Ivan Kaye

About Ivan Kaye

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: July 01, 1961
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1990–present

Ivan Kaye

Ivan Kaye was born on July 01, 1961, is Actor. Ivan Blakeley Kaye was born on 1st July 1961 and made his stage debut at Sadlers Wells in 1980 in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; as Willie Wonka, appearing throughout the 1980s with the National Theatre in 'The Changeling', 'Ghetto' and The Magic Olympic Games, as well as West End performances in 'The Rocky Horror Show' at the Piccadilly Theatre as Eddie and Dr Scott, 'Serious Money' at Wyndhams and 'A View From the Bridge' at Bristol Old Vic, transferring to the Strand. In 1992 he made his television leading role in the name part of detective drama 'Sam Saturday' and has since been seen as Reuben Starkadder in 'Cold Comfort Farm', a duplicitous spouse in 'Bad Girls'. an initially questionable doctor in 'East Enders' and dim farm-hand Bryan in sitcom 'Green, Green Grass' in addition to period pieces 'The Borgias' and 'Vikings' in less than sympathetic mode. (On his Twitter page he describes himself as Villain for Hire.) He is also a founder and director of Comedy Ink Productions with actor/writer Douglas McFerran (born May 1958) producing short comedic offerings such as the 'Witchcraft in Suburbia' series and is a supporter of the Hounslow Urban Farm (where 'Green Green Grass was partially filmed) and, with several other actors, the Justice for Andrew campaign, seeking justice for the murder of a young Liverpudlian. Married to Lesley and living in Oxfordshire Mr Kaye has a daughter Eve.
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Occupation Actor
Age 61 years old
Zodiac Sign
Born July 01, 1961 ()
Birthday July 01

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Ivan Kaye was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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Ivan Kaye made his theater debut in 1980 at Sadler's Wells Theatre (London) as Willie Wonka in a stage version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. More theatre roles followed throughout the 1980s and 1990s, e.g. at the Royal National Theatre and the Piccadilly Theatre (The Rocky Horror Show).


In 1990, he started his television career by guest starring in the crime shows The Paradise Club and The Bill. In 1992 he played the leading part Sam Sterne in ITV's crime show Sam Saturday. Since then he has played almost 40 roles in television and, starting in 2004, in movies (Layer Cake, Control).


Earlier internationally known roles include Reuben Starkadder in the television film Cold Comfort Farm (1995) and Adonija in the German-Italian-French co-production Solomon (1997). Mainly in the United Kingdom Ivan Kaye is also known for his characters Dr. Johnathon Leroy in 27 episodes of the soap opera EastEnders in 2003-2004 and the herdsman Bryan in all of the episodes of the 4 Series television sitcom The Green Green Grass (2005-2009).


By supporting the Hounslow Urban Farm and the animal home The Mayhew Ivan Kaye stands up for the protection of animals and the environment. He also supports the campaign "Justice for Andrew Jones" which aims at bringing the killers of a teenager to court who was killed in 2003 in Liverpool on the street.


Ivan Kaye's roles in recent international productions include drug baron Polo Yakur in Assassination Games (2011), the Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza in The Borgias (2011-2013), Joshua Collins, father of the main character Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) in Dark Shadows (2012), famous Viking warrior Ivar the Boneless in Hammer of the Gods (2013), pub landlord Mick Sturrock in BBC One's crime show The Coroner (2015-2016) and the Saxon King Aelle of Northumbria in History channel's period drama Vikings (2013-2017).


Aside from his villain roles as cold-blooded Polo Yakur and unscrupulous Duke Ludovico it is mainly his portrayal of King Aelle - in Vikings the deadly enemy and nemesis of the legendary hero of the show Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) - that has recently shaped Ivan Kaye's international profile. In his Twitter bio he describes himself as "Villain for Hire". His performances in the second part of Season 4 of Vikings have met with increased interest as his character King Aelle is of pivotal importance in the scenes of Ragnar's death and at the centre of attention during his own execution through the blood eagle torture inflicted by Ragnar's sons in revenge for the death of their father. In an interview on his character King Aelle in September 2017 Ivan Kaye has contested the assessment of this antagonist as a villain - an assessment that had already been subject to disputes between parts of the audience.

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