Bodyguard manufactured him a hotshot but he hasnt always been cozy as the lead. He was talking about bullies, his inner fat cub and brand-new Elton John biopic Rocketman
For some lucky performers, there are instants when their vocation abruptly shifts into a higher gear. The claim proportion comes along, the nations of the world notices, and boom! their whole life is different. This happened to Richard Madden with Bodyguard, in August last year. He played the tight-mouthed, tight-muscled David Budd, personal minder to Keeley Hawes‘ dwelling secretary, Julia Montague, in Jed Mercurio‘s six-part BBC One thriller, and “the two countries ” moved bananas.
Bodyguard was great TV- gripping, unpredictable, sex, with a crazily OTT finale- but none could have predicted the furore it would generate. It was a national event, achieving the BBC’s largest drama audience for a decade. Social media was aflame every Sunday, with much of the hot centred on Madden, his good looks and his stoic “Ma’ams”. There were strands devoted to his eyebrows, as well as other parts of his anatomy. By the final chapter, “hes been” upgraded from” ex-GameOf Thrones person”( he played Robb Stark for the first three series) to potential James Bond.
Yet all this hype and bluster happened while Madden was busy doing something else. That something was Rocketman, the Elton John biopic. Madden plays John Reid, Elton’s first administrator and one-time lover, and the dialogue asked him to sing and dance, neither of which are part of his natural skill set. So while Bodyguard was on, he was getting up to jazz-hands standard, while wearing a pair of 70 s Cuban heels.” I affection those ends, in the end ,” he says when we meet.” A double-breasted suit and a big Cuban heel. I felt quite sharp-witted. They gave me a bit of a wiggle .”