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As Robb Stark...

... another terrific young British actor, Richard Madden.

Madden did some great readings as well, blowing the competition (some very good competition) out of the water.

He has done a lot of stage work in England, including playing Romeo in a recent production of ROMEO AND JULIET in Leeds castle. That was the clue I blew, when I talked about a player exclaiming about roses in a castle. Of course, it is Juliet who exclaims that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, not Romeo. Sorry about that. I did get the "castle" part right. Macbeth and Hamlet and many of the Bard's history plays have scenes in castles, but ROMEO & JULIET does not... but the particular production that Madden was in was staged in Leeds castle.

Madden has also been cited as one of Britian's hot young actors by ESQUIRE, which became another clue. He's gotten some great reviews, and has a terrific look for Robb. If we go three seasons, women will weep... (and so may I).


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Aug. 21st, 2009 06:48 am (UTC)
Nice! Where for art thou Romeo? He's at Winterfell. He bears a decent resemblance to his "parents" too, doesn't he?
*Does happy dance AGAIN
Aug. 21st, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
Don't worry, women definitely will weep. I'm not even sure if I will survive watching the first season. ;)
As for Madden, he's an unknown face for me but I can surely picture him as Robb.

With all these new terrific actors known, the waiting game only begins.
Aug. 21st, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
WOW make that a STRIKING resemblance to his new "parents" check these out

*Sorry I don't know how to do links, George can you make those into links so your peeps don't have to Copy/Paste?
Aug. 21st, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
He also looks like a very believable brother to Kit Harington's Jon. Check out these two photos side by side.

Aug. 21st, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
I was going to say the same thing, and from what I can tell from the picture of Arya the whole family is coming along quite nicely.
Aug. 21st, 2009 07:05 am (UTC)
mmm I like him as Robb Stark ^))
Aug. 21st, 2009 07:10 am (UTC)
Oh I think he will make a very good and believable Robb Stark. I've had HBO for 2 years now just to be sure I don't miss this when it finally gets released. :)

I have been STARVING for some good fantasy movies/shows for many, many years. Your Song of Fire and Ice is such a gem with all the deep political dancing and rich backdrops, I can't wait to see it get translated into a visual medium. Of course, nothing is quite like a book in your hands...mmm, wood pulpy.
Aug. 21st, 2009 07:21 am (UTC)
His face looks striken with sorrow in that second picture. Such a dramatic face. My god will I weep when he dies. I hope he can act!
Aug. 21st, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
ARG! I haven't read that far yet :( Be careful of spoilers!
Aug. 21st, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
Sorry, but what are you doing reading this site instead of buying and reading more books? Shoo! Off to the reading room for thee! :-)
Aug. 21st, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
I just started this summer and am already halfway through Storm of Swords. I wish I could spend all day reading these books! But have to work and sleep :(
Aug. 27th, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
I was wondering when someone would complain about being spoiled here.
I mentioned a specific scene from AFFC and how casting would deal with 2 characters--and I don't think anyone has cried about it yet.
Aug. 21st, 2009 07:34 am (UTC)
He looks absolutely perfect.
Aug. 21st, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, he is gorgeous! And looks amazing for Robb.

I already want to weep thinking of a third season.
Aug. 21st, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
Exlaiming about roses...
I was barking up the wrong tree on this one. I heard 'exclaiming about roses,' and I started racking my brain for characters who may have been complaining about their visitors from Highgarden xD
Aug. 21st, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
My sister did just get a bit choked up when she finished that section of the books. I'm having a blast watching her read it, and was always amused when she was telling me how Robb is one of her favourites. Her face was priceless when she finished the section, and she got pretty mad at me when I laughed.
Aug. 21st, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
There was one guy at my EMT class (resident, so we were all like at a monthlong summer camp) who had AGoT, and would read it during all his free time. Every day or two I'd ask him "So who's dead now?" just to see his reactions...
Aug. 25th, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
Aug. 21st, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Looks are dead on
Casted right out of my imagination as far looks go.
Aug. 21st, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
Madden will be great as Robb, but would have been better as Theon Greyjoy... :'(
Aug. 22nd, 2009 04:14 am (UTC)
good one
dead on, I'd say..looks wise.
Aug. 22nd, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
He looks just like I've always imagined Robb!
Aug. 22nd, 2009 07:06 am (UTC)
He definitely has the right look for Robb. I haven't seen him act yet, but I'm optimistic about him!
Aug. 23rd, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
Nice, I like it.
Aug. 23rd, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
Actually, to me he looks EXACTLY like Renly looks in my head, not Robb. But dye his hair reddish brown and he'll do just fine. Plus Robb is a bigger part for the first season. I'm sure they can find another curly dark headed beauty to play Renly in season 2. :p
Aug. 23rd, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
I like all the cast so far, but Richard... I love him already! I'll never be able to see the third season.
Aug. 23rd, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
Brilliant choice!!
Aug. 24th, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
This just might be the best casting choice I've seen so far, at least as far as looks are concerned. Apart from Sean Bean, that is. I'm very curious about who they pick for Bran, though. He hasn't been cast yet, or am I missing something?

Aug. 26th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
HBO Cast
wow Rob and Jamie are perfect!
So is Sansa, Arya I will have to see but I like her already. Danny is tough she looks regal but I will have to see, I trust your judgement, after all you created these characters. I can not wait!
Sep. 4th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
The guy is handsome, but he's way too old, not only for the character, but for someone side by side to Kit Harrington as same-age brothers. Then again, make-up can do wonders
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