VIDEO: Norway star sets beard alight on birthday

Norwegian actor Aksel Hennie celebrated his birthday on Tuesday by cramming his beard with candles, setting them alight and singing a special birthday song as flames lapped around his mouth and wax ran down his face.

VIDEO: Norway star sets beard alight on birthday
Axel Hennie celebrates his birthday in style - Instagram
Hennie, who starred in this year's oil rig thriller Pioneer, posted the video on Instagram along with the birthday message: 
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!! 38 years old – I'm on FIRE!!!" 
He also accompanied the gently disturbing video with a series of photographs of his beard decked out in different styles. 
Hennie, arguably Norway's top male actor, is set to play the Greek hero Tydeus in the upcoming film Hercules, the Thracian Wars,  alongside US wrestler turned actor Dwayne Johnson, and the British actors Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt. 
He also starred in 2011's Jo Nesbø blockbuster Headhunters. 

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VIDEO: Aksel Hennie’s ‘Barbarian Greece Grunt’

Norwegian actor Aksel Hennie has posted up an entertaining video of himself voicing a fight scene for the upcoming film Hercules: The Thracian wars, speaking, he says, in his very best "Ancient Barbarian Greece Grunt".

VIDEO: Aksel Hennie's 'Barbarian Greece Grunt'
Aksel Hennie in the studio - Photo: Screen Grab from Instagram

The video, posted up on Instagram, shows Hennie thrailing around with his arms as he grunts and roars into a microphone.

"Tydeus speaks 'Ancient Barbarian Greece Grunt'… Me? English, Norwegian, and some German," he wrote in the comments to the posting.