Alison Bell is a multi-award winning actress best known for her theatre work on the MTC, Belvoir, STC, Malthouse and STCSA stages. She has appeared in many Australian television series and starred in the AACTA award winning Comedy, Laid.
Before pursuing acting she graduated from the ANU with an Arts/Law degree, majoring in history. Whilst studying she worked as a researcher/editor for Butterworth’s Publishing.
In the past few years Alison has been working as a script editor, dramaturge and screenwriter. She has been an informal script consultant on many projects, working closely with Matthew Whittet on his play, Old Man for Belvoir; providing dramaturgical support for screenwriters Luke Ryan, Darius Devas and Helen Frank. She starred in and co-edited the screenplay, Meeting Susan, a short film that premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in 2014.
She has worked as a reader for Playwriting Australia; participated in the Playwright’s Festivals of 2006 and 2009; and has been part of countless play development workshops for the major theatre companies providing dramaturgical feedback on new work.
Most recently she has been working on her own screenplays.
For producers Giant Dwarf and the ABC, Alison and co-writer, Sarah Scheller have developed a comedy series, The Let Down. The pilot went to air earlier this year as part of The Comedy Showroom on ABC1, and for which, she and Sarah have just won an AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in Television.