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2011 Timeslow "Betty"
Realtime Dir: Sally Tran


2016 The Brokenwood Mysteries (season 3) 'Victoria Speigleman'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2013 Nothing Trivial (season 3), 'Belinda'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2010Bloodlines (tele-feature), 'Sally'
Screentime NZ Ltd, Dir. Peter Burger
2009 Outrageous Fortune: series VI, 'Justice Harper'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors

2008Amazing Extraordinary Friends: series III, 'Laura Wilson' (recurring)
Greenstone Pictures, Various directors
2007Amazing Extraordinary Friends: series II, 'Laura Wilson' (recurring)
Greenstone Pictures, Various directors
2007 Burying Brian, 'Counsellor'
Touchdown, Various directors
2006Shortland Street, 'Ingrid Campbell'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2006Amazing Extraordinary Friends: series I, 'Laura Wilson' (recurring)
Greenstone Pictures, Various directors
2003Mercy Peak, 'Chris'
South Pacific Pictures
2002Spin Doctors, 'Alliance Party Member'
Comedia Productions
2002Street Legal: series III, 'Viv Harrison'
2001Jackson's Wharf, 'Karen Pierce'
South Pacific Pictures
1999Street Legal (pilot), 'Nancy'
1998Letter to Blanchy, 'Glenys Fletcher'
1996Shortland Street, 'Sarah Donnelly'
South Pacific Pictures
1995Riding High, 'Cathy Barrett'
South Pacific Pictures
1994High Tide, 'Photographer'
1993Coverstory, 'Stephanie Davies'
Gibson Group
1992Marlin Bay, 'Jo Tennant'
South Pacific Pictures
1992Funny Business, 'Various'
Comedia / Tiger Television Productions
1992More Issues, 'Various'


2016 The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, 'Mrs Grinling'
The PumpHouse Theatre, Dir. Tim Bray
2012 The Wind in the Willows, 'Ratty'
The PumpHouse Theatre, Dir. Tim Bray
2011 The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, 'Mrs Grinling'
The PumpHouse Theatre, Dir. Tim Bray
09-10 Snake & Lizard, 'Rabbit / Owl / Puppeteer'
Tim Bray Productions
2009 Sex, Lies & Improvise, 'Improvisation Artist'
2007 The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, 'Mrs Grinling'
Tim Bray Productions
05-07 Wind in the Willows, 'Ratty' (lead)
Tim Bray Productions
2004 Smells Like a Rose, 'Musical Improvisation Artist'
Theatresports Auckland

2004Year of Grants, 'Ensemble'
Other Theatre Company
2002 The X-Folios, 'Improvisation Artist'
Shakespearean Theatresports Auckland
2002A Slight Ache, 'Flora'
Silo Theatre, Dir. Natalie Hitchcock
2001Hysteria, 'Jessica'
Court Theatre
2000Girls on Top, 'Kate'
Masquerade Theatre, South Island tour
2000Yo Banfa, 'Various'
Gung Ho Spectacles
1991 Richard III, 'Lady Anne'
Winter Shakespeare, Auckland Central
1989 As You Like It, 'Rosalind'
Winter Shakespeare, Pumphouse Theatre
1983 Richard III, 'Lady Anne'
Auckland University Summer Shakespeare


2003 Cockle, 'Mother'
Exile Films, Dir. Brendon Donovan


2015 Peugot
NZ, 6 months
2014 Southern Cross Healthcare
NZ, 3 months TV / 12 months online
2008 Rheem

2007Xbox 360
2006Detrol LA
USA & Canada
2005Ministry of Education


1995Master Class with Philippe Gaulier
Acting workshop
1991Jeremiah Comey course
PAS workshop
1989Acting course
British American Drama Academy
1985Diploma in Drama
University of Auckland



Madeleine is an accomplished actor. She got her start playing a multitude of characters in award winning plays No2 and Bare. She has also starred in some of New Zealand’s most successful film comedies including, ‘Sione’s Wedding’ and ‘Sione’s Wedding Two’, Taika Waititi’s ‘Eagle vs Shark’ and ‘What We Do in The Shadows’, and most recently in the western ‘Slow West’ starring Michael Fassbender.

She has numerous TV acting credits including ‘Outrageous fortune’, ‘The Jaquie Brown Diaries’ and Jane Campion’s series, ‘Top of the Lake’.

Madeleine has also created, written and starred in two seasons of her own critically acclaimed TV show ‘Super City’.  Super City was picked up by US network ABC in 2012 to be made into an American pilot in which Madeleine also starred.

Currently Madeleine is co writing two feature films in development with the New Zealand Film Commission, ‘Pasha: A Journey to Me’ a spin off starring a character from her TV series Super City and ‘The Breaker Upperers’ with Jackie Van Beek (which she will also be co-directing). The films are being produced with her collaborators at Piki films, Taika Waititi and Carthew Neal (Hunt For The Wilderpeople).

Madeleine has been moving into directing over a number of years. Most recently she directed the entire second season of hit sketch comedy show ‘Funny Girls’. The show has been renewed for a third season which Madeleine will be back to direct at the end of 2017.


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