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The ca­reer path of model to ac­tor is a well-trod­den road but Mad­di­son Brown chose to roll the dice on get­ting her break – with no guar­an­tee she would get the gig.

“I was liv­ing in New York at the time and I was on op­tion for a Louis Vuit­ton gig,” she says.

“It was that or come home to Syd­ney (in the hope) di­rec­tor Kim Far­rant would pos­si­bly want to see me. Af­ter all the work I had done for the role, I felt like I owed it to my­self. But there were no guar­an­tees.”

Model-turned-ac­tor Brown, 18, au­di­tioned seven times for the role of Ni­cole Kid­man and Joseph Fi­ennes’ daugh­ter in Out­back thriller Stranger­land, which opened last week. But her per­sis­tence paid off. “I felt like it was mine to lose at that point,” she says.

“It’s not the best way to work as an ac­tor but when you get that far down the line, you can’t help but get at­tached.”

Brown had a bit part play­ing a young Justine Clarke in a TV movie more than a decade ago, but Stranger­land was her first fea­ture film.

Stranger­land is in cine­mas now

Mad­di­son Brown and Odessa Young.

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