Marion Quade played by Madeleine Madden
Marion’s first love is mathematics. A bright girl, hungry to learn, she is bored by Appleyard College & its emphasis on dresses & dancing. If she had her way she’d spend every available minute in the company of Miss McCraw, the only one who understands the beauty of numbers, the thrill of an impossible equation. She’s the daughter of a prominent judge, but her mixed race heritage & the fact that she was born out of wedlock has made her the subject of derision & gossip.
Meet Marion Quade
More about Madeleine Madden
Madeleine Madden is a young rising star with an impressive list of credits to her name. She first came to the nation’s attention by being the first Australian teenager to deliver an Address to the Nation on behalf of the Generation One campaign’s call for action to create a better future for indigenous people. Her eloquent and considered speech was viewed by more than six million people on national TV in 2010.
Sarah Spillane’s Around the Block was her first feature film starring opposite Christina Ricci. Madeleine has played the lead role in the Keaton Stewart directed short The Hoarders and numerous other short films, most notably the lead in the award winning short film Ralph, directed by Deborah Mailman.
Madeleine has appeared in ABC TV’s critically acclaimed series The Code as ‘Sheyna’. She has also appeared in Redfern Now Series 1 & 2, Jack Irish: Dead Point, The Moodys, My Place, Ready for This, Tomorrow When the War Began and Doctor Doctor Series 2. She will soon be seen in the Foxtel mini-series Picnic at Hanging Rock and Mystery Road a television series based on the critically acclaimed film.
Madeleine made her stage debut last year in Sydney Theatre Company’s production of The Secret River in the role of ‘Gillyagan’, directed by Neil Armfield.
Madeleine is a proud Ambassador for Live Below the Line, a charity raising awareness to combat poverty in the Asia Pacific region, as well as the Australian Association of Adolescent Health.