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Who is Richard Madden? Sgt David Budd in Bodyguard and NTA 2019 winner


RICHARD Madden stands as the current favourite to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond following the release of the upcoming Bond 25 in 2020.

The actor, who starred in BBC’s Bodyguard- and scooped up the awarding for Best Drama Performance at the 2019 NTAs- definitely has the credentials to prove he’s the right person to take on the role. Here’s what we know so far…

Richard Madden is reportedly set to star as the new James BondCorbis Richard Madden is reportedly set to star as the new James Bond [/ caption]

Is Richard Madden the new James Bond?

Richard Madden and Tom Hiddleston are among a longer list of competitors to replace Daniel Craig.

However, Richard is now the favourite after receiving praise from the film’s producer Barbara Broccoli.

Richard’s Bodyguard co-star Keeley Hawes has also shared her guess on the matter, which may also help give him that extra push.

Keeley commented:” I said to Richard while we were shooting ,’ This is like James Bond! I would love to see Richard playing James Bond; I would love that. I think he would be phenomenal .”

Other performers still in the running are Tom Hiddleston( 5/2 ), Tom Hardy( 9/2) and Idris Elba( 6/1)

Watch this space.

Actor Richard Madden played the then-crowned King in the North, Robb Stark, in Game of ThronesActor Richard Madden played the then-crowned King in the North, Robb Stark, in Game of Thrones Who did Richard Madden play in Game of Thrones?

Richard became a household name playing Robb Stark in the fantasy series Game of Thrones.

He starred in the present from 2011 to 2013 and is credited in 21 episodes of the HBO drama.

Richard said at the time of his filming: “Sometimes it can be a real challenge when you’re up to your knees in freezing cold dirt, snowfall or ice, you’re wearing seven layers of armour and leather, you’re on a pony and your feet are wet.

“But it ties back to what Robb would be doing — he’s experiencing the same things .”

Who is Richard Madden dating?

Richard is dating actress Ellie Bamber.

In September 2018, they were ensure arrived here his house together before she left the next morning.

Richard previously hinted at the romance, saying: “I am sleeping with someone. I am very happy with someone.”

They were first pictured together in Ibiza in August 2017.

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What else has Richard Madden starred in?

In May 2013, Richard was cast as the role of the prince in the live-action Disney film Cinderella, which was released in March 2015.

His other roles include the racy drama Lady Chatterley’s Lover in 2015 and TV series Medici: Masters of Florence in 2016.

He previously gushed about his love for the sci-fi series Doctor Who and admitted that he’d love a starring role in the depict.

In 2018 he played David Budd, a war veteran tasked with protecting the Home Secretary( Keeley Hawes) in the BBC drama Bodyguard.

He stunned fans by going altogether naked during the show as the steamy political thriller has been dubbed the BBC’s” best drama in 20 years “.

His latest movie Rocketman, telling the story of Elton John’s life, will see him play John Reid alongside Taron Egerton and Bryce Dallas Howard.

What is Richard Madden’s backstory?

Richard Madden, 32, was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland.

He started doing theater when he was 11 to overcome his shyness.

After playing a number of local roles on stage, he made his Tv debut as the lead role of Dean McKenzie in the 2009 BBC series Hope Springs.

He then observed widespread notoriety as a leading man in the Game Of Thrones.

Read more: thesun.co.uk


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