Visual Proof that 'Game of Thrones' Richard Madden Is Dapper Enough to Play Kenneth Branagh's Prince Charming
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Visual Proof that "Game of Thrones" Richard Madden Is Dapper Enough to Play Kenneth Branagh's Prince Charming

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | May 8, 2013 | Comments ()


Did you hear? Kenneth Branagh has cast Richard Madden -- who plays Rob Stark on "Game of Thrones" -- as his Prince Charming, in a live-action version of Cinderella, paring him with Lily James in the title role and Cate Blanchett as the wicked step-mother. The Internet is already erupting with controversy, with as hundreds of Cinderella purists have taken to message boards to argue that Richard Madden isn't handsome enough, isn't dapper enough, doesn't have the requisite James Marsden-ness.1

I disagree. I think Richard Madden is plenty suited to the role. Take a look at this guy. I mean, COME ON.


He's great with animals!


He looks nice in a suit.


He's got the lip biting thing down cold.


He looks great with a companion.


He's stunning in all black.


If Branagh wants to make a contemporary version, he looks handsome in a flat.


He can even do deadly, when the wicked step-mother gets in his way.


He looks nice in flannel.


He has a great come hither look.


Hell, he even looks good standing next to a naked man.


Let's get a second opinion in here. Matt Damon, what are your thoughts on Richard Madden?


I think we can put this controversy to bed.

1 Controversy fabricated to justify this post.

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  • Stina

    But, where's our favourite gif?? There, I fixed it for you...

  • Maguita NYC

    Never desired more to be under a man's thumb, or more plainly a man's thumb, than when watching this mesmerizing gif.

  • Nadine

    What, WHAT? How is there even a debate. He is super fucking gorgeous. Why are...what is WRONG with some people?

  • Maddy

    Had no interest in this movie but now I AM ALL FOR THIS!

  • Uriah_Creep

    I don't know about dapper, but he's in a relationship with Jenna-Louise Coleman, which automaticlly makes him a WINNER.

  • John W

    meh He's no Jon Snow.

  • Mythra Sun

    That's true... and only because Richard Madden has more than one facial expression.

  • Sherry

    You know nothing, John W.

  • Sam

    If this guy isn't considered good looking then I am a butt with shoulders.

  • BWeaves

    That explains why pork butt really comes from the pig's shoulder.

  • He is BEAUTIFUL. Look at that hair! It is magnificent!

  • APOCooter

    1 Controversy fabricated to justify this post.

    I am completely, 100% straight and have no shame whatsoever saying that I approve of this fabricated controversy and this post.

  • muertemaria

    He is 100% handsome enough for charming. He is a hot Scot. What could be any better!

  • annie

    I forgot he was Scottish until you mentioned it! I'm in. Just please let him be a Scottish Charming.

  • Maguita NYC

    "Scottish Charming" sounds like toilet paper.

  • BWeaves

    That just wiped the smile off my cheeks.

  • Maguita NYC

    I've never encountered a smiling ass before.

    Oh, wait! The Biebs.

  • annie

    There's an ass joke in here somewhere, but I don't have enough coffee in my to mine it. Or dwarves. Those belong to Snow White.

  • Maguita NYC

    A hot naked Scot.

  • Morgan_LaFai

    He is a hot naked Scot in the last photo, though I feel I should qualify that by saying that in said role he is a hot, naked, gay Scot. For further proof watch the UK show Sirens. Or you can just watch the good clips on youtube.

  • Maguita NYC

    Naked hot gay Scot? I am so watching this.

  • Kala

    That sentence could only be perfected by the addition of "in my bed."

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Pretty sure that's actually naked Richard Madden next to a close up of his own face, not Richard Madden's face next to an unrelated naked man.

  • disqus_N4EigheiZo

    If we need someone to study this picture further for science, I volunteer. I took a basic course in photoshop and am available to google "Richard Madden naked" for the rest of the night.

  • meh

    Plus,, y'know....he can act.

  • tmoney

    He looks like Robin Thicke in several of those pictures. I am okay with this.

  • Mrs. Julien

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