Lothaire Bluteau as Emperor Charles, Vikings

Emperor Charles Played by Lothaire Bluteau

Emperor Charles is a complex, troubled man, who has taken full credit for the defeat of the Vikings, although he hid in cowardice during the battle.


Lothaire Bluteau

Lothaire Bluteau is widely recognized for his role as Ambassador Marillac in the multiple Emmy-Award-winning series “The Tudors,” chronicling Henry VIII’s turbulent last days as king.

Bluteau can also be seen starring alongside Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson in the upcoming feature film Regression, directed by Alejandro Amenabar. Recent credits include Gravy, a dark comedy about cannibalism in which Lothaire plays The Cook, and the award winning feature film Rouge Sang.

Other notable recurring television roles include “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “24” and “Oz.” In 1983, after a strong start in theatre where he performed in Canada, England, and the US, Bluteau made the jump to motion pictures. Since then, he has starred in many feature films including Jesus of Montreal, The Confessional (with Kristin Scott Thomas), Bent (alongside Clive Owen) and I Shot Andy Warhol with Lily Taylor. Bluteau performs in both French and English and his characters have ranged from a male prostitute (Being at Home with Claude) and a person with a developmental disability (Les Fous De Bassan) to a crooked jockey (Dead Heat) and a Jesuit missionary (Black Robe).