|Full Name||Richard Madden|
|Birthday||June 18, 1986|
Scottish actor Richard Madden cast at age 11; debuted in 2000, performing on stage whilst a student.
About Richard Madden
Richard Madden is a Scottish actor best known for his role as Robb Stark in the hit TV show Game of Thrones and as John Reid in the 2019 movie Rocketman. He has also starred in several other films and television shows such as Cinderella, Bodyguard, and Medici: Masters of Florence.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Born in the village of Elderslie in Renfrewshire, Scotland, Madden joined Paisley Arts Centre‘s youth theatre group at age 11. He made his professional acting debut at age 13 in the Scottish television film Complicity, before going on to attend the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
After graduating in 2007, Madden soon landed his first major TV role as Ripley in the BBC series Hope Springs. His breakout role came in 2011, when he was cast as the heroic and ill-fated Robb Stark in the wildly popular fantasy series Game of Thrones.
Following his pivotal role on Game of Thrones, Madden saw his fame skyrocket globally. In 2015, he transitioned to the big screen, playing the prince charming opposite Lily James in Disney‘s live-action adaptation of Cinderella.
His career reached even greater heights with the 2018 psychological thriller Bodyguard, which became the most watched BBC drama since records began. Madden‘s intense portrayal of police sergeant David Budd earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor.
In 2019, Madden delivered another stellar performance as John Reid in the Elton John biopic Rocketman. Critics widely praised his "smoldering" and "mercurial" depiction of the music icon‘s former lover and manager.
Why We Love Richard Madden
There are so many reasons Richard Madden has won over fans across the world:
- Phenomenal acting ability – He pours 100% into every role, allowing audiences to truly believe in the characters he plays. From Robb Stark to Elton John‘s lover, Madden disappears completely into his parts.
- Captivating charisma – His charm, smile, and personality light up any room or scene. Madden has an undeniable magnetism that makes him impossible not to watch.
- Tremendous work ethic – He is known for his utter dedication and commitment to fully realizing each character. Madden brings an admirable discipline and rigor to his acting craft.
- Down-to-earth nature – Despite his fame, Madden remains grounded and humble. He does not have a trace of arrogance and is beloved for his authenticity.
5 Fun Facts About Richard Madden
- Madden first acted alongside his future Game of Thrones co-star Alfie Allen at age 11 in the play Stagedoor.
- He took ballet lessons as a child to improve his posture.
- Madden was roommates with Game of Thrones co-stars Kit Harington and Alfie Allen while filming the show.
- He loves avocado toast and tries to eat it daily.
- Madden was nearly cast as the Beast in the live-action Beauty and the Beast before Luke Evans landed the role.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is Richard Madden‘s birthday?
Richard Madden was born on June 18, 1986. He turns 37 this year.
What is Richard Madden‘s net worth?
According to reports, Richard Madden has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
What was Richard Madden‘s role in Game of Thrones?
Madden played the role of Robb Stark, the King in the North, in HBO‘s Game of Thrones.
Is Richard Madden dating anyone?
As of 2022, Madden appears to be single. He keeps his personal life very private.
What is Richard Madden doing now?
Madden will next star in Marvel‘s Eternals and the Amazon Prime series Citadel. He also has several other acting projects currently in development.