Who is Marco Ilso? Everything You Need to Know About Hvitserk from Vikings

Marco Ilso is a Danish actor, renowned for the role of Hvitserk on the History Channel series Vikings. He is not only an actor but also used to play professional soccer. He began his acting career as a child actor with very little knowledge of the industry. The biggest role of his career was in Vikings which he auditioned together with fellow co-star Alex Hogh Anderson.

Marco Ilso is a Former Soccer Player

Young Marco Ilso
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Marco was born in Spetember 29, 1995 in Denmark. He was born to Finn Ilso and Else Ilso Larsen as the youngest among three brothers. His two older brothers name is Nick Ilso and Ken Ilso. Ken is a professional soccer player who played for Adelaide United in the A-League.

Before, Marco wanted to become a professional soccer player like his brother. He even was a member of the youth program Karlslude IF. However, his life turned over when he was selected for a role for hit Danish TV series.

At first, he didn’t have much knowledge about the industry. It was also quite tough on him to attend school during the day and do acting after school. However, he kept on pushing for the things he loves, and the rest is history.

Marco Made His Acting Debut at the Age of 14

Marco Ilso on Vikings' set
Source: Instagram @marcoilsoe

Ilso began his career when he was just 14 years old. His first role was for a lead cast for the Danish TV advent calendar series Mikkel og guldkortet. He portrayed Mikkel Johansen in the series.

However, he didn’t have much knowledge about acting at the time. he literally used to read the script. But, the directors loved his way of learning and he played for 24 episodes. He has also been part of hit series and movies like Rebounce and The Absent One.

Is Marco Ilso Dating Anyone?

The young actor is great at keeping his personal life a secret. He hasn’t revealed anything regarding his relationships, even on social media. So, we can assume that he is single and currently only focusing on his career.

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Marco Ilso and  Peter Franzén horse riding
Source: Instagram @marcoilsoe

One thing that Ilso loves the most is horse riding. He frequently goes horse riding with his friend Peter Franzen who is also his teacher in it.

Body Measurement

Marco was a former soccer player, so it’s no surprise he has an athletic build. His height is around 183 cm and weighs about 78 kg. 

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