Madeleine Mantock is a British actress best known for her role as Veil in AMC’s hit TV series, Into the Badlands as well as a revival of the science fiction series, The Tomorrow People. The latter is one of the earliest roles Madeleine got in the United States. She played the role of Astrid Finch, best friend to Stephen Jameson, a new member of The Tomorrow People whose life is endangered after she discovers that he has powers. The actress put up such an excellent performance in the foregoing series, proving she came prepared to take the industry by storm and rewardingly, many opportunities came knocking. Though the accolades are yet to swoop in, Mantock’s tenacity so far proves that it is only a matter of time. A combination of physical beauty and talent, Madeleine Mantock is on her way to becoming Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses but how has her career progressed over time?
Before Acting, She Modelled To Pay Her Fees
One of the things that have added to the appeal of this young and talented actress is the mystery surrounding her background. Despite not being one to shy away from interviews, the actress usually speaks about varying subjects but her personal life, thus, the mystery lingers. However, it is known that Madeleine’s interest in acting began when she was a child, and is the reason she chose to study theater arts to hone her skills.
Madeleine was born in Nottingham, England on the 26th of May 1990. Even though much isn’t known about her parents, she has admitted that they are of Afro-Caribbean and Caucasian descent. She has also shared that she grew up with an elder brother named Leon. She attended Arts Educational Schools in London where she earned her BA in Musical Theatre.
According to Madeleine, she worked as a model while she was studying to cover the remaining part of her fees that wasn’t included in her partial scholarship. Till this date, she still posts throwbacks pictures of her modelling days on Instagram.
Madeleine Mantock’s Works on Television Takes Center Stage In her Career
Some actresses try to maintain an equal level of activity both on the small and big screen but for Madeline, her career trajectory seems to drift towards the former since making her debut in 2011. While some actresses chose what platform to focus on due to personal reasons, others simply leave it to chance.
Start on British TV and Transition to Hollywood
The beautiful British actress kicked off her on-screen career in 2011 as a main cast member in the British medical drama series, Casualty, which airs weekly on BBC One. On the show, which is the world’s longest-running medical drama TV series, Madeleine played the role of Scarlett Conway, a staff nurse, appearing in 36 episodes from 2011 to 2012. The actress landed this role even before her graduation from drama school.
Subsequently, she appeared on the BBC Three television comedy series, Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, in 2013 in an attempt to access better work opportunities, Madeleine moved to the United States. There, she got her first TV series main role as Astrid Finch, on The Tomorrow People, but the show was canceled after one season.
In 2014, she was cast in a small but vital role in the blockbuster science fiction action movie, Edge of Tomorrow. As a result of her role as Julie in the film, she got introduced to the wider international audience and was later cast as the major character, Veil, on the television series Into the Badlands, aired on AMC. She played the role from 2015 till 2017.
In 2016, the Brit actress portrayed the character of Laura in the BBC Two television drama, The Truth Commissioner, adapted from David Park’s novel of the same title. Madeleine also starred alongside the former Nickelodeon star, Nathan Kress, in the 2017 movie Breaking Brooklyn, playing the role of Faith Bryant.
Madeleine Mantock filmed got yet another main role in the BBC television drama series, Age Before Beauty, which premiered on BBC One on 31 July 2018. She acted as Lorelei Bailey, a beautiful twenty-something-year-old personal trainer.
Securing Mainstream Hollywood Success with Charmed
In March 2018, Madeleine landed the lead role of Macy Vaughn alongside Sarah Jeffrey and Melonie Diaz, in the fantasy drama series Charmed. The series which is a reboot of the 1998 series of the same name, focuses on three sisters who find out that they are witches.
This is arguably the biggest role of her career as it has launched her into the mainstream in Hollywood. She has received lots of positive reviews for her performance so far and the series which is still ongoing and has received nods from award bodies like Saturn, as well as Teen Choice Awards for Best/Choice Fantasy TV Show in 2019.
In preparation for her role as Macy Vaughn on the series Charmed, Madeleine Mantock said she had to learn how to speak Spanish. The actress who plays an Afro-Latina character in the series also said she could not afford to have a moment where Latin people see themselves on TV and hear their language spoken in an inappropriate manner.
Madeleine continues to pick up roles and no doubt has a great career ahead of her.
What We Know About The Actress’s Love Life
In addition to the fact that her talent is undeniable, Madeleine is quite stunning which is one of the reasons she has received lots of attention from both male and female fans over the course of her career. The Charmed star has an impressive 5 feet 8.5 inches (1.74 m) height and a beautiful figure.
Much to the dismay of her curious fans, Madeleine Mantock is among the handful of actresses who have managed to keep their personal life away from the tabloids. Although she has never mentioned anything about her family, she once talked about her relationships. According to her, she has dated people from her place and even though they are no longer together, she still maintains a cordial relationship and even keeps in touch with them.
Speaking on what she is looking out for in her next boyfriend, the actress said she does not mind dating a guy who is not British as long as he is “completely British in nature and character”.