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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Alexander Dreymon ...  Uhtred 36 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 24 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 21 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
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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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Action | Drama | History

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Unlike most other English language productions dealing with the viking age, the Danes are almost exclusively played by Scandinavian actors. Additionally, all of the Anglo-Saxon characters of the series are played by English actors to reinforce a cultural divide between Saxon and Danish characters. See more »

Goofs

The symbol for the House of Wessex is wrong. It is a well documented fact that they used the Golden Dragon with a red background - especially on flags and banners. 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

10 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Korda Studios, Etyek, Hungary

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16:9 HD
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