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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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English

Release Date:

10 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Korda Studios, Etyek, Hungary

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In the books this series is based on, Uhtred is 9 years old when captured by Ragnar the Elder, 16 at the time of Ragnar's death in the hall burning and 19 at the end of the first book. In the series however Uhtred has aged much more by the time of the hall burning and appears to be in his mid 20s implying a much lengthier stay with Ragnar. See more »

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The standard helmet of the Danes is based on the Ultuna helmet, which was used by a Swedish warrior almost 2 centuries prior to the events of the series. 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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So far, i'm happy
30 October 2015 | by glees5150See all my reviews

I am a big fan of the books, so I was worried that this would not work for me.

I am not one of the fan boys who expects the on screen version to word for word and scene for scene mimic the exact story line from the novels, so I wasn't raging around my living room when Uhtred's childhood wasn't given 4 episodes to develop. I am only two episodes in and it seems tales from uhtred's childhood are being told, but he is witnessing them as a adult instead, and I can see why, with time constraints, this has been done. If things like this annoy you, then just re read the books, and rant to yourself about how much of a better job you would have done, but nobody would trust you with.

I have spent the last 10 years casting this in my head, who I would get to play the characters, never envisaging a time when it would be made, and I must admit, I am impressed with the casting. I especially think Ubba is spot on.

All in all so far, I am very happy. Things are different, but I can accept that, I think it is going to be excellent, and lets the BBC's budget allows for the full tale to be told through to when Bernard calls a day on Uhthred.


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