Childhood & Early Life
Madeleine Mantock was born on May 26, 1990, in Nottinghamshire, England. She is the younger of the two siblings in the family. She grew up with her elder brother.
Ever since she was a kid, she was interested in the prospect of making a career in the entertainment industry. She is of both Afro-Caribbean and white descent. Due to her mixed ethnicity, she initially faced trouble getting the roles she auditioned for.
After graduating high school, she moved to London for higher education. By then, she had made up her mind about becoming an actor and was working as a model. She studied musical theater from the ‘Arts Educational Schools,’ London.
While she managed her academics, she also worked as a model and paid for her own education. She had already become active in acting projects even before she graduated college.
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While she was still in college, she auditioned for a role in the series ‘Casualty,’ which featured her as ‘Scarlett Conway.’ The series is the longest-running British emergency medical drama and has been extremely popular with the audiences.
Her character in the series became regular in August 2011, in the episode titled ‘Starting Out.’ The producer praised Madeleine for her acting skills and said that it was a great decision to cast her in the role of an emergency-room nurse.
She appeared on the show for 11 months, before bidding farewell in July 2012. Her character was removed from the show toward the end of the 26th season.
The series did wonders for her popularity. It was also her debut project and thus helped her establish herself in the acting business.
After graduating college, she earned a role in the British comedy TV series ‘Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People.’ However, the series was canceled after a season, spanning only seven episodes.
2013 brought another big break for her acting career, when she was selected to play ‘Astrid Finch’ in the American science-fiction series ‘The Tomorrow People.’ This is widely regarded as her first major career breakthrough, as it popularized her in the US, too.
It was a remake of an old British TV series. However, like the original series, ‘The Tomorrow People’ could not become a critical or a commercial success. As a result, it was canceled after a season. Madeleine had appeared in all 22 episodes of the first season of the series.
The show, however, established Madeleine in the American entertainment industry. Following demands, she moved to Los Angeles and bagged the debut film of her career, which was also one of the biggest films of the year.
In 2014, she starred in the supporting role of ‘Julie’ in the American science-fiction action film ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ starring Tom Cruise in the lead role. The film ended up becoming a huge critical success and was one of the highest grossing American films of the year.
In 2015, Madeleine starred in a post-apocalyptic drama series titled ‘Into the Badlands’ and played ‘Veil,’ a doctor, in it. The series premiered in November 2015 and became an immediate commercial success. Although the first season of the series received some bad reviews, it made up for it in the second and third seasons, which were universally admired.
However, despite its universal success, the series was canceled by ‘AMC’ after three seasons (32 episodes).
In 2016, she appeared playing ‘Laura,’ one of the lead roles, in the independent film ‘The Truth Commissioner.’ The following year, she was seen in yet another independent film, ‘Breaking Brooklyn.’
In July 2018, she appeared in the supporting role of ‘Lorelei’ in the British drama series ‘Age before Beauty.’
She got yet another big break when she was cast as ‘Macy Vaughn,’ one of the lead characters, in the American fantasy drama ‘Charmed.’ The series has run for a season, spanning 22 episodes, while the second season is slated to premier in late 2019.
In 2018, she appeared in the three-part ‘BBC’ series titled ‘The Long Song.’ The series featured her in a supporting role that received critical acclaim.