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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Nicole   /   01.15.2013   /   0 Comments

Richard Mr.Porter

Mr Richard Madden is beginning to get recognised quite a lot. At a private party in Claridge’s hotel, London, a fortnight ago, I watched a 50-year-old man ask if he could photograph Mr Madden and his Game of Thrones co-star Mr Kit Harington, for his “14-year-old niece; she’s a big fan of the show”. As if. That photograph was obviously taken for his own pleasure: the gentleman couldn’t hide his delight that there he was, next to a giant Christmas tree in Mayfair, with the show’s two young lead characters, Robb Stark and Jon Snow.

Game of Thrones – a cross between Middle Earth and The Sopranos if you’ve been hidden in a bunker for the past two years – is massive. The cult novels by Mr George RR Martin have been dramatised by HBO with no expense spared on gore, full-on arse-banging sex and eye-popping locations. And this has given Mr Madden, who has been critically acclaimed for his theatre roles in London’s West End (including Be Near Me with Mr Ian McDiarmid) and the BBC TV dramas Worried About the Boy and Birdsong, a whole new level of fame.

Mr Madden is one of those people who comes alive in front of a camera or at a party – both seem to energise him

And 2013 looks as if it’s going to be even bigger. The 26-year-old Scot, who has just finished filming a movie with Ms Rebecca Hall and Mr Alan Rickman, and is about to embark on another secret project this month, can barely contain his excitement. Talented, handsome and with absurd levels of energy, he’s in New York – where the MR PORTER photoshoot takes place – for a few days holiday to catch up with his girlfriend, Ms Jenna-Louise Coleman. Ms Coleman, who he has been dating for more than a year, is in town to promote Doctor Who, the popular British sci-fi show. On Christmas Day, she made her debut as the Doctor’s new assistant; a role that will transform her almost overnight into a national treasure. This year is going to be an eventful one for them both. (read more at the source)

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Nicole   /   11.29.2012   /   0 Comments

One of Britain’s finest actors features in a new exhibition of photography at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Rising star Richard Madden, 26, from Elderslie, began his acting career at Paisley’s famous PACE youth theatre, and has gone on to take lead roles on stage, in television and film.

And now a portrait of him by K K Dundas is among a number of famous names that can be seen in the photographer’s show “Leading Lights”.

Hanging alongside him at the prestigious gallery are portraits of Bill Paterson, Billy Boyd, Elaine C Smith and Ruby Wax – all, like Richard, graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

In 2010, to celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Conservatoire commissioned Glasgow-based Dundas, who specialises in theatre and portrait photography, to take portraits of past and present students from the school of drama.

These images, presented in collaboration with the Conservatoire, features some of the institution’s most illustrious alumni, from old hands to more recent graduates.

Richard got his acting break at the age of 11 when he appeared in a film adaptation of Iain Banks’s hit novel Complicity. Then came a lead role in kids’ TV series My Barmy Aunt Boomerang, before he quit acting for a while.

But he returned to the profession with a vengeance when he was 17.

Richard said: “I got to the point when I was being asked to choose what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, and I knew there was nothing else I wanted to do more. I went back to PACE and spent a year being one of the oldest ones, which wasn’t the easiest thing to do, but I had to get back into acting.”

Richard then earned a place at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and jobs with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Globe Theatre, in London, followed.

He later gained the lead role of Dean McKenzie in the 2009 BBC series Hope Springs, followed by his roles as Ripley in the 2010 film Chatroom, and as Theatre of Hate singer Kirk Brandon in the 2010 film Worried About The Boy.

Since 2011, he has been starring as Robb Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones, the Channel 4 series Sirens and in the BBC series Birdsong.

Leading Lights runs until Sunday, March 3, 2013.

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Nicole   /   09.26.2012   /   0 Comments

Game of Thrones was majorly snubbed at the 2012 Emmy Awards, but at least Richard Madden (Robb Stark) could share an exciting season 3 teaser!

