Welcome to Richard Madden Fan at www.richard-madden.com, your first and original fansource for the talented scottish actor Richard Madden. He's best known for playing Robb Stark in HBO's Game of Thrones and Prince Kit in Disney's Cinderella. His recent projects have been Netflix's Medici: Masters of Florence where he playes Cosimo deMedici, two Amazon Prime's series. Oasis and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, and Netflix's original movie, Ibiza. Later this year, he has a BBC series Bodyguard coming up.

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AliKat   /   06.08.2019   /   0 Comments

I’m sorry for the lack of updates. I took a short break from fansites and it ended up being a long hiatus. I’ll be updating the photoshoots tomorrow but here are the events that Richard has been to this year. It’s been a very busy year for him so far!

 

 

 

Public Appearances > 2019 > Jan 5: The BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party

Public Appearances > 2019 > Jan 6: 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Red Carpet

Public Appearances > 2019 > Jan 6: 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Fiji Water

Public Appearances > 2019 > Jan 6: 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Show

Public Appearances > 2019 > Jan 6: 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Press Room

Public Appearances > 2019 >  Jan 6: 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards – After Party

Public Appearances > 2019 > Jan 6: 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Netflix After Party

Public Appearances > 2019 > Jan 6: 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Moet & Chandon

Public Appearances > 2019 > Jan 13: The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

Public Appearances > 2019 > Jan 22: National Television Awards 2019 – Red Carpet

Public Appearances > 2019 > Jan 22: National Television Awards 2019 – Winner’s Room

Public Appearances > 2019 > Jan 27: 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Red Carpet

Public Appearances > 2019 > Jan 27: 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Show

Public Appearances > 2019 > Feb 10: EE British Academy Film Awards

Public Appearances > 2019 > Feb 13: BOSS Womenswear & Menswear – Backstage – New York Fashion Week

Public Appearances > 2019 > Apr 7: “Bodyguard” Screening & Reception

Public Appearances > 2019 > Apr 23: 2019 Time 100 Gala

Public Appearances > 2019 > May 6: The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion

Public Appearances > 2019 > May 9: Netflix’s “Bodyguard” Screening & Panel

Public Appearances > 2019 > May 16: “Rocketman” Photocall – The 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival

Public Appearances > 2019 > May 16: “Rocketman” Red Carpet – The 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival

Public Appearances > 2019 > May 16: “Rocketman” Cannes Gala Party – The 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival

Public Appearances > 2019 > May 17: “Rocketman” Press Conference – The 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival

Public Appearances > 2019 > May 17: Chopard Party – The 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival

Public Appearances > 2019 > May 20: “Rocketman” UK Premiere – London

Public Appearances > 2019 > May 20: “Rocketman” Press Conference

Public Appearances > 2019 > May 23: ABC’s “Good Morning America”

Public Appearances > 2019 > May 23: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Public Appearances > 2019 > May 29: “Rocketman” New York Premiere

Public Appearances > 2019 > May 29: The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Hosts An Official Screening Of “Rocketman”

 

AliKat   /   04.15.2019   /   0 Comments

 

Photoshoots & Portraits > Session 056

Magazine Scans > Elle (May 2019)

 

ELLE – Richard Madden is giddy at the prospect of going dark. Hunched attractively in a leather chair at a Beverly Hills hotel, the 32-year-old Scotsman, known for playing doomed scion Robb Stark on Game of Thrones and the trauma-stricken David Budd on the BBC’s Bodyguard, is eager to shed his broken-good-guy image. “I really enjoyed being a bastard,” he says, punching his right fist in his left hand like a ball in a mitt. He’s referring to his role as John Reid, the rebrand manager and former lover of Elton John (played by Taron Egerton) in this month’s fantastical and much-anticipated Rocketman biopic. “He just loved fighting people,” Madden says. Reid also had moments of charm and generosity, the actor acknowledges, but his manipulative side was much more fun to play.

In person, the actor is a riveting combination of flinty and safe. He looks like the guy to trust in a crowd, but then his nerves seem spring-loaded, like when he catches a bottle top falling off the table like it’s a grenade. We talk about getting a beer but order sparkling water instead because it’s early in the afternoon and pouring rain and, well, that combination can make for a booze-soaked slippery slope—especially in London, where Madden’s lived for 14 years. “There, it’s dark by 3 p.m. and it’s raining and miserable and you go, ‘I just want to sit by the fire with a bottle of red wine in the pub,’ ” he says, slipping into an almost incomprehensible back-and-forth Scottish brogue: “ ‘Eh, we’re shot.’ And you’re like, ‘Well, I’ll have another one.’ ” Pause. “ ‘So, are you shot or not shot? All right, cool, I’ll have another one.’ ”

Madden will abandon his beloved London for Los Angeles next month, but he still hasn’t secured a job or a place to live. Also, he’s single, maybe. A few days ago, the British press crowed about the actress Ellie Bamber breaking up with him, but he shuts down all talk of his love life. Don’t ask him about rumors that he’s the next Bond, either. “It’s all just noise,” says the actor, a pleasant aftereffect of his success in the title role in Bodyguard, the BBC’s most-watched drama since the season finales of Downton Abbey, for which he recently won a Golden Globe for Best Actor. “By March, there will be another British TV show with another young male actor, and then he’ll be the next James Bond for the following two months.”

