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Listen: Richard Madden Breaks Down Playing a ‘Bodyguard’ With Ptsd

  • Variety
Listen: Richard Madden Breaks Down Playing a ‘Bodyguard’ With Ptsd
Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

In this week’s episode, “Bodyguard” star Richard Madden sits down with Variety‘s features editor of TV, Danielle Turchiano, to talk about playing a former soldier with Ptsd, who is tasked with protecting Britain’s Home Secretary.

“In a lot of movies and television we see Ptsd as someone closes a door too loud or a car backfires and our subject suddenly is transported back to Afghanistan in the middle of this fighting and men are dying,” Madden says. “That does happen sometimes for people with Ptsd — they have flashbacks like that — but that’s not the only thing that happens.”

Madden shares that he was most interested in bringing to life the daily struggle of someone in that position — the anxiety and depression that comes with the disorder.
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Richard Madden: Don’t Expect Me to Play Bond Just Because of ‘Bodyguard’

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Richard Madden: Don’t Expect Me to Play Bond Just Because of ‘Bodyguard’
After three seasons as Robb Stark on “Game of Thrones,” you might expect Richard Madden to aim for lighter fare. Instead, he’s the titular “Bodyguard,” the UK series that shattered ratings records during its initial run on BBC One, and has now found international success via (what else) Netflix.

As David Budd, the specialized protection officer tasked with protecting Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes), the Scottish actor with the James Dean face is now a rumored contender to take over the role of James Bond. Both Budd and Bond are lawmen of few words. However, Madden said he considers the iconic British spy to be of another world altogether.

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— BBC One (@BBCOne) September 7, 2018

“I think that they’re completely different characters,” he said. “It’s a totally different beast. They’re two different things.”

To his mind, one of the
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Greg Kinnear, Lesley Manville, Keeley Hawes Join ‘Misbehaviour’

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Greg Kinnear, Lesley Manville, Keeley Hawes Join ‘Misbehaviour’
Greg Kinnear (“Little Miss Sunshine”), Lesley Manville (“Phantom Thread”), Keeley Hawes (“Bodyguard”), Rhys Ifans (“Notting Hill”) and Phyllis Logan (“Downton Abbey”) have joined the cast of “Misbehaviour,” alongside the previously announced Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha Raw and Jessie Buckley.

Principal photography began Monday on the dramedy, based on the true story of the 1970 Miss World contest and its disruption by the newly founded Women’s Liberation Movement. The film, which will shoot in and around London over the next nine weeks, is directed by Philippa Lowthorpe (“Three Girls”) from an original script written by Rebecca Frayn (“The Lady”) with revisions by Gaby Chiappe (“Their Finest”).

The action takes place in 1970, as the Miss World competition takes place in London, hosted by Bob Hope, to be played by Kinnear. (Manville plays Dolores Hope.) At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show in the world, with more than 100 million viewers.
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Lesley Manville, Greg Kinnear, Keeley Hawes join Pathé, Left Bank project 'Misbehaviour'

Lesley Manville, Greg Kinnear, Keeley Hawes join Pathé, Left Bank project 'Misbehaviour'
must The Miss World comedy drama also stars Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha Raw and Jessie Buckley.

Lesley Manville, Keeley Hawes, Greg Kinnear, Rhys Ifans and Phyllis Logan have joined the cast of Philippa Lowthorpe’s UK comedy drama Misbehaviour.

The film, which starts shooting around London over the next nine weeks, co-stars the previously announced Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha Raw and Jessie Buckley, It tells the story of the 1970 Miss World contest which was disrupted by the newly founded Women’s Liberation Movement.

Lowthorpe is an award-winning UK feature and TV director whose credits include the BAFTA TV-winning Three Girls and Call The Midwife.
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‘Misbehaviour’: Greg Kinnear & Lesley Manville To Play Bob & Dolores Hope In Keira Knightley Miss World Movie

  • Deadline
‘Misbehaviour’: Greg Kinnear & Lesley Manville To Play Bob & Dolores Hope In Keira Knightley Miss World Movie
Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine), Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) and Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey) are joining leads Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha Raw and Jessie Buckley in dramedy Misbehaviour.

