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The Last Kingdom 

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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 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
Toby Regbo ...  Aethelred 15 episodes, 2017-2018
James Northcote ...  Aldhelm 15 episodes, 2017-2018
Simon Kunz ...  Odda / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2017
Tobias Santelmann ...  Ragnar / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2018
Eva Birthistle ...  Hild 13 episodes, 2015-2018
Ewan Mitchell Ewan Mitchell ...  Osferth 13 episodes, 2017-2018
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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England is Born

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Korda Studios, Etyek, Hungary

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Trivia

Millie Brady (Aethlefled) is only one year younger than her on screen mother Eliza Butterworth (Aelswith). See more »

Goofs

A Dane in the 9th century would probably not have been named "Kjartan" as the name is a Norse appropriation of a Irish name that was adopted by the Norse-Gaelic settlers of Iceland. 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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Captivating!

With the plethora of mediocre historical series out there, I did not expect much from this show. I, however, was utterly blown away by how compelling it is, and by the excellent acting by all. The subject matter is fascinating, and it depicts well the harshness of living, and surviving, in a barbarous world, with an emerging, equally barbarous "new" religion. The casting was terrific. The actor who played Scorpa, the Dane of the White Horse, was beyond fierce. An unforgettable presence. I was especially, impressed by the lead, Alexander Dreymon, whom I had never seen before. As the series progresses, you really see this guy's acting chops. His range is from the tender to the ferocious. He has a bunch of us hooked, and we cannot wait for the next season.

Thank you for entertaining us!


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