Meet Craig, ‘Vikings’ Boom Operator [Who May Or May Not Be Alexander Ludwig]

Imagine if you will, the chance to film a promo for your favorite tv series in full costume- in this case, HISTORY’s Vikings. Aside from the awesomeness of a super-fan getting the chance to film said promo, it was an auspicious occasion; Craig the boom mic operator’s first day on the job.

Perhaps you’ll notice that Craig (a VERY TALL gentleman) looks an awful lot like Vikings star Alexander Ludwig, who plays eldest son of Ragnar Lothbrok, Björn Ironside.

Kudos to the unnamed fan’s patience, and to the crew for keeping the secret long enough for the payout when Ludwig revealed himself.

Vikings returns to HISTORY for season 5b (the back half of the season) NEXT WEEK, on November 28th.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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