Magazine article Screen International

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

Magazine article Screen International

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

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ACTOR, WRITER, THEATRE PRODUCER: "It's been the maddest year imaginable," says actress-writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

"Everything is swirling around at the same time, all the dogs are biting on my heels at once."

Now aged 28, Waller-Bridge went to RADA ("because acting always was, and still is, my main job"). However, after graduation, she says, "Nobody would touch me with a bargepole."

Until she met writer-director Vicky Jones, that is, and they set up DryWrite to showcase young writing talent.

"She suggested I started writing and I'm so glad I did," says Waller-Bridge, "because now it's all coming together."

Her one-woman show Fleabag was a hit at Edinburgh last year and just sold out again at Soho Theatre in May. Funny, filthy, feminist and darker than you might expect, Fleabag has put Waller-Bridge on the radar. …

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