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                 a warrior bishop named Heahmund.                                                                              

  “He’s a man of Wessex, and he’s gonna come in as a worthy opponent to Ivar,” Hirst promises, comparing the character to Richard III. “His whole life is about deeply passionate commitments. He’s a wild card who happens to be [played by] Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who is himself kind of a wild card!” Hirst previously worked with Rhys Meyers on Showtime’s The Tudors, and is thrilled about the energy he brings to this series. “Johnny is just perfect for this crazed, religiously obsessed guy, who is also a sinner. He’s a passionate guy, drawn towards women. He sins, and then when he sins, he punishes himself.”

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For once, there was an unknown land, full of strange flowers and subtle perfumes; a land of which it is joy of all joys to dream; a land where all things are perfect and poisonous.

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Katie McGrath Week 2017 | Day 4 | Favorite Friendship

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

↳ Katie on Jonathan: “There were stories in the papers at the time but we’re just really good mates. Is Jonny my type? I guess so. He’s really beautiful and smart. And I like smart.”
↳ Jonathan on Katie: “Katie [McGrath] is an angel who I’ve known for a long time and I’m incredibly fond of her. She’s very grounded and very well educated.“