Actor, writer and showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been named by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA LA) as this year’s recipient of the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.
The Britannia Awards ceremony is set for October 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Previously announced award winners include Jane Fonda, who will get the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, Jackie Chan, set to receive the Albert R Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment, and Steve Coogan, recipient of the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.
Best known for transatlantic TV hit and Emmy contender Fleabag, Waller-Bridge was also the writer and showrunner of the first season of Killing Eve, another current Emmy contender. She is set to serve as executive producer on upcoming HBO romantic comedy thriller Run and she worked on the script of upcoming James Bond outing No Time To Die.
BAFTA LA CEO Chantal Rickards commented: “As a multi-talented actor, writer, creator and showrunner, Phoebe’s sensational work in both comedy and drama has captured the attention of audiences globally. Her ability to effortlessly connect with the viewer, seamlessly break the fourth wall, and effectively address deeply relevant issues through comedy is truly remarkable. We are honoured to be recognising such a phenomenal British talent, and someone who continues to break down barriers and promote the power of the female voice.”