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Madeleine Madden (also known as Maddy Madden) is an Australian actress.


  • 1 Career
    • 1.1 Television
    • 1.2 Film
  • 2 Filmography
    • 2.1 Film
    • 2.2 Television
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links



Madden starred in Australia's first indigenous teen drama, Ready for This, and in the critically applauded Redfern Now.[1][2] She has also starred in The Moodys, Jack Irish, My Place and The Code. In 2016 she starred in the miniseries Tomorrow, When the War Began which is based on the John Marsden series of young adult books. In 2018 she played Marion Quade in the miniseries Picnic at Hanging Rock,[3] Crystal Swan in the TV miniseries Mystery Road and Immy DuPain in the series Pine Gap.

In 2010 at age 13 Madeleine Madden became the first teenager in Australia to deliver an address to the nation, when she delivered a two-minute speech on the future of Indigenous Australians. It was broadcast to 6 million viewers on every free-to-air television network in Australia.[4][5] She said she grew up in a very political family, and she is the great-granddaughter of Hetty Perkins, the granddaughter of Charles Perkins, and the daughter of Hetti Perkins.[1][4][5]


Madden has starred in short films by Deborah Mailman, and Meryl Tankard and co-starred with Christina Ricci and Jack Thompson in Around the Block.[3][6] Her first film acting job was at eight years old. She aims to become a director in the future.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Ralph Maddie Short
2011 Moth Trinni Short
2012 The Hoarders Lily Short
2013 Around the Block Williemai
2014 Frontier Toora Short
2016 Gimpsey Jaze Short
2018 Cooee Ripley Short
2019 Dora the Explorer Sammy Filming
20?? Maestro Rosie Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
2009 My Place Laura Episode: "2008 Laura"
2012–13 Redfern Now Chloe Episodes: "Stand Up", "Pokies"
2014 The Moodys Lucy Episode: "Australia Day"
2014 Jack Irish: Dead Point Marie TV film
2014 The Code Sheyna Smith Episodes: "1.1", "1.2"
2015 Ready for This Zoe Preston Main role (13 episodes)
2016 The Weekend Shift Laura TV series
2016 Tomorrow, When the War Began Corrie Mackenzie TV miniseries
2017 High Life Holly McMahon TV series
2017 Doctor Doctor Millie Episode: "Picture of Innocence"
2018 Picnic at Hanging Rock Marion Quade TV miniseries
2018 Mystery Road Crystal Swan TV miniseries
2018 Pine Gap Immy Dupain TV miniseries
2018 Tidelands Violca Main role