Played by Clive Standen
Clive Standen stars as Bryan Mills, a former Green Beret who deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world, on NBC's action thriller series "Taken."
Standen has created a strong foothold in Hollywood, starring on several critically acclaimed television series. He currently stars on History's breakout scripted series "Vikings" as Rollo, a fearsome warrior with a wild impulsive streak and brother of Ragnar.
Standen's next film project is "Patient Zero," co-starring Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer and Stanley Tucci. Set for release in 2017, this drama takes place after an unprecedented global pandemic turns the majority of humankind into violent Infected, and a man gifted with the ability to speak the Infected's new language leads the last survivors on a hunt for patient zero and a cure.
Standen is well known for his portrayal of Sir Gawain on the Starz original series "Camelot," alongside Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green, and his starring role on the BBC America series "Robin Hood." Prior to that, he played Private Carl Harris on the award-winning sci-fi BBC series "Doctor Who" and starred on the drama "Zero Hour" about Operation Barras, the infamous SAS mission in Sierra Leon.
In film, Standen most recently starred in "Everest," opposite Keira Knightley, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright and Josh Brolin, and in "Hammer of the Gods."
Trained as an actor at the National Youth Theatre, National Youth Music Theatre and London Academy of Music and 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 five. He discovered stunt work and sword fighting, and by his teens was working as part of a professional stunt team, mastering skills such as horseback 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.