Netflix’s Ragnarok Cast & Character Guide
WARNING: The following contains SPOILERS for Ragnarok season 2.
The Netflix series Ragnarok takes place in Norway and includes a stellar cast, but doesn’t necessarily include one big-name star — here is the Ragnarok cast and character guide. The fantasy thriller series includes numerous strong performances, and could possibly introduce viewers to actors and actresses that could use some extra streaming exposure. Naturally, many Netflix subscribers may be curious if and where they’ve seen any of the Ragnarok cast members before. Based on Norse mythology, Netflix’s Ragnarok follows a teenager named Magne who learns that he possesses extraordinary physical abilities.
In fact, he appears to be the modern-day Thor, certainly to a family of secretly-surviving Old Norse Giants known as the Jutuls, some of the most powerful characters in Ragnarok. When Magne’s environmentally-conscious friend gets killed, he investigates but doesn’t impress the locals with his seemingly-paranoid ramblings. This sets the stage for Magne’s epic transformation. Ragnarok chronicles a clash between the Gods and the Giants, with epic battles, retellings of fantastical Norse mythos, and various changing loyalties. Here’s a complete Ragnarok cast and character guide, which explains each character’s role in the series and where the actors have been seen before.
David Stakston As Magne Seier
The titular member of the Ragnarok cast is David Stakston as Magne Seier. Magne, along with his mother and brother return to the Norwegian town of Edda, where his father died of mysterious circumstances. The death of his new friend Isolde prompts a series of events that reveal him to be the incarnation of the Norse god Thor. Prior to headlining Ragnarok, David Stakston portrayed Magnus Fossbaken/David in the Oslo-set TV series Skam, his on-screen acting debut. Since Ragnarok is ending with season 3, his next project in the works is a short film called Vill ni åka mera.
Jonas Strand Gravli As Laurits Seier
Jonas Strand Gravli of the Ragnarok cast stars as Magne’s charismatic brother, Laurits. Like Magne, Laurits is the incarnation of the Norse god Loki, but doesn’t come to this realization until later. He and his brother go through typical brotherly spats, with Laurits embarrassingly convincing Magne to make his love for Gry public. At first, Laurits doesn’t believe that his brother is the incarnation of Thor, but learns the truth eventually. His biological father is also Vidar Jutul. Jonas Strand Gravli starred as Viljar Hanssen in the 2018 true story Netflix film 22 July, and since appearing on Ragnarok has gone on to have roles in Wild Men, Jordbrukerne, and Wisting.
Henriette Steenstrup As Turid Seier
Actress Henriette Steenstrup of the Ragnarok cast plays Magne and Laurits’ mother, Turid. She doesn’t hold the same anti-Jutul sentiments that her son Magne does, eventually admitting that she had an affair with Vidar and he is Laurits’ father. She does strike up a relationship with Isolde’s father Erik in the series, and initially believed Magne’s Jutul-appointed psychiatrist that her son has schizophrenia because of his assertions. Henriette Steenstrup appeared as Jenny in the comedy series Meglerne. She also portrayed Liv in the 2019 film Barn. Since Ragnarok, Steenstrup has created and starred in the TV series Pørni.
Herman Tømmeraas As Fjor Jutul
Fjor Jutul of the Ragnarok cast is Magne’s rival and the son of local business moguls, who are Norse giants. Both Fjor and Magne vie for Gry’s affections, until he is ordered to kill her by his family. Fjor shows no remorse, and even disdain for Isolde’s death, urinating on her memorial. Throughout Ragnarok, Fjor is Magne’s ultimate antagonist. Herman Tømmeraas portrayed Christoffer Schistad in Skam, a TV show similar to Young Royals, and Erling in the TV series Semester. Since Ragnarok, he has starred in the horror/thrillers Nightmare and Leave. He can soon be seen in the drama Birthday Girl.
Theresa Frostad Eggesbø As Saxa Jutul
Saxa of the Ragnarok cast is a somewhat complicated character. Initially seen just as Fjor’s stylish sister, the Jutul family member has proven to be a cold and formidable force, offering to kill Gry herself when Fjor didn’t want to do it. Calculated and cunning, Saxa consistently seeks power among her peers and even her own family. She makes a surprising turn at the end of Ragnarok season 2, as she and Magne are fighting, but the two end up sleeping together, possibly setting up Thor’s child. Another Skam alum, Theresa Frostad Eggesbø starred in the movies The Comet and November. Eggesbø also made a brief appearance in the TV show Threesome.
Vidar Jutul of the Ragnarok cast is the shrewd and scheming patriarch of the powerful Jutul family. Ran’s husband and Saxa and Fjor’s wealthy father, it isn’t revealed until later on that Vidar is also Laurits’ biological father, having an affair with Turid in the past. Vidar is Isolde’s killer, and proves throughout the series that he has no qualms about murdering to achieve his own nefarious ends. He is an unflinching disciplinarian with his children and a Giant. Gísli Örn Garðarsson is known for roles in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and the TV series Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands.
