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Top 10 Facts - Richard Madden
02.11.2016
Fact #1

Born in 1986, Madden isn't as tall as he appears onscreen, standing at 5'11".

Fact #2

His father was in the fire service; his mother was a classroom assistant. Richard definitely isn't one of those actors who come g from a long line of professional artists and actors.

Fact #3

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.

Fact #4

His first movie role was in 2000's Complicity, which starred Jonny Lee Miller.

Fact #5

He graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2007.

Fact #6

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.

Fact #7

He's been dating Jenna-Louise Colemann from Doctor Who since late 2011.

Fact #8

He had a learn how to ride a horse to play Robb Stark and tained four to five times a week leading up to Season One of Game of Thrones.

Fact #9

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.

Fact #10

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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