Played by Richard Madden
Dreading a lifetime spent working behind a desk, Bill Haskell sets out to carve a place for himself in the booming times of the Klondike Gold Rush. He and his best friend, Byron Epstein, leave New York City and make the months-long journey to Dawson City and the gold fields of the Klondike. Handsome, intelligent and ambitious, Bill catches the attention of Belinda Mulrooney, one of Dawson’s most prominent figures. After some early trouble in town, he stakes his claim out on the creeks and sets about the business of mining gold. It isn’t long before Bill becomes consumed with finding gold and leverages everything he owns on the promise of a pay streak. He soon realizes that only a lucky few will strike it rich and as winter sets in, those lucky few become prey for the unlucky. To survive, Bill must fight desperate men, his own lust for revenge and the mighty, unforgiving Klondike.
About Richard Madden (Actor)
Richard Madden grew up in Elderslie, Scotland, and graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. While at the Academy, Madden was cast as Romeo in a Globe Theater production of “Romeo and Juliet“ that ran through the summer of 2007. He later gained starring roles in the BBC series “Hope Springs” and films “Chatroom” and “Worried About the Boy.” Between 2011 and 2013 he starred as Robb Stark in the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” He will portray Prince Charming in the upcoming live action Disney film “Cinderella,” directed by Kenneth Branagh.
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