Nine-year-old Hatty Jones
, a cherub-faced redhead with wise brown eyes, was found in London for the title role. Jones was very familiar with the literary heroine since her parents read the books to her, and heard of the auditions through her teacher at an after-school drama club she attends.
With typical British politeness and modesty, Jones thought the best she could do was to land a background role, but was over the moon to be offered the lead after her fourth audition.
Hatty Jones was born and raised in London, where she lives with her parents and her two younger brothers. She goes to St. James Church of England Primary School in Muswell Hill, London, where she played Tweedledum in a school production of Alice In Wonderland. She attends the Arts Academy drama club after school, which is where she first heard of the auditions for MADELINE, for which her drama teacher suggested she try out. She also studies ballet, sings in her church choir and is in the Brownies.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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