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May 9, 2013

CINDERELLA (2014): Richard Madden cast as Lily James’ Prince

Richard Madden

Richard Madden cast in Cinderella. The casting of Richard Madden in Cinderella (2014) answers the question of who will play the male lead character in the Kenneth Branagh directed film. Richard Madden will be joined in Cinderella by Lily James and Cate Blanchett.

We previously reported on Lily James casting in the film here: Cinderella (2014): Lily James cast in Disney lead with Cate Blanchett.

On the people behind the scenes of Cinderella: “Allison Shearmur, David Barron and Simon Kinberg are producing.”

On the origin’s of the Cinderella storyline:

“Cinderella,” or “The Little Glass Slipper”…is a folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward. Thousands of variants are known throughout the world. The title character is a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances that are suddenly changed to remarkable fortune. The story was first published by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passé in 1697, and later by the Brothers Grimm in their folk tale collection Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

Although both the story’s title and the character’s name change in different languages, in English-language folklore “Cinderella” is the archetypal name. The word “cinderella” has, by analogy, come to mean one whose attributes were unrecognized, or one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect.

On Richard Madden’s acting past:

He was…cast as young Andy in the film adaptation of Iain Banks’s Complicity, followed by his being cast in a lead role as Sebastian in the television series Barmy Aunt Boomerang…He later gained the lead role of Dean McKenzie in the 2009 BBC series Hope Springs, followed by his roles as Ripley in the 2010 film Chatroom, and as Theatre of Hate singer Kirk Brandon in the 2010 film Worried About The Boy. Since 2011, he has starred as Robb Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones, based upon George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, the Channel 4 series Sirens and in the BBC series Birdsong.

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Source: Deadline, Wikipedia (1, 2)