Madeleine Harris

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Madeleine Harris (born 28 April 2001)[1] is a British actress.

Life and work[edit]

Harris grew up in London and Shepton Mallet, Somerset.[2] When Harris was twelve, she met actor Idris Elba in a pub. She told him how much she liked acting and Elba as an actor. Subsequently, he arranged a contact between Harris and his agent.

In 2012, Harris got her first professional acting job in Casualty. She played Izzy Forrester who caused a car accident. After this Harris appeared in television the programmes Me and Mrs Jones and The White Queen.[3] In 2013 she played the 460 years old vampire Hetty in the TV series Being Human.[4]

In 2014, she appeared in the film Paddington, beating more than 100 competitors for the role. She stars in the film alongside Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, and Nicole Kidman. Harris played Judy Brown, the daughter of the family with whom Paddington lives, and later reprised the role in the sequel Paddington 2.[5]

From 2013 to 2016 she starred as Karen in the sitcom Man Down.[6][7]

As of 2014 Harris still attended school, and manages to combine her school work and her acting jobs.[3] Harris also likes other artistic disciplines. She has enjoyed writing her own stories since she was young.[8]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Casualty Izzy Forrester "Duty of Care", "Death and Doughnuts"
2012 The Charles Dickens Show Betsy "Child Labour"
2012 Me and Mrs Jones Poppy Recurring role
2013 Being Human Hetty "The Trinity"
2013 The White Queen Princess Margaret of York "The Princes in the Tower", "The Final Battle"
2013 The Psychopath Next Door Katie Moran TV film
2013–2016 Man Down Karen Main role
2014 Paddington Judy Brown
2016 Father Brown Milly Le Broc "The Missing Man"
2017 Paddington 2 Judy Brown [9]


  1. ^ "Madeleine Harris".
  2. ^ Henn, Peter (2 December 2014). "Schoolgirl talks of her lead role in Paddington film". Daily Express. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b Furness, Hannah (2 December 2014). "Paddington schoolgirl set for stardom after meeting Idris Elba". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Being Human Underground". Archived from the original on 16 April 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2016.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  5. ^ Trim, Liam (31 October 2017). "All you need to know about Paddington 2 and its Somerset links". somersetlive. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  6. ^ Lee, Veronica (19 October 2013). "Man Down, Channel 4. Promising start for Greg Davies's sitcom". Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  7. ^ Moody, Becca (6 July 2015). "Man Down, Series 2". Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Young film stars to host Q&A at Hertford Children's Book Festival". 25 September 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  9. ^ CS (18 October 2016). "Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson Join Paddington 2". Retrieved 29 June 2017.

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