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Creator / Phoebe Waller-Bridge

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"I don't think you can be a good actor and want to please, because so much about performing and acting is surprising people."

Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge (born 14 July 1985 in London, England) is an English actress and writer best known as the creator, head writer and star of the BBC sitcom Fleabag, as well as the original showrunner for the BBC thriller series Killing Eve, which she adapted from Luke Jennings' Codename Villanelle series.

She also created, wrote and starred in the Channel 4 series Crashing; further work from her in TV includes a regular role in the sitcom The Cafe and a supporting turn in the second series of Broadchurch.note 

Waller-Bridge's film career initially consisted mainly of historical dramas such as Albert Nobbs, The Iron Lady and Goodbye Christopher Robin, but transitioned into franchise films following her casting as the voice of the droid L3-37 in Solo: A Star Wars Story. She went on to contribute to the screenplay of No Time to Die and co-star in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Not to be confused with the musician Phoebe Bridgers (for whom Waller-Bridge directed the music video for "Savior Complex").

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  • She Also Did: She helped to do some rewrites on the script for the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die. This made Waller-Bridge the first female screenwriter credited with writing a Bond film since Johanna Harwood was credited for the story of From Russia with Love all the way back in 1963.note  Her major writing contribution is apparently the character of Paloma, played by Ana de Armas.