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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces! – Richard Madden Interview

December 5th, 2021

Mirror: Eternals star Richard Madden says he was ‘fat and shy’ as childhood photos unearthed: The outlet reports that the Golden Globe Award winner has shared a photo from his teenage years, with one image from the time showing him with musician Toyah Willcox. The pair are understood to have appeared together in children’s comedy series Barmy Aunt Boomerang, with the show having ran on the BBC between 1999 and 2000 – Continue reading…

The Sun: Mad Transformation – The Bodyguard star Richard Madden unrecognisable in ‘fat and shy’ pics from his bullied schooldays: Richard, who is famed for being in Game of Thrones, shared a picture from his school days with fans, showing him looking cherubic. He is pictured with musician Toyah Willcox, who he appeared with in Barmy Aunt Boomerang in 1999-2000 – Continue reading…

(Photos © BBC)

The Guardian: Richard Madden Interview

May 6th, 2019

A great retro Barmy Aunt Boomerang photo of Toyah and Richard Madden was included in The Guardian‘s interview with Richard, published on Saturday.

The lengthy feature also references Toyah and Barmy Aunt Boomerang:

Madden has had a taste of this all-consuming busyness before: with Game Of Thrones, in his early 20s, and even before then, when he was cast, aged 12, in a BBC One series called Barmy Aunt Boomerang. So, he says, he knows enough for the shift in status not to go to his head

… Then he got the lead part in Barmy Aunt Boomerang (Toyah Willcox played the eponymous aunt), so he didn’t really go to school much between the ages of 11 and 13, and when he went back, he struggled.

• Continue reading at The Guardian. (Photo © BBC) NB: Toyah and Barmy Aunt Boomerang were previously included in a BBC feature on Richard Madden earlier this year.

BBC Scotland: The Golden Globe Winner

January 14th, 2019

barmy19aThe Golden Globe winner whose big break came from CBBC

Richard Madden winning a Golden Globe capped a stellar year for the actor.

He received glowing praise in the UK for his portrayal of Sergeant David Budd in BBC One’s Bodyguard, but winning a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama showed just how respected the actor has become in Hollywood.

Barmy Aunt Boomerang
Like many actors, Richard’s first break came in Children’s TV, in a show produced in his native Scotland. Back in 1999, 13-year-old Richard starred in Barmy Aunt Boomerang as Sebastian, a boy whose life is thrown into chaos by the arrival of his ghostly aunt, played by Toyah Willcox. The role set Richard off on the path of full-time acting, a career which has seen him play a number of notable roles.

• Continue reading at BBC Scotland.