About the Playwright
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 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.
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 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, through her unique self-devised program Playing The Bard: Shakespeare In Performance, as a member of the Howard Fine Acting Studio faculty in Melbourne, Australia.
As a writer, Sally has penned four short films and one short feature, two plays, two feature film scripts and the pilot episodes for three TV series, covering all genres from drama to comedy to action/adventure. She is also a published poet and has worked as an editor for both film scripts and novels. Sally continues to work in the film & TV arena as an actor/director/writer, with several new projects currently being developed through her production business, Incognita Enterprises, formed in 1997 under her Honorary Patron, Oscar® nominated actor, Sir Nigel Hawthorne KB, CBE – an association that continued until his passing in 2001.