history character bio

A young, handsome Scandinavian man who lives in Hedeby, Kalf has made himself indispensable to the local earl, Earl Ingstad, otherwise known as Lagertha. She is fond of him and trusts him to look after her affairs when she is away. But it’s possible that her trust is misplaced and that Kalf is more ambitious and calculating than he appears.

Ben Robson
Born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Ben Robson is one of the newest cast members to join HISTORY’s hit original series Vikings which just wrapped production of their third season in Ireland. Robson will portray a significant and pivotal character named Kalf, a trusted and second-in-command to Lagertha played by Katheryn Winnick.

In 2012, Robson obtained his first major lead role as Lucian opposite Academy Award winner Jon Voight in Lionsgate’s Dracula: The Dark Prince directed by Pearry Reginald Teo. The film premiered in Le Marche De Film at Cannes in March of 2013.

Robson grew up in Northumberland and studied in Newcastle and Buckinghamshire. In 2009, Robson set his sites on Los Angeles where he studied at Stella Adler for two years, after which he returned to the UK in 2011. This past year, Robson has made Los Angeles his permanent home.