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Richard Madden was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1986. At aged 11 he joined the Paisley Arts Centre’s youth theatre programme which enabled him to be cast in the role of young Andy in Complicity as well as the lead role of Sebastian in the television series Barmy Aunt Boomerang. He then went on to study as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where he graduated in 2007.
In 2007 Madden starred as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, in Globe Theatre’s first touring production, which was performed in many open-air stages across the summer. After which he performed in the stage adaption of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses, where he played the role of Callum McGregor.
Madden is perhaps, best known for his role as Rob Stark in HBO’s hit TV series Game of Thrones, where he was nominated for Scream Award for Best Ensemble 2011, Scream Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by and Ensemble in a Drama Series, as well as winning the Screen International Award for Star of Tomorrow 2011. Other notable television appearances include his role as Ashley Greenwick in Sirens 2011, Cosimo de’ Medici in Medici: Masters of Florence 2016 and Oliver Mellors in Lady Chatterley’s Lover 2015. Alongside co-star Lily James, Madden starred in Disney’s film Cinderella in 2015, where he played the role of Prince Kit. Other films include Bastille Day (2016) playing the role of Michael Mason and A Promise, playing the role of Friedrich.
Madden returns to theatre in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, at the Garrick Theatre, directed by Kenneth Branagh. He will play the role of Romeo, alongside Lily James, Derek Jacobi and Meera Syal. Romeo is set to run from 12 May 2016 until 13 August 2016.
Selected London & West End Stage Appearances
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