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Alex Høgh Andersen (born May 20, 1994) is a Danish actor and photographer [1][2] He is mainly known for the role of Ivar the Boneless in the historical drama television series Vikings.[3]

Alex Høgh Andersen
Alex Høgh Andersen

(1994-05-20) May 20, 1994 (age 25)
OccupationActor, Photographer
Years active2012–present



Born and raised in a small town south-west of Copenhagen, Andersen discovered his love for acting while studying drama at school. It was there he learned the basics of acting, including the discipline, focus, and teamwork needed to succeed in the business. Andersen participated in many musical oriented plays and was fortunate to gain a lot of experience with many big roles. Like his peers, he began auditioning for film roles. At age 17, Andersen realised the difference between live performances and acting in front of a camera. This encouraged him to pursue Film and Media Studies at the University of Copenhagen.[4]

When he is not acting, Andersen enjoys spending much of his time focusing on photography. Considering himself a visually-minded person, he continues to learn more and more about cameras due to his experience shooting and directing short films. In addition, he learned dancing, singing, sports, fencing and stunts.[5]

2017-2018; Commercials for DISH Network as his "Viking" character "Ivar" with the ending quote of: "Or wherever the Gods may take you."



Title Year Role Notes
Big Hero 6 2014 Hiro Hamada Voice role; Danish version
Ødeland 2015 Jakup Short film
A War 2015 Anders Holm Also known as Krigen
Koldt på toppen 2017 Himself Short film
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 2019 Eret Voice role; Danish version


Title Year Role Notes
Outsider 2012 Victor Main role; miniseries
Tvillingerne & Julemanden 2013 William Iversen Main role
Hedensted High 2015 Flotte Tjelle Episode: "Kantinedamen"
Vikings 2016–present Ivar the Boneless Main role (31 episodes)


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Sværdet i Stenen Arthur Pendragon Main role


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  2. ^ "Alex Hogh Anderson (Ivar) of Vikings discusses Season 5! – When Nerds Attack". Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  3. ^ Schwartz, Terri (April 21, 2016). "Vikings: Meet the Four New Actors Revealed in Season 4's Midseason Finale". IGN. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ivar the Boneless - Vikings Cast - HISTORY".
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-04-08. Retrieved 2017-04-08.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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