Synnøve Macody Lund As Ran Jutul
As the Jutul’s have placed themselves in various positions of power, it should come as no surprise that Ran of the Ragnarok cast is the school headmaster. Fjor and Saxa’s mother, Ran proves herself to be just as cruel and supercilious as her husband, creating all sorts of problems for Magne whenever possible. Synnøve Macody Lund is best known for movie roles in Headhunters and The Girl in the Spider’s Web. She also voiced Astrid in the video game Battlefield V, and has been cast in an undisclosed role in Saw X.
Emma Bones As Gry
Gry is both the love interest of Fjor and Magne in the Ragnarok cast, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a mind of her own. Despite Magne’s public admission of love for her, Gry continues a relationship with Fjor and eventually finds out far too much about his family, prompting the Jutul’s demanding that Fjor kill her. Gry is arguably the best thing about Fjor, with their interactions deeply humanizing him. Emma Bones, who plays Gry, portrayed Camilla Mikkelsen in the TV series Home Ground and Simona in the short Children of Satan.
Ragnarok Supporting Cast & Characters
Line Verndal as Bjørg: Line Verndal of the Ragnarok cast plays Gry’s mother, Bjørg, a hairstylist who cares deeply for her daughter. Line Verndal has appeared in the movies Livredd and Limbo. Since her role in Ragnarok, Verndal has starred in A Storm for Christmas, Jentetur, and Nissene i bingen.
Kyrre Haugen Sydness as Jan: The Ragnarok cast wouldn’t be complete without Kyrre Haugen Sydness’ Jan, Gry’s father. He worked for Jutul Industries before tragically committing suicide. Kyrre Haugen Sydness portrayed Lander in Headhunters, and has recently appeared in Clue: Maltesergåten, Beforeigners, and Rådebank.
Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin as Isolde: Magne’s first friend and a YouTuber/activist, Isolde of the Ragnarok cast dies under mysterious circumstances, prompting all of the events to come in the series. Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin made her on-screen debut in the 2018 film Phoenix and portrayed Ingrid in the TV series Beforeigners. She also recently starred in a few episodes of Verdens beste venner.
Odd-Magnus Williamson as Erik: Odd-Magnus Williamson plays Isolde’s father, Erik, in the Ragnarok cast, who eventually strikes up a relationship with Magne’s mother Turid. Odd-Magnus Williamson is best known as Erik Hesselberg from the 2012 film Kon-Tiki. He recently starred in Henriette Steenstrup’s television series Pørni, and the animated family romp When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town.
Tani Dibasey as Oscar: Tani Dibasey plays Oscar in the Ragnarok cast, one of Fjor’s friends and son to police chief Yngvild. He is the one responsible for posting Fjor urinating on Isolde’s memorial to Instagram, prompting the ire of Vidar. Tani Dibasey previously had a stint on the comedy series PubertetsCamp, and recently starred in Kuppel 16 and Verst når det gjelder.
Kornelia Eline Skogseth as Hilde: Hilde is one of Saxa’s close friends in the Ragnarok cast. Actress Kornelia Eline Skogseth makes her on-screen acting debut in Ragnarok.
Eli Anne Linnestad as Wenche: Wenche plays an integral role in the Ragnarok cast, as the Völva (seeress) provided both Magne and Iman with their powers. She also works at a grocery store. Eli Anne Linnestad is known for portraying Betsy in the 1997 film Junk Mail and Ruth in Dianas bryllup.
Danu Sunth as Iman Reza: Iman, like Magne and Laurits, is an Edda student who finds out that she is the reincarnation of the Norse goddess Freyja. She joins the fight with Magne against those seeking to destroy the planet. Iman is played by actress Danu Sunth, who previously appeared in To Nowhere and since Ragnarok has had a short stint on Flus.
Jeppe Beck Laursen as Radio Host: The radio host of the Ragnarok cast provides brief weather/news updates, chronicling the strange goings-on in Edda environmentally. Jeppe Beck Laursen has appeared in Dead Snow, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, and The Last Kingdom. He can most recently be seen in The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die.
Karoline Petronella Ulfsdatter Schau as Jenny: Jenny is friend to Saxa, Hilde, and Gry in the Ragnarok cast. Karoline Petronella Ulfsdatter Schau is known for roles in Utøya: July 22, Home Ground, and had a background part in Beforeigners.
Rozerin Algunerhan as Aicha: Aicha is an Edda Secondary School student in Magne’s class. Rozerin Algunerhan makes her on-screen debut in Ragnarok.
Iselin Shumba Skjævesland as Yngvild: Yngvild is both Oscar’s mother and the chief of police in Edda. Despite her son being close with Fjor, she does follow up on Magne’s claims and investigates Jutul Industries. Iselin Shumba Skjævesland appeared in the 2018 TV series Kielergata. She also starred in the television series Livstid, Home for Christmas, and The Machinery.
Fridtjov Såheim as Sindre: Sindre plays the Edda school psychologist in the Ragnarok cast. While not a bad person, he does betray Magne’s trust by relaying what he tells him to headmistress Ran Jutul. Sindre actor Fridtjov Såheim portrayed Jan Johansen in Netflix’s first TV series Lilyhammer, which was removed from the service, and also appears in Troll and Kutoppen – På sporet.