Sally Stockwell

Sally Stockwell

As well as an actor and theatre maker, Sally is a singer song writer. She released her debut album in 2015 and is working on her 2024 album release. She also works as a voice / singing coach and voice over artist.

NZ European
Age Range
45 - 55
162cm / 5ft 4in

Te Reo - Level 2 / Rua


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Sally Stockwell is an actor, singer-songwriter and theatre maker. She trained at Toi Whakaari / New Zealand Drama School (1993-95) and has studied voice, choreographic theatre and clown in France (Pan Theatre/voice; Philippe Gaulier/clown), London (Royal National Theatre Studio scholarship) and New Zealand. TV and film credits include Outrageous Fortune, Insider’s Guide to Happiness, Shortland Street, Nothing Trivial, Agent Anna and After the Waterfall. She’s been nominated and awarded for various industry awards for both in television and theatre (Chapman Tripp Awards, Quantas TV Awards).

Alongside acting for 25 years in NZ theatre and screen, Sally has specialised in voice through her teaching, song-writing and performance. She’s taught voice for Auckland University, Auckland Unitec, The Actor’s Program (TAP), Mixit (youth group), community choirs, world choirs and private students. In 2015, she released and toured her debut album Weightless. She has performed her music at various music events such as Music in Parks, Splore and Titirangi Festival of Music.

Sally’s study in dance and her physical theatre training have enabled her to work as a multi-skilled performer in many shows such as Red Leap’s The Arrival (devising company member 2009 - 2012, touring Wellington, Melbourne and Singapore), devised dance theatre work Dark Tourist (Malia Johnston and Emma Willis. Auckland) and directing physical theatre show The Keepers (Auckland, Basement Theatre). Sally has created her own theatre works which amalgamate her original live music, acting and movement. Recent works include Gravity Hotel, Firefly (2017 Auckland Arts Festival 2017 RAW series) and her latest solo show We’ve Got So Much To Talk About  which has received ed critical acclaim over its 2023 national tour.

‘Stockwell is the real deal. She’s a captivating presence with unbelievable control...‘exceptional, transcendent, theatre of the highest calibre’’ – 'We’ve Got So Much To Talk About’, Jack McGee, Art Murmurs, 2023


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2009 After the Waterfall Ana - Support Cast Paraffin Productions, dir: Simone Horrocks Feature Film
2006 The Ferryman Tate General Film Corporation, dir: Chris Graham Feature Film
2006 Wendy Wu: Home Coming Warrior Coach Gibbs Disney Productions, dir: John Laing Feature Film
2003 You Wish Pam Disney Productions, dir: Paul Hoen Feature Film
1999 The Irrefutable Truth About Demons Celine First Sun Productions, dir: Glen Strandring Feature Film
1998 Hopeless Aleo Kahukura Productions, dir: Stephen Hickey Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
AWARDS: 2005 Best Actress Nomination for The Insiders Guide to Happiness Broadcasting Council TV Awards Drama
2020 Good Grief Leonie - Guest Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Ltd, dir: Kiel McNaughton Drama
2017 The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 4 Debra Yelich - Guest South Pacific Pictures, dir: Various Drama
2016 Dear Murderer Ronda Morgan Screentime NZ Ltd Drama
2012-2014 Agent Anna Serries 1 & 2 Claire - Major Recurring Guest Great Southern Film & Television, dir: Various Drama
2012 The Wilde Bunch Megan Subtext Ltd, dir: Mike Smith Drama
2011-2012 Nothing Trivial Series 2 & 3 Jenna - Major Recurring Guest South Pacific Pictures, dir: Various Drama
2009 Legend of the Seeker Series 2 Grace The Walt Disney Company, dir: Various Drama
2007 Amazing Extraordinary Friends Lana Lane/Rachel Greenstone Pictures, dir: Various Drama
2006 Karaoke High Jane Faiva TVNZ, dir: Various Drama
2005 Outrageous Fortune Series 2 Sandy South Pacific Pictures, dir: Various Drama
2004 Shortland Street Lucy Swinton South Pacific Pictures, dir: Various Drama
2003 The Insiders Guide to Happiness & Prosperity Lindy Gibson Group, dir: Various Drama
2002 Mercy Peak Series 2 Lydia South Pacific Pictures, dir: Various Drama
1998 Duggan Celine Gibson Group, dir: Various Drama
1998 Shortland Street Nadine South Pacific Pictures, dir: Various Drama
1997 Market Forces Kirsten South Pacific Pictures, dir: Various Drama


