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Overview (2)

Born in Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
Height 5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Richard Madden born 18 June 1986 is a Scottish stage, film, and television actor best known for portraying Robb Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones and Prince Kit in Disney's Cinderella. Madden was born in Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland, where he was brought up, with older and younger sisters. His mother, Pat, is a classroom assistant, and his father, Richard, is in the fire brigade. He previously was in a relationship with Jenna Coleman from 2011-2015. Now with Ellie Bamber from at least 2017.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: scaryofmonsters

Trivia (10)

Father was in the fire service and mother was a classroom assistant.
Joined a theatre group to help conquer his shyness.
Has two sisters - Cara (b. 1983) and Lauren (b. 1988).
Admits that he was quite overweight for much of his adolescence and during his time in Drama School. This changed when he got a part in a play which required him to be naked, at which point he realized that he didn't want to be fat and naked on stage.
Favorite animated Disney movie is Aladdin (1992).
Is good friends with his Cinderella co-star Lily James.
Good friends with Game of Thrones (2011) co-stars Kit Harington, Alfie Allen, and Michelle Fairley.
Son of Richard (b. 1953) and Patricia (née Mulholland) Madden (b. 1954).
Broke up with Jenna Coleman in 2015. Has been with partner, Ellie Bamber, since 2017.
Richard was born in Elderslie in the West of Scotland, which is the same birthplace attributed to the legendary Scottish patriot William Wallace.

Personal Quotes (61)

I just think of myself as an upstart who is trying to get better at what I do.
You act at being a man, and before you know it, you are one.
I don't find it hard to stay humble.
Google is the enemy. I would tell that to anyone who enjoys any TV show like 'Game of Thrones' to avoid it; it spoils so many storylines.
I like clothes and fashion. It's a hobby for me and I really enjoy being part of it, so it's nice when people say: 'He can dress quite well.'
I believe in love at first sight and hindsight.
One of the most beautiful things about Game of Thrones (2011) is it's told from so many different points of view, and these characters can convince you that what they're doing is right. But they're only showing you a bit of the picture, and when you see it from another character's point of view you may switch allegiances.
I think often I learn the most from other people's mistakes. If I'm in the audience watching an actor and thinking, 'I don't believe you,' I spend the rest of the play working out why I don't believe them.
When I was younger, I did a TV show in the U.K. for a couple years, and I learned a lot from that. It taught me a lot about being known amongst your peers and having to deal with a lot of derision from them.
Typically in Game of Thrones (2011) people who are honest and just and do things for the right reasons tend not to survive.
Good people never survive on Game of Thrones (2011). That's the problem.
I'd love to do something on Broadway. I'd love to spend some time in New York.
I think it's good for an actor to bounce between stuff on camera and stuff in theatre. If I could do half and half every year I would be a very, very happy man.
I try to live honestly in every aspect of my life, which can make things a bit more complicated, right?
I have such pride in my job.
It's nice to have recognition for doing a good job, but at the end of the day, I'm just an actor and I'm doing my job and I'm always trying to get better at doing that job.
When I'm not working, I like to be comfortable. I do like to dress smart, but comfort is important.
Doing Shakespeare on stage with Kenneth Branagh, I don't think it gets better than that.
I'm an actor and my job is to interpret.
On his character from Klondike (2014): Bill Haskell was real.
Doing jobs that are completely different to the last thing I did pushes me as an actor to change as much as I can. It would be easy for me to stay in a similar vein of characters or jobs, but I'm drawn to challenging myself.
I have two sisters, so we watched all of the Disney films. I think I still know the lyrics to them all.
I always try to pick my parts to be as diverse as I can, and especially when you do Game of Thrones (2011) for so many months of the year.
I hate all the red carpet stuff. It's weird, because it's part of what's expected of you now.
Game of Thrones (2011) couldn't be a movie. There's too much in it. You couldn't do it justice.
I can see how child stars can be thrown off-kilter.
I know people like Jon Snow a lot.
I like to try to change things up a bit in the way that actors such as Philip Seymour Hoffman or Michael Fassbender did and do.
I kind of started Game of Thrones (2011) as a really young actor and not a lot on my CV.
I just love to be able to actually build a character.
I love 'Doctor Who.'
I love Jon Snow's character.
I love Lady Stoneheart!
I love doing television; it's such a brilliant way to tell a story over six hours rather over the two hours of doing a movie.
I only have an awareness of what I'm trying to achieve as an actor and what my job as the character is to service.
I need to kind of get a job that's going to take me to, like, Hawaii or Rio or something, right? Maybe I need to make better decisions with that.
I think I need to film something tropical on a beach in a bar.
I think I'd much rather have a wooden stick and metallic ball than a real dire wolf on set.
I played Romeo when I was younger, and I think I did a couple kind Romeo-like parts after that, and I kind of went, 'I mustn't do this again. I must always choose something that I don't know if I'm a good enough actor to play.'
I think meeting someone like, meeting Sam Shepard, that was someone who was kind of important for me, because I'd read so much of his work and watched him as an actor since I was a kid, then being on set doing a scene with him and thinking, 'This is really surreal.'
I thought Game of Thrones (2011) had this challenge in filming, and it's one of those things you think, 'It can't get worse than this,' because it's really cold, and you're in pain, and it's miserable.
I try to be outdoors as much as I can.
I was always a bit old for my age, then suddenly I'm on set, working alongside the adults, skipping school completely for two years.
I was a nervous kid, not great socially.
I was at a rough high school where admitting you were an actor didn't go down well.
I went to drama school in Scotland.
I'm dying to do something sci-fi! I would love to be on a spaceship and firing a laser gun! Something like that would be really awesome. Or something with dinosaurs. Or preferably both at once.
If ever anyone comes up to me, it's usually like, 'You look really like that guy on that show.' And you're like, 'Really?' And they're like, 'Yeah. Cool. See you later.' And you're like, 'Cool, man.'
I'm lucky to get jobs where I get these amazing film horses that make me look much better than I am.
I'm a sci-fi guy. But I like fantasy too.
I've watched 'Doctor Who' since I was a kid. I loved it, and I still love it. I can geek out about it, like when I go to set and see the TARDIS.
Oh, I am not naturally gifted in dancing in any way! Stupidly, I didn't go to those classes in drama school. I was like, 'I don't need that; I'll never be dancing in anything.'
Robb Stark was a young man not expecting anything, thinking his life is going to be on one path, and then he's pushed. More weight and responsibility get put onto him; more demands are made of him. For me, as an actor, there are parallels to that.
No one is safe in Game of Thrones (2011).
The costume affects your posture, affects your walk, how you hold yourself, and how you breathe. The costumes make you deliver.
To be with Derek Jacobi and Stellan Skarsgård, it's a master class in acting every day.
We don't really get to see gay characters who are completely open with their sexuality, but it doesn't define who they are.
You learn something new on every film.
I don't want to get up at 4am for something I don't care about.
When you're not in studios, you don't have any luxuries; you can't control the elements, so you have to put up with those extremes.
You have to be delicate with how you can portray characters other people are having a worship over.

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