Ciaran Anne Magdalene Madden (born 27 December 1942) is a retired British stage, film, and television actress, who was professionally active from the late 1960s through the late 1990s.
Madden is best known internationally for her multiple leading Agatha Christie, Shakespeare, and Tom Stoppard roles filmed for television, and for her performance as Marianne Dashwood in the 1971 BBC miniseries adaption of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. She appeared in more than 30 television series, teleplays, made-for-television movies, and television miniseries, including a starring performance in the miniseries A Married Man (1984) opposite Anthony Hopkins. She also had major roles in five feature films, including Gawain and the Green Knight (1973), the cult horror film The Beast Must Die (1974), Spy Story (1976) and Swing Kids (1993).
She had originally trained at the Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford prior to enrolling at RADA. In the late 1990s she gave up acting and returned to painting, focusing on portraits, and received a diploma from the Heatherley School of Fine Art in London. In 2001 she moved to Dorset with her second husband, John Tyler, whom she had married in 1987. Her previous husband, whom she had married in 1972, was John Scrivenor; they had a son born in late 1972.
|1969||Wolfshead: The Legend of Robin Hood||Lady Marian Fitzwalter|
|1973||Gawain and the Green Knight||Linet|
|1974||The Beast Must Die||Davina|
|1993||Swing Kids||Frau Berger|
|1969||W. Somerset Maugham||Isabel Longstaffe||"The Fall of Edward Barnard"|
|1969||Play of the Month||Adrienne||"The Marquise"|
|1970||The Hero of My Life||Mary Hogarth||TV film|
|1970||ITV Sunday Night Theatre||Ophelia||"Hamlet"|
|1971||Sense and Sensibility||Marianne Dashwood||TV miniseries|
|1974||Bedtime Stories||Clare Rawley||"Sleeping Beauty"|
|1974||Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill||Gwendoline Churchill||"His Borrowed Plumes", "A Past and a Future"|
|1976||Star Maidens||Fidelia||"The End of Time"|
|1976||BBC Play of the Month||Alison Porter||"Look Back in Anger"|
|1977||BBC Play of the Month||Alithea||"The Country Wife"|
|1977||Jubilee||Karen Seyric||"An Hour in the Life..."|
|1978||Do You Remember?||Ellen||"Park People"|
|1978||Return of the Saint||Janie Lennox||"Signal Stop"|
|1978||Much Ado About Nothing||Hero||TV film|
|1979||My Son, My Son||Livia Vaynol||TV miniseries|
|1979||ITV Playhouse||Tina Styles||"Print Out"|
|1981||A Spy at Evening||Jazz||TV miniseries|
|1982||The Agatha Christie Hour||Theo Darrell||"Magnolia Blossom"|
|1983||On the Razzle||Madame Knorr||TV film|
|1983||A Married Man||Claire Strickland||TV miniseries|
|1984||Oxbridge Blues||Rachel / Laura||"Similar Triangles", "Cheap Day"|
|1984||Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Body in the Library||Adelaide Jefferson||"Part 1"|
|1985–1987||Drummonds||Mary Drummond||Main role|
|1987||Fortunes of War||Angela Hooper||TV miniseries|
|1989||The Dog It Was That Died||Pamela||TV film|
|1989||Agatha Christie's Poirot||Lady Mayfield||"The Incredible Theft"|
|1989||The Play on One||Catherine||"These Foolish Things"|
|1990||TECX||Angela Kortenbach||"Rock a Buy Baby"|
|1990||Boon||Margery Keeverton||"Thicker Than Water"|
|1991||Van der Valk||Melanie van Hoorn||"A Sudden Silence"|
|1991||Casualty||Zoe Turner||"Humpty Dumpty", "Judgement Day"|
|1992||Maigret||Mme. Maigret||Regular role (season 1)|
|1992||Between the Lines||Sandra Urquhart||"Nobody's Fireproof", "The Chill Factor"|
- Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage. Kelly's Directories, 2000. p. 256.
- RADA Associates 2008
- Ciaran Madden on IMDb
- Profile at CiaranTyler.com.
- England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, Richmond Upon Thames Registration District, County of Surrey, April-May-June 1987, Volume 14, p. 1225.
- England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, Chelsea Registration District, County of London, April-May-June 1972, Volume 5A, p. 1726.
- Thomas Alexander J Scrivenor. Birth Registry, St. Marylebone Registration District, County of London, October–December 1972, Volume 5D, p. 2403.