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  • ‘Vikings’ Season 3: Alfred The Great’s Mother Cast, Who Else Will Join Travis Fimmel For 2015 Return?

    Enstarz.com – Vikings is drastically expanding its cast for season 3, and with every new announcement comes a quick glimpse at Ragnar Lothbrok’s upcoming adventures.

    Now the (rather unwilling) King of Denmark, Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and his Norse warriors will use his newfound power to help carve an ambitious new kingdom. For starters, Ragnar will move part of his focus from Wessex to a Roman city on the Sine. Paris, however, will provide the series with two new political foes – the Emperor Charles of France, who will be played by Lothaire Bluteau of Tudors fame; and Charles’ daughter and closest confidant, Princess Gisla (Morgane Polanski).

    Meanwhile, in Britain, the mother of Alfred the Great will be revealed, according to IFTN. Jennie Jacques will portray Judeth, the wife of King Ecbert’s (Linus roache) son Aethelwulf (Moe Dunford).

    As for the Vikings themselves, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) will receive a new second in command. The new character, named Kalf, will be played by Ben Robson.

    While each of these additions fall nicely into a specific camp, Kevin Durand’s The Wanderer presents a bit of a puzzle. A man who is not quite what he seems, The Wanderer has yet to be assigned a side in the Vikings world.

    Find out more when Vikings returns to the History Channel in 2015.

    It’s plain sailing as Viking longboats invade again

    Herald.ie – It was like taking a step back in time at Blessington Lake as fearsome warriors took to their longboats to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting locals.

    Thankfully, all the terrifying scenes were just for the new series of TV show Vikings being made by the History Channel.

    Now in its third instalment, hunky Australian actor Travis Fimmel took centre stage on the shoot as programme makers took advantage of the heatwave to film some key scenes outdoors.

    Visitors to the lake watched as several authentic-looking long-boats sailed across the calm blue waters – while Fimmel puffed on a cigarette in between takes and soaked up some sunshine.

    He plays the part of Norse hero Ragnar Lodbrok, and has set up home in Greystones while he films the acclaimed series, much to the delight of the local ladies.

    The new series looks set to be as gruesome as the previous two, given the fake bodies that were seen swinging from the trees beside the water.

    Providing a massive boost to the economy, more than 400 Irish people are involved in the big-budget production, which is worth an estimated €40m to the economy.

    Producers have made sure to enlist the services of lots of home-grown talent too, including award-winning Dublin actor Gabriel Byrne, John Kavanagh and David Pearse.

    The first series of the programme drew in an average of 189,000 viewers, with a higher number recorded for the second series.

    The show has proved a massive hit Stateside, with over eight million viewers tuning in. The third series will hit the small screens in early 2015 and looks set to replicate some of the success of the fantasy series Game of Thrones.

    New Photoshoot Photo Added

    I have added another new photoshoot photo of Travis from his Variety shoot. Check it out in the gallery.

    Emmys: Kevin Bacon, David Duchovny and Other Actors Reveal Their Toughest Scenes

    HollywoodReporter.comFrom surviving late-night shoots in the dead of winter to playing drunk (but not too drunk), the challenges facing actors this season were as varied as their characters.

    What was your most difficult scene in your Emmy-contending series this year?

    Vikings (History)

    We were shooting a scene in the season-two premiere that shows the aftermath of a threesome with my wife and ex-wife. I thought that as a man and as a Viking, this would indicate the stuff that real men are made of. But from the expression on the ladies’ faces, I’d clearly come up short. Apparently, in their eyes, I didn’t make the cut. It’s a good thing that the Vikings are long dead, as they would have taken away my kingship and banished me from Valhalla! On the other hand, in one of the first scenes we shot for the second season, I had to say goodbye to my daughter, who had died. It’s hard to imagine anything worse than a child dying and how unfair the world is to let that happen to such an innocent. [Creator] Michael Hirst wrote such touching words that, though monologue is not my forte, I hadn’t much choice but to do it.

    New Photoshoot

    Its been awhile since we had anything new on Travis but he has reappared. I added a new photoshoot to the gallery from his appearance at the Variety Studio with other nominees for the Emmys. He looks amazing in the shot and cant wait for more to come out. So until then, check it out.

