Actor. Writer. Director. With a bit of a thing for Shakespeare.
Award-winning actress, screenwriter, director and playwright, Sally McLean began her work in the entertainment biz as an actor 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 BBC BAFTA Award-winning mini series Bootleg, lead guest role of “Stacy” in the ABC TV AACTA Award-winning 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 (winner of the 60th CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best Digital Series, USA) & 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 known for playing roles that embody variations of “the charming eccentric who’s got your number”, 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.
Headshots by Julian Dolman 2018
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. See all of Sally’s acting clips available online here.
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