Things might be a bit up in the air, but Madden is loving it. “I feel quite free at the moment,” he says, like any man worth his scruffy beard. “If I’m going to be reading scripts for two months, I’d rather sit by the pool than sit in a pub in East London.” Plus, he’s got some great friends in L.A., like Elton John, who whisked him off to his concert in Sacramento last night, and fellow Iron Throne heir Sophie Turner, whom he’s going to try to meet up with tonight. “It’s quite nice because we were so close when we were kids, and then we went off and did other things but reconnected as adults,” he says of Turner and other GoT costars like Kit Harington, Gwendoline Christie, and Maisie Williams. While some of his pals are still going strong on the show, he has a no-spoilers policy: “I have to be like, ‘Just let me watch it.’ ” He does, however, have a Season 8 prediction with regard to Turner’s character, Sansa Stark. “People thought she was weak and wilty,” he says, “but she’s our mother’s daughter, you know….” Since getting offed in the infamous Red Wedding scene, Madden has enjoyed watching as a fan. “It’s weird because they talk about Robb Stark, and I don’t associate myself with it anymore,” he says. “But then I remember, ‘Oh, that’s me, I played that part.’ ”

In preparation for Rocketman, Madden spoke with a number of Elton John’s and Reid’s friends. Donatella Versace, in particular, helped Madden get a better grasp of his character’s righteous zeal. “She said, ‘The thing about John Reid was that he was never wrong.’ ” And even as the relationship deteriorated (Elton John cut ties with Reid’s management company in 1998 and later settled financial disputes out of court; Reid has since retired from music management and lives in Australia), the two men shared an intimate bond. Madden and Egerton re-create that dynamic—sometimes clad in ’70s-style double-breasted suits and stacked Cuban heels, other times naked. When asked about Rocketman’s much-hyped sex scenes, Madden shakes his head and says, “I dread doing these things.” But, to him, the differences between male and female costars are negligible. “With one you get stubble rash, right?” he says. “That’s basically it. Otherwise, there’s no difference. It’s storytelling.”

Clearly, he’s a good guy at heart, though his whole body rejects the idea that he’s anything like his most famous characters. “It’s incredible to think about me in one of them,” he says with a shiver. “I don’t like it one bit!” But whether he wants to be or not, he’s bound to the code. “I suppose there’s a thing with a lot of these characters I play—to do the right thing, to look after people,” Madden says, taking a swig of sparkling water. “I suppose that is something.”

AliKat   /   11.30.2018   /   0 Comments

 

   

   

 

 

Photoshoots & Portraits > Session 045

Public Appearances > 2011 > Dec 11: VIP Screening of “The Artist”

Public Appearances > 2012 > Game of Thrones Season 1 DVD Release Party   +5

Public Appearances > 2018 > Oct 14: Esquire Townhouse with Breitling

Public Appearances > 2018 > Nov 22: World Premiere Of Land Rover’s New Range Rover Evoque

AliKat   /   11.30.2018   /   0 Comments

   

Photoshoots & Portraits > Session 046 (2018 British GQ)
Magazine Scans > British GQ (Jan/Feb 2019)

 

BRITISH GQ – What makes a good James Bond? British? Of course. Scottish? Even better. Can he play brutish but vulnerable? It worked for the last one. Does he look sharp in a tux? See above. But what about a wry, natural humour? Because we haven’t seen that for a while. And yet far from the troubled action man he built for Bodyguard – and even further from the princes and pretty boys that was almost his typecast – it’s his knowing wit and bone-dry quips that explain why Richard Madden is odds-on to make Double-O status. Oh, and guess what? He even drinks Vodka Martinis

Our January/ February cover star, Richard Madden is the man of the moment. From Game of Thrones, through to hit BBC drama Bodyguard and of course, those James Bond rumours. Read an exclusive extract from the interview and download to read the full interview now on digital edition.

Richard Madden lets out a groan when he clocks the question that’s coming.

So, I begin, the Mail On Sunday reported last week that you’re set to be offered…

And that’s when I hear it: the pained expression of the young British actor being forced to talk about speculation that they might be the next James Bond – a sort of hazing initiation for those who’ve done the Donmar.

“My first reaction,” says Madden, “is always the same reaction, which is the papers make up a story on a Sunday so they can discredit that story on the Monday so they can sell papers on both days.”

Sure, I say, but at the same time, the bookies aren’t making Jonah Hill the current favourite to be Britain’s favourite super spy, are they?

“They aren’t, no, but this is what happens with all these shows, like Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager. Then there’s the next one. I’m the next one. Everyone just loves the rumour mill on that topic. I’m just the current one. There’ll be a different one next week.”

All of which is pretty hard to argue with. But still, I say, nice to be mentioned all the same.

“Lovely. I’m more than flattered to be mentioned, for people to consider putting me in that role. I’m very flattered and thankful. It’s a really brilliant thing to be in.”

Just for the record, then, you wouldn’t rule it out?

“I don’t want to curse anything by saying anything. I think that’s the curse of that. If you talk about it, you’ll curse it.”

He will admit, however, that he is a big Bond fan.

“Yeah. I love the movies. I’ve read all the books.”

You’ve read all the books?

“Yeah.”

Download to read the full Jan/Feb issue with Richard Madden now

 

AliKat   /   11.21.2018   /   0 Comments