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Maddy Tyers is a rising star of Australian stage and screen. As an actor, presenter, children’s entertainer, voice-over artist and writer, Maddy’s list of accomplishments continue to grow.
Maddy has appeared in a host of Australian TV series’, short films and features including Border Protection Squad,
Neighbours, Back In Very Small Business and City Homicide but is best known for her supporting lead role as Amanda Tucci in the hit kid’s TV series, The Elephant Princess. Broadcast in over 35 countries across the world (nationally on Network 10, The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon), The Elephant Princess is a hugely popular children fantasy program that won the 2009 AFI award for the Best Children’s Television Drama. In 2019, Maddy and her husband Jimmy also hit the small screen as competitors in the AACTA award winning Channel Nine reality TV series, Lego Masters.
Away from performing, Maddy is also a published author. Her first children’s picture story book, ‘When Anna Came To Stay’ explores the nature and emergence of eating disorders for a younger audience. This book gives young readers a glimpse into the family dynamics involved when a child experiences an eating disorder. It also highlights the need for family members to be sensitive to the signs of an eating disorder and prepared to provide support during the healing process.
Books by Maddy Tyers
Best Suited 8 – 12 years
May is a carefree girl who likes nothing better than singing along to the Spice Girls, roller blading and eating cheese on toast with her friends. But then May’s family moves to a new town and May’s world is turned upside down.
Out of the blue, an imaginary friend Anna comes along to help May out of her predicament, but Anna’s ‘solutions’ only isolate May from her family and lead her into unhealthy habits.