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Richard Madden

Richard Madden

Birthday: 18 June 1986, Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
Height: 177 cm

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. Madd ...Show more

Richard Madden
I hate all the red carpet stuff. It's weird, because it's part of what's expected of you now. I hate all the red carpet stuff. It's weird, because it's part of what's expected of you now.
Google is the enemy. I would tell that to anyone who enjoys any TV show like 'Game of Thrones' to av Show more 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. Hide
I'm lucky to get jobs where I get these amazing film horses that make me look much better than I am. I'm lucky to get jobs where I get these amazing film horses that make me look much better than I am.
I don't want to get up at 4am for something I don't care about. I don't want to get up at 4am for something I don't care about.
I like clothes and fashion. It's a hobby for me and I really enjoy being part of it, so it's nice wh Show more 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.' Hide
I'd love to do something on Broadway. I'd love to spend some time in New York. I'd love to do something on Broadway. I'd love to spend some time in New York.
I love Jon Snow's character. I love Jon Snow's character.
I've watched 'Doctor Who' since I was a kid. I loved it, and I still love it. I can geek out about i Show more 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. Hide
It's nice to have recognition for doing a good job, but at the end of the day, I'm just an actor and Show more 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. Hide
I kind of started Game of Thrones (2011) as a really young actor and not a lot on my CV. I kind of started Game of Thrones (2011) as a really young actor and not a lot on my CV.
You act at being a man, and before you know it, you are one. You act at being a man, and before you know it, you are one.
Robb Stark was a young man not expecting anything, thinking his life is going to be on one path, and Show more 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. Hide
I'm dying to do something sci-fi! I would love to be on a spaceship and firing a laser gun! Somethin Show more 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. Hide
I believe in love at first sight and hindsight. I believe in love at first sight and hindsight.
I need to kind of get a job that's going to take me to, like, Hawaii or Rio or something, right? May Show more 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. Hide
I was at a rough high school where admitting you were an actor didn't go down well. I was at a rough high school where admitting you were an actor didn't go down well.
Good people never survive on Game of Thrones (2011). That's the problem. Good people never survive on Game of Thrones (2011). That's the problem.
To be with Derek Jacobi and Stellan Skarsgård, it's a master class in acting every day. To be with Derek Jacobi and Stellan Skarsgård, it's a master class in acting every day.
I have two sisters, so we watched all of the Disney films. I think I still know the lyrics to them a Show more I have two sisters, so we watched all of the Disney films. I think I still know the lyrics to them all. Hide
The costume affects your posture, affects your walk, how you hold yourself, and how you breathe. The Show more The costume affects your posture, affects your walk, how you hold yourself, and how you breathe. The costumes make you deliver. Hide
No one is safe in Game of Thrones (2011). No one is safe in Game of Thrones (2011).
I was always a bit old for my age, then suddenly I'm on set, working alongside the adults, skipping Show more 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. Hide
Typically in Game of Thrones (2011) people who are honest and just and do things for the right reaso Show more Typically in Game of Thrones (2011) people who are honest and just and do things for the right reasons tend not to survive. Hide
I love Lady Stoneheart! I love Lady Stoneheart!
Game of Thrones (2011) couldn't be a movie. There's too much in it. You couldn't do it justice. Game of Thrones (2011) couldn't be a movie. There's too much in it. You couldn't do it justice.
I just love to be able to actually build a character. I just love to be able to actually build a character.
I'm an actor and my job is to interpret. I'm an actor and my job is to interpret.
On his character from Klondike (2014): Bill Haskell was real. On his character from Klondike (2014): Bill Haskell was real.
We don't really get to see gay characters who are completely open with their sexuality, but it doesn Show more We don't really get to see gay characters who are completely open with their sexuality, but it doesn't define who they are. Hide
I was a nervous kid, not great socially. I was a nervous kid, not great socially.
I think I need to film something tropical on a beach in a bar. I think I need to film something tropical on a beach in a bar.
You learn something new on every film. You learn something new on every film.
I only have an awareness of what I'm trying to achieve as an actor and what my job as the character Show more 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. Hide
Oh, I am not naturally gifted in dancing in any way! Stupidly, I didn't go to those classes in drama Show more 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.' Hide
I thought Game of Thrones (2011) had this challenge in filming, and it's one of those things you thi Show more 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. Hide
If ever anyone comes up to me, it's usually like, 'You look really like that guy on that show.' And Show more 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.' Hide
I know people like Jon Snow a lot. I know people like Jon Snow a lot.
Doing Shakespeare on stage with Kenneth Branagh, I don't think it gets better than that. Doing Shakespeare on stage with Kenneth Branagh, I don't think it gets better than that.
I have such pride in my job. I have such pride in my job.
I always try to pick my parts to be as diverse as I can, and especially when you do Game of Thrones Show more 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. Hide
I think it's good for an actor to bounce between stuff on camera and stuff in theatre. If I could do Show more 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. Hide
I'm a sci-fi guy. But I like fantasy too. I'm a sci-fi guy. But I like fantasy too.
I love 'Doctor Who.' I love 'Doctor Who.'
I just think of myself as an upstart who is trying to get better at what I do. I just think of myself as an upstart who is trying to get better at what I do.
I played Romeo when I was younger, and I think I did a couple kind Romeo-like parts after that, and Show more 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.' Hide
I don't find it hard to stay humble. I don't find it hard to stay humble.
One of the most beautiful things about Game of Thrones (2011) is it's told from so many different po Show more 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. Hide
You have to be delicate with how you can portray characters other people are having a worship over. You have to be delicate with how you can portray characters other people are having a worship over.
I love doing television; it's such a brilliant way to tell a story over six hours rather over the tw Show more 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. Hide
I like to try to change things up a bit in the way that actors such as Philip Seymour Hoffman or Mic Show more 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. Hide
When I'm not working, I like to be comfortable. I do like to dress smart, but comfort is important. When I'm not working, I like to be comfortable. I do like to dress smart, but comfort is important.
When you're not in studios, you don't have any luxuries; you can't control the elements, so you have Show more 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. Hide
I try to be outdoors as much as I can. I try to be outdoors as much as I can.
I went to drama school in Scotland. I went to drama school in Scotland.
I think I'd much rather have a wooden stick and metallic ball than a real dire wolf on set. I think I'd much rather have a wooden stick and metallic ball than a real dire wolf on set.
When I was younger, I did a TV show in the U.K. for a couple years, and I learned a lot from that. I Show more 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. Hide
I try to live honestly in every aspect of my life, which can make things a bit more complicated, rig Show more I try to live honestly in every aspect of my life, which can make things a bit more complicated, right? Hide
I think meeting someone like, meeting Sam Shepard, that was someone who was kind of important for me Show more 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.' Hide
Doing jobs that are completely different to the last thing I did pushes me as an actor to change as Show more 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. Hide
I can see how child stars can be thrown off-kilter. I can see how child stars can be thrown off-kilter.
I think often I learn the most from other people's mistakes. If I'm in the audience watching an acto Show more 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. Hide
Richard Madden's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (20)
Richard Madden Richard Madden'S roles
Oliver Mellors
Oliver Mellors

Robb Stark
Robb Stark

Cosimo
Cosimo

Ripley
Ripley

Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest

Robb Stark
Robb Stark

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