THE sister of Bodyguard actor Richard Madden admitted she was “still speechless” after her sibling’s Golden Globe win.

Cara Brown, 35, who lives opposite Pat and Richard Madden’s upmarket property in Elderslie, Renfrewshire, had still not heard from the star who shares the same name as his father.

Both parents had travelled to the Golden Globes Awards ceremony in Los Angeles to be with their son.

Ms Brown said: “It’s amazing, it still hasn’t sunk in yet, I can’t imagine how they are feeling.

“I haven’t heard from him or from my mum and dad, but I’m sure we will in due course.

“I’m still speechless.”

The tree-lined cul-de-sac where the actor’s parents live is situated in an affluent part of the village, with views of Elderslie Golf Club course to the rear.

Many of the school-age children in the area attend Glasgow Academy, but the actor attended Castlehead High School in Paisley.

His decision then to remain in his home town led to him to early roles with PACE theatre in Paisley.

The first was a role in the company’s theatre adaption of Iain Banks’ book Complicity.

This in turn led him to securing a place at the former Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dance followed by renowned roles as Robb Stark in Game of Thrones and Sergeant David Budd in BBC drama Bodyguard which took his star into a new stratosphere.

The role received huge plaudits and the actor’s performance as Bodyguard to the Home Secretary captured a new legion of fans impressed by his steely, laid-back delivery.

But his initial journey into drama began as schoolboy who took up acting to combat shyness.

Grant Mason, chief executive of PACE, said the company was delighted at the former protege’s success

He said: “He was here from 1998 until 2004, he attended some weekly workshops and it certainly seemed to capture his imagination.

“We were inundated with enquiries after Bodyguard.

“We are obviously really pleased for him and it’s an example of what can be achieved. Previous directors have said he was a great talent, but it’s down to his hard work.”

The glittering awards ceremony was held at the Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles and was also saw Glenn Close and Olivia Coleman winning awards.

But the actor first paid tribute to his family in his acceptance speech before thanking others.

He said: “Mum and dad, who flew all the way from Scotland, I wouldn’t be here without you.”

“I didn’t see this coming at all”

“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the amazing crew and cast who made Bodyguard, who worked really hard over the course of five months.”