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   /   04.12.2012   /   0 Comments

While promoting Game of Thrones in México, Kit and Richard went to a dinner last night, pictures have been added to the gallery. At the source you can also find an article about it, but it’s in Spanish so if someone would like to translate it for us that would be amazing! I will credit you of course :)

PUBLIC APPEARANCES > Dinner at Casa Anís [+2]
TV APPEARANCES & INTERVIEWS > 2012 HBOLAT [+1]

Nicole   /   04.11.2012   /   0 Comments

Added some more pics from the HBO Latino Interview, plus Game of Thrones has been renewed for a third season already!

BREAKING: #GameofThrones has been renewed for a third season. RT and spread the word to #GoTFans across the realm.
(from the Game of Thrones official twitter)

TV APPEARANCES & INTERVIEWS > 2012 HBOLAT [+2]

Nicole   /   04.11.2012   /   0 Comments

Lots of politics in Game of Thrones:

Visiting Mexico, actors Kit Harington and Richard Madden, explained how the HBO series, is related to the real world.
Since it’s launch in 2011, the series Game of Thrones, has won followers around the world. However, the comparisons with other productions like Mad Men, Breaking Bad or The Sopranos did not wait because of the amount of drama and intrigues that their plots hold.

But for Richard Madden (Robb Stark) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow), two of the lead actors of the show, inspired by the A song of Ice and Fire series, of the author Geroge R. R. Martin, as the season progresses, that premiered April 1st worlwide, the comparison will no longer exist, since they will go deeper into the political side of the story.

“The show is about pilitics. Currently we live in a world in which this is a daily issue, and it’s a game in which we are all part of. It’s not about the people itself, it’s about power. But I also think that the success it’s got is because even though there is politics involved, there’s also fantasy and emotions, and people want to lose themselves in this world after their day by day”, Harington says in his interview with Función.

In this season, the plot produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for HBO, is based on an upcoming war to conquer the throne of Westeros.

“In the world of politics that we live in, we don’t see what happens behind close doors, we don’t know the conversations that take place between those that have the power. In the show we do, and that is why is so interesting to people to see how far are they willing to go to survive” Madden adds.

During their visit to promote the production, the actors agreed that in the series, that has already confirmed its third season,each and every explicit sex and violence scene is justificated, because it’s about telling a story in which “the animal instinct” that the human being has, is at surface.

“I never believed that television should be censored, I think we should be allowed to do what we want, not to stop the creativity. There’s gonna be people that are going to like it, and others that won’t, but in this case there’s reason to put all of those explicit sex and violence scenes, they are needed to portray this world”, affirms Harington.

“The violence and the sex is the world in which the characters live in, and in the one we live there’s also sex and violence. Some of the characters have a very developed animal instinct, but there are others who talk about loyalty and honor in the decisions they take. In many levels the characters reach out to people”, Madden added.

According to Harington, the series, contrary to what one might think, has a feminist overtone. 

“The way the women are treated, is a reflection of what happens when a man sees a girl. I think the show in some way is feminist, the most powerful, the strongest roles are for them”.

“(The women) are the most brutal of the show, the say the show is made for the men, but that is the falsest thing I’ve heard, because in the streets at least 60% of people who approche me to talk about GOT are women”, added Harington.

(source, thanks to Carolina for the translation)

Nicole   /   04.11.2012   /   0 Comments

Richard and Kit were in Brasil yesterday to promote the second season of Game of Thrones. More images from the interview and the press event have been added to the gallery! Let’s hope they will release the video from the Interview (that is already online but not all the Countries can have access to it) and some other shoots later in the day!

PHOTOSHOOTS > Session 005 [+2]
MISCELLANEOUS > Twitter [+1]
TV APPEARANCES & INTERVIEWS > 2012 HBOLAT [+3]

Nicole   /   04.10.2012   /   1 Comment

Besides good looks and a Scottish accent, Richard Madden shares another trait with his Game of Thrones character, Robb Stark: a love of horses. But it didn’t start out that way.

“I didn’t know how to ride before I got the part,” he tells PEOPLE. “I actually ended up really enjoying it, and continue to do it [on my own].”

After learning he had landed the plum role on HBO’s epic series, Madden immediately began taking horseback riding lessons to successfully portray Stark, a highborn lord who grew up on horseback.

“That’s something that’s very natural to Robb,” Madden says. “I don’t want to be thinking about trying to keep a horse in check or trying to control him; I want it to be second nature to me so I can focus on doing the job.”

His appreciation for the animals has come around so much that Madden now enjoys squeezing in a ride when he’s not needed on set.

“Horses are these amazing creatures, and very cunning actually,” he says. “When I can, I’ll just jump on a horse and go for a race around in between scenes. It keeps the horses awake and it keeps me entertained too.”

(source)