(nothing too personal, as Richard never discusses his private life)

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Smouldering at the National Television Awards, London, 22 January 2019, having won the Best Drama Performance Award for ‘Bodyguard

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Full Name:

Richard Anthony Madden

Date of Birth:

18 June 1986 (star sign Gemini)


1.77m ... in ‘old money’ that is very slightly shy of 5 foot 10 inches

Colour of Eyes:

A beautiful deep blue

Colour of Hair:

Auburn with a very attractive grey streak (a Madden streak as opposed to a Mallen streak!) and naturally curly too!

Place of Birth:

Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland ... not the most famous person to originate from the village – that honour goes to Sir William Wallace aka Braveheart!


Elderslie is old English for ‘field of Elder Trees


His mum is called Pat and his dad is also named Richard

Richard Junior is the middle child of three, with an older sister and a younger sister


Richard enjoys reading ... and is interested in fashion. He loves fast cars and enjoys driving them; also escaping to somewhere wild when he needs to recharge his batteries!  Richard enjoyed learning to ride for Game of Thrones, and subsequently reprising this for Cinderella; latterly doing some dressage and show-jumping too!  Richard doesn’t follow sport, but he is a fan of Science Fiction.

Favourite Film:

Jurassic Park ... Richard’s favourite as a child and remains so.  He still endeavours to watch it twice a year!

Richard’s juvenile crush was Cameron Diaz ... wearing the red dress from the movie ‘The Mask’!

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Richard’s IMDb Profile:


Recorded as Madain, Madden, Maddin, Madigan and MacAvaddy, this is a famous Irish surname. It derives from the pre 10th century Olde Gaelic name O'Madain, translating as the descendant of the son of the hound. The hound is famous in Gaelic heraldry having the virtues of speed, endurance, and loyalty. Most Irish surnames originate from a chief's nickname.


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