We are pleased to announce the 19th FOCAL Awards will be hosted by international celebrity, actor, writer and producer Sally Phillips
Actor, writer and producer Sally Phillips has appeared in some of the most popular and influential comedies of recent years. From the mischievous Travel Tavern receptionist of I’m Alan Partridge to generally well-meaning friend in Miranda, the co-star and co-writer of the sketch show Smack the Pony to a Finnish former PM and UN Special Envoy in HBO's award-winning Veep.
From early performances at the Edinburgh Fringe, Sally graduated to appearances in comedy series including Chris Morris’ Brass Eye. Her breakthrough role in I’m Alan Partridge was followed by a starring role in the cult sitcom Hippies before joining fellow writer-performers Fiona Allen and Doon Mackichan on the award- winning Smack the Pony. She also went on to star in acclaimed hospital comedy Green Wing, Jennifer Saunders’ Jam & Jerusalem, Sky’s Parents, and all three Bridget Jones films.
Sally has also made regular appearances on shows from QI to The One Show, was a contestant in series five of Taskmaster, and has competed in celebrity versions of Pointless and The Chase.