Monday, September 03, 2012

Male On Monday: Travis Fimmel

PHS editor and Harlequin Historical author Michelle Styles is very excited about her recent discovery of Travis Fimmel

Photo from the Official Travis Fimmel website
A new series about Vikings is currently filming in Ireland. Cue over excitement from me as I am currently concentrating on the Viking period with my writing! It stars Australian model turned actor Travis Fimmel as the lead Ragnar Lothbrok (aka Ragnar the Hairy Trousered). Ragnar is a semi-legendary king of Norway. His three sons invaded England and Ireland after his death in a snake pit  by Northumbrian king Aella. Aella was later made into a blood eagle. Among other things they  set up the Viking kingdom of Jorvik after they captured Eborcum (York) on All Saints Day when all the nobles were in church.  It is done by the same people who did the Borgias and the Tudors so look for lots of sex and violence.
Travis Fimmel (he almost sounds like a character from Harry Potter) first made his name modelling for Calvin Klein. He later starred in in the lead role of Tarzan in the tv series and then had a leading role in The Beast. In addition to The Vikings, he has recently played Heath in The Big Valley film which is in post production.
Born 15 July 1979, Travis was raised on a dairy farm near Echuca between Melbourne and Sidney in Australia. He orginally wanted to be an Aussie Rules football player but an injury sidelined his ambition. He was spotted working out in a Melbourne gym and became a Calvin Klein underwear model. His great loves are Aussie Rules football, camping, surfing, riding motorcycles and going to the beach. He also plays cricket. he remains close to his older brothers and credits them with helping to keep him grounded. He also works hard at his career.
You can read more about Travis Fimmel on his official website:

Definitely one to watch.

Michelle Styles writes warm, witty and intimate historical romance in a wide variety of time periods including the Viking era. You can read more about her books on Her next release is Hattie Wilkinson Meets Her Match -- out November 2012.


  1. Love Travis Fimmel!!!!!!!!!!!!I adore him with all my heart,I cant wait to see him as Ragnar.....

  2. Is he married or something? I heard he is...