Alumna nominated for Best Actress at BAFTA Scotland

From the Manchester School of Theatre – 11th October 2016 Hollyoaks star Annie Wallace makes history Last week, Manchester School of Theatre graduate and Hollyoaks actress Annie Wallace was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA. The actress received the nomination in the category Best Actress for her role as headteacher Sally St Claire in the TV series Hollyoaks, becoming the first transgender actress to receive a BAFTA nod. Annie will go up against Outlander‘s Caitriona Balfe and Catastrophe‘s Ashley Jensen in her category. Director of the Manchester School of Theatre, David Shirley, said: “We are really delighted with Annie’s success and very proud of her achievement. […]

BAFTA Scotland Awards 2016 Nomination

Today, Annie was nominated for the award of “Best Actress – Television” in the 2016 BAFTA Scotland Awards, which will take place on the 6th of November. She is nominated alongside Caitriona Balfe, for Outlander, and Ashley Jensen, for Catastrophe, and is being recognised for her performance in the role of Sally St Claire in Hollyoaks, which she has now been playing for just over a year. Needless to say, Annie is grateful and overwhelmed at this recognition of her work, and is looking forward to visiting Glasgow for the ceremony. Annie is the first ever transgender actress to be […]

Annie WINS “Celebrity of the Year” at the National Diversity Awards!

Shortlisted with Idris Elba, Sally Phillips, Jaymi Hensley, Sir Lenny Henry, Emma Watson, Mo Farah CBE and Kelly Knox, Annie has WON the “Celebrity of the Year” at the National Diversity Awards! Can’t believe this. I won! 😀😀😂❤❤❤ @ndawards xx pic.twitter.com/m6niuTgStz — Annie Wallace (@anniewallace) September 16, 2016

DIVA Power List 2016 Announced

From OutNewsGlobal – 16th September 2016 Introducing DIVA magazine inaugural celebration of the LGBTI+ people who make a real difference. The power list is acknowledgement of the achievements of 100 most influential lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Britain voted for by you. Thousands of public nominations came in via an online voting form. It’s fair to say, the competition has never been stronger. The list recognises the people who have paved the way for LGBTI equality and celebrates those actively working to raise visibility and change lives. Double Olympic champion Nicola Adams told us: “I feel honoured […]

Icon Awards Shortlist 2016

Scotland very own diversity awards, The Icon Awards, have shortlisted Annie in the “Cultural Icon of the Year” category! The finals will be held on the 23rd of October and Annie is clearly very excited… She said, “I’ve been amazed and humbled over the last year to have attracted nominations from several awards, recognising my contribution to diversity in the media and beyond, but this is the first time that my home country of Scotland has shortlisted me! I moved to Manchester in 1999, but prior to that I was a born and bred Scot, living in Aberdeen (my home […]

Hollyoaks star Annie Wallace explains why Pride is so special to her

From Manchester Evening News – 28th August 2016 Pride holds a special place in the heart of transgender actress Annie Wallace. Annie, who was the inspiration behind Coronation Street’s Hayley Cropper character, used to work for the festival for years as a runner and she also ran the website for the event among other roles. The TV star, who made history as the first transgender actress in a soap with her role of transgender Hollyoaks headteacher Sally St Claire, was proud to be back this year to fly the flag for Hollyoaks alongside her co-star Ross Adams who plays the […]

National Diversity Awards Shortlist 2016

Annie has been shortlisted in the category “Celebrity Of The Year” in this year’s National Diversity Awards alongside Idris Elba, Sally Phillips, Jaymi Hensley, Sir Lenny Henry, Emma Watson, Mo Farah CBE and Kelly Knox! She was nominated following a period of public nominations via their website. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral in September. “This is an immense honour”, said Annie. “I’ve only been around publicly for around a year and this is a very prestigious nomination, alongside some seriously impressive names! I’m grateful to all those who nominated me. Thank you so much!” As […]

Pride Power List 2016 Announced

From Out News Global – 25th June 2016 Introducing our celebration of the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people who make a real difference. At the end of an uncertain week a ray of light. It’s our inaugural celebration of the achievements of 100 most influential lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Britain voted for by you. Thousands of public nominations came in via our online voting form. It’s fair to say, the competition has never been stronger. The list recognises the people who have paved the way for LGBTI equality and celebrates those actively working to raise […]

Blog Post – So what is wrong with the Gender Recognition system?

By Annie – 20th June 2016 Sally gets into some trouble this week on Hollyoaks, as a confrontation with Myra McQueen leads to Myra falling down the stairs at the school. As has been revealed in Inside Soap and Digitalspy, this could have drastic consequences for the headmistress as she is arrested for the incident. Despite the fact that Sally transitioned 26 years previously, she has not, for her own reasons, obtained a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) to grant her full legal rights in her reassigned gender. As a single woman, on a day-to-day level, this has no effect on her […]

Hollyoaks spoilers: Will Sally St Claire be sent to a male prison for attacking Myra McQueen?

From Digitalspy – 14th June 2016 Hollyoaks star Annie Wallace has revealed that her trans character Sally St Claire could be sent to a male prison if she gets sent down for attacking Myra McQueen. Sally takes centre stage in dramatic scenes next week as she has a heated clash with Myra at Hollyoaks High, which leads to Myra taking a nasty tumble down the stairs. As Myra is rushed to hospital, the big question on everyone’s lips is whether she fell or whether she was pushed by Sally.  A horrified Sally is arrested in the aftermath and it seems […]