Madeleine is an accomplished actor. She got her start playing a multitude of characters in award winning plays No2 and Bare. She has 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 and made into an American pilot in which Madeleine also starred.
Madeleine has been moving into directing over the past few years. Most recently she directed the entire second season of hit sketch comedy show ‘Funny Girls’, and the feature film THE BREAKER UPPERERS, which she co-directed and starred in with Jackie van Beek.