She’s also earned popularity for her television projects, including the series “Into the Badlands” on AMC, and the revival of “The Tomorrow People” which aired on The CW.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Madeleine is of European and Afro-Caribbean descent. While little information is available about her childhood, it is known that she developed a love for acting at a young age.
After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the Arts Educational Schools, London where she studied for a degree in Musical Theatre. During her time there, she got her first professional acting opportunity as the main character in the show “Casualty”, appearing in a total of 36 episodes within the span of a year.
The show series that airs on BBC One is the longest running emergency medical drama TV series in the world, having begun in 1986.
The show is focused on the staff and patients of the Accident and Emergency department of a fictional hospital, and has led to a spin-off series entitled “Holby City”.
After graduating, she then worked on “Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People” which is a British comedy series airing on BBC Three, playing the character of Miss Summers, but then deciding to move to the US in 2014 to pursue opportunities in Hollywood.
Mantock was immediately cast in the film “Edge of Tomorrow”, playing the character Julie, which starred Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, and is based on the Hiroshi Sakurazata’s novel entitled “All You Need Is Kill”.
It takes place in a future where most of Europe has been invaded by an alien race, and the main character finds himself in a time loop which takes him back to a certain time every time he dies. He then uses this opportunity to try and defeat the alien force.
She then had a main role in the AMC series “Into the Badlands”, playing Veil, attracting a lot of positive responses for her work in the she show which follows a warrior and a boy who journeys through feudal land together.
She stayed with the show for the first two seasons playing the secret love interest of the main character. The show initially had mixed reviews before things turned around starting from the second season, drawing positive critical and audience responses.
Madeleine then worked on the film “Breaking Brooklyn”, which was released in 2017, and was then cast in a main role of Lorelei Bailey, who is a personal trainer in her 20s, in the television series entitled “Age Before Beauty”. which was released in early 2018 premiering on BBC One, with a story set in Manchester, England, and starring James Murray, Robson Green, Sue Johnston and Polly Walker.
She was then selected for another lead role in the reboot of “Charmed” aired on The CW, based on the 1998 series of the same name, which focuses on three sisters in a college town, who after the death of their mother discover that they are witches, with each sister having a magical power which helps protect innocent lives from supernatural threats.
It has received mixed reviews, including a lot of criticism due to producers not consulting with the original cast or crew before filming the reboot, and for trying to use the name of the original show to get ahead, though several of the original actresses such as Shannen Doherty and Rose McGowan supported the new show. Madeleine has also defended the show against these various criticisms.
For her personal life, nothing is known about Mantock’s romantic relationships, if any. Several source state that she is single and not yet focused on a romance as her career is just beginning.
She mentioned in an interview that she did modelling work during drama school to help pay for her education. She is also portrayed in “Charmed” as an Afro-Latina though she clarified that she is Afro-Caribbean.
This issue has led to criticisms of the show’s producers and writers of their inadvertent colorism.
Similar to numerous actresses, she is highly active online through various social media accounts; on Twitter and Instagram she promotes her recent work in “Charmed”.
She also posts a lot of personal photos, photo shoots, and photos of her alongside her fellow cast mates. She’s been featured in several publications, and has done a lot of television interviews.
Her Twitter account is filled with daily thoughts, though most of her posts have been focused on her “Charmed” role which has achieved a lot of popularity.