Phoebe Waller-Bridge has topped RadioTimes.com’s annual power list, TV 100.
The list celebrates on-screen and behind-the-scenes TV talent who have had an exceptional past year in British television.
The Fleabag creator and star, 34, has been dubbed 'a phenomenal force of nature' by BBC’s Director of Content, Charlotte Moore, who said: 'She has taken the world by storm with her breathtakingly original creations [Fleabag and Killing Eve] and is an utterly unique writer and performer.
Another day, another accolade: Phoebe Waller-Bridge has topped RadioTimes.com’s annual power list, TV 100
'[Her] emotional honesty and mischievous wit constantly surprises and captures the zeitgeist, and leaves the audience only craving more.
'I can't wait to see what she’s done to 007!'
Phoebe was indeed recruited to add her thoughts to the latest James Bond script, No Time To Die, earlier this year.
She burst into public consciousness with the multi-award winning first series of Fleabag in 2016 following a sell-out Edinburgh run, and returned with a much- acclaimed second series in 2019, followed by more sell-out theatre shows.
She's a keeper: She burst into public consciousness with the multi-award winning first series of Fleabag in 2016 following a sell-out Edinburgh run, and returned with a much- acclaimed second series in 2019, followed by more sell-out theatre shows
Her place on the power list has been decided by a panel of TV industry experts alongside RadioTimes.com critics.
The judges recognise stars who are at the top of broadcasters’ wish lists, who’ve landed the biggest roles or have masterminded the moments that have had audiences glued to their TV screens.
Tim Glanfield, RadioTimes.com Editorial Director, said: 'Our winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge has truly gone global with her unique writing, storytelling and acting.
'With Killing Eve and Fleabag garnering awards and praise on both sides of the pond, the Fleabag stage show the hottest ticket in London and New York and a Bond script on the way, Phoebe is a worthy number one for the 2019 list.'
Winning: This year Phoebe won multiple Emmys for her TV and was reported to have been hired to make 007 more up-to-date in terms of women's rights
Last month, James Bond star Daniel Craig furiously shot down reports that Phoebe was recruited to revise the script for No Time To Die merely because she is a woman.
The actor, 51, bit back at a journalist in an expletive-filled rant after he was asked during a recent interview with The Sunday Times whether she was hired to 'feminise' the 007 franchise.
'Look, we’re having a conversation about Phoebe’s gender here, which is f**king ridiculous,' Craig said.