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UEL Presents Sally Phillips

UEL honorary Sally Phillips speaks about her career in film and TV, as well as her advocacy for the Down's Syndrome community 

The University of East London is delighted to welcome actress Sally Phillips to its Docklands Campus on Monday 19 February for a hosted Q&A.


The much-loved comedy actress is perhaps most famous for her many roles in TV, film, and stage but it was for her advocacy on behalf of people with Down’s Syndrome for which she was honoured by the University of East London with an honorary doctorate of Social Sciences in November 2017.

In October 2016 Sally, whose son Olly has Down’s Syndrome, wrote and presented the BBC2 documentary A World Without Down’s, which brought her into public prominence as a famous voice on behalf of people with Down’s Syndrome and their families.

On the screen and stage, Sally is most well known for appearing in BBC sitcom Miranda and the internationally acclaimed Bridget Jones trilogy, as well as co-creating Emmy award-winning comedy series Smack the Pony.

In 2003 Sally was included in The Observer’s top 50 funniest acts in British comedy.

Monday, 19 February 2018