Shaking up James Bond: Writer-producer Phoebe Walker-Bridge wants film to treat women right

Tragicomic Fleabag was created and written by British writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge (above), who is one of Hollywood's hottest writer-producers.
Tragicomic Fleabag was created and written by British writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge (above), who is one of Hollywood's hottest writer-producers.PHOTO: AMAZON STUDIOS

Writer-producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge, a script doctor on the new Bond movie, wants the film to treat women right

British writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge has quietly become one of Hollywood's hottest writer-producers in recent years.

And she may well be the writer who takes next year's new Bond movie into the 21st century, saying recently that the film must "treat women properly" even if the womanising James Bond character does not.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2019, with the headline 'Shaking up James Bond'. Print Edition | Subscribe