Clive Standen, born July 22, 1981, in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK, is an English actor best known for his role of Rollo on History Channel’s ‘Vikings’ and as ‘Archer’, the brother of Robin Hood in the BBC TV series ‘Robin Hood’.
Standen’s first experience of stunts, horse riding and sword fighting was at age twelve when he got his first job working in a professional stunt team in Nottingham.
In 2004, Standen appeared in Waking the Dead, the Second World War documentary drama Ten Days to D-Day, and took the lead role of Major Alan Marshall in ‘Zero Hour’.
In 2008, Standen played Private Carl Harris in three episodes of the fourth series of the relaunched British sci-fi show ‘Doctor Who’. The following year he played ‘Archer’, the brother of Robin Hood in the BBC TV series ‘Robin Hood’ and on the TV series Camelot for Starz (TV network) in which he portrays the famous Arthurian knight Sir Gawain.
In 2012, Standen landed his big break on History Channel’s Vikings in the role of Rollo, the brother of Viking Ragnar Lodbrok, played by Travis Fimmel. Also, in the same year, he bagged a lead role in the feature film ‘Hammer of the Gods’.
Away from acting, in his late teens, Standen was a former international Muay Thai Boxer and later Fencing gold medalist.