Eternals star Richard Madden is almost unrecognisable in throwbacks from his childhood - which the award-winning actor has said was a difficult time due to bullying.

The 35-year-old, who has a lead role in Marvel 's latest superhero film, has previously spoken about having been "fat and shy" growing up, as reported by Hull Live.

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.

Richard Madden (centre) starred alongside Toyah Willcox (right) in Barmy Aunt Boomerang (

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The Game of Thrones alum previously spoke to British GQ about growing up in a small village in Scotland, which he said was a "difficult place to be."

Richard told the magazine that his high school was "really rough" and said he was bullied a lot. The Bodyguard star said that growing up was "just constant humiliation really."

And in another interview, as reported by the Sun in 2018, the actor said that he had been "fat and shy" as a teenager.

He commented: "I was a 38 inch waist when I was 12. I didn't wear denim until I was 19 because denim is hard to take up. My mum couldn't take my jeans up."

Richard previously said that he used to be 'fat and shy' (

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The actor, pictured in 2019, has changed a lot since his teenage years (

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The actor has come a long way since his youth, having had a number of high-profile projects over the last decade.

He became a household name after playing Robb Stark in Game of Thrones between 2011 and 2013, then appearing as Prince Charming in Disney 's live-action Cinderella (2015).

He subsequently starred in political thriller Bodyguard in 2018 alongside Keeley Hawes - with the popular BBC show rumoured to be returning for a second series.

His performance in the series saw him nominated for a number of awards, with the actor winning a Golden Globe Award and National Television Award for the role.

Richard in a scene from Barmy Aunt Boomerang (

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Richard's other credits include the Elton John biopic film Rocketman, war film 1917 and the historical series Medici.

His most recent project is Marvel's Eternals, which sees him reunite with his former Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harington - having played brothers in the HBO series.

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