Scottish actor Richard Madden is best known for his role as Robb Stark in the acclaimed American fantasy television series “Game of Thrones.” At the age of 13, Madden made his acting debut in the children’s comedy TV series “Barmy Aunt Boomerang,” where he starred in Sebastian Simpkins.
He made his début as Young Andy in “Complicity” at the age of 14, making his feature film debut.
Richard Madden’s Date of Birth and Parents
Pat and Richard Madden had a son named Richard on June 18, 1986, in Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland. While his father works for the fire department, his mother is a teaching assistant. Madden and his sisters shared a home.
Richard Madden’s Education
He went to a Paisley neighborhood school. He has acknowledged that, throughout his very challenging high school years, he was a shy, overweight child. Madden participated in a youth theater program run by the “Paisley Arts Centre” to get over his shyness.
Richard Madden’s Career
In “Hope Springs,” Madden, who had previously performed as a youngster, made a return. He played Dean McKenzie. Eight episodes of the British TV comedy-drama series had his appearance.
He performed as Kirk Brandon in the 2010 television movie “Worried About The Boy” before making an appearance as Ripley Collins in the famous Japanese director Hideo Nakata’s horror drama “Chatroom.”
He played Ashley Greenwich in the 2011 television series “Sirens” before playing Elliot in the 2011 short film “Strays.” Madden scored his breakout role in “Game of Thrones,” one of the most watched television shows in the world, the same year.
For his performance on “Game of Thrones,” Madden received three significant award nominations from 2011 to 2013. At the 2011 “Screen Awards,” he was also presented with the “Star of Tomorrow” award.
He played Captain Michael and Weir in “Birdsong,” a two-part British television drama, in 2012. He received a role in the French romantic drama movie “A Promise” the following year.
He won his second-most well-liked part in 2015 as Prince Kit in the wildly successful romantic fairy movie “Cinderella.” He made appearances in “Group B,” a short film, and “Lady.
Chatterley’s Lover,” two television movies, all in the same year. He has a significant part in the 2016 American-French action movie “Bastille Day.” He also appeared as Cosimo de Medici in the Italian-British TV drama series “Medici: Masters of Florence” in 2016.
In the 2017 pilot episode (Oasis) of a planned British television series based on the 2014 book “The Book of Strange New Things,” Madden was cast as Peter Leigh.
He made an appearance in one of the episodes of the science fiction anthology series “Electric Dreams” the same year.
The series was based on a collection of short tales by Philip K. Dick. He played Leo West in the 2018 release of the American romantic comedy “Ibiza.” Netflix first made the movie available on May 25, 2018.
The main part of Sergeant David Budd in the British television drama series “Bodyguard” was also offered to him in 2018.
The producers of the acclaimed “Bond” movie series were so moved by Madden’s performance in “Bodyguard” that they are presently in negotiations for him to take on the role of James Bond, following Daniel Craig as the most recent “Agent 007.”
Madden is now acting as John Reid in the biopic “Rocketman” on Sir Elton Hercules John.