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Richard Madden Biography

Birth Place:
Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Joined a youth drama group at age 11 and was soon cast in a film (as a rape victim in the 2000 drama Complicity); and appeared in a British children's TV series (My Barmy Aunt Boomerang) at age 13
  • Was bullied in secondary school because of his childhood acting experience
  • Starred in a Globe Theatre production of Romeo and Juliet in London and on a British tour while still a student at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
  • Has also appeared on stage with the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Costarred in Hope Springs, a 2009 BBC comedy-drama series about women ex-cons; and Sirens, a 2011 BBC comedy series about paramedics
  • Won the 2009 Scottish Style Award for Most Stylish Male and was named one of Scotland's "most eligible men" by the Scotsman newspaper in 2010

Awards

  • 2019National Television Awards-Drama Performance: winner
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated

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