A graduate of The Actors Institute, London, with further studies undertaken with Howard Fine, David Coury and faculty at HFAS Australia, Sally McLean has played roles in over thirty UK and Australian theatre productions, including Flame Trees, Uncle Vanya, The Auxiliary, Chasing Pegasus (a play in ten chords), The Clairvoyant, P.S I Love You, the Australian Premier of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and the World Premier of Annabel’s Requiem on the West End.
Sally has also played Shakespeare in both Australia and the UK, playing roles in Macbeth and Hamlet in the UK before performing for three seasons with the Australian Shakespeare Company in their critically acclaimed productions of Comedy of Errors and Romeo & Juliet. Her most recent Shakespeare project was the web series http://shakespearerepublic.com/ Shakespeare Republic as Artistic Director as well as being a member of the cast, performing Sonnet 18.
Sally has additionally appeared in various lead and guest roles on numerous UK and Australian television series including Utopia, Lowdown, Elephant Princess, Flying Doctors, Totally Full Frontal, Blue Heelers, Tonight Live, Bingles, Comedy Inc. and the BBC mini-series Bootleg. Film credits include Raymond Taylor’s Earnest Adventures In Love, V for Vienetta, Evie Wants A Baby and Why Must The Show Go On?, amongst others.
Her work behind the camera began with the BBC as a member of the Books & Special Projects Unit in BBC Music & Arts. This led to her writing and producing her first film A Little Rain Must Fall in London in late 1996, thought to be the first TV-length drama to be shot on DV tape in the UK, and to her forming production business Incognita Enterprises under the Honorary Patronage of Sir Nigel Hawthorne – an association that continued until his passing in 2001.
Since then, Sally has written and produced three short films and two theatrical productions, and is currently writer/director/producer for her first feature-length documentary, due for release in 2016.
Sally continues to work in Australian theatre, film and television as an actor as well as developing several projects for both the big and small screen as writer and producer.
For more information, visit her official website: http://www.sallymclean.com