Sally Phillips is yet another actor who came to comedy during her time at Oxbridge, where she joined the Oxford Revue in 1990 alongside such notables as Stewart Lee and Richard Herring.
With this background it was no surprise when she next appeared in the public eye on Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun.
Over the following years Phillips appeared in various sketch shows and sitcoms before gaining the role of Travel Tavern receptionist Sophie in "I'm Alan Partridge".
In 1999 came Channel 4's Emmy-Award-winning, female-led sketch series "Smack the Pony", for which she and fellow performers Doon Mackichan and Fiona Allen also wrote a lot of material.
Since then she has gone on to bigger roles, playing the part of Jill Sprint in "Hippies" and taking the lead in Radio 4's "Clare in the Community".
She made her theatre debut in 2005 and has taken several film roles.
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