Madelaine Newton began her acting career in 1972 as a Founder Member of the acclaimed Live Theatre Company in Newcastle on Tyne devising and performing numerous productions in the North East.
After three years she moved into television and played leading roles in the hugely successfull series When The Boat Comes In, The Spoils of War and Auf Weidersehen Pet and Firm Friends.
Guest appearances followed in long running popular series;Coronation St, Grange Hill,Peak Practice,Portrait of a Marriage,Inspector Morse and many more.
TV films include Squire by Tom Pickard,Wild Geese by Robert Holman,Play for Today produced by Richard Eyre, Alan Plater's final work Joe Maddison's War, and two Catherine Cookson film adaptations Cinder Path and Tilly Trotter.
Other theatre work include national tours of And a Nightingale Sang and The Memory of Water.The award winning Accounts at The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and London Riverside Studios,Wishbones at The Bush Theatre and Turns at The Red Lion in Islington.She also toured Newfoundland and Nova Scotia with Two C's Theatre Company playing the leading roles in The Sound of Murder and The Secretary Bird.
The productions of which Madelaine is most proud are daughter Kitty and son Kieran with her husband actor Kevin Whately and she now divides her time between occasional acting commitments and having fun with grandaughter Ivy while Mum and Dad sing for their suppers.