Vikings season 6 cast: Who is Oran Glynn O’Donovan? Meet the Prince Igor star
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In Vikings season six, part two, Ivar the Boneless (played by Alex Høgh Andersen) and Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) help Prince Igor (Oran Glynn O’Donovan) take his rightful place on the Kievan Rus throne. Igor and Ivar formed a close bond over the course of the final season, melting Vikings fans’ hearts across the world. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about Prince Igor star Oran Glynn O’Donovan.
Who is Oran Glynn O’Donovan?
Oran Glynn O’Donovan played the tole of Prince Igor in season six of Vikings.
O’Donovan is an up-and-coming Irish actor, whose biggest role to date has been as Igor in Vikings.
The 15-year-old star is also well known for playing the title role in the 2015 film Robbie the Rabbit.
In Robbie the Rabbit, he starred alongside Miriam Devitt and Conall Keating.
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On O’Donovan’s Instagram account, he has shared several photos of his time on Vikings.
He is also the host of his solo podcast show, Sh!tCast, with episodes dropping on his Youtube Channel.
In Vikings, Igor was the rightful heir to the Kievan Rus throne as the only son of King Rurik.
Igor is loosely based on Igor of Kiev, also known as Igor the Old, who reigned the Keivan Rus from 912 until 945.
He was also the only nephew of Oleg, Dir and Askold, with Oleg ruling as regent.
However, it soon became apparent Oleg did not intend to hand the throne over to Igor when he came of age.
After developing a soft spot for Igor, Ivar teamed up with Dir (Lenn Kudrjawizki) and Katia (Alicia Agneson) to overthrow Oleg with the help of Hvitserk.
In the end, Igor steps up to the role of King with Ivar’s encouragement and kills his uncle, by shooting an arrow into his chest.
Speaking to Winteriscoming.net, Høgh Andersen discussed Igor and Ivar’s relationship.
He said: “As time goes by, I think Ivar started to care for this kid because he sees a lot of himself in Igor as well.
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“Igor is a lone kid, he’s tossed around, he does not experience love at all.
That’s a thing that Ivar can relate to, so I think he sees a lot of himself in that.”
Høgh Andersen added: “I think they kind of have a big brother/little brother relationship, and also, Ivar has someone to actually take care of for the first time in his life, there’s something about that as well.
“It’s almost like becoming a parent or a big brother; there’s something that feels good about helping other people and taking care of them.
“You can see in their eyes, that they need it, that you are helping them. I think that’s a whole new thing that Ivar has never experienced.
“It’s always been him him him, Ivar the Boneless, blah blah blah.
“Now he’s been doing something good, and not just for himself, and I think Ivar likes that.”
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