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Richard Madden is celebrating the success of BBC’s Bodyguard following the finale.
The actor, who appeared on Game of Thrones until 2013, posted a photo on Instagram of himself covered in fake blood, wearing a prop explosive vest while enjoying a pint. Richard, 32, thanked his fans for their ‘overwhelming’ support in the caption.
‘Blown away by the response to #Bodyguard. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who’s watched and supported the show it’s truly overwhelming. I’m so proud to have been part of the amazing talented team that worked so hard to bring this story to life. Cheers!!,’ he wrote.
Richard Madden celebrated the wildly popular Bodyguard finale on BBC with a special Instagram post
Richard posed for a photo in full David Budd costume while enjoying a celebratory pint of beer
An average of 10.4 million people tuned in to BBC for the final episode of the six-part series, created by Jed Mercurio. Bodyguard is now the most successful show since Downton Abbey aired in November 2011.
Richard’s Bodyguard role is one of many he’s had since his character, Robb Stark, was killed off on Game of Thrones. He’s appeared in supporting roles in Cucumber, Paranoid and The Boy with The Topknot.
Who is Richard Madden?
Richard Madden is a Scottish actor born June 18, 1986. His acting career began at age 11 when he was cast in Complicity followed shortly after with a role on Barmy Aunt Boomerang.
He attended and graduated from Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. After his graduation in 2007, Richard appeared as Dean McKenzie in Hope Springs. Not long after, he stared in the film Chatroom.
Eventually, Richard was cast as Robb Stark in Game of Thrones. He appeared on the show from 2011 to 2013.
After his character was written off the show, Richard appeared on BBC’s Birdsong, was cast as Prince Charming in a live action Cinderella and appeared in the miniseries, Klondike as Bill Haskell.
Richard won his first Screen Actors Guild award for the latter role.
His other roles include a stage production of Romeo and Juliet, the lead in Medici: Masters of Florence and a part in 2016’s Bastille Day.
Richard just wrapped BBC’s six-part series, Bodyguard. He played David Budd on the show and was a hit with viewers.
Richard Madden net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Richard Madden’s net worth is about $6 million (£4.5m). He’s made the majority of his fortune as an actor, appearing in various roles including a two-year stint on Game of Thrones.
Richard has been outspoken about his pay on the HBO series, revealing that he wasn’t raking in as much as fans may have suspected.
Speaking with the Sunday Times, the young actor said: ‘People think I am [rich] because of Game of Thrones, but you know, when I signed up for that I was 22.’
Richard Madden girlfriend
Richard Madden is dating Ellie Bamber. Ellie is a model and English actress from Surrey.
She was born on February 2, 1997. You may recognize her from the role in The Lady from the Sea, which she won a prize for at the Ian Charleson Awards.
Ellie’s also appeared in ITV’s A Mother’s Son, the BBC’s The Musketeers, The Falling, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Nocturnal Animals.
In addition to her TV and film work, Ellie has made music video appearances. In 2017 she was picked to appear in Shawn Mendes’s video for There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.
She and Richard are thought to have been together since some time in 2017.
The Bodyguard finale
The finale of BBC’s Bodyguard aired on Sunday, drawing more than 10 million viewers. During the episode it was revealed that Nadia (Anjli Mohindra) had been working with Luke Aitkens (Matt Stokoe) with the help of police insider CSI Lorraine Craddock (Pippa Haywood).
The big reveal was made in the final moments of the sixth and final episode of the series.
During the episode Richard Madden’s character, Sergeant David Budd, found himself strapped to an explosive device. Fortunately he didn’t detonate the device, but rather decided to get counselling for his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
This ending signalled better times ahead for the Army veteran and his wife.
It’s unclear at this time whether the show will continue, but it’s a possibility.
Creator Jed Mercurio thanked those who tuned in ‘for a fantastic response to the series’.
He added: ‘If the ratings hadn’t been quite so high, then possibly everybody involved, including the BBC, would have said, “Well, that was a nice little series but we’re just going to leave it at that and there won’t be anymore.
‘We do feel very privileged and fortunate that there’s been such a response that it gives us that opportunity to at least think about doing more.’
Jed continued: ‘We would probably approach any thoughts of a second series with the idea that it would create the opportunity for a third or fourth.’