Bodyguard star named in top poll
BODYGUARD star Richard Madden has been named as one of the world’s most influential people.
The actor, who is from Elderslie in Renfrewshire, made it to this year’s Time 100 list, alongside the likes of US president Donald Trump and singer-songwriter Taylor Swift – who appears on one of the six covers.
Madden thrilled viewers in his role as the home secretary’s police protection officer in Jed Mercurio’s TV drama and has since been tipped as the next James Bond. He also starred in earlier series of fantasy drama Game of Thrones.
Two of the other covers went to entertainers, with Sandra Oh, known her roles in Grey’s Anatomy and Killing Eve, leading the pioneers, and Dwayne Johnson as the cover for artists.
A British star has not graced a cover for the Time 100 since 2017, when Rogue One actor Riz Ahmed made the cut for the pioneers category.