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9 Things You Didn't Know About Game of Thrones Star Richard Madden

Jun. 3rd, 2013 | Comments 1 | Make a Comment   
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If you haven't seen the new Games of Thrones episode yet and don't want anything spoiled for you, this article is pretty safe ó though the episode was ruined for me by simply entering Richard Madden's name in a search engine, so be warned. Aside from his role as Robb Stark on HBO's hit series, Madden has a pretty straight-forward professional background, which has been steadily changing since Games of Thrones first aired in 2011. Considering he's still a relative newcomer to the screen, here are a few things you may not have known about our favorite "King in the North."
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Born in 1986, Madden isn't as tall as he appears onscreen, standing at 5'11".
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He was very shy as a kid and to help overcome it, he joined Paisley Arts Centre's youth theater program when he was 11.
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His first movie role was in 2000's Complicity, which starred Jonny Lee Miller.
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He graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2007.
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In 2009 Madden won the Scottish Style Award for Most Stylish Male and was also named one of Scotland's "most eligible men" by the Scotsman newspaper in 2010.
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He's been dating Jenna-Louise Colemann from Doctor Who since late 2011.
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He had to learn how to ride a horse to play Robb Stark and trained four to five times a week leading up to Season One of Game of Thrones.
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Being from Scotland, the actor has to slather himself with sunscreen to keep from burning. In an interview with TV Guide, Madden said, "If I want to enjoy the sun, I need to spread it out during the day: five minutes now and then go back inside, then five more minutes out later. As far as tans, I think the best I get is more freckles and then I go back to being a little bit blue again."
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Most recently he has been cast as Prince Charming in the new Kenneth Branagh Cinderella movie, slated for a 2014 release. The film will also star Cate Blanchett and Lily James as Cinderella.
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rob gee commented on June 4, 2013

Bet you didn't see that last episode coming. Nice shocking ending to peak up our interest again. wow

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