Thelma Madine

Thelma Madine

Dressmaker & Designer

Agent: Craig Latto

Thelma is a dressmaker and designer and owner of Nico in Liverpool. The star of Channel 4's hit series Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and Thelma's Gypsy Girls, she is the designer favoured by travellers the length and breadth of the country; many of whom travel hundreds of miles to have her make their wedding, christening and communion dresses. Her most recent television series is Thelma's Big Irish Communions, a six part series filmed in Ireland and the UK.

Thelma lives in Liverpool with her partner Dave and has five children. Her autobiography, Tales Of The Gypsy Dressmaker and second book Gypsy Wedding Dreams were published by Harper Collins. In partnership with The English Ladies Company, Thelma has produced a collection of ceramic figurines inspired by her wedding gowns, mini bride and communion dresses, which are sold all over the world.

Thelma Madine

TV Credits

  • Thelma's Big Irish Communions - TV3
  • Thelma's Gypsy Girls - Channel 4
  • Big Fat Gypsy Weddings - Channel 4


  • Gypsy Wedding Dreams
  • Tales Of The Gypsy Dressmaker