As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred - born a Saxon but raised by Vikings - seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.
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Series cast summary:
Alexander Dreymon ...  Uhtred 37 episodes, 2015-2020
Eliza Butterworth ...  Aelswith 35 episodes, 2015-2020
Ian Hart ...  Beocca / ... 28 episodes, 2015-2020
Arnas Fedaravicius ...  Sihtric 28 episodes, 2017-2020
Millie Brady ...  Aethelflaed 27 episodes, 2017-2020
Mark Rowley ...  Finan 26 episodes, 2017-2020
Emily Cox ...  Brida 26 episodes, 2015-2020
David Dawson ...  Alfred 25 episodes, 2015-2018
Harry McEntire ...  Aethelwold 24 episodes, 2015-2018
James Northcote ...  Aldhelm 23 episodes, 2017-2020
Ewan Mitchell ...  Osferth 23 episodes, 2017-2020
Adrian Bouchet ...  Steapa 21 episodes, 2017-2020
Jeppe Beck Laursen ...  Haesten 21 episodes, 2017-2020
Toby Regbo ...  Aethelred 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Timothy Innes ...  Edward / ... 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Cavan Clerkin ...  Pyrlig / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Adrian Schiller ...  Aethelhelm 15 episodes, 2018-2020
Eva Birthistle ...  Hild 15 episodes, 2015-2020


The year is 872, and many of the separate kingdoms of what we now know as England have fallen to the invading Danes, leaving the great kingdom of Wessex standing alone and defiant under the command of King Alfred. Against this turbulent backdrop lives our hero, Uhtred. Born the son of a Saxon nobleman, he is captured by the Danes and raised as one of their own. Forced to choose between the country of his birth and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are ever tested. What is he? Saxon or Dane? On a quest to reclaim his birthright, Uhtred must tread a dangerous path between both sides if he is to play his part in the birth of a new nation and, ultimately, recapture his ancestral lands...

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England is Born


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The map in the opening credits shows the modern county of Cornwall shown as 'Cornwealas', whilst in the show Cornwall is repeatedly called 'Cornwallum'. Though this may be seen as an error, both spellings can be considered correct. Cornwealas is a compound word derived from Kernow - the Celtic British tribal name by which the inhabitants referred to themselves, and Wealas - the Saxon word for 'foreigner'. The name Wales also derives from Wealas, as shown on the map. Cornwallum has the same origin with wealum (corrupted to wallum) being the plural of wealas, ie - 'foreigners' instead of 'foreigner'. It must also be remembered that spellings of the day varied depending on who scribed the historical source. People were spelling phonetically or copying from an existing record - there was no dictionary as today and up until the relatively recent arrival of Christianity there wasn't even the Latin alphabet. Pre-Christian Saxons wrote with runes and then few were literate. See more »


Drinkers use wood or horn cups, but they clink together, sounding like glass. See more »


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The Last Kingdom: Opening Theme
Music Composed by John Lunn
Vocals by Eivør Pálsdóttir (as Eivør)
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Most underrated Tv show
8 December 2018 | by yaswanthreddy-36451See all my reviews

Binge watched 3 seasons of TLK.Tbh,i thought that this show will be good.But after some posts in the group, i tried the pilot episode and from there i have binge watched all 3 seasons in just 3 days.

I kinda like and prefer more realistic films/series and that's the reason why i haven't gave TLK a try.But, it is so realistic and I regret it now.It was the best series i have watched in the recent times.

It was fast paced and gripping from the pilot itself.I haven't felt a single low movement in the whole 3 seasons.Mainly, the strong characterization and the guy who played Uthred(Alexander) is just perfect for his role.I like his voice very much.Every single time he says"DESTINY IS ALL", i get goosebumps.And,the whole cast are good.

I loved the relationship between Uthred and Alfred and the way they presented it. Cinematography and editing can't be better.Season 3 was much better technically when compared to 1 and 2.Special mention to the Soundtracks of the series.Ahhh! They are so addictive.

Still can't get over with those characters and the kingdoms (:

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10 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Korda Studios, Etyek, Hungary

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