Kinnear and Manville will play Bob and Dolores Hope in the film, which is based on the true story of the 1970 Miss World contest — hosted by comedian Hope — and its disruption by the newly founded Women’s Liberation Movement. Shoot is underway today in London.

Philippa Lowthorpe (Three Girls) directs from an original script written by Rebecca Frayn (The Lady) with revisions by Gaby Chiappe (Their Finest). The creative team includes production designer, Cristina Casali (The Death Of Stalin); make-up and hair designer, Jill Sweeney (The Theory Of Everything); costume designer, Charlotte Walter (The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Society); director of photography, Zac Nicholson (The Death of Stalin); and editor, Una Ni Dhonghaile (Three Girls
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Greg Kinnear to Play Bob Hope in Keira Knightley's Miss World Comedy-Drama 'Misbehaviour'

Greg Kinnear to Play Bob Hope in Keira Knightley's Miss World Comedy-Drama 'Misbehaviour'
Greg Kinnear will join Keira Knightley in the movie Misbehaviour, starring as Bob Hope in the dramedy about the disrupted Miss World contest in 1970.

In further casting additions, Phantom Thread's Lesley Manville has come on board to play Hope's wife, Dolores, with Bodyguard's Keeley Hawes, Notting Hill's Rhys Ifans and Downton Abbey's Phyllis Logan also joining the project.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jessie Buckley were previously announced as appearing with Knightley in the comedy-drama, which tells the story of how the newly founded Women's Liberation Movement stormed the stage during the live broadcast of the ...
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Richard Madden confirms talks for second series of Bodyguard

Given that it proved to be its most successful drama in a decade, it will come as little surprise that the BBC is keen for more of Bodyguard, and now star Richard Madden has revealed that he’s talking to creator Jed Mercurio about a second series of the show.

“I’m having a conversation with him in about ten days or something, when I’m back in the country, and we are just going to chat through some ideas,” said Madden in an interview with The Daily Mail. “We never intended to make another one and I don’t know, I’m excited to see what he’s got, especially because David Budd had quite a busy couple of months. So what do we do with him next? Because he probably needs a break… but him, on the beach with a pina colada, I don’t think people are
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Richard Madden reveals ‘Bodyguard’ S2 could be in the works

  • HeyUGuys
Not so long ago, it would seem the whole of Britain was on standstill on Sunday nights to watch Richard Madden in the BBC series ‘Bodyguard’. The nation was addicted to the tension each episode brought, and whose ending gave us the possibility of a second season.

With the dust now settled on the originally planned one-off series, due to its popularity and the brilliance of creator Jed Mercurio, Richard Madden has set tongues wagging by confirming to the Daily Mail that he will be imminently sitting down with Mercurio to discuss ideas for David Budd’s next traumatic adventure.

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“I’m having a conversation with [creator Jed Mercurio] in about ten days or something when I’m back in the country, and we are just going to chat through some ideas.

We never intended to make another one and I don’t know,
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Richard Madden Confirms ‘Bodyguard’ Season 2 Talks Are Happening

Those who survived the anxiety-filled first season of Netflix's Bodyguard, which was also a massive hit for the BBC, have been awaiting news of a follow-up. The series, created by Jed Mercurio, was meant to be a one-off. But after it's huge success, fans have been clamoring for more -- even though the last episode seemed to have wrapped things up for now. Bodyguard follows a British war veteran, David Budd (Richard Madden), who returns home and is placed in a position to protect the Home Secretary, Julia Monague (Keeley Hawes), someone whose politics he abhors. …
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Richard Madden Says He’s Meeting With ‘Bodyguard’ Creator to Talk Season 2 Ideas (Video)

  • The Wrap
(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Netflix’s “Bodyguard” through the finale.)

David Budd needs a break. The lead character played by Richard Madden in BBC’s thriller series “Bodyguard” — which made its way stateside last month with a launch on Netflix — ended the show’s six-episode run totally spent. But you probably would be too if you were a Ptsd-plagued war vet turned Specialist Protection Officer for London’s Metropolitan Police Service, tasked with protecting Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes) — before she was blown up in a terrorist attack.

