Floki is one of the main characters in the “Vikings” series. While the series ended a few months ago, what becomes of its interpreter, Gustaf Skarsgård?
Vikings: Floki the boat builder
Born in 1980, Gustaf Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. Coming from a family of artists, at a very young age he developed a passion for cinema and the arts. After a first appearance in the film Täcknamn Rooster Red cane, the young actor is in demand. After performing in several plays, he appears in Evil in 2003 and in The joys of the family in 2008. Two roles that will earn him nominated for the Guldbagge Awards as Best Supporting Actor and Best Lead Actor. He joins the cast of Vikings in 2012, while auditioning for the role Ragnar. He finally plays Floki, a complex character which marks the fans of the series. His performance is hailed by critics and viewers. Already famous in Sweden, the actor is gaining international notoriety.
Vikings ended just a few months ago. Michael Hirst’s series retraced between fiction and reality, the expeditions of the Viking warriors. Focusing primarily on the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the series also follows the many other warriors who fight with him in the Shield Wall. Among the main and outstanding characters, Floki, the boat builder, performed by Gustaf Skarsgård. A true fanatic, the character advocates the love of the Nordic gods on a daily basis! His hatred of Christians even pushes him to commit the irreparable! He ends up killing Athelstan, which fractures his fusional relationship with the King of the Vikings. Close and faithful friend of Ragnar Lothrbok, However, he will be by his side until the death of the main character at the end of season 4.
But since the end of the series, what has become of the actor?
And now ?
Since the end of the series that made him known around the world, Gustaf Skarsgård stayed very close to Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn). Roommates for several years, the two men are today like two brothers. And although it is difficult to see on the screens, the actor continues his career. After Vikings, the young man has joined the cast of Westworld. In the science fiction series, the actor lends his features to Karl Strand. In March 2019, he also joined Cursed: The Rebel, an original television series by Netflix based on a reimaging of Arthurian legend. The actor plays the role of Merlin. Unfortunately, the series was not renewed for a second season.
Gustaf Skarsgård is not just a good actor! Ewriter, the young actor wrote many plays which he then directed.
In terms of privacy, the actor married to Hanna Alstroom between 99 and 2005 is very discreet. However, like many actors in Vikings, Gustaf Skarsgård is very active on social networks. Committed, he does not hesitate to share his positions there in addition to his daily life.