Executive producer and former Brock student Sarah Hammond credited with an Emmy award for TV hit Fleabag

Executive producer and former Brock student Sarah Hammond credited with an Emmy award for TV hit Fleabag

Screenshot from FleabagBrockenhurst College leaver Sarah Hammond has been credited with an Emmy award after her TV show Fleabag won Best Comedy at a glittering awards bash in Los Angeles last month.

The self-confessed drama geek from Lymington was a producer on the near-the-knuckle sitcom, the second series of which aired recently.

Stepping onto the stage alongside other crew and cast members, Sarah appeared both delighted and quite at ease with her team’s success.

Fleabag was created by and stars acclaimed writer and actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who collected the Emmy before giving a typically humorous speech.

The Emmy awards are the world’s oldest TV awards, honouring the best shows from around the globe.

The recent popularity of box sets and streaming services such as Amazon Prime and Netflix has led some industry commentators to dub this ‘the new golden age of television’.

Speaking about Fleabag, Sarah told the New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times (“A&T”) recently: “I’m the person who runs it all, I create the schedule, build the production team, work with the casting director, work with the script editor, and liaise with the costume director – literally everything…

“It is pretty hectic but of course Fleabag is such a joy to work on,” she added.

Following her studies at Brock, Sarah studied Drama at Royal Holloway College in Surrey, before opting for a professional role behind the scenes.

Her first major success was completing an internship for well-known theatre producer Sonia Friedman.

Aged just 21, Sarah went on to work again with Sonia Friedman on West End productions such as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Book of Mormon.

Aged 26, she decided to switch to television and film, landing a job with Fleabag maker Two Brothers Productions, which saw her work on her first TV hit, ITV’s Liar.

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