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   /   02.22.2015   /   0 Comments

Richard Madden opens up about just how Cinderella and her Prince Charming get together, and how they rely on each other to free them from the restrictions in their lives in the forthcoming adaptation by director Kenneth Branagh and screenwriter Chris Weitz.

It’s nice to see modern big screen fairytale re-tellings looking at relationships in a much more equal way. Rather than princesses of late being swept of their feet by proverbial knights in shining armour, they’re coming together while fighting for justice in their own lives. You had ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, which saw a clear romance forming between the two title characters as they worked together to lead an army, and then there is, of course, ‘Frozen’ which saw bravery on the part of both Anna and her faithful quest companion Kristoff. Now ‘Cinderella’ brings together two souls, who must help each other escape the prison of their families.

‘I think [Prince Charming] goes through a huge change from the start’, Richard Madden says of his character. ‘From when he meets her and with what happens with his father during the film and how he learns to be his own man and to stand up against things he doesn’t agree with.’ It certainly seems that the Prince is less authoritative than his status allows him, with him struggling to overcome the King’s demands of his love life. Meanwhile, Cinderella (played by ‘Downton Abbey”s Lily James) is being forced to scrub her own home from top to bottom by her evil stepmother Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchett) and her hideous daughters (in case you didn’t already know the story).

‘You take these two characters and you take the best qualities that are within them and over the course of the film you see these qualities be pushed and tested’, Madden continues. ‘The connection they have with each other, even though they’re far apart, brings those best qualities out.’ (source)

Nicole   /   02.21.2015   /   0 Comments

According to the ABC site, Richard will be guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! next week, on Thursday 26th together with Viola Davis.

Nicole   /   02.18.2015   /   0 Comments

And the Cinderella Press Tour continues and now is the time of Italy! Pictures from the press conference and photocall held in Milan have now been added to the gallery. Tonight the premiere! Keep the site and twitter (@rmaddenfan) checked for news, infos and photos. Also visit Lily James Source for more Lily solo stuff!

During the press conference it has been confirmed that the trio (Lily, Richard and the director Kenneth Branagh) is in the talk for a possible play/movie on Romeo & Juliet. They’re still discussing the project but they’re eager to bring this idea to life!


PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2015 > February 18: Cinderella Photocall in Milan [+81]
PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2015 > February 18: Cinderella Press Conference in Milan [+1]
Nicole   /   02.14.2015   /   0 Comments

I found a YouTube clip of you in your first movie, Complicity—it is heavy subject matter!
I’ve not seen that in years. That was my first role—I was 11. I play a boy who gets raped. My mother has a great picture of me lying on the ground in between takes with this massive man on top of me. That was a kind of baptism by fire into the world of pretending.

So, the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones. Did it leave the set completely covered in fake blood?
It was carnage. I was also wearing this tunic with a hose that came up from my ankle to my chest and when I got stabbed, the blood was supposed to burst out of me. But during the first take the hole was misaligned so I got a few liters of blood inside my costume. And that stuff dyes your skin!

Was it a grueling scene to act?
It took five days and every one was torturous. The last day of shooting was also the last shoot of season 3, so literally at the end of that day I was finished with Game of Thrones. At that point I’d been with the same crew for five years. I saw my onscreen mother more than my actual mother. It was really emotional.

What were things like behind the scenes?
Most of the time we were filming in really miserable, cold locations, and the subject matter is not particularly upbeat. There were funny moments, though. You’ve got a bunch of men all trying to be very manly and tough and then, as soon as they’d shout cut, everyone would drop to the ground and lie down because the costumes were so heavy. A lot of jokes also ended up being directed toward Kit [Harrington], after he broke his ankle, drunk one night. So you had Jon Snow in a massive leg cast. We’d be in these woods that were muddy and a mess and two people would have to carry Kit onto set and prop him up on one leg beside me. We’d go through a scene. Then, cut, and he’d have to get carried off again to the next set.

There’s a lot of pretty elaborate dancing.
Oh, god. We had three proper dance sequences within that ball scene. I was dancing three days a week just rehearsing and rehearsing, so that when we got to shooting the scene I wouldn’t have that look of fear on my face.

Cinderella’s dress is so big!
It is humungous. You have no idea. During rehearsals we went through quite a few copy dresses. I spilled coffee on one. And poor Lily. I couldn’t complain about having to trip over it, because she was the one having to carry it.

There’s also that scene where she’s on a swing and you reach in and grab her foot. Was it hard to find it under all that dress?
I think we made it look elegant on the day, but in reality there were like 80 layers to get through. I was terrified the swing was going to come forward and I would be engulfed by a dress and suffocated beneath it.
(source)

The scans of the March issue of Elle USA featuring Richard has been added in the gallery as well!

PHOTOSHOOTS & PHOTOCALLS > Session 021 [+1]
MAGAZINE SCANS > Elle USA: March 2015 [+1]
Nicole   /   02.13.2015   /   0 Comments

According to the Daily Mail, Cinderella stars Lily James and Richard Madden have been signed up by Kenneth Branagh to play star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet in the West End next year.

The production will play at the Garrick Theatre in the Spring of 2016 and reunites the pair who worked with Branagh on the new live-action Disney blockbuster, Cinderella.

The production will be launched at the Garrick in October and forms part of a season of three productions in the West End helmed by Branagh. The season will also include a production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, which Branagh will direct before taking to the stage himself in a revival of John Osborne’s post-war drama The Entertainer, directed by Rob Ashford. (source)