‘Game of Thrones’ Star Richard Madden to Play Cinderella’s Prince

Richard Madden and Jenna-Louise Coleman at the 'Game of Thrones' premiere in March 2013. (Photo: Matt Sayles /Invision/AP)

Richard Madden and Jenna-Louise Coleman at the ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere in March 2013. (Photo: Matt Sayles /Invision/AP)

Richard Madden, Game of Thrones‘ Robb Stark, might be best known to Whovians as Doctor Who star Jenna-Louise Coleman‘s real-life love interest. Now, the British actor is set to romance big screen audiences as Prince Charming in an upcoming adaptation of Cinderella, reveals The Hollywood Reporter.

This live-action, big-screen adaptation has some weighty credentials: Kenneth Branagh will direct the picture, with Lily James (Downton Abbey‘s Lady Rose) as the downtrodden, glass-slippered heroine and Oscar winner Cate Blanchett playing the wicked stepmother.

If anything, we’re excited that this means more red carpet moments for sci-fi/fantasy’s reigning royal couple:

Too much pretty.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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