Madeleine is a Producer, Writer and Director and founder of Astraea Productions set up in 2020 to stimulate and share new creative initiatives in theatre and in film.  Her first short film MERMAN, which she wrote and directed, has been described by Benjamin Zephaniah as "... a well imagined, poetic and important film." and by Hugh Bonneville as "... tight and evocative." She is currently co producing two more shorts: ZIVILCOURAGE in post production and CROSSING THE EARTH shooting summer 2024. Her full length award winning feature script LOSING GLORIA has recently been selected for many festivals, winning best screenplay at New York, California and Miami Film Festivals, nominated at Toronto and Art Spirit Awards and currently a finalist at the Oscar qualifying Flickers' Rhode Island, International Film Festival. Her TV treatment for series ONLY A WOMAN was selected at City of Angels Women's Festival in LA. Currently she is developing a feature film GOOD PEOPLE with award winning writer Huw Brentnal and new theatre play JANE with West End and Broadway writer Peter Oswald, both of which she will direct. 

 

 

A Mercury Theatre Creative, Madeleine is also currently an Associate Director at RADA on the NYU Shakespeare course and directs for the INK Festival of New Writing in East Anglia. She is recipient of a 2022 Arts Council DYCP Award and was selected for The BFI and Creative England's 'Creative Enterprise: Foundations for Film and TV', (2022/3) as well as being invited to join the competitive Screen Skills UK Cohort (2023/4) She has enjoyed a long placement on Amazon Prime series THE DEVIL'S HOUR (season 2) doing splinter and second unit shoots.

 

After graduating from Drama School Madeleine appeared in, among others, Frederic Raphael's 'After the War' and four episodes of 'The Nighmare Years' with Sam Waterston before becoming a staff director at The Royal National Theatre.

 

Madeleine directed the first stage production of 'Strangers on a Train' by Craig Warner, adapted from the Patricia Highsmith novel which premiered in the main house at Chester Gateway Theatre. The show later went to the West End. For her own company, Zenana, backed by the Stoll Moss Theatre Foundation, Madeleine directed award winning playwright Tom Kempinski's 'When The Past is Still to Come', the poet Billy Marshall Stoneking's 'Sixteen Words for Water' and 'Albertine in Five Times' with Marion Bailey and Miriam Karlin. She was Associate Director of The London New Play Festival and also for the Finborough Theatre, collectively winning a Time Out Award for a season of 'Women's Writing'. 

 

Madeleine has been involved in script development and work shops with many theatres in London, including the Royal Court, Cockpit, Kings Head, The Gate, B.A.C. Lyric Hamersmith, Playwrights Trust, Playwrights Co-operative and Actors Centre.

 

 

Twitter: @wynn_madeleine

Instagram: @astraea_productions

 

 

Recipient of ACE Funding and an ACE Develop Your Creative Practice Award