The photo shows what it feels like to conquer Hollywood: Phoebe Waller-Bridge surrounded by her three Emmy awards, in a sparkling tulle showstopper dress with a margarita in one hand and a cigarette in the other.
The photo was taken by friend Josh Cole, who produced her 2016 Channel 4 comedy Crashing, and he described it as: & # 39; Greetings to the Queen. & # 39; Tongue on the cheek, perhaps, but it is hardly an exaggeration.
On Sunday, Phoebe, 34, won Emmy awards for lead actress in a comedy series, excellent comedy series and writing for a comedy series.
The photo shows what it feels like to conquer Hollywood: Phoebe Waller-Bridge surrounded by her three Emmy awards, in a sparkling tulle showstopper dress with a margarita in one hand and a cigarette in the other
This was immediately followed by the announcement of a deal with Amazon, which will pay her £ 16 million a year for three years to produce content for their Prime streaming service.
Celebration with her was friend Martin McDonagh, 49, the London-based Irish playwright who is almost as celebrated as she is.
He has won an Oscar for a short film and nominations for the critically acclaimed films Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and In Bruges.
Both are working on new feature films and both have aroused the interest of studios, since they are undoubtedly Hollywood's most popular new power pair.
A perfect match after splitting the marriage
Phoebe Waller-Bridge had a great marriage in a French castle with documentary maker Conor Woodman in 2014. She described herself as a hopeless romantic.
In 2017, when she achieved her first success, she announced that they had parted. They got divorced last year.
In October 2017 she was seen on a screening of Three Billboards with Martin McDonagh. They had seen and admired his piece The Pillowman before they met.
Phoebe Waller Bridge had a great wedding in a French castle with documentary maker Conor Woodman in 2014
She told an interviewer: "The Pillowman was the first piece I saw that makes me think that theater can be really exciting."
Before Phoebe, Martin had a five-year romance with Italian film producer Malina DeCarlo, who lived with him in Wapping, East London. They had a dog together.
The relationship seems to have lasted until the end of 2017, as he called her in an interview published by GQ in January 2018.
Martin and Phoebe released their first red carpet in the Golden Globes the same month, followed by the Oscars in March 2018.
They now live together in Kensal Rise. Earlier this year, Phoebe bought a two-bedroom house in East London for £ 1.1 million, possibly as an investment.
Phoebe has also been obliged to write for the next Bond film, No Time To Die – for which over £ 1 million is said to have been paid.
So what are the secrets to the golden pair's success – and what's next for them?
Toast of the city
The Chateau Marmont is a legendary LA party palace of a hotel where Waller-Bridge held court on a rather noisy post-Emmy party thrown by Amazon on Sunday evening.
A guest reported that "A-list names from all over the TV world made their way through the crowd to pay tribute."
British actor Ben Whishaw hugged Phoebe and Martin McDonagh stayed by her side all night, as did Fleabag co-star Andrew Scott (the & # 39; hot priest & # 39; in show and friend in real life).
A Hollywood insider said, "Phoebe Waller-Bridge is undoubtedly one of the hottest British export products in Hollywood at the moment, and executives everywhere tried to chase it before Jennifer Salke, head of the studio studio, hit her with their big deal.
"Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is a big fan and had repeatedly tried to get a deal with her in vain. She has also been tried by a number of major film studio executives in recent months. & # 39;
She is accompanied by an impressive team of mostly female Hollywood movers and shakers.
Her agent is Jo Yao, a partner at United Talent Agency. Yao, who is young, direct and calm, also takes care of Sherlock star Martin Freeman, who has had a huge American career after The Office.
Phoebe & # 39; s entertainment lawyer is Melanie Cook at powerhouse Ziffren Brittenham. She is the highest rated talent lawyer on The Hollywood Reporter's list of Women In Entertainment: Power 100, and her clients include Tim Burton, Keanu Reeves, and Carey Mulligan. She was the youngest lawyer and the first woman to win the Beverly Hills lawyer of the year.
Yao and Cook are the team that put together the big money deal with Amazon. When it comes to how she looks, Phoebe's glamor team is also top. Her stylist who put her in that beautiful Monique Lhuillier dress is Elizabeth Saltzman, a former Vanity Fair fashion director whose clients include Gwyneth Paltrow.
Her makeup artist was Hollywood & # 39; s new favorite Nikki DeRoest by night, famous for her popular blogs and skin glowing talent.
Customers include the Rosie Huntington-Whiteley model.
Meanwhile, Martin McDonagh is represented in Hollywood by the venerable CAA agency. His agent, Jack Whigham, also takes care of Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and Chris Hemsworth.
Celebration with her was friend Martin McDonagh (photo), 49, the London-based Irish playwright who is celebrated almost as much as she
The la la life
During the summer, Phoebe and Martin traveled back and forth across the Atlantic and spent a number of long periods in LA around other commitments, such as the Fleabag show.
It was reported that on a flight, a first-class passenger confused him for the musician Sting and told him how much he admired his music – Martin was too good-natured to correct the mistake.
I heard that the couple at Chateau Marmont stayed in one of the famous bungalows, which cost from £ 660 a night.
