- 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.
- 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2019, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Winner
- 2019, National Television Awards — Drama Performance: Winner
- Pat Madden — Mother
- Jenna Coleman — Ex-significant Other
- Lauren Madden — Sister
- Richard Madden — Father
- Cara Madden — Sister
- Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, Scotland (2007)
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