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Overview (2)

Born in Hong Kong
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sally Phillips was born on May 10, 1970 in Hong Kong. She is an actress and writer, known for Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004). She has been married to Andrew Bermejo since January 17, 2003. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Andrew Bermejo (17 January 2003 - present) ( separated) ( 3 children)

Trivia (14)

Sally has 1st class degree in Italian from Oxford University.
After a few years touring the UK in small theater productions, her big break came when she was cast as Sophie, the receptionist in I'm Alan Partridge (1997).
As a child she traveled the world, because her dad worked for British Airways.
Was originally going to play opposite Johnny Depp in 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' by Terry Gilliam but the movie was scrapped.
Had a small role as a dog walker in Notting Hill (1999), but the scene was deleted from the final movie.
Met her husband on an Alpha Course in London.
In 2003, she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy.
Auditioned for the role of Bridget in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), but lost the role to Renée Zellweger.
Has three sons with her husband Andrew Bermejo.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus offered her a recurring guest part on Veep (2012), as she is a big fan of Phillips' sketch show Smack the Pony (1999).
Her worst job was underling of the office services manager at Oxford City Council.
Revealed in 2013 that she is developing a sitcom called "Stick or Twist" that reunites her with her collaborators from Smack the Pony (1999), Doon Mackichan and Fiona Allen.
Her three favorite parts are Tash in Clatterford (2006), the Finnish PM in Veep (2012) and Mrs Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016).
Has starred in two film adaptations of a novel, which is a revision of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"; Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016).

Personal Quotes (5)

[on working in America] What attracts me about over there is that TV drama and TV comedy is the best in the world, but it seems like a very brutalising process. Every spring there are these planes full of British actors - it's like sardine-tins full of British hope - and they all go and sit on beaches and think it's fantastic for a couple of weeks and then get fantastically depressed and go on juice diets and come back two stone lighter and talking nonsense. (2013)
[on the rumored 2012 shoot for Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)]: It was due to shoot in August, then I was told it was delayed till September, then I was told it was delayed till October and I was having a baby at the end of October, so I was nervous, and then they said don't worry it's starting in November and I was like still, for me that was worse because either I'm going to be 9 months pregnant, or I'm just going to be fat. Either of those are bad, and then it was postponed till January, and then we had a call saying it was postponed indefinitely.
[on co-star Renée Zellweger] We got on very well. We were in touch for a bit but we were quite honest about it - she's a massive movie star in LA and I was pregnant with Ollie on the second film. When I had Ollie we talked a lot and she was incredibly kind when he was born, but you know, you're just aware when that happens that your life is going to take a slightly different path.
I met someone who said they had the amniocentesis test because she wouldn't want a child with Down's Syndrome because they might not be able to walk. Where did that come from?! I really feel the medical profession scares people unnecessarily. People say 'I couldn't handle that' when they hear about a child with Down's Syndrome. Handle what? All children are different in their own way.Yes it's changed the course of my family but that's about as far as it goes. He is such a happy child
[on Smack the Pony (1999)]I work now with women 10 or 15 years younger who all grew up watching it. As a teenage girl it wouldn't occur to you now that women aren't funny. It's a definite career choice and there are loads more girls. There really weren't any then.

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