RICHARD MADDEN (Lieutenant Joseph Blake) is a Scottish actor
best known for his award-winning portrayal of David Budd in Jed Mercurio's
Bodyguard. The series aired in fall 2018 and became the BBC's most-watched drama
of the past 10 years. The finale drew 14.3 million viewers and to date, it has
been the BBC's most popular iPlayer set ever-with over 36 million viewing
requests. The show was acquired by Netflix and released worldwide in October
2018. Madden received a Golden Globe Award and a National Television Award for
his performance, as well as a nomination for a Critics' Choice Television Award.
The show also received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama
Madden is currently in production on ChloE Zhao's Eternals, in which he will
portray Ikaris opposite Angelina Jolie. The superhero film based on the Marvel
Comics race of immortal beings of the same name is slated for release by Disney
on November 6, 2020.
Madden was most recently seen in Dexter Fletcher's Rocketman. The Elton John
biopic, in which Madden portrays John Reid opposite Taron Egerton, was released
by Paramount on May 31.
Madden first gained notoriety for his compelling role of Robb Stark in the
award-winning HBO series Game of Thrones. Following this, he achieved critical
acclaim in the Discovery Channel miniseries Klondike.
In 2015, he starred in Kenneth Branagh's live-action Cinderella, in the
leading role of Prince Charming, opposite Lily James. The film went on to gross
over $540 million at the worldwide box office. The following year, he reunited
with Branagh and James for Romeo and Juliet in London's West End.
He has since been seen in BBC's Lady Chatterly's Lover, Netflix's Ibiza,
Amazon's anthology series Electric Dreams, The Take, opposite Idris Elba, and
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