George Blagden — English Actor born on December 28, 1989,

George Paul Blagden is an English stage and film actor. He is best known for his role as Athelstan in the television series Vikings. He also played Grantaire in the 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables and is also portraying Louis XIV in the French-produced television series drama Versailles... (wikipedia)

The best characters to play are the ones who have deep internal conflict.
The Vikings colonized Britain, and a lot of our modern day towns are named after Viking names that settled these big towns.