She has been seen around the pool and in the bar, although the staff was discreet this week. Why the Marmont? The founder of Columbia Pictures, Harry Cohn, advised his stars: & # 39; If you are in trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont & # 39; and it has been a temporary home for many of Hollywood & # 39; s most famous names, including Robert De Niro and Greta Garbo.
Immediate success and a worldwide phenomenon
Fleabag started as a one-hour monologue and Phoebe Waller-Bridge brought it to the Edinburgh Festival in 2013.
It won a prize and a run in London before the BBC asked her to write it for television. It came out in 2016.
It was a huge hit and an immediate feeling. Then her writing role came on Killing Eve, who won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Bafta. It has been sold to 200 countries.
Fleabag (photo) started as a one-hour monologue and Phoebe Waller-Bridge brought it to the Edinburgh Festival in 2013
The second and final series of Fleabag, which was released this year and played the "hot priest" of Andrew Scott (above), was an even bigger hit.
Her older sister Isobel said: "I am very happy with her. She works very hard and she is an absolute genius. & # 39;
The PMWB company of Phoebe submitted bills last year, which showed that it earned £ 237,000 last year.
Martin McDonagh experienced an equally rapid rise from the dark. At the age of 27, he had four games at the same time in London – an achievement previously achieved by Shakespeare. A critic called him "the first great playwright of the 21st century."
At the Evening Standard awards in 1996, where he was named the most promising newcomer, he refused to go with a toast to the queen and told actor Sean Connery to turn off & # 39; when Connery demanded that he stop limping. He later chuckled that he was a & # 39; drunk eejit & # 39; used to be.
He moved to the film in 2006 with the Oscar-winning short Six Shooter, followed by In Bruges with Colin Farrell and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, both of whom were Oscar-nominated.
Among the stars who stayed for long periods are Warren Beatty, who encountered several unpaid bills, Jean Harlow, who had a secret affair with Clark Gable, and bad-boy singer Billy Idol, who destroyed his room in a fight with truffle oil staff .
Actor John Belushi died of a drug overdose in Bungalow Three in 1982. Apparently, Phoebe has been tickled by being part of this history.
She has had numerous meetings with various managers and said in an interview this summer: "There is certainly a call not to have to meet new people all the time.
"You can smell it a mile away when people just say" We want to pay for your name "to be associated with their company and then have their own agenda. I wouldn't trust that for a second. & # 39;
Sources say that she and Martin now want to rent or buy a second home in Los Angeles.
A story about two youth
Raised in a large £ 2.3 million home in Ealing, West London, her parents are retired millionaire city worker Michael and Theresa, Eton's daughter and baronet-educated Sir John Clerke.
They broke up when she was 17 and the family moved to a £ 1.3 million home in Battersea.
Phoebe, the middle child of three, went to a paying Catholic girls' school in Ealing and then refused a place at Trinity College Dublin to go to Rada, where she was the same year as actor Tom Hiddleston. She did not like Rada and came out feeling she was a & # 39; horrible actress & # 39; was – and she struggled to work.
Martin McDonagh's father was an Irish builder, originally from Gaelic-speaking Lettermullen; his mother was from Sligo.
He and brother John grew up on an estate in Elephant and Castle, South London, and it was a thoroughly Irish community.
They later moved to nearby Camberwell. When his parents returned to Ireland, the brothers remained in the area. He had left school at the age of 16 and was unemployed for years before getting a low-level job in government service. He gave up that job trying to write his hand.
He said: "I didn't have a big plan. I just knew I had to try something. I remember going home in a bus as a teenager, knowing that I would probably end up in a job with some boss who told me what to do and I had the Clash song Clampdown in mind.
"All the despair and anger I had about my situation was reflected in those texts. It was Joe Strummer, God bless him, who inspired that anger – but also a love of poetic anger. & # 39;
He first tried to write film scripts and then a radio play before he tried theater scripts.
"The reason I didn't write plays initially was because I thought theater was the worst of all art forms," he said.
Anna Wintour threw a dinner for Phoebe in New York when she performed Fleabag in the Big Apple for three nights. Model Cara Delevingne is also a friend.
She is also close to Killing Eve star Jodie Comer. Many celebrities, including Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, are also fans.
Martin is good friends with actors Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell and Woody Harrelson. He said that the first time he met Harrelson, the encounter was "a lot of marijuana," a chess game that Harrelson won, and a 24-hour recovery period.
Bond and beyond
Although initially drafted in the 25th Bond film – at the urging of Daniel Craig – to boost the script, Phoebe's involvement has expanded.
As revealed by Baz Bamigboye in yesterday's mail, she went from guiding the dialogue for female characters to writing for men and even diving into scenes with genetic warfare, with an executive who said close to production: & # 39; Phoebe's contribution was great – much larger than we expected. She really is Bond's savior. She was against the entire script. "
She is now being worn to contribute to the script for Bond 26, which is still years away.
But her next project will be the writing of her first feature film. She told The Hollywood Reporter in August: "The day I packed Fleabag, I went to bed and thought," I never have another idea. Oh s ***. "I woke up with the vision of this movie."
She wants the film to get a good theatrical release and doesn't want to act on it.
The theme will almost certainly be death. Fleabag is of course about the character who mourns the loss of her mother and the suicide of her best friend. She said, "I have to stop myself, but it's all I really want to write about."
- Additional reporting: George Stark in Los Angeles
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