Actor. Writer. Director. With a bit of a thing for Shakespeare.
Known for playing roles that embody “the charismatic eccentric who’s got your number”, award-winning actor, screenwriter, director and playwright, Sally McLean began her work in the entertainment biz in her mid-teens and has since performed lead, guest and supporting roles in numerous Australian, US and UK film, theatre and television productions.
A graduate of The Actors Institute UK, with additional ongoing training at Howard Fine Acting Studio, Sally’s notable screen acting credits include the lead role of “Angie Powers” in the BAFTA Award-winning BBC mini series Bootleg, lead guest role of “Stacy” in the AACTA Award-winning ABC TV series Utopia and recurring role of “Miss Giddens” in the ABC/CBBC TV series The Worst Year of My Life – Again!
Sally is also the Creator/Director and lead ensemble member of the multi award-winning web series Shakespeare Republic (nominated for over 70 international film festival and industry awards and winner of over 30 awards to date) & Shakespeare short film Speaking Daggers (Awarded “Highly Commended” Finalist by Sir Kenneth Branagh at the 2017 SBT Shakespeare Film Festival, UK and official selection for the Academy Award® accredited St Kilda Film Festival), appearing on screen in both projects alongside Nadine Garner, Michala Banas, Alan Fletcher, Scott Major, Christopher Kirby and Dean Haglund.
Predominately working in comedy on screen, Sally is also an experienced dramatic Shakespearean actor with Musical Theatre roots, playing lead and support roles in theatre in both Australia and the UK. Highlights include lead roles in The Comedy of Errors and Romeo & Juliet with the Australian Shakespeare Company, the West End premiere of the drama Annabel’s Requiem and the professional Australian premier of the musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. She additionally teaches Shakespeare as a member of the Howard Fine Acting Studio faculty in Melbourne, Australia.
Clips from Sally’s various recent screen roles including Utopia, Upper Middle Bogan, The Trinity Experiment (Directed by Clayton Jacobson) and ‘Till The Boys Come Home.