‘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

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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