips

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Sally Phillips is a 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 2016 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.

Twitter @sallyephillips

Instagram: @sallysmack

Sally was lovely last night – she was the ultimate professional and delivered us a great event. People liked her, she had done her research and was warm and engaging. I can see why you recommend her as a host.

Baking Industry Awards

Sally was absolutely brilliant, worked the crowds, charmed the photographers, did a great job in front of the camera, and essentially made my day. She is such a nice person too, so we all loved having her there.

Bible Society – RHS Chelsea

Where to start with how grateful we are to Sally. Not only did she battle the elements to get there she made this year’s comedy session the best ever. She was the perfect combination of being very funny and also managed to get across all key information. The panellists felt comfortable and relaxed in her company. And she asked fab questions… it was just a joy to watch.

BBC Studios Showcase

Sally was a pleasure to deal with, easy going and down to earth. Her speech was well received, and she made us laugh, was really pleased with how she came across and enjoyed hearing her stories, she was open and honest, hearing her talk of her son is inspiring on so many levels.

ESA Annual Lunch

The day went wonderfully. Sally was a superstar. She was great on Sky News and was loved by literally everyone at the awards ceremony. She was not only funny but was able to reach out to all the winners and highly commended finalists and make them feel special. Sally stayed around and spoke with many of the winners and finalists.

Shine A Light Awards for Pearson UK

A huge thanks for hosting the awards last night – we loved having you (our first ever woman presenter)! The script was great, super funny and hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we did and everyone else in the room.

Product of The Year Awards

Sally was AMAZING! She was so good and the audience loved her. We have received glowing feedback from the evening including Sally so thank you so much. Please pass on our thanks again to Sally as well.

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives Awards

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. And we very much appreciated how she conveyed the importance of work in the public sector. We couldn’t have been more pleased.

Guardian Public Service Awards

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!

The Civil Society Charity Awards

Sally was amazing tonight. Thank you to you and the team and to Sally for making this a cracking awards. She was great!!

London Critics' Circle Film Awards