Based in Melbourne, Australia, 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 guest roles of “Miss Giddens” in the ABC/CBBC TV series The Worst Year of My Life – Again! and “Barb” in the USA Sony/AMC TV series, Preacher. Other TV and film credits include Upper Middle Bogan, Party Tricks, Elephant Princess, The Flying Doctors, Bingles, The D-Generation, Totally Full Frontal,Comedy Inc. and Blue Heelers.
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, what is believed to be the first all-female Macbeth in the UK in the mid-1990’s 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.
But Sally is best known to us as the Creator/Director of Shakespeare Republic and the Creative Director of our parent production business Incognita Enterprises, formed in 1997 under the Honorary Patronage of of Oscar® nominated actor Sir Nigel Hawthorne KB, CBE in 1997 – an association that continued until his passing in 2001.