Richard Madden

Richard Madden

Highest Rated: 89% Rocketman (2019)

Lowest Rated: 9% Chatroom (2010)

Birthday: Jun 18, 1986

Birthplace: Elderslie, Scotland, UK

Scottish actor Richard Madden found international fame playing Robb Stark on "Game of Thrones" (HBO, 2011-19) but proved himself to have staying power far beyond the landmark series. Born in Renfrewshire, Scotland, he began acting on stage while attending the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In his early teens, he made his screen debut playing one of the leads on the family comedy "Barmy Aunt Boomerang" (BBC, 1999-2000). He added a small role in the thriller "Complicity" (2000) soon after. Besides an appearance on the crime drama "Taggart" (STV/ITV, 1983-2010), he spent the next several years concentrating on studies and stage roles, including playing Romeo in a Globe Theatre production of "Romeo and Juliet." In his early-20s, he took a role alongside Alex Kingston in "Hope Springs" (BBC, 2009) and starred in the sitcom "Sirens" (Channel 4, 2011). He also played musician Kirk Brandon in the Boy George biopic "Worried About the Boy" (2010). His break would come when he joined the cast of "Game of Thrones," the television adaptation of George R.R. Martin's fantasy novels that would become a cultural phenomenon. His Robb Stark, the eldest of the Stark children which included Sophie Turner's Sansa and Kit Harrington's Jon Snow. Like many of the show's characters, Madden's Robb eventually met a brutal end during the show's third season. While on "GoT," he appeared with Eddie Redmayne and Clemence Posey in the World War I drama "Birdsong" (BBC, 2012). Post Stark, the actor starred with Alan Rickman and Rebecca Hall in the romance "A Promise" (2013) and headlined the miniseries "Klondike" (Discovery, 2014). He found himself a part of fairy tale lore playing the Prince opposite Lily James' feisty "Cinderella" (2015). Madden made fans swoon, as well, with his role as Oliver Mellors in "Lady Chatterley's Lover" (BBC, 2015). On stage, he returned to the role of Romeo in a West End production of the Shakespeare tragedy. On the big screen, he teamed with Idris Elba for "The Take" (2016). The actor played the lead during the first season of the historical drama "Medici" (Rai 1, 2016- ). After appearing with Gillian Jacobs and Vanessa Bayer in the comedy "Ibiza" (Netflix, 2018), he earned rave reviews for his performance as a police detective assigned to protect Keeley Hawes' politician in "Bodyguard" (BBC, 2018- ). The role would earn Madden a Golden Globe award. He returned to playing a true life music industry figure when he portrayed agent John Ried in the Elton John biography "Rocketman" (2019). The actor also had a supporting role in the Sam Mendes WWI drama "1917" (2019).  Madden stepped into the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he joined former "Game of Thrones" co-star Kit Harrington and Angelina Jolie for "The Eternals" (2020). The actor portrayed comic book hero Ikaris, a member of an ancient humanoid race with superpowers.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eternals Ikaris (Character) - 2021
89% 88% Rocketman John Reid (Character) $96.3M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Birrell Presents Films of Love and War Unknown (Character) - 2019
89% 88% 1917 Lieutenant Joseph Blake (Character) $159.2M 2019
67% 39% Ibiza Leo (Character) - 2018
48% 41% Bastille Day Michael Mason (Character) $39K 2016
84% 78% Cinderella Prince (Character) $201.2M 2015
13% 24% A Promise Friederich (Character) - 2013
9% 35% Chatroom Ripley (Character) - 2010

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2019
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke Music Performer 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018
93% 83% Bodyguard David (Character) 2018
72% 76% Electric Dreams Agent Ross (Character) 2017
75% 94% Oasis Peter (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 84% Medici Cosimo de' Medici (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Klondike Unknown (Character) 2014
89% 85% Game of Thrones Robb Stark (Character) 2011-2013

QUOTES FROM Richard Madden CHARACTERS

Ella says: Your majesty, I am not a princess, I have no carriage, no parents, no dowry. I do not even know if that beautiful slipper will even fit. But, if it does, will you take me for who I am, an honest country girl who loves you.

Kit says: Of course I will. But only if you will take me for who I am, an apprentice still learning his trade.

Ella says: I've never been painted in a portrait.

Kit says: You should!

Kit says: It's you, isn't it?

Ella says: Just so.