It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since Robb Stark died in the shocking “Game of Thrones” Red Wedding episode. However, audiences have never stopped missing actor Richard Madden as the handsome King of the North, or mourning his character after watching his most tragic departure. Saturday (June 18), marks Madden’s 30th birthday, and Zap2it wanted to know what he’s been up to since leaving the beloved HBO series.
Madden’s first post “Thrones” project had him working with the late great Alan Rickman in the 2013 film “Promise.” In 2015, he was perfectly cast as the Prince in the blockbuster remake of “Cinderella” alongside Lily James in the titular role, Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother and Cate Blanchett as the evil Stepmother.
Madden has also continued his work on the small screen after playing Robb Stark. He starred on the Discovery Channel mini-series “Klondike” and will be playing Cosimo de’ Medici in the upcoming Italian series, “Medici: Masters of Florence,” with Dustin Hoffman as his father Giovanni.
Madden’s most recent film “Bastille Day,” co-starring Idris Elba, had its opening first delayed due to the Paris attacks, and then it oddly went in and out of theaters without much fan fare. Currently, the graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama has returned to his theatre roots. Teaming up again with his former “Cinderella” co-star James and its director Kenneth Branagh, he can been seen performing William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” in London’s West End.
Outside of acting, Madden’s love life is unsurprisingly busy. According to The Sun, after breaking things off for good with his on again/off again girlfriend, “Doctor Who” actress Jenna Coleman, he is now dating one of Leonardo DiCaprio’s exes, actress Laura Whitmore. The two apparently met through his former “Thrones” co-star Kit Harington.
Madden’s career is still red hot after his character Robb Stark’s Red Wedding demise. So even though he’s working more over the pond at the moment, the Scottish hunk will most likely be returning to American TV and film screens very soon. And we can’t wait.