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Madeleine Kate "Maddy" Hill (born 19 March 1990) is an English actress best known for her role of Nancy Carter in the long-running popular BBC soap opera EastEnders.[1] She trained at Rose Bruford College, graduating with a B.A. in Acting in 2011.

Maddy Hill
Born (1990-03-19) 19 March 1990 (age 28)
Hackney, London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2012–present



Hill trained at Rose Bruford College drama school. Hill's first credit was when she appeared in ITV drama, Whitechapel for two episodes in the third series. She then appeared as a checkout girl in the 2013 film, uwantme2killhim? and in the stage productions of As You Like it and The Meeting Place as Phoebe & George respectively.[2]

In 2016 she will take part in a celebrity version of The Great British Bake Off in aid of Sport Relief.[3]

In January 2018, it was reported that Hill had been cast in the BBC medical drama, Casualty, as paramedic Ruby. Hill begins filming in February and her first scenes air in Summer 2018. The actress expressed her delight at joining the drama and said that she is excited about portraying Ruby.[4]


In October 2013, it was announced that Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright had been cast as Mick and Linda Carter and that they would be taking over The Queen Victoria pub. At the end of the month, it was announced that Mick and Linda's children, Nancy & Johnny, would be played by Hill and Sam Strike respectively. Speaking of her casting Hill said; "I feel incredibly privileged to have been given such an amazing opportunity and I can't wait to start work with such a talented cohort of actors."[1] Hill first appeared as Nancy on 1 January 2014, in a storyline which saw her family take her from her own wedding, after disapproving of her fiancé. Her storylines since her arrival have included: her relationships with Wayne Ladlow (Malachi Kirby), Dexter Hartman (Khali Best) and Tamwar Masood (Himesh Patel); her epilepsy and recurring seizures; and the comedy element she brings to the programme.

Personal lifeEdit

Hill currently lives in London. She is also a proud supporter of Arsenal Football Club.[5]

She is a supporter of Jeremy Corbyn and has campaigned for him during the 2017 General Election.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 Uwantme2killhim? Checkout girl


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Whitechapel Lara Lawrence 2 episodes
2014−2016 EastEnders Nancy Carter Regular role
2014 The One Show Herself Guest
2014 Master Chef Herself Guest
2014 Lorraine Herself Guest
2016 The Great Sport Relief Bake Off Herself Contestant
2018− Casualty Ruby Regular role


Year Title Role Notes
2012 As You Like It Phoebe
2013 The Meeting Place George
2016 Imogen Imogen Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.[7][8]


Year Organisation Award Work Result Ref.
2014 British Soap Awards Best Newcomer Nancy Carter in EastEnders Won [9]
Inside Soap Awards Best Newcomer Nancy Carter in EastEnders Shortlisted [10]
TV Choice Awards Best Newcomer Nancy Carter in EastEnders Shortlisted
Telly Spy Awards Best Newcomer Nancy Carter in EastEnders Won
Digital Spy Reader Awards Best Newcomer Nancy Carter in EastEnders Won [11]
2015 National Television Awards Best Newcomer Nancy Carter in EastEnders Won [12]
Inside Soap Awards Best Partnership Nancy Carter and Tamwar Masood in EastEnders Shortlisted [13]


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