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‘Vikings’ Linus Roache Talks Upcoming Rivalry Between Ragnar and Ruthless King of Wessex (Video)

Ragnar Lothbrok finally meets his match on this week's episode of History's “Vikings,” taking on ruthless King Ecbert of Wessex, played by newcomer Linus Roache. The actor gave TheWrap a hint of what to expect from this season's big showdown. “Ragnar really has met his match, a formidable match,” Roache said. “Ragnar wasn't always a man to just lead with violence, as a warrior,” Roache went on to say. “He's a thinker as well. And King Ecbert is the same. He's an opportunist, he's willing to be political about some things — maybe there's a time to not fight, and try and make friends in peace.”   Read More... //www.thewrap.com/vikings-linus-roache-ragnar-king-ecbert-rivalry

'Vikings': Exclusive video of King Ecbert meeting Ragnar, and Linus Roache explores his character

The surprise reveal of King Ecbert (Linus Roache) at the end of the last episode of "Vikings," introduced what is surely to become a powerful foe for Ragnar. As the Viking warrior led his men raiding to the west, they were attacked by men in armor.Though the Vikings won the battle, the final scene of a relaxed Ecbert in the bath painted a picture of a very lavish lifestyle. Speaking with Zap2it, Roache gave a little insight about the character and what to expect from him as he becomes a key player in Season 2."King Ecbert knows how to live," he says. "Ecbert loves the finer things in life, like art and music. And he's a thinker and he's a politician." While he may be fighting smarter, that doesn't mean Ecbert isn't willing to get bloody, as Roche adds, "He's a warrior too, but he's also a tactician and an opportunist. He'll fight if needed,... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/03/vikings-linus-roache-delves-into-king-ecberts-mind.html

Vikings Season 2 Episode 3 “Treachery”

Vikings  season 2 episode 3 “Treachery” airs on Thursday, March 13 at 10 p.m. on History. Episode Synopsis:  Vikings Season 2 Episode 3 “Treachery”- The Wessex Viking raid is in full swing; King Ecbert finds himself facing a new kind of foe; Ragnar races to dominate in the west; Jarl Borg has his own plans in store for the future of Kattegat. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/03/13/vikings-season-2-episode-3-treachery/