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Another backlog event. During his publicity for CINDERELLA Richard appeared on Live With Kelly & Michael to discuss the film. Here are some images of him arriving at the studio to tape the show.

For the new layout I have some backlog images from 2016 where Richard appeared on The Graham Norton Show with CINDERELLA co-star Lily James. Also on the panel was a particularly interested Joan Collins. I’m imagining how that all went.

A really nice preview of the upcoming season at The Branagh Theatre Live’s Shakespeare plays. The video features Richard as Romeo and Lily James, Richard’s co-star of CINDERELLA as the lovely Juliette. Enjoy. I know I did.


Just like the title says, Disney is considering a live action Prince Charming film starring Richard as Prince Kit. The article to follow will explain it all. So read on.

“Prince Charming” Live-Action Movie: Richard Madden As The Titular Prince; Plot Focus On Charming’s Unlucky Brother

Amidst the numerous live-action take on the story of fairytale princesses, Disney reportedly plans to bring the life of Prince Charming, the most popular fairytale leading man, to the big screen, with “Cinderella” actor Richard Madden as the front-runner. However, the upcoming “Prince Charming” film will not be focusing on the titular prince but on his unlucky brother instead.

It looks like Disney has added another title to its growing list of live-action projects. The Hollywood Reporter claims that Disney has recently closed a deal for a live-action feature film centering the life of the iconic Prince Charming. The male royalty is generally known as the leading man in countless fairy tales -sometimes with a name of his own and sometimes literally named just as Prince Charming.

In “Cinderella”, that the prince is credited as ‘Charming’ while in “Sleeping Beauty”, he is merely known as ‘the Prince’. Although he has a first name of ‘Philipp’ in the 1959 film, it is noted that three more or less heroes have the same role and more likely share the same family name. “Game of Thrones” actor Richard Madden is known to have portrayed the character in the most recent live-action slate of the mouse house, “Cinderella”; and the internet rumor mill now suggests that the studio is considering the 29-year-old Scottish actor to reprise his role in the upcoming “Prince Charming” movie.

However, despite its title, the film will reportedly shift its focus to Charming’s unheard brother whom The Guardian cites to have “failed to embody the family name”. There is no confirmation yet about its plot but the script is reportedly penned by Matt Fogel of “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son”. Mandeville Films/TV’s Todd Lieberman and David Hobberman are also on board to produce the upcoming movie.

“Prince Charming” now joins Disney’s list of upcoming live-action films which includes the Emma Watson and Dan Steven-starrer “Beauty and the Beast” as well as the rumored new version of “Dumbo”, “Mulan”, “The Jungle Book”, “Pocahontas”, and the sequel of “Alice In Wonderland”.

Are you excited for Disney’s live-action take on the life of Prince Charming? Who do you think should play the role of the titular prince? Share us your thoughts through placing your comments below.


I’ve added some photos to the gallery from Richard’s film CINDERELLA where he played ironically, Prince Kit. What’s so ironic? When Richard played Robb Stark on GAME OF THRONES, his on-screen brother was played by actor Kit Harington (Jon Snow) ….You know no…. Forget it. I hated Ygritte. Ah well. As is noted in the sidebar the BluRay/DVD/Digital of CINDERELLA will be out September 15. Another bit of irony here is that I run another site dedicated to the first actor to play Prince Charming on screen. Jon Cypher played the part of Prince Christopher in the Rogers & Hammerstein musical that aired on CBS in 1957 and starred Julie Andrews as the titular character. Richard’s character is very reminiscent of Jon’s in that both had similar costumes. You can find the link to my Jon Cypher site in the sidebar, but to compare Richard’s and Jon’s version, here is the gallery at my Jon site for your consideration.


CINDERELLA is going to be released on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD combo pack on September 15th. Richard played the part of Prince Kit (interesting name considering his GAME OF THRONES co-star Kit Harington). Information is the following:

Cinderella (2015) Blu-ray

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of director Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella (2015), which stars Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham-Carter, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger and Derek Jacobi. The reimagining of the Disney classic arrives on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD combo pack on September 15th.

Synopsis: The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her.

And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham-Carter) steps forward and — armed with a pumpkin and a few mice — changes Cinderella’s life forever.

Cinderella is presented in 1080p with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround. Extras include:

A Fairy Tale Comes to Life: Filmmakers and cast reflect on Cinderella’s enduring power, along with the many joys and challenges of bringing this iconic tale to life.
Costume Test Fun: See the work of Academy Award-winning® Costume Designer Sandy Powell (The Aviator, 2004) and share some lighthearted moments with the cast.
Staging The Ball: You’re invited behind the scenes for the making of the Palace Ball sequence, including its spectacular set, stunning costumes and more. It’s a lavish and massive undertaking…and a magical day on set.
Ella’s Furry Friends: Discover how the movie’s animal stars honed their memorable performances.
Alternate Opening, Ella’s Childhood: View moments from Ella’s idyllic childhood that do not appear in the movie. Introduction by Branagh.
Frozen Fever: It’s Anna’s birthday, and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever – but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk.

DMA Exclusive Special Features (digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer):

Deleted Scenes with introduction by Kenneth Branagh
Serving (0:56)
The Mourning (4:24)
Getting to Know You (2:00)
The Search for Cinderella (1:14)
Dear Kit (2:57)


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