"True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard had some clothes on for once today when he donned a mortar board and gown to collect an honorary degree from Leeds Metropolitan University - despite having dropped out of his studies after just six months there.
The Swedish star, 34, who is best known as vampire Eric Northman in the hit show, was presented with an honorary doctorate degree in the arts at the northern seat of learning today.
Born in Stockholm, Alexander enrolled at LMU in 1996 to study English after completing a stint of national service.
Call me a doctor: True Blood actor Alexander Skarsgard receives an honorary doctorate at Leeds Metropolitan University today
However, the star, who now lives in California, has since confessed he didn't study much and instead 'had a blast' and partied in Leeds. "