Who is Richard Madden? David Budd in Jed Mercurio’s Bodyguard and Game Of Thrones and Cinderella star

RICHARD Madden shot to fame after starring in one of TV’s raunchiest and most popular shows – Game of Thrones.

Here is everything you need to know about the Scottish actor who’s starring as a war veteran in the BBC drama Bodyguard…


In May 2013, Richard was cast as the prince in the live action Disney film Cinderella[/caption]

Who is Richard Madden?

Richard Madden, 32,  was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland.

He started doing theatre when he was 11 to overcome his shyness.

After a number of local roles on stage he made his TV debut as the lead role of Dean McKenzie in the 2009 BBC series Hope Springs.

He then found widespread fame as a leading man in the Game Of Thrones.

Actor Richard Madden played the then-crowned King in the North, Robb Stark, in Game of Thrones

Who did Richard Madden play in Game of Thrones?

Richard became a household name playing Robb Stark in the fantasy series Game of Thrones.

He starred in the show from 2011 to 2013 and is credited in 21 episodes of the HBO drama.

Richard said at the time of his filming: “Sometimes it can be a real challenge when you’re up to your knees in freezing cold mud, snow or ice, you’re wearing seven layers of armour and leather, you’re on a horse and your feet are wet.

“But it ties back to what Robb would be doing — he’s experiencing the same things.”

What else has Richard Madden starred in?

In May 2013, Richard was cast as the role of the prince in the live action Disney film Cinderella, which was released in March 2015.

His other roles include the racy drama Lady Chatterley’s Lover in 2015 and TV series Medici: Masters of Florence in 2016.

He previously gushed about his love for the sci-fi series Doctor Who and admitted that he’d love a starring role in the show. 

In 2018 he played David Budd, a war veteran tasked with protecting the Home Secretary (Keeley Hawes) in the BBC drama Bodyguard.

He stunned fans by going completely naked during the show as the steamy political thriller has been dubbed the BBC’s “best drama in 20 years”.

Will Richard Madden be he next James Bond?

Less than two weeks ago the Bodyguard and Game of Thrones star was 20-1 with the bookies in the race to be the next James Bond.

However Madden has now seen his odds slashed to an impressive 6-1.

Madden is now ahead of stars like Tom Hiddleston, Aidan Turner and Henry Cavill.

However he’s still behind favourites James Norton (11-2), Idris Elba (4-1) and Tom Hardy (2-1).


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