Floki Played by Gustaf Skarsgård
Floki is a genius ship builder and he designs and builds the prototype of the new generation of Viking ships which can sail across the open ocean but also up the shallowest of rivers. Without Floki, Ragnar would have never been able to fulfill his dreams of discovering new lands and new civilizations. Floki is a religious zealot who believes in the Gods above anything and everything, including Ragnar.
Gustaf Skarsgård is an internationally acclaimed film, television, and theater actor. Gustaf started acting as a six year old. He fell in love with the craft early on and kept working throughout his entire childhood. He was accepted at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts at the record early age of 18.
After graduating in 2003, he became an ensemble member of the Royal Dramatic Theatre (Sweden’s National Theatre). Gustaf has starred in many European cinematic successes: the academy award nominated Evil (nominated for a Guldbagge for Best Supporting Actor, Sweden’s highest cinema honor), Kidz in da Hood (winning a Guldbagge for Best Actor), and Patrik 1.5 (nominated for a Guldbagge for Best Actor). In 2007, he received the European Film Academy’s prestigious Shooting Star Award. In 2010, he returned to the Theatre to star in “Hamlet” as the title role, to great critical acclaim.
Gustaf’s most recent films include the independent psychological thriller VI, Peter Weir’s The Way Back (starring opposite Ed Harris and Colin Farrell), and the Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated adventure drama Kon-Tiki.