Richard Madden to announce shock retirement from acting?

Madden created a stir on Wednesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Madden fans. Speculation had been rife that the Scottish actor best known for his roles in Cinderella or Game of Thrones, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 36, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 30/06/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actor isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouRichard was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Richard Madden was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouRichard”
— @universalObserver, 29 Jun 2022
“I thought Richard Madden retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 29 Jun 2022

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