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5 Things to Know About Cable's Hottest New Star (Emphasis on Hot)

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Clive Standen: 5 Things to Know About Cable's Hottest New Star

Originally posted 03/17/2013 09:00PM

Swoon alert!

Handsome British actor Clive Standen is best known for his roles on Starz's Camelot and the BBC's Robin Hood and Doctor Who. But he's now breaking out into leading-man territory and causing blood pressures to rise as the fearsome, seafaring Norse warrior Rollo on History's new hit series Vikings, airing Sundays at 10/9c.

Standen, 31, may play a brooding hottie on the tube, but he recently opened up to PEOPLE and revealed his softer side. Here are five things to know about the charismatic actor:

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