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Waller-Bridge to get British Artist of the Year honour
Los Angeles, Aug 31 - "Fleabag" creator, writer and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge will be honoured with the British Artist of the Year recognition at this year's Britannia Awards.
Waller-Bridge will join previously announced honourees Jane Fonda, Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan, who were chosen by BAFTA Los Angeles, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
"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," said BAFTA Los Angeles CEO Chantal Rickards.
"Fleabag" has earned Waller-Bridge a BAFTA television award for Best Female Performance in a comedy programme, while the series' second season earned 11 Emmy nominations.
The Britannia Awards ceremony will take place on October 25 here.
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