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Richard Madden 'romancing Laura Whitmore'

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Richard Madden 'romancing Laura Whitmore'

Richard Madden is reportedly dating Irish TV presenter Laura Whitmore.

Scottish star Richard, 29, who rose to fame playing Robb Stark in Game of Thrones, has becomes one of Britain’s hottest exports, with roles like Prince Charming in Cinderella under his belt. He can next be seen starring with Idris Elba in action film Bastille Day, cementing his rising A-list status.

British newspaper The Sun reports he and Laura, 30, are apparently in the first throes of love, after meeting through Richard’s former co-star Kit Harington.

“Laura knows the Game of Thrones cast well, especially Kit, and got to know Richard through those connections,” a source told the publication. “She has been telling friends she is excited by the new romance. It’s still early days but it is already clear they really like each other.

“Richard immediately felt a connection and thinks this could go somewhere. There’s real chemistry between them. He has done much of the wooing but they’re both very keen," the source added.

Laura was recently linked to Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, after the pair were spotted getting close at Harvey Weinstein's BAFTAs party. Any romance there seems to be over though, with Laura reportedly fully focusing on Richard.

She also previously dated rocker Rory Williams from band Sunset Sons.

Richard too has dated in the spotlight, he romanced Doctor Who actress Jenna Coleman for around three years.

His roles in Game of Thrones and Cinderella have boosted Richard’s heartthrob credentials, but playing such noble characters was never on the 29-year-old’s radar.

"I didn't really think about wanting to be a prince when I was a kid. I did play soldiers,” he explained to Cover Media.

- Cover Media