Character

Bryan Mills

Played by Clive Standen

Actor Bio

Clive Standen stars as Bryan Mills, a young but deadly field operative with a very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills. "Taken" follows the origin story of the compelling character we've come to know and love from the hit film franchise.

Standen has created a strong foothold in Hollywood, starring in several critically acclaimed television series. He currently stars in History's breakout scripted series "Vikings" as Rollo, a fearsome warrior with a wild impulsive streak and brother of Ragnar.

Standen is well known for his portrayal of Sir Gawain in the Starz original series "Camelot," alongside Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green, and his starring role in the BBC America series "Robin Hood." Prior to that, he played Private Carl Harris in the award-winning sci-fi BBC series "Doctor Who" and starred in the drama "Operation Barras" about the infamous SAS mission in Sierra Leone.

Standen's upcoming film projects include the pandemic thriller "Patient Zero," co-starring Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer and Stanley Tucci, and "In Like Flynn," based on the life of screen legend Errol Flynn.

Additional film credits include "Everest" opposite Keira Knightley, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright and Josh Brolin, and the 2013 feature "Hammer of the Gods."

Trained as an actor at the National Youth Theatre, National Youth Music Theatre and London Academy of Dramatic Art, Standen appeared in theatrical roles at the Royal Albert Hall and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, as well as in the critically acclaimed revival of Tom Stoppard's "The Invention of Love."

Born on a British Army base in Northern Ireland, Standen moved to England at the age of 5. He discovered stunt work and sword fighting, and by his teens was working as part of a professional stunt team, mastering skills such as horse riding, jousting and swordplay. A keen martial artist, he also studied Muay Thai boxing and quickly became the undefeated national champion. He currently resides in London with his wife and three children.

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