Madden was in attendance at the Emmy Awards Ceremony on behalf of Game of Thrones, and speaking to E! Online at Sunday’s awards ceremony, the actor expressed his enthusiasm for the third season of the series, which is currently filming.

He said that season 3, “Makes season 1 and 2 like a warmup.” Further, fans can expect even more excitement, as “every episode is like a finale episode.”

Considering the events of the third book in the saga, A Storm of Swords, we’re sure there is a lot of material to make for 10 action-packed episodes!

Game of Thrones was nominated for several Emmys, including Outstanding Drama and Outstanding Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage). Homeland picked up the former award, while the latter went to Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul. However, Thrones did clean up in the Creative Emmy categories, including Outstanding Costumes (for “The Prince of Winterfell”) and Outstanding Sound Editing (for “Blackwater”).

Game of Thrones will return to HBO for season 3 on March 31, 2013.

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Nicole   /   05.11.2012   /   0 Comments

There have been plenty of interesting changes to the characters introduced a year ago in “Game of Thrones,” but easily one of the most pleasant to watch in Season 2, is the hero’s journey taken by “the young wolf,” Robb Stark.

Played by Scottish actor Richard Madden, Season 2 began for the King in the North winning battles and showing off – so far – some shrewd logic (like keeping the most valuable prisoner, Jaime Lannister, with his forces).

But life slaying Lannister forces can be tough on a young man, and viewers recently saw Robb strike up a couple of conversations with the raven-haired Tulisa (Oona Chaplin, BBC America’s “The Hour”), the latest of which certainly revealed Robb in the first blush of a crush.

Richard actually played another young character, Romeo, who became quickly smitten by a woman — Juliet – in the Shakespearian play when he was barely 20, so do those first pangs of infatuation give Robb and Romeo something in common?

“Hmmm…,” he paused, after AccessHollywood.com asked if there were parallels among the young men. “I think it’s different. With Romeo, he’s kind of, very quickly head over heels and Robb’s got much more kind of reserve there, where he’s never been in a situation with a woman before, where he’s been taken by someone. Whereas I think Romeo [has] kind of been there, he’s fallen in love how many times already… Robb’s never been there and he doesn’t know what it is yet. And also, rather than kind of knowing how much he likes this woman at this point, he’s just kind of surprised and intrigued by her, and wants to kind of get to know her, this woman that challenges him, and is a kind of light in the darkness for him,” Richard added. “He’s not taking it all too seriously yet.”
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Nicole   /   04.23.2012   /   0 Comments

Richard Madden knows how lucky he is that “Game of Thrones” executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss didn’t follow George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” books exactly for Season 2 of the HBO hit.

If they had, he would not have been in it. His character, Robb Stark, would not be arguing with his mother, defeating the Lannisters in battle or, maybe most importantly, meeting the woman of his dreams.

“It was a huge compliment for me that David and Dan kind of believed in what I was doing enough to allow that to happen and me to run with it,” Madden, 26, told me last week during a phone interview. “It’s allowed me to do scenes that no one has seen because they weren’t in the books. So I was very thankful and very pleased.”

In the latest episode, “Garden of Bones,” Robb’s army wins another battle and afterward he meets Talisa (Oona Chaplin), a healer helping the injured on the battlefield. It isn’t clear if Talisa is meant to be Jeyne, a character from the books, but one thing is certain: She has cast a spell over Robb.

“She’s a breath of fresh air, kind of light in this darkness. He’s never met or seen anyone like her before,” he said.

The romance gave the Scottish actor another chance to interpret Robb in his own way, and to play emotions he hasn’t had a chance to explore with the character. This being “Game of Thrones,” it also gave him a chance to ditch Robb’s heavy costumes of leather, furs and armor.

“Umm, without spoiling it, I think you’re going to see Robb wearing less armor than normal,” Madden said, laughing. “How’s that?”

I’m sure fans will be happy to hear it. Madden and I talked more about Robb’s evolution, working with Michelle Fairley (who plays his mother, Lady Catelyn), and whether Robb’s honor could lead to trouble like it did for his father, Ned Stark.

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