Ragnar Lothbrok is a restless warrior and family man who longs to find and explore new countries across the sea. His goal is to settle his own people to thrive on rich new farm lands. Now that he is King, his ambition to raid new kingdoms remains unquenchable, not least because he claims to be an ancestor of the Norse god Odin–the god of slain warriors, but also the god of eternal curiosity.
On the big screen, Fimmel was most recently seen in lead role in “WARCRAFT” for Legendary Pictures/Universal which amassed more than $450 million worldwide. The film also stars Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper and Paula Patton and was directed by Duncan Jones. He was also seen in the romantic comedy “Maggie’s Plan” starring alongside Julianne Moore, Ethan Hawke and Greta Gerwig. The Rebecca Miller directed film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics.
Upcoming releases include a supporting role in the A24 film “Lean On Pete” opposite Chloe Sevigny, Steve Buscemi and Charlie Plummer and a lead role in the Paul Haggis co-scripted “Inversion,” as well as the Mark Steven Johnson indie “Finding Steve McQueen” with Forest Whitaker, Kate Bosworth and William Fichtner.
Past credits include a supporting role opposite Matthew McConaughey as Johnny Doran in the Anchor Bay Entertainment film “Surfer, Dude”, a comedy about a surfer experiencing an existential crisis for director S.R. Blinder. Additional independent film credits include Ivory Trade, Needle and Restraint opposite Teresa Palmer and Stephen Moyer, The Experiment with Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker, The Baytown Outlaws with Billy Bob Thornton, and Harodim, opposite Peter Fonda. In 2008, he starred opposite the late Patrick Swayze on A&E’s drama series “The Beast.”
Fimmel is a native of Echuca Victoria, Australia.