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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... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Alexander Dreymon ...  Uhtred 26 episodes, 2015-2018
Ian Hart ...  Beocca 25 episodes, 2015-2018
David Dawson ...  Alfred 25 episodes, 2015-2018
Eliza Butterworth ...  Aelswith 25 episodes, 2015-2018
Harry McEntire ...  Aethelwold 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Arnas Fedaravicius ...  Sihtric 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Millie Brady ...  Aethelflaed 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Adrian Bouchet ...  Steapa 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Emily Cox ...  Brida 17 episodes, 2015-2018
Mark Rowley ...  Finan 16 episodes, 2017-2018
Jeppe Beck Laursen ...  Haesten 16 episodes, 2017-2018
James Northcote ...  Aldhelm 15 episodes, 2017-2018
Toby Regbo ...  Aethelred 15 episodes, 2017-2018
Simon Kunz ...  Odda / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2017
Ewan Mitchell Ewan Mitchell ...  Osferth 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Tobias Santelmann ...  Ragnar / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2018
Eva Birthistle ...  Hild 13 episodes, 2015-2018
Julia Bache-Wiig ...  Thyra 13 episodes, 2015-2018
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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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UK

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English

Release Date:

10 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Korda Studios, Etyek, Hungary

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Trivia

Winchester, the modern county town (capital) of the county of Hampshire is shown as the seat of King Alfred of Wessex. Historians agree that Winchester was not the capital of Wessex in the modern sense as the Royal Court was relatively mobile with palaces in many major cities of the time, but Winchester certainly was the favoured Royal seat and administrative centre of the kingdom. This status as de facto capital remained after the unification of the Saxon kingdoms into Englalond - modern England. It was only after the coming of the Normans in 1066 that London eventually became capital of England. See more »

Goofs

The symbols for the Danes/Vikings is wrong. It is well documented that they used raven images on their flags and other things. The reason is the raven is Odin's messenger in Norse mythology. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) 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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The birth of England.
22 October 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Absolutely loved this series, one of those I looked at beforehand and thought I wouldn't like, it looked like another Game of Thrones themed series, along the same lines as Vikings. It's a period in history that I know relatively nothing about, so it's an interesting theme for a drama to explore, I can't comment on the accuracy of the series as I don't know enough about it.

The series looks beautiful, the locations used are utterly tremendous, the cinematography was awesome. Fantastic clothes and make up too.

It's fairly violent in parts, but it's there for a reason, it never seems done unnecessarily, it's there to add to the story.

The acting is fantastic, quite a few big names, none of them last too long it seems, how mean to get shot of Matthew Macfadyen, Jason Flemyng and Rutger Hauer after just a single episode.

Alexander Dreymon is absolutely fantastic in the lead role of Uhtred, he's perfect for the part.

Loved it 9/10


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