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Richard Madden

Actor Richard Madden
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Profession: Actor

Nationality:
Scotland
Scottish

Why Famous: Scottish actor Richard Madden came to prominence playing Robb Stark in the HBO series "Games of Thrones" from 2011-13.

He has gone on the star in a number of high profile roles including "Cinderella" (2015) directed by Kenneth Branagh, and in the BBC series "The Bodyguard" (2018) for which he won a Golden Globe Award.

Other acclaimed roles include appearing in Sam Mendes "1917" (2019) and "Rocketman" the bio musical film based on the life of Elton John.

Born: June 18, 1986
Birthplace: Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Age: 34 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini

Historical Events

  • 2011-04-17 "Game of Thrones", based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin premieres on HBO
  • 2013-06-10 3rd Critics' Choice Television Awards: The Big Bang Theory wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad & Game of Thrones win Best Drama Series (tie)
  • 2015-09-21 67th Emmy Awards: hosted by Andy Samberg, "Game of Thrones", Viola Davis, John Hamm win
  • 2016-09-19 68th Emmy Awards: hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, "Game of Thrones", Julia Dreyfus, Rami Malek win
  • 2019-05-16 "Rocketman" film based on life of singer Elton John starring Taron Egerton premieres at the Cannes Film Festival
  • 2019-09-22 71st Emmy Awards: "Fleabag", "Game Of Thrones", "Chernobyl", Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jharrel Jerome win

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