1. Madden was born in Elderslie, Renfrewshire, just outside the town of Paisley and the city of Glasgow, where he was brought up, with older and younger sisters.
2. His mother, Pat, is a classroom assistant, and his father, Richard, is in the fire brigade.
3. In May 2013, Madden was chosen to portray the prince in the live action Disney film Cinderella. The film was released in March 2015.
4. Madden first obtained his Screen Actors Guild card for the 2014 miniseries Klondike, in which he plays Bill Haskell.
5. Between 12 May and 13 August 2016 Richard Madden will again play on stage the role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at the West End, where he will be reunited with his Cinderella costar Lily James as Juliet, and director Kenneth Branagh.
6. In 2010, The Scotsman touted Madden as “one of the hottest young acting talents in the business”.
7. They also noted that Madden is “tipped for mainstream glory this year” due to his upcoming roles in the film Chatroom and TV series Game of Thrones”.