Richard Madden (born 18 June 1986) is a Scottish television, film, stage and voice actor. Born and raised near Glasgow, in Renfrewshire, he made his screen debut as a child actor and stage debut whilst a student at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 2007, he toured with Shakespeare's Globe company as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, a role he would reprise in the West End in 2016.
Madden continued his acting career before landing his breakout role in 2011, as Robb Stark in HBO's fantasy drama Game of Thrones, for which he received the Screen International Award for Star of Tomorrow and two SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series nominations, amongst other accolades. His subsequent roles include leading the first season of the historical fiction series Medici: Masters of Florence (2016) as Cosimo de' Medici, and starring in the films of Disney's Cinderella (2015) and Netflix's romantic comedy Ibiza (2018).
In 2018, Madden garnered critical acclaim and international prominence for his leading role as David Budd in the BBC thriller Bodyguard, the UK's most-watched TV drama since current records began in 2002, for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama and has been nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series and the National Television Award for Drama Performance.