In “Vikings: Valhalla,” King Canute the Great is portrayed by a Welsh actor named Bradley Freegard. This role will mark Freegard’s first appearance in a Netflix TV series, but it’s far from his first time on a film or television set. According to IMDb, Freegard has starred in more than 20 different productions over the course of more than two decades in the business.
Freegard appears to have caught the acting bug back in 1999 with his first on-screen appearance in a film called “Human Traffic” (via IMDb). Among other smaller roles in the years since, including a brief appearance in Season 1 of “Da Vinci’s Demons,” Freegard has also starred in such television series as the British thriller “Keeping Faith” and the Welsh drama “Gwaith/Cartref.”
In a recent interview with Den of Geek, Freegard reflected on various aspects of his first season on “Vikings: Valhalla,’ including King Canute’s accent, his “phenomenal” costume, the “very much real” boat scenes, and how much he enjoys “the opportunity for some double-headed ax action whenever possible.”
You can watch Freegard as King Canute the Great when the first season of “Vikings: Valhalla” premieres on Netflix on February 25 (via IMDb).