Despite recent rumors that Idris Elba would become the first black James Bond, today it is Madden, Richard Madden who is tipped to inherit Daniel Craig’s license to kill.
We can’t help it but to feel skeptical about the latest 007 reports (you know, because this is the role that generates more unreliable rumors in all film industry). However, there’s no harm in getting to know Richard Madden a little better—just in case he actually gets to slip into a tuxedo and hold that Walther PPK.
Because playing a secret agent doesn’t mean Richard’s life has to be a secret too.
So, who is Richard Madden? From his start in the acting world to his days as a leading man in Game of Thrones to his enviable long-term relationship, here’s everything you need to know about the (possible) new James Bond.