Richard Madden was born on June 18 in the year 1986 in Elderslie, Renfrewshire to Pat Madden, a teacher, and Richard Madden, a firefighter. The young actor was born and grew up in Scotland in a Christian family. Growing up, Richard Madden was an introvert. At age 11, he joined Pace Youth Theater to overcome his introverted nature. In that same year, he marked his first appearance in movies. Keeping aside his introverted nature, Richard was insecure about his physical appearance. He’s also a victim of bullying as well.
The Scottish actor’s popularity came long before he played as Ikaris in the 2021 film “Eternals”. He previously played the role of Robb Stark in the mega-hit drama series “Game of Thrones”. Before his breakthrough in the Hollywood industry, he began as a child actor in the family comedy titled “Barmy Aunt Boomerang” a British television series.
Richard Madden Net Worth 2022
As of 2022, Richard Madden, 36, estimated net worth is $9 million.
And while many fans believe that his earnings may have come from the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones”, it appears that Richard’s time in the series wasn’t financially impressive. In an interview, he revealed, “People think I am [loaded] because of Game of Thrones, but you know, when I signed up for that I was 22, with f*** all on my CV, so I was paid f*** all.” His co-stars were earning more like Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, and Kit Harington amongst others.
Earnings and Sources of Income
Richard Madden earns money by acting because that is his main profession.
When he was acting in the “Game of Thrones” he was considered a B-rated actor and was compensated $175K each episode. He made appearances in 22 episodes of the series which he earned around $3.8 million.
The Scottish actor also appeared in various films and TV shows where he earned his income.
His acting career was boosted after he joined the HBO series, Richard revealed that he experienced a whole new level of fame. He previously confessed to The New York Times, “I didn’t think it was going to be, like – huge – Game of Thrones.”
Meanwhile, after the hit series, Richard Madden went on to act in many other film roles. He also played the role of Prince in Disney’s live-action movie “Cinderella”. After that, he also got cast opposite popular Hollywood actor Idris Elba in the thriller action film “The Take”.
Several years later, Richard was also seen in the Oscar-award-winning movie “Rocketman” which explores the living musical legend, Elton John. He played the role of Elton John’s manager.
His most recent movie was the MCU superhero flick “Eternals” in which he portrayed the role of Ikaris.
As of now, Richard Madden is gearing up to play a main role in Amazon series “Citadel”, conceived by Anthony and Joe Russo. He is also scheduled to serve as an executive producer for a TV series adaptation of “From Now”.
It’s also worth mentioning that Madden was also nominated for several awards and also won awards like Golden Globe Awards, National Television Awards and Golden Nymph Awards.