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Richard Madden (born 18 June 1986) is a Scottish television, film, stage and voice actor. Born and raised near Glasgow, in Renfrewshire, Madden made his screen debut as a child actor and stage debut whilst a student at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 2007, he toured with Shakespeare's Globe company as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, a role he would reprise in the West End in 2016.
Madden continued his career in television, film and theatre productions before his breakout role, starring as Robb Stark in HBO's fantasy series Game of Thrones, brought him international recognition and earned him a Screen International Award. Madden's subsequent roles include leading the first season of the historical fiction series Medici: Masters of Florence (2016) as Cosimo de' Medici, and starring in the films of Disney's Cinderella (2015) and Netflix's romantic comedy Ibiza (2018).
In 2018, he starred in the lead role of David Budd in the BBC thriller Bodyguard, the UK's most-watched TV drama since 2002, for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama and the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series. He is set to play John Reid in the upcoming Elton John biographical musical Rocketman (2019).
Last Updated: January 7, 2019