Madeleine Worrall

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Madeleine Worrall
Born 1977
Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, UK

Madeleine Worrall (born 1977)[1] is a Scottish actress.[2] She has worked extensively on stage, in London and across Britain.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Edinburgh and educated at the Mary Erskine School there, Worrall was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre (1994).[3] She studied history of Art at the University of Cambridge from 1995 to 1998 and at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in 2000.[4]

In 2003 she played Irina in Michael Blakemore's Three Sisters with Kristin Scott Thomas and Kate Burton in the West End.[4] She appeared as Sonya in John Byrne's Uncle Vanya with Brian Cox for the Royal Lyceum, and as Cinderella in Stephen Fry's original version for the Old Vic in London,[5] for which she was listed as giving one of the five best stage performances of 2007,[1] alongside Frances de la Tour, Kelly Reilly, Tamsin Greig and Kate Fleetwood.[citation needed] She has also acted in Peter Pan, The Lady from the Sea, Good, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart,[6] Gone With the Wind, Three Sisters,[7] Twelfth Night, The Tempest,[8] and has worked extensively with director Lucy Bailey.

In 2014 she began performing the title role in a stage version of Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre.[9] In 2015 a performance was live-screened to 650 cinemas across the UK.[3]

Her first short film, a one-minute documentary, was shortlisted to the final ten for the Friends of the Earth short film competition, and her first poems were published by Agenda. Her first album of folk songs, recorded with the Green House Band, received positive reviews from the folk and roots press, including Mojo.

She also appeared as Melanie in Bunny and the Bull, premiered at the 2009 London Film Festival, and as a guest artist in many British television series, including Midsomer Murders, Judge John Deed, Doctors, Ultimate Force, Heartbeat and Foyle's War, alongside David Tennant.[10]

She appeared in the 2014 comedy film Paddington.[4]


  1. ^ a b Madeleine Worrall Biography 1MDb, Retrieved 3 April 2014
  2. ^ Burnett, Mark Thornton; Wray, Ramona (2006). Screening Shakespeare in the twenty-first century. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 62–. ISBN 978-0-7486-2351-8. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Cooper, Neil (5 December 2015). "Edinburgh's Madeleine Worral talks playing Jane Eyre on stage and screen". The Herald. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c Hoggard, Liz (6 September 2015). "Madeleine Worrall: 'Jane Eyre and Rochester aren't comfortable characters'". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Billington, Michael (14 December 2007). "Theatre: Cinderella". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  6. ^ Fisher, Mark (12 February 2011). "David Greig: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Billington, Michael (4 April 2003). "Theatre: Three Sisters". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  8. ^ Hallet, Chris (11 February 2014) Interview With Jane Eyre's Felix Hayes and Madeleine Worrall What's On Stage, Retrieved 16 October 2014
  9. ^ Gardner, Lyn (24 February 2014). "Jane Eyre – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  10. ^ (27 November 2010) Madeleine Worrall Information Celebarazzi, Retrieved 3 April 2014

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