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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 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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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

As portrayed in the program King Alfred suffered with debilitating diseases throughout his life. It is not possible to be 100% sure (read: the 'Dark Ages') of what ailed the Saxon King, or even the true nature of his symptoms. However both Bishop Asser and Bald compiled books detailing Alfreds afflictions during his life. Using these limited historical sources (or indeed much later sources made of these original sources) G. Craig hypothesises in his book 'Alfred the Great: A Diagnosis' that these 'ailings': diarrhoea, constipation, (unkown) internal pain - possibly; spleen/liver/stomach/bowel are symptomatic of Crohn's disease. See more »

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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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The Last Kingdom: Opening Theme
Music Composed by John Lunn
Vocals by Eivør Pálsdóttir (as Eivør)
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Great TV Show
12 January 2018 | by offsmithSee all my reviews

Just happened to find this show scrolling through Netflix one day. So happy I found this series.

The first episode was good, but it took 2-3 to draw me in. I think the plot and story are just great. It is a twist on the Viking world that is currently taking TV by storm. The actors do a phenomenal job with their characters and interaction with one another.

I love how the relationships have developed between all of the characters in this world, between Uhtred/Alfred/Ragnar and just the many many other characters how have strained and strengthened relationship. I have turned several friends onto this who are GoT fans. I think this series is right there with GoT.

I can't wait for another year of it and I am interested in where they take the story and the characters!


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