Place of Birth: Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Date of Birth: 18 June, 1986
Ethnicity: Irish, Scottish
Richard Madden is a Scottish film, stage, and television actor. He is known for his roles in the films A Promise, Cinderella (2015), Bastille Day, Ibiza, Rocketman, 1917, and Eternals, and on the series Barmy Aunt Boomerang, Game of Thrones, Birdsong, Klondike, Medici, and Bodyguard.
Richard grew up in Elderslie, Scotland. His mother, Pat, is a primary school teacher, and his father, Richard Madden, is a firefighter. His mother’s maiden name is said to be Mulholland. Both Madden and Mulholland are usually Irish names. Richard joined Paisley Arts Centre’s youth theatre programme at eleven, to help overcome his shyness. He was soon cast as young Andy in the film adaptation of Iain Banks’ Complicity.
Can anyone confirm any Scottish heritage, at all? Kind of curious about this case.
Madden is also an Irish surname but I’m not going to claim him as Irish because of his surname.
1 of my grandparents has an Irish surnames, but I dont know of any Irish ancestry
It was made a bit tongue in cheek because with some other celebrities they go by the surname. I’ve no doubt somewhere down the line he has some Irish in him though. People in Scotland didn’t take on Irish names or England didn’t take on Irish names.
Correction, his hair is red
He has just brown hair. That is most certainly not red hair.
I dont think so. His hair looks just brown to me
there was better photo of him on wiki http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b5/Richard_Madden_2009_cropped.jpg why did you not use that 1?
looks like this Welshman.
Leigh Halfpenny hes a rugby player http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/04/13/article-0-1293A302000005DC-734_634x510.jpg