Ronni Ancona & Sally Phillips


Ronni Ancona first became known for her work on the BAFTA winning ‘The Big Impression’ series with Alistair McGowan for which she won the British Comedy Award for Best Actress and the prestigious Variety Club Award.

She also received a BAFTA for her performance in The Sketch Show which she also co-wrote.

She has worked extensively in both comedy and drama. Her numerous television credits include: Last Tango in Halifax (4 series & Xmas special); The Imitation Game, Still game; The Trip ,; Little Crackers,; Skins; Hope Springs; Ronni Ancona & Co (own series); Miss Marple; Poliakoff’s Gideon’s Daughter, Parkinson.

Her numerous credits in Film include: Surviving Christmas; Penelope; A Cock and Bull Story; Stella Street: The Movie; The Calcium Kid, The Trip to Italy.

Theatre includes The Hypochondriac, Little Revolution (Almeida).

She has made many regular appearances as a panellist on QI (BBC) over 10 years and has hosted Have I got News for You (BBC). She has also had a book published by Faber & Faber.

Ronni’s show with Lewis McCleod, 'Just Checking in', had a complete sell out season at the Edinburgh Festival this year. She has just finished filming Last Tango in Halifax (series 5) where she reprises the role of Judith and will air next year on BBC1.

Currently she is in pre -production on a film co-written by herself & Sally Phillips.

Sally Phillips is an award winning Actor, writer and comedian-presenter, known for her roles in I’m Alan Partridge, Smack the Pony, Green Wing and Miranda. She is also Clare, in Radio 4’s Sony Award winning Clare in the Community, Shazzer in the Bridget Jones trilogy and Minna Hakkinen, former Finnish PM in Veep.

In 2016 she fronted the documentary A World Without Down’s Syndrome? (BBC2), exploring the ethical implications of our national screening policy. It won the Radio Times Readers Awards and Sanford St Martin awards for the Best single documentary and was shown around the world. The success of this has led to contributions to The Nuffield Council Report, invitations to speak to midwives, gynaecologists, politicians and philosophers globally and she continues to be a vocal disability advocate.

Sally is a popular guest on QI and other British panel shows and in 2017, became one of BBC Radio 4’s Museum of Curiosity’s favourite curators and delighted the nation with her appearance on Taskmaster series 5. In 2019, Sally and Ronni Ancona founded the production company Captain Dolly, which is a subsidiary of Film Soho, and they have scripts in development for both TV and Film. Sally is currently writing The Wedding with Nisti Sterk and Nick Hornby for the Swedish Production company, Jarowski.

Most recently, Sally has started on Sunday Morning Live, co presenting with Sean Fletcher.



PRIZE DRAW IN a year ago

Thursday 23rd July 20

Ronni Ancona & Sally Phillips

  • Feta Pie and Crunchy non leaf Salad
  • 19:30