Raised by trendy organic hippie parents, little Richard Madden, born in Scotland, suffers from a great shyness. The passage through the comedy box, at the age of 11, allows him to disinhibit himself. For two years, he goes on filming and is absent from school. Stigmatized by his comrades, he is mocked for his weight gain. He then distances himself from the profession until at the age of 18, he is overtaken by his desire to play.
The actor gives himself the means to succeed, resumes lessons: “I realized that there was nothing else I wanted to do,” he told the Guardian. Training in a school of drama, sport, healthier food, he carves out an athletic body: “I didn’t want to be the bulk of the class.” But despite all his efforts, success is slow in coming. Broke, he even plans to go back to live with his parents when the casting for Game of Thrones changes the situation.
Richard Madden is chosen to play Robb Stark in this epic triumphantly triumphant. Then comes Bodyguard. The series has a record audience on the BBC, the best of the last ten years! “I realized that something was really going on when my mom started sending me the clippings. It was nice but after a while, I begged her to stop because it freaked me out. ” He confides to the Hollywood Reporter that it was trying: “I felt very isolated, broken like the character was (a bodyguard, note). I was physically and mentally exhausted. In the end, I was just trying to survive the last few days of filming. ”
Discreet sentimental life
If today he has the image of a sex symbol, in reality, he does not play it. “I don’t have a career plan. I have the ambition of life, ”he says in the columns of the Guardian. Her favourite hobby? Read the Sunday papers, get away from it all in nature, listen to Sinatra at the Sands, her favourite album, escape the weight rooms. As for his sentimental life, since his break-up with British actress Ellie Bamber at the end of 2018, the tabloids have mainly lent him relationships with men without this being confirmed.