Richard Madden, After Robb Starks’ Death on ‘Game of Thrones,’ Set To Play Prince Charming
For three years, Richard Madden, 26, portrayed the King of The North on the HBO hit Game of Thrones, where his character Robb Stark was killed off Sunday night.
After filming the bloody episode titled "Red Wedding," Madden flew home to London. “I cried the whole way. I was the crazy boy on the plane crying,” Madden told the Huffington Post.
The 26-year-old Scottish actor isn’t letting Robb’s death get him down — he is set to play Prince Charming in Disney’s upcoming big-budget live-action Cinderella film. He will star alongside Downtown Abby’s Lily James, who will portray the iconic princess, and Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother, according to The Guardian.
Featuring a mostly British cast, Cinderella will be directed by Kenneth Branagh (Thor, My Week with Marilyn) and is the next in line from the Disney film studio that hopes for enormous box office success.
Madden previously starred in the poorly received 2010 thriller Chatroom, and has gained recognition from his long stint on Game of Thrones.
Cinderella is scheduled for a 2014 release.