Richard Madden

Last updated on the 26 March 2024 by Evandrus

Richard Madden

Mini Biography

Born: 18 June 1986, Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Richard Madden attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where he honed his acting skills.

Madden’s breakthrough role came in 2011 when he was cast as Robb Stark in the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones.” He quickly became a fan favorite for his portrayal of the noble and charismatic Stark heir. Madden’s performance earned him critical acclaim and several award nominations.

After his success on “Game of Thrones,” Madden went on to star in a variety of film and television projects. He played the lead role in the BBC series “Bodyguard,” which premiered in 2018 and was a huge success. His performance as a troubled war veteran turned bodyguard earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama.

Madden has also appeared in several films, including “Cinderella,” “Bastille Day,” and “Rocketman.” In 2019, he was cast as Ikaris in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film “The Eternals,” which is set to be released in 2021.

Off-screen, Madden is known for his philanthropic work. He has supported several charities, including the Prince’s Trust and the Scottish Youth Theatre. He is also an ambassador for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

In his personal life, Madden has been linked to several high-profile relationships, including actress Jenna Coleman and Ellie Bamber. He is known for his love of fitness and has been spotted working out at various gyms around the world.


Suggested viewing


Bodyguard (2018)


Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 8.1

David Budd, a troubled war veteran turned police sergeant, is tasked with guarding the controversial Home Secretary Julia Montague. As David tackles the treacherous world of political intrigue and assassination plots, he becomes increasingly conflicted about his role and his personal beliefs.

Top cast: Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Sophie Rundle, Gina McKee, Pippa Haywood, Stuart Bowman, Paul Ready, Ash Tandon, Nina Toussaint-White.

Medici: Masters of Florence (2016)

Medici Masters of Florence, Richard Madden

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.9

Set in Renaissance Florence, Medici: Masters of Florence chronicles the rise of the Medici family, from their humble origins as bankers to their emergence as one of the most influential families in Europe. The series follows Cosimo de’ Medici, a shrewd and ambitious leader who traverses the treacherous world of Florentine politics, while also patronising the arts and sciences.

Top cast: Richard Madden, Sarah Parish, Daniel Sharman, Synnøve Karlsen, Alessandra Mastronardi, Sebastian de Souza, Raoul Bova, Annabel Scholey, David Brandon, Bradley James.

Rocketman (2019)

Rocketman poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.3

From a shy and timid boy, Reginald Dwight, to becoming the iconic Elton John, Rocketman narrates the life and career of Sir Elton John. It depicts his struggles with addiction, self-acceptance, and his complex relationship with his manager, John Reid, through a musical journey filled with hits and flamboyant stage performances.

Top cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Gemma Jones, Steven Mackintosh, Tom Bennett, Matthew Illesley, Kit Connor.

Cinderella (2015)

Cinderella (2015)

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.9

Ella, a kind-hearted young woman, is forced into servitude by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters after her father’s untimely death. Despite her circumstances, she dreams of a better life. A chance encounter with the handsome Prince awakens her hope, and with the help of her fairy godmother, she attends the royal ball, where she finds true love.

Top cast: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Derek Jacobi, Helena Bonham Carter, Nonso Anozie.

Game of Thrones (2011)

Richard Madden Game of Thrones poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 9.2

In the fictional world of Westeros, nine noble families vie for control of the Iron Throne, while an ancient enemy returns after millennia to threaten the existence of living men. The series follows the intertwined stories of characters from different factions as they face political upheaval, dark magic, and deadly rivalries.

Top cast: Emilia Clarke, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Conleth Hill, Alfie Allen, Richard Madden, Mark Addy, Natalie Dormer.

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