British comic actress and writer Sally Phillips is is instantly recognisable as one of the four female writers and performers behind Channel 4's award-winning comedy sketch show, 'Smack the Pony'. Her talent, and razor-sharp wit make Sally perfect for a range of corporate events.
"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. 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"
The Agile Awards
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In addition to her famed role in 'Smack the Pony', which ran for four years from 1999, and won an Emmy Award for the 'Best Popular Arts Show', Sally Phillips was also nominated for 'Best Comedy Female Newcomer' at the British Comedy Awards for her role on the show. Sally's numerous other TV roles include playing Tilly, Miranda Hart's irritating upper-class friend, in the hit series 'Miranda', a guest star part in the E4 drama 'Skins' (series 3) playing Pandora's mother, the role of Clare Winchester in the BBC 2 sci-fi comedy 'Hyperdrive' , playing Tash Vine in the BBC 1 comedy, 'Jam and Jerusalem', written by Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French, and starring in the David Nicholl's comedy drama series 'Rescue Me' for BBC 1.
She has played the eponymous character Clare 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, and the show is still being aired today. 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 the American-British Film Four-backed film, 'Birthday Girl', starring Nicole Kidman. She featured in both Bridget Jones sequel in 2004, 'Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason' and 'Bridget Jones' Baby' in 2016, and the 2004 satiric film 'Churchill: The Hollywood Years.'
Sally is a popular event host and presenter. She hosted the glittering Professional Beauty Awards with the perfect combination of humour and glamour. She has also fronted a corporate DVD for a Video Arts presentation skills programme, hosted the BMJ Improving Health Awards, and featured in a Post Office Travel Money Card radio campaign. As well as acting and event hosting, Sally also wrote the film, 'The Decoy Bride', which was filmed on location in Scotland and was released in the UK in 2012. Starring David Tennant, Kelly MacDonald and Alice Eve, Sally also makes appearance in the film herself. Previously Sally won a British Film Council screenwriting competition for her film 'Fag Mountain' (2009). Sally was born in Hong Kong. Her father, Tim Phillips, is 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.
"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 shefs a very lovely warm person, so I think we chose very well in host this year. Do pass on my thanks and best wishes."
The Civil Society Charity Awards
"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."
The Professional Beauty Awards