Richard Madden aka Robb Stark REVEALS he was thankful to leave Game of Thrones early; Here's Why

Richard Madden spoke candidly to Amy Adams about starring as Robb Stark in Game of Thrones for 3 seasons. The actor revealed that he was thankful to leave the iconic television series, early on. Read below to know the actor's reason for saying it.
Richard Madden played Robb Stark for 3 seasons in Game of Thrones.Richard Madden played Robb Stark for 3 seasons in Game of Thrones.
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Richard Madden became a household name as the King in the North, Robb Stark in Game of Thrones. However, Robb's fate was sealed early, when along with his mother Catelyn Stark, wife Talisa Maegyr and unborn child, Stark succumbed to his death when he got stabbed during the Red Wedding. The Red Wedding is still considered as one of the most shocking moments in not just GOT but television history. Since leaving Game of Thrones, Richard found success in another TV series, Bodyguard as well as Elton John's biopic, Rocketman.

In an interview with Variety, while chatting with Amy Adams, Richard got candid about his time on the iconic television series. Talking about how it was a hard thing to finish as the first pilot to his death sequence was five years. However, the actor shared that five years was a great time to be on Game of Thrones. "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," Madden stated.

Richard applauded his castmates, who were a part of the show for 11 years. "Give these guys some medals, because that is a marathon," Madden concluded.

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ALSO READ: Richard Madden on his role in Bodyguard: I felt very isolated and broke, much like the character was

Meanwhile, Richard won a ton of praises for playing war veteran suffering from PTSD - David Budd, in Bodyguard. The actor ended up taking home the trophy for Best Actor – Television Series Drama at the Golden Globe Awards 2019.


Taking a prominent role in a long-running movie-series or tv series can be both a blessing and a curse. It's easy to get type-cast, or worse written off by casting directors because you are famous.

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