Sally McLean (Australian) may not yet be a household
name, but it won't be long before she is. She began her acting
career at the age of 10, touring with a performing arts group
called the Strolling Players. Appearances on television followed
at age 17, then a move into film, with her body of work now showing
in both Australia and the UK.
UK-trained (The Actors'
Institute, London), Sally's career has started to pick up the
pace over the last few years. With appearances on stage and screen,
she is an actor of great empathy and depth.
Sally first came to my attention
early this year when I saw her in the BBC mini-series, Bootleg
in the UK. As one of the supporting cast, she made a strong impact
and a lasting impression. Here, I thought, is someone who is
She has amazing screen presence,
for a start. She played the role truthfully and with great intelligence.
She is "real" and so, totally believable.
I have since seen some of
her work in A Little Rain Must Fall, and continue to be
impressed. Her strength is her vulnerability, yet there is no
weakness in her performances. She is a natural talent. Having
also visited her official web site, I was fascinated to learn
that she is a dedicated peace activist and runs her own production
company. She is also a screen writer and producer.
Her beauty is clearly more
than skin deep. She is definitely one to watch out for, and a
great example of what true beauty looks like.
MAKES HER BEAUTIFUL?
As an actor:
Her vulnerability, her
preparedness and ability to play ugly emotions truthfully, her
As a person:
Her willingness to take
risks and chase her dreams, her compassion, her commitment to
peace and diversity.
"Bootleg" (2002) (mini) TV Series .... Angie
the Dots (2000)
Rain Must Fall, A (1997)
Your Lips (1996)
Writer - filmography
Must Fall, A (1997)
Must Fall, A (1997)
TV Guest Appearances
Full Frontal" (1998)
playing "Madam" 1998
Heelers" (1994) playing
Live with Steve Vizard"
(1990) playing "Mrs. Beautiful" 1993
"Bingles" (1992) playing "Merryn"
- Lead role of "Jill"
in World premier of "Annabel's
Requiem" in London
- Role in Australian Premier
of the off-Broadway hit "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change"
http://www.sallymclean.com (her official site)
(her listing on the IMDB)
(her production company)
Sally McLean sites at Celebrity Link
© Alan Fletcher & Laurence Bruce
Sally McLean sites at WomenCelebs.com
Sally McLean sites at ActressLink.com
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