20 November 2009, 16:11
Madeleine West stars as femme fatale Danielle McGuire. From an early age Madeleine West displayed a flair for the arts.
Her talent for acting was rewarded in 1992 with entry into the NSW Talented Child Drama Ensemble, and has since been honed through years of study at such institutions as Swinburne University, Tamworth Conservatorium of Music and Riverina Drama Ensemble.
She has also undertaken short courses at NIDA, along with courses in voice, movement, drama and musical theatre at various ensembles in Victoria and interstate.
West began a degree in law but deferred her studies when she was offered a major role on Australia’s longest-running series, Neighbours.
Playing “Dionne Bliss,” she quickly developed a huge international fan base. During this period she cultivated her comedy skills, performing stand-up at venues around Melbourne – skills that she put to good use when she starred alongside Angus Sampson and Nathan Phillips in You And Your Stupid Mate.
West has had feature roles in Big Reef, the Hallmark Entertainment production of Hercules, The Starter Wife, Showtime Australia’s controversial new series, Satisfaction, and most recently the US action-thriller The Condemned.
Last updated: 03 August 2010, 16:52