• 'Bodyguard' creator Jed Mercurio confirms second series talks
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    Ben Arnold

    'Bodyguard' creator Jed Mercurio confirms second series talks

    Jed Mercurio, the writer and creator of Bodyguard, has confirmed that talks are taking place for a second season of the BBC drama.

  • Richard Madden reveals he was 'thankful' to be killed off in Game of Thrones season 3
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    The Independent

    Richard Madden reveals he was 'thankful' to be killed off in Game of Thrones season 3

    Richard Madden has revealed he was glad to be one of the earlier stars to leave Game of Thrones.The actor played Robb Stark on the HBO series up until its third season in 2013. He reflected upon the twist during an interview with Amy Adams as part of Variety‘s Actors on Actors feature.“It was such a hard thing to finish because from first pilot to my death was five years,” he said. “But five years was a great time to be on the show. It helped me so much with my career and experience. I learned a lot from shooting 30 hours of television. You really start to learn the trade doing that. And then I was thankful to leave it.”He added: “The actors [who made it to the end] must be 11 years into playing these characters. Give these guys some medals, because that is a marathon.”Madden previously recalled “sobbing” so much on the flight home after filming his character’s death scene that other passengers were forced to move seats.“I looked like I’d murdered someone and got on that flight which, in fact, I hadn’t – I’d been murdered,” he told GQ.The Bodyguard star – who is hotly tipped to become the next Bond \- is rumoured to have signed up to star in new Marvel film The Eternals alongside Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani.You can find a ranking of every single Game of Thrones character – form worst to best – here.

  • Richard Madden and Amy Adams on Nude Scenes and ‘Acting as Therapy’
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    Variety

    Richard Madden and Amy Adams on Nude Scenes and ‘Acting as Therapy’

    Richard Madden and Amy Adams sat down for a chat for Variety's Actors on Actors. For more, click here. Amy Adams and Richard Madden are famous for on-screen virtue — Adams has played a crusading linguist in “Arrival,” a good-hearted nun in “Doubt” and a fairy-tale princess in “Enchanted,” while Madden’s first big role after the heroic […]

  • ‘Rocketman’ nearly had a cameo from Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury
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    Gregory Wakeman

    ‘Rocketman’ nearly had a cameo from Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

    Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher has revealed that he considered a cameo from Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury.

  • Richard Madden felt 'broken' and considered quitting acting after 'Bodyguard'
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    Ben Arnold

    Richard Madden felt 'broken' and considered quitting acting after 'Bodyguard'

    The Game of Thrones star has revealed how playing the tortured close protection officer David Budd for the BBC drama left him 'broken'.

  • Keeley Hawes ‘didn’t stop laughing’ with Richard Madden in Bodyguard sex scenes
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    PA Entertainment

    Keeley Hawes ‘didn’t stop laughing’ with Richard Madden in Bodyguard sex scenes

    The actress also told of her excitement at being praised by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins for the BBC One drama.

  • Richard Madden's tuxedo snap from Cannes gets tongues wagging over Bond
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    Ben Arnold

    Richard Madden's tuxedo snap from Cannes gets tongues wagging over Bond

    While Madden's tux game is clearly strong, pictures from the Cannes Film Festival of him in a white jacket and bow tie have got tongues wagging again.

  • Sex scenes are never fun, says 'Bodyguard' and 'Rocketman' star Richard Madden
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    Ben Arnold

    Sex scenes are never fun, says 'Bodyguard' and 'Rocketman' star Richard Madden

    Filming sex scenes is 'never fun', Game of Thrones and Bodyguard star Richard Madden has said.

  • Richard Madden in Talks to Join Marvel Studios’ ‘The Eternals’ (Exclusive)
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    The Wrap

    Richard Madden in Talks to Join Marvel Studios’ ‘The Eternals’ (Exclusive)

    “Game of Thrones” and “Bodyguard” star Richard Madden is in talks to star opposite Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani in Marvel’s “The Eternals,” which focuses on a group of ancient human beings, an individual with knowledge of the project exclusively told TheWrap. Details about Madden’s character is being kept under wraps.“The Rider” director Chloe Zhao will direct the film. Matthew and Ryan Firpo (“Ruin”) are writing the script. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is producing. TheWrap also first reported South Korean actor Ma Dong-seok, also known as Don Lee, will make his American film debut in the film. Created by comic legend Jack Kirby in 1976, the Eternals are a race of ancient human beings created a million years ago by the cosmic entities known as the Celestials.Also Read: Marvel Studios Taps Ma Dong-seok for 'The Eternals' (Exclusive)According to ComicVine, the Celestials accelerated the evolution of a handful of subjects and gave them the genetic potential to mentally manipulate limited quantities of cosmic energy, as well as other superhuman traits.The story will focus on the female Eternal known as Sersi, (no, not the character on “Game of Thrones”), several insiders have told TheWrap. Angelina Jolie is currently in talks for the role.“We have started working on what are the films post-phase 3,” Feige previously told TheWrap, referencing the forthcoming fourth part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s slate of movies after the wind-down of franchises based on the original Avengers.Best known for playing Robb Stark on “Game of Thrones,” and following that up with BBC thriller “Bodyguard,” Madden will next be seen in Paramount’s Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” playing John’s longtime manager, John Reid.Madden is repped by WME and Troika.Marvel had no comment.Read original story Richard Madden in Talks to Join Marvel Studios’ ‘The Eternals’ (Exclusive) At TheWrap

  • BBC chief claims more people watched 'Bodyguard' than Netflix's 'The Crown'
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    Danny Thompson

    BBC chief claims more people watched 'Bodyguard' than Netflix's 'The Crown'

    But BBC director-general Tony Hall claims the period drama attracted fewer viewers in the UK than Bodyguard, the smash-hit BBC drama starring Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes.

  • James Bond: Bodyguard's Richard Madden now bookies favourite to be the next 007
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    Tom Butler

    James Bond: Bodyguard's Richard Madden now bookies favourite to be the next 007

    Another week, another "XXX is the favourite to be the next James Bond" story... and this week's latest hot tip as the next 007: Richard Madden.