Sarah Bishop is an actress and environmentalist originally from Far North Queensland, Australia.
2012 is already shaping up to be a busy year for Sarah, she is part of the main cast in the MTV/Optus one80 project finalist Deadbeat Dads, has a guest spot in the new series of Bondi Hipsters created by the Van Vuuren Brothers and Nick Boshier, and the lead role in the short film Roll With It directed by previous Tropfest finalist Gene Alberts.
She has just completed filming the female lead in the independent thriller feature The Navigator. This will be Sarah’s fourth feature filmed in 2011. She has also completed lead roles in The Astronaut - an independent sci-fi love story and The Last Ride – an independent high-concept feature shot in a single take, and a supporting role in Million Dollar Mate a comedy starring Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes. Other screen credits include the telemovie Wicked Love: The Maria Korp Story (Channel Nine), a lead in the TVC for How It Feels - a novel by Brendan Cowell, and several short films.
In 2009 Sarah was selected as one of 16 young actors to join a year long residency at Australian Theatre for Young People called the Young Artists Program. This course included masterclasses with industry leaders including director Lee Lewis, playwright Lachlan Philpott and industry veteran Michael Gow. Sarah’s theatre credits include In the Air Tonight (Tamarama Rock Surfers/Old Fitzroy Theatre) June 10th (Griffin Fringe), 661 – Mamdouh Habib (NIDA Parade Theatres) A Midsummer Night’s Dream & The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare by the Sea), Bustown (ATYP), A Secret Place (ATYP), and Bill Henson and All His Children (Adelaide Fringe Festival).
As an environmentalist Sarah gained international recognition for her project One Giant Walk where she walked from Brisbane to Sydney to raise awareness of climate change. The project involved walking over 1000km across nine weeks during which she spoke to thousands of people about the importance of taking action on climate change.
In 2007 Sarah was invited to be the People’s Ambassador for Earth Hour, and was also selected to be trained by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore as a Climate Project Messenger. She was also selected as the face of Paul Mitchell Haircare’s Giving Back is the New Black campaign, alongside AFL player Shane Wakelin.
She has gained extensive coverage in the media for her work including appearing on the cover of the Sydney Morning Herald. She has also appeared in features in Madison, Oyster and Who Weekly as well as international coverage on the BBC, Al Jazeera and Treehugger.
She is currently based in Sydney, Australia where she splits her time between environmental campaigns, acting and other creative projects.
She also loves music. A lot.