British Comic Actress and Writer
"I am delighted to be hosting the 2019 National Diversity Awards. Acknowledging and celebrating the hard work and stand out achievements of role models and community groups throughout the UK is a genuine honour for me. Having attended the Awards back in 2016, I experienced this fabulous ceremony first hand and I cannot wait to be back this year celebrating the dedication and commitment of some of the UK’s most luminous and exceptional people."
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.