Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge is an English actress, writer, and producer. She is best known as the creator, writer, and star of the BBC tragicomedy series Fleabag. She was also the head writer and executive producer for the first series of the BBC America thriller series Killing Eve, which she adapted for television. Both Fleabag and Killing Eve have been highly acclaimed and named among the 100 greatest television series of the 21st century by The Guardian, with the former ranked at No. 8 and the latter at No. 30.
For Fleabag, Waller-Bridge received the British Academy Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.
Waller-Bridge created, wrote and starred in the Channel 4 comedy series Crashing. She starred in the comedy series The Café and the second series of crime drama series Broadchurch. She has appeared in films such as Albert Nobbs, The Iron Lady, Goodbye Christopher Robin, and as L3-37 in the Star Wars film . Waller-Bridge also contributed to the screenplay of the upcoming James Bond film No Time to Die.

Early life

Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge was born in West London on 14 July 1985, the daughter of Theresa Mary Waller-Bridge and Michael Cyprian Waller-Bridge. Her father founded the electronic trading platform Tradepoint, while her mother works for the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers. The Waller-Bridge family were landed gentry of Cuckfield, Sussex. On her father's side, she is also a descendant of The Rev. Sir Egerton Leigh, 2nd Baronet, Conservative MP for Mid Cheshire from 1873 to his death in 1876. Her maternal grandfather was Sir John Edward Longueville Clerke, 12th baronet, of Hitcham, Buckinghamshire.
Waller-Bridge grew up in London's Ealing district, and has two siblings: an older sister named Isobel Waller-Bridge, a composer with whom she has collaborated, and a younger brother named Jasper, a music manager. Her parents are divorced. She was educated at St Augustine's Priory, a Catholic independent school for girls, followed by the independent sixth form college DLD College London in the Marylebone area of London. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.


In 2009, Waller-Bridge starred in the play Roaring Trade at Soho Theatre. In 2013, Waller-Bridge appeared in one episode of Bad Education as "India". She appeared in the second series of drama Broadchurch in 2015.
In addition to acting, Waller-Bridge is a playwright. Her work includes the series of plays Good. Clean. Fun. In 2016, Waller-Bridge wrote and starred in the Channel 4 sitcom Crashing and BBC Three's adaptation of Fleabag.
After its initial release on BBC Three, Fleabag was broadcast on BBC Two from August 2016. It was picked up by the on-demand Amazon Video service and premiered in the United States in September 2016. For her performance in the series she won the British Academy Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance and was nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Fleabags second and final series aired in 2019. For the second series, Waller-Bridge received Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Comedy Series.
in 2013
Waller-Bridge is the co-artistic director, with Vicky Jones, of DryWrite Theatre Company. The two met and became friends while working on theatre productions.
Waller-Bridge voiced and performed droid L3-37 in the
Star Wars film '.
Waller-Bridge wrote and produced the thriller television series
Killing Eve based on novels by Luke Jennings. The BBC America series stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer and premiered in April 2018 to critical acclaim. For her work on the series, she received nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, the latter as a producer.
In March 2019, HBO ordered the series
Run, which was executive-produced by Waller-Bridge and starred Domhnall Gleeson and Merritt Wever in lead roles. Waller-Bridge also featured in the series with a recurring role as the character Laurel. It was cancelled after one season.
In 2019, Waller-Bridge co-wrote the screenplay for
No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond'' film, along with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. It was stated she was brought on to introduce "more humour and the offbeat style of writing she is best known for."

Personal life

Waller-Bridge lives in the Shoreditch area of London. She married Irish presenter and documentary filmmaker Conor Woodman in 2014. By 2017, they had separated and filed for divorce, which was finalised in 2018. Since early 2018, she has been in a relationship with English-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh.
She describes herself as an atheist, although she says she "hopped around a bit from religion to religion" while growing up in London.





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