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1[[quoteright:295:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/richard_madden.jpg]] ²²Richard Madden (born 18 June 1986 in Elderslie, Scotland) is a Scottish stage, film, and television actor. Starting his career as a child actor in sitcoms, [[StarMakingRole he broke into the public consciousness]] for his portrayal of Robb Stark in Creator/{{HBO}}'s wildly popular ''Series/GameOfThrones''. He would later win the Golden Globe for Best Actor – Television Series Drama for his role as Police Sergeant David Budd in ''[[Series/BodyguardUK2018 Bodyguard]]'' (2018).²²!Film Roles²* 2010 ''Film/{{Chatroom}}'' as Ripley²* 2015 ''Film/{{Cinderella|2015}}'' as Prince Kit²* 2016 ''Bastille Day'' as Michael Mason²* 2019 ''Film/{{Rocketman|2019}}'' as John Reid²* 2019 ''[[Film/NineteenSeventeen 1917]]'' as Lieutenant Joseph Blake²* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (2021-present)²** ''Film/{{Eternals}}'' as [[ComicBook/TheEternals Ikaris]]²!Television Roles²* 2011-2013 ''Series/GameOfThrones'' as Robb Stark²* 2011 ''Series/SirensUK'' as Ashley Greenwick²* 2014 ''Series/{{Klondike}}'' as Bill Haskell²* 2015 ''Literature/LadyChatterleysLover'' as Oliver Mellors²* 2016 ''Series/MediciMastersOfFlorence'' as Cosimo de' Medici²* 2018 ''Series/BodyguardUK2018'' as Sergeant David Budd²!Videogame Roles²* 2013 ''Videogame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadowMirrorOfFate'' as Trevor Belmont / Alucard²* 2014 ''Videogame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2'' as Alucard²²----²²!!Tropes associated with his work:²²* ActorInspiredElement:[[invoked]] It was his idea to [[spoiler: have Talisa killed off]] in the Red Wedding (her book counterpart isn't present at the event and simply disappears from the narrative).²* CastingGag:[[invoked]] In both ''Series/GameOfThrones'' and ''{{Film/Cinderella|2015}}'' he plays the next in line to the throne who turns down the good political match to MarryForLove with an ImpoverishedPatrician (the only difference being that Talisa was willingly impoverished).²* CreatorBreakdown:[[invoked]] Admits he sobbed on the plane home after filming the Red Wedding.²* FakeAmerican:[[invoked]] In ''Bastille Day''. He's joked that it was easier for his co-stars to understand him in that accent than his own.²* FakeBrit:[[invoked]] He's Scottish and for some of his most famous roles, he has affected an English accent. Ranging from OopNorth (''Series/GameOfThrones'') to Received Pronounciation (''{{Film/Cinderella 2015}}'').²* MemeAcknowledgement: It's not specific to just him, but he's aware of the "Marvel snipers" meme[[note]]i.e. the widespread joke that Marvel execs will gun down, or otherwise get rid of their actors who spoil upcoming films/say anything bad about them, with Creator/TomHolland being a popular subject of the meme due to his notorious tendency to blab[[/note]]. He's even used the meme verbatim, joking that he's afraid to say anything about ''Eternals'' because "the Marvel snipers might take me out."²* PlayingAgainstType:[[invoked]]²** ''Series/BodyguardUK2018'' by his word was something he was attracted to because it was a difference from playing straightforward heroes in fantasy pieces. It also marked the first major role he got to use his natural accent.²** And then there's his turn as a sleazy manipulator in ''{{Film/Rocketman 2019}}''.²* WeightWoe: In 2019 he came out and admitted he struggled with body image issues and anxiety about whenever a role required a ShirtlessScene. He was also FormerlyFat in his teen years until he got a role in a play that required nudity.

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