David Stakston | Biography 2021
David Stakston | Biography 2021

Quick Information

  • Full Name David Stakston
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality Norwegian
  • Birthplace North Carolina, USA
  • Born Year And Birthday Nov 22, 1999
  • Age 21 Years, 6 Months
Cast of 'Ragnarok'

David Stakston | Biography 2021

The Netflix series 'Ragnarok' follows the fictional story of a Norwegian town of Edda in Hordaland in Western Norway, which is troubled by climate change and the industrial pollution caused by factories owned by a local tycoon and the father of the Jutul family named Vidar, played by Gísli Örn Garðarsson. The series blends the coming-of-age drama and Norse mythology with a touch of climate change activism. At the beginning of the series, Magne, played by Stakston, was shown as a shy and gawky teenager. However, at the end of the first season, Magne and Vidar confront each other in an epic battle. When Vidar is just about to win, Magne calls up lighting and uses it to strike Vidar. Subsequently, he ends the fight and also the life of Vidar. Season 2 of the series was premiered on Netflix on 27 May 2021, with more focus on reimagining Norse mythology than its coming-of-age elements. The series was rated at the top of Netflix's TV shows chart a day after its release in the United States and reached second place in the U.K. Top TV Shows. More expectations are on from the public for the third season.


Quick Information
  • Full Name David Stakston
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality Norwegian
  • Birthplace North Carolina, USA
  • Birth Date Nov 22, 1999
  • Age 21 Years, 6 Months

David Stakston is a Norwegian actor, best known for his role as Magne Seire in the Netflix fantasy drama series Ragnarok (2020).

Who is David Stakston?

David Stakston began his professional acting career in 2015 with the Norwegian teen drama TV series Skam (2015-2017). In 2020, he landed a leading role as Magne Seire in the Norwegian-language Netflix fantasy drama series Ragnarok.

Early Life and Education

David Stakston, originally David Alexander Sjøholt was born on 22 November 1999 in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. He grew up in Florida and Oslo in Norway.

Stakston used to watch movies, dress up and act like movie characters at a young age. Observing his interest in performing arts, his mother admitted him to a child theater. 

Recalling how he got into performing, he stated, "I really started watching movies at an early age. I remember watching the Pirates of the Caribbean. Then I immediately went out to the dress I had.. Weirdly enough I had the costume. And my mother had a hat. And I went around with the sword.. Just goofing around.. And then my mother signed me up for child theater and it just got more and more serious."

Career

Stakston debuted in the Norwegian teen drama TV series Skam in 2015. After playing in Skam from 2015 to 2017, he appeared in another Norwegian TV series Ikke Din Skyld in 2018. In 2020, he landed a leading role in the Norwegian Netflix fantasy series Ragnarok. He will be starring as Jonas in the upcoming short drama titled Vill ni åka mera, and its post-production is going on.

'Skam'

The romantic drama TV series Skam that started airing in 2015 followed the adversities and everyday life of teenagers at the Hartvig Nissen Upper Secondary School in Oslo. In the series, he played the role of an awkward friend and classmate of the central cast Isak Valtersen, played by Tarjei Sandvik Moe. 

Stakston initially made guest appearances in the series but eventually played the main and recurring roles later. His role Magnus Fossbaken reprised until the final season. Stakston appeared in 19 episodes of the series. The series ran from 2015 to 2017 for four seasons and 43 episodes. Each season was told from a different person's perspective.

'Ragnarok'

Stakston landed a breakthrough role as the main character of the Norwegian-language Netflix fantasy drama series Ragnarok in 2020. He played the role of Magne Seier, a reincarnation of a hammer-wielding God associated with lightning, thunder, and storms called Thor. 

Filmed in Odda in Western Norway, the series follows the fictional story of a Norwegian town of Edda in Hordaland in Western Norway, which is troubled by climate change and the industrial pollution caused by factories owned by a local tycoon and the father of the Jutul family named Vidar, played by Gísli Örn Garðarsson. The series blends the coming-of-age drama and Norse mythology with a touch of climate change activism. 

At the beginning of the series, Magne was shown as a shy and gawky teenager. However, at the end of the first season, Magne and Vidar confront each other in an epic battle. When Vidar is just about to win, Magne calls up lighting and uses it to strike Vidar. Subsequently, he ends the fight and also the life of Vidar.

Other cast of the series includes Jonas Strand Gravli, Herman Tømmeraas, Theresa Frostad Eggesbø, Emma Bones, Henriette Steenstrup, and Synnøve Macody Lund among others. Gravli played Laurits as Magne Seier's half-brother and the reincarnation of god Loki, Tømmeraas and Eggesbø played Fjor and Saxa, as high-school-aged children of the Jutul family, Bones played Gry as Fjor's love interest, Steenstrup played Truid Seier as a mother of Magne and Laurits. Lund played Ran as principal of the high school and mother of the Jutul family.

Ragnarok is a Netflix original series and the third Norwegian series released on the OTT platform. Produced by the Danish production company SAM Productions, the series premiered on 31 January 2020.

In the making of the Ragnarok video, which was released on YouTube in February 2020, Stakston hoped the series would be well-received since the series tries to give an important message related to climate, which many people can relate to it. As per his expectation, the series also turned out well, and the series was renewed for the second season. 

'Ragnarok' Season 2

In March 2020, Netflix announced that Ragnarok had been renewed for the second season, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the production. Later, the production of season 2 began in September 2020.

Focussing more on reimagining Norse mythology than its coming-of-age elements, the second season's trailer was released on 10 May 2021. Season 2 of the series was premiered on Netflix on 27 May 2021. The series peaked at the top of Netflix's TV shows chart a day after its release in the United States and reached second place in the U.K. Top TV Shows. The series also received rave reviews on social media, and the fans have already been asking for the third season.

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