Madden told TheWrap in a recent interview that Budd — who finds out in the finale that the person behind all of this was a woman who he underestimated in the first moments of the premiere — deserves to unwind if the show gets renewed for a second season.

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‘Bodyguard’ Ending Explained: Exploring the Twists and Turns of Netflix’s Thriller

Warning: Major spoilers for Bodyguard below. If you’ve already binged Netflix’s intense, emotional thriller Bodyguard, take a minute to just breathe and collect yourself. It was quite a ride, right? But even though the series answered the main question of who killed Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes) and seemed to give David Budd (Richard Madden) a pretty clean ending -- perhaps too clean? -- there’s still a lot to unpack and explore regarding both. Was it satisfying? Did it even make sense? And what exactly was up with the kompromat? Below is a breakdown of the ending, as well as …
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Richard Madden Talks Emotional ‘Bodyguard’ Role, ‘Game of Thrones’ Ending

  • Variety
Richard Madden Talks Emotional ‘Bodyguard’ Role, ‘Game of Thrones’ Ending
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “The Bodyguard,” streaming now on Netflix.

In his new BBC thriller “The Bodyguard,” Richard Madden plays a special protection officer tasked with keeping Britain’s Home Secretary safe. But his role isn’t relegated to a stereotypical stoic action hero. His background as an army veteran provides layers of emotion that Madden reveals in different doses.

“Trying to get the physicality right of someone who’s a professional bodyguard and has been in the army for many years…is a completely different challenge,” Madden tells Variety. “And then I suppose in lots of ways it was a great relief playing the more emotional scenes because this character spends so much time covering his emotions or holding them in.”

Here, Madden talks with Variety about playing with ambiguity for his character, the challenged of shooting a suicide scene and how
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Bodyguard: Season Two? Richard Madden Talks about the BBC and Netflix Drama

Have you seen Bodyguard? Recently, star Richard Madden spoke with Deadline about the future of the hit BBC TV show.

The drama, which airs on Netflix in the U.S., “tells the fictional story of David Budd (Richard Madden), a heroic but volatile war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Branch (RasP) of London’s Metropolitan Police Service.” The cast also includes Keeley Hawes.

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‘Bodyguard': All the Netflix Drama’s Mysteries and Conspiracies Explained

(Spoilers ahead for the ending of the Netflix/BBC series “Bodyguard”)

There’s a lot to unravel once you reach the end of “Bodyguard,” the new Netflix limited series starring “Game of Thrones” alum Richard Madden. It’s a show full of red herrings and other robust misdirections, and by the time it’s all over your head very well may be spinning as you try to put together all the pieces. As you try to parse what in the hell just happened.

Don’t worry, because we’re here to help you pick through the madness and see the full picture of the six episodes of conspiracies and counter-conspiracies. It’s actually not all that complicated overall, but the way the show doles out information it can feel like way more of a convoluted mess than it really is. Like real life, “Bodyguard” is not a clean and straightforward story.
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Soccer Aid 2018 Raises Record Breaking £6 Million

Soccer Aid for Unicef today announced that the 2018 campaign raised a record-breaking fundraising total of £6,746,557 – with 100% of the money going to Unicef’s vital work protecting children in danger around the world.

Thanks to the generous support of the public, ITV viewers, our partners, a host of A-list celebrities and the UK Government – which matched all public donations pound-for-pound – the star-studded match surpassed its previous fundraising total records. To date, Soccer Aid for Unicef has raised in excess of £30 million since the very first match, 12 years ago.

It was also revealed today that next year’s game, in June 2019, will take place at Stamford Bridge. This is the first time the match will be played at Chelsea and marks a return to the capital, with Soccer Aid 2008 having taken place at Wembley Stadium. Pre-registration for tickets is available here: www.socceraid.org.uk.

Manchester United formally handed over the Soccer
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Bodyguard: Season One Viewer Votes

Do you feel safe in David Budd's hands, during the first season of the Bodyguard TV show on Netflix? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether TV shows are cancelled or renewed. Netflix and other streaming platforms, however, collect their own data. If you've been watching this TV series, we'd love to know how you feel about the Bodyguard season one episodes. We invite you to rate them for us, below.