    Variety Studio – Day 2

    Travis Fimmel, Kevin Bacon, moderator Debra Birnbaum, actors Hugh Dancy, Demian Bichir, and Matthew Rhys attend the Variety Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy at Palihouse on May 29, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.

    Emmys chat with Travis Fimmel live from LAT

    Actor Travis Fimmel has proved there’s more to a Viking warrior than horned helmets. He chats with The Times’ Yvonne Villrreal.

    Variety Studio Powered by Samsung Galaxy: The Drama Actor Conversation

    Ben Foster Reveals His ‘Warcraft’ Character and New Plot Details

    MovieWeb.com – While the main cast for Warcraft was revealed quite some time ago, with Paula Patton, Anson Mount, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Travis Fimmel, Anton Yelchin, Toby Kebbell, Dominic Cooper and Ben Foster all taking on substantial roles in director Duncan Jones video game adaptation, none of the characters have been mentioned. Now, in an interview with IGN, Ben Foster confirms that he is playing the sorcerer Medivh in this fantasy based action adventure.

    According to the World of Warcraft wiki: Medivh was the last Guardian of Tirisfal, an ancient line of protectors bestowed with great powers to do battle with the agents of the Burning Legion. He was corrupted even before birth, and possessed by the spirit of the demonlord Sargeras who used Medivh in his plan to conquer Azeroth. Medivh contacted the orcish warlock, Gul’dan, and together they opened the Dark Portal, which allowed the Burning Legion to begin its destruction of Azeroth. He was slain shortly after by a party led by one of his friends, Lothar.

    Ben Foster had this to say about his character:

    “The character in Warcraft that I play is named Medivh. He’s a mage, which is essentially a sorcerer. He came up in a time protecting an area, and the way he protected this area was through magic. As peace returned to this land he took a break. He hung up his staff, so to speak, or let his guns get dusty. We meet him as his friends are returning asking for his help in a battle. What’s exciting about Duncan Jones’ take on this video game is that it shows both sides of the war. It shows both sides of a conflict, which is exciting to me. It’s not just a video game turned into a movie. It’s asking, hopefully, an important question of, where do we limit our compassion for what we consider to be the bad guys?”

    Ben Foster will not be playing a CGI or Motion Capture character in the film, though he goes onto praise VFX house ILM for their genre defying work. Asked if he was required to wear a Mo-Cap suit on set, Ben Foster replied,

    “No, mine’s not [motion capture], but there are interactions with a lot of characters that are. There are a lot of different kinds of creatures in this picture that I interact with. The way that they’re pushing motion-capture — I just saw some of the test footage — it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen. It’s performance-capture. It pushes it to the next level. It’s going to be one helluva 3D event.”

    Warcraft comes to theaters March 11th, 2016 and stars Paula Patton, Anson Mount, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Travis Fimmel, Anton Yelchin, Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell. The film is directed by Duncan Jones.

    Travis Fimmel: Why fans forgive us for ‘heinous’ acts on ‘Vikings’ (exclusive video)

    GoldDerby.com – “Travis Fimmel deserves an Emmy nomination,” insists the Boston Globe. He certainly gives a passionate and physically ferocious performance as Rangar, the fearless king on “Vikings.” What fuels his dynamic role?

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    “Rangar is driven by adventure and curiosity to explore and conquer new lands,” Fimmel says in our webcam chat, “but he’s doing this to provide for our society. The landscape is very scarce in Scandinavia. The population is high. We actually need to go and raid places in order to survive, to feed our people.”

    An astounding thing about the History Channel TV series is that it makes “Vikings” characters so personal, and often sympathetic, that viewers root for them even as the barbarians go sacking and looting foreign lands.

    “We do a lot of heinous things,” Fimmel admits. “Our writer Michael Hirst has done a great job making people want to follow the show.”
    Check out our webcam chat below. Best part: he tells us about a drinking game he played with costar Clive Standen, who plays Ragnar’s brother Rollo. While watching one episode, they took shots every time the same stunt guy got killed. How many shots do you think they downed?