Rollo, Ragnar’s brother, is impulsive, wild, care-free and compulsive. Rollo is a fierce fighter who is often overshadowed by his brother. The relationship between Rollo and Ragnar is intense and always unpredictable. Rollo has become the Duke of Normandy after marrying Princess Gisla (the daughter of Emperor Charles) and is named defender of France from the Vikings.
Actor Clive Standen has created a strong foothold in Hollywood, starring in several critically-acclaimed television series. He was just announced as the lead in NBC’s ambitious new mid-season series TAKEN, executive produced by Luc Besson, and based on the popular film franchise. Standen is best known for his portrayal of Sir Gawain in the Starz original series “Camelot” alongside Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green, and his starring role in the BBC America series “Robin Hood.” Prior to that he played Private Carl Harris in the award-winning sci-fi BBC series “Doctor Who” and starred in the drama Operation Barras, about the infamous SAS mission in Sierra Leon. On the silver screen, Standen starred in Vertigo Films’ Hammer of the Gods in the summer of 2013.
In 2017, Clive will be seen in Screen Gems’ Patient Zero alongside Natalie Dormer, Matt Smith and Stanley Tucci, and was recently seen in Universal Picture’s Everest, starring opposite Kiera Knightley, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright and Josh Brolin.
Trained as an actor at the National Youth Theatre, the National Youth Music Theatre and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Standen appeared in theatrical roles at the Royal Albert Hall and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, as well as in the critically-acclaimed revival of Tom Stoppard’s “The Invention of Love.”
Born on a British Army base in Hollywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, Standen moved to England at the age of five. He discovered stunt-work and sword fighting, and by his teens was working as part of a professional stunt team, mastering skills such as horse riding, jousting and swordplay. A keen martial artist, he also studied Muay Thai boxing, and quickly became the undefeated national champion. He currently resides in London with his wife and three children.