Phoebe Waller-Bridge is cashing in on her global success

From Fleabag to Moneybags! Phoebe Waller-Bridge is cashing in on her global success as her income leaps from £82,678 in 2018 to £518,000 last year

Forget Fleabag – it seems Phoebe Waller-Bridge is turning into moneybags

Forget Fleabag – it seems Phoebe Waller-Bridge is turning into moneybags.

The writer and actress is tipped for Golden Globe glory tonight but is already cashing in on her global success.

According to her company’s accounts, the 34-year-old saw her income leap from £82,670 in 2018 to £518,000 last year.

And that sum is likely to soar once again this year thanks to a £16 million deal with Amazon Prime and her role as co-writer of the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die.

The Killing Eve writer bagged three Emmy awards last September for the second series of Fleabag, which started life as an Edinburgh Fringe play before airing on the BBC.

Ms Waller-Bridge writes and stars as the lead character who, in her words, is a ‘greedy, perverted, selfish, apathetic, cynical, depraved, morally bankrupt woman’. She is nominated as best TV actress for the role at the Globes.

Last week, it was announced that Killing Eve, for which she is an executive producer, has been commissioned for a fourth series by the BBC. The third series is yet to be aired.

Ms Waller-Bridge attended St Augustine’s Priory independent school in Ealing, West London, before studying at Rada. After struggling for roles in her 20s, she began writing parts for herself, which led to her creation of Fleabag.

She was married to Irish documentary film-maker Conor Woodman for three years before they divorced in 2017. Since early 2018, she has been in a relationship with director Martin McDonagh.

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