Year Production Role Company / Director
AWARDS: 2002 Best Actress Nomination in 'Proof' Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards
AWARDS: 1997 Best Newcomer for 'Taking Sides' Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards
2023 We've Got So Much To Talk About - National Tour Solo Show Tahi Festival (Wgtn), LAF (ChCh), Titirangi Theatre (Auck)
2022 We've Got So Much To Talk About Solo Show Premiere, Basement Theatre, dir: Julia Harvie
2020 Development Workshop Silo Theatre
2017 Firefly Solo Show Auckland Arts Festival (RAW Series)
2013 Gravity Hotel Performer and Director The Basement Theatre
2012 The Arrival Performer & Deviser Aotea Centre, Auckland, dir: Julie Nolan
2011 Keepers Director The Basement Theatre
2010 The Arrival - Tour Performer & Deviser Read Leap Theatre, Sydney & Hong Kong Tour
2009 Fiona Samuel's Ghost Train Various - Play Reading Auckland Theatre Company, dir: Peter Elliot
2009 The Arrival Performer Red Leap Theatre, dir: AKO9 - Auckland
2008 Gravity Hotel Writer & Performer Roy Hart International Voice Centre France, dir: Enrique Pardo
2007 Dark Tourists Various Luxembourg Gardens, Auckland, dir: Emma Willis & Milia Johnstone
2005 The Women Sylvia Silo Theatre (National Tour) dir: Katie Wolfe
2005 The Mercy Seat Abby Circa Studio, dir: Ross Jolly
2003 Private Lives Amanda Downstage Theatre, dir: Jonathon Hendry
2003 Top Girls Various Downstage Theatre, dir: Colin McColl
2003 Languages of Angels Kate Auckland Theatre Company, dir: Ana Marbrock
2002 Proof Catherine Circa Theatre, dir: Ruth Phillips
1999 Sheer Madness Barbara Demarco Stetson Productions
1998 Closer Alice Circa Theatre, dir: Cathy Downes
1998 Sons Alex Taki Rua Theatre, dir: Christian Penny
1998 Vinegar Tom Joan Toi Whakaari, dir: M. Lynch
1997 Taking Sides Emmi Circa Theatre, dir: Ross Jolly
1997 Pains of Youth Marie BATS Theatre, dir: Jeff Boyd
1996 Blue Sky Boys Jillian Court Theatre, dir: M. Hadlow
1996 A Midsummer Night's Dream Puck Centrepoint Theatre, dir: Alison Quigan
1996 The Social Climbers Sinead Centrepoint Theatre, dir: Ross Gumbley

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2008 Sense of Place Sally Alex Porter Productions, dir: Alex Porter Short Film
1999 Thinking About Sleep Maria Meridian Productions Short Film


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2018 Clown Workshop Lisa Brickell
2015 Take Tina Rhythm Workshop Tina Rhythm - Sydney
2013 Acting Refresher Workshops Miranda Harcourt
2011 Acting Refresher Workshops Miranda Harcourt
2010-2011 Singing Training SLS
2007 Singing Workshops Roy Hart International Voice Centre - France
2007-2012 Semi-Classical Indian Singing
2004 Summer Course in Clowning Ecole Philippe Gaulier
200 Summer Workshops July-August Royal National Theatre Studio
2000 Physical Theatre & Voice Workshop Pantheatre - Paris
1993-1995 Bachelor of Performing Arts Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School


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