A Netflix thriller, Bodyguard originally premiered on BBC One in August of 2018. The British drama stars Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Gina McKee, Sophie Rundle, Paul Ready, Vincent Franklin, Stuart Bowman, Nina Toussaint-White, Stephanie Hyam, Matt Stokoe, Pippa Haywood, Nicholas Gleaves, Shubham Saraf, Claire-Louise Cordwell, Richard Riddell, Ash Tandon, and Anjli Mohindra. The story centers on an Afghanistan war veteran, Sergeant David Budd (Madden), who
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Bodyguard: Is the Netflix TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

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Is David Budd still on the case? Has the Bodyguard TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Bodyguard, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   

What's This TV Show About?

A Netflix British drama, Bodyguard stars Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Gina McKee, Sophie Rundle, Paul Ready, Vincent Franklin, Stuart Bowman, Nina Toussaint-White, Stephanie Hyam, Matt Stokoe, Pippa Haywood, Nicholas Gleaves, Shubham Saraf, Claire-Louise Cordwell, Richard Riddell, Ash Tandon, and Anjli Mohindra. The thriller centers on an Afghanistan war veteran, Sergeant David Budd (Madden), who is now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the
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‘Bodyguard’ Review: Richard Madden Owns This Addictive Netflix Conspiracy Thriller That Set U.K. Ratings Records

‘Bodyguard’ Review: Richard Madden Owns This Addictive Netflix Conspiracy Thriller That Set U.K. Ratings Records
Political conspiracy thriller “Bodyguard” is Britain’s biggest TV hit in years, and it’s easy to see why. With Jed Mercurio’s suspenseful story and mesmerizing performances by Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes, it’s an intoxicating and addictive television cocktail. Ten minutes in, and viewers will want to binge all six hours of the new Netflix-distributed series that examines how the London corridors of power grapple with the increased threat of terrorism.

This is not a remake of the 1992 Whitney Houston-Kevin Costner thriller “The Bodyguard,” although it does feature a hardened private security specialist David Budd (Madden) assigned to protect a high-profile woman, who in this case is the implacable Home Secretary Julia Montague (Hawes). Both are accustomed to taking charge and forge a wary professional alliance that eventually crosses into the personal.

Madden is already an international star after playing the ill-fated Robb Stark on “Game of Thrones,
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Bodyguard

Network: Netflix.

Episodes: Ongoing (hour).

Seasons: Ongoing.

TV show dates: October 24, 2018 — present.

Series status: Has not been cancelled.

Performers include: Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Gina McKee, Sophie Rundle, Paul Ready, Vincent Franklin, Stuart Bowman, Nina Toussaint-White, Stephanie Hyam, Tom Brooke, Matt Stokoe, Pippa Haywood, Nicholas Gleaves, Shubham Saraf, Claire-Louise Cordwell, Richard Riddell, Ash Tandon, Michael Schaeffer, David Westhead, and Anjli Mohindra.

TV show description:

From creator Jed Mercurio, the Bodyguard TV show is a British crime drama. The thriller centers on an Afghanistan war veteran Sergeant David Budd (Madden), who is now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Branch (RasP) of London’s Metropolitan Police Service. David is separated from his wife, Vicky
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‘Bodyguard’ Sets Drama Viewing Records in the U.K. Ahead of Netflix Launch

  • Variety
The finale of BBC series “Bodyguard” was the most-watched drama in the U.K. since current records began, and the box-set on the iPlayer is the most popular ever on the pubcaster’s catchup service. Netflix invested in the series and will launch it internationally this week

The series launched strongly in the U.K., where it was the most-watched freshman drama for a decade. It stars Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”) as David Budd, a war veteran-turned-cop who is assigned to protect a senior politician, Julia Montague, played by Keeley Hawes.

In Britain, the series closer was watched by 17.1 million, the 28-day consolidated numbers show. The number of iPlayer requests for the show is currently at 38 million.

“’Bodyguard’ continues to smash records and thrill new audiences every day via the boxset,” said BBC programming chief Charlotte Moore.

The series was produced by ITV-owned World Productions. It was created by Jed Mercurio,
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