Monday, August 3, 2015

NEW 'THE LAST KINGDOM' BBC EPIC TV SERIES PHOTOS WITH ALEXANDER DREYMON, DAVID DAWSON, MATTHEW MACFADYEN, RUTGER HAUER, JASON FLEMYNG

 'THE LAST KINGDOM' PHOTOS
ALEXANDER DREYMON, MATTHEW MACFADYEN, DAVID DAWSON
One of the new historical series we are looking most forward to this Autumn is definitely BBC's epic drama THE LAST KINGDOM which arrives onto the small screens October 10 at BBC America (hopefully, maybe a bit sooner at BBC Two?). Today you can check out some epic new photos from the series which might bring us a new TV hunk in the form of lead actor Alexander Dreymon who is also joined in the series by brilliant David Dawson (he was magnetic in BANISHED), Matthew MacFadyen and Rutger Hauer. Gareth Neame, producer, said the show will be more refined like TUDORS and DOWNTON ABBEY and less mindlessly brutal as some of today's shows.

ONE KING, ONE ENGLAND  
Based on Bernard Cornwell's popular THE SAXON STORIES novel series, THE LAST KINGDOM is set in the late ninth century, when what is known as England today was several separate kingdoms. The Anglo-Saxon lands are attacked and in many instances ruled by Viking forces. The kingdom of Wessex has been left standing alone under the command of King Alfred the Great (David Dawson). The main protagonist, Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) - the orphaned son of a Saxon nobleman, is kidnapped by norsemen and raised as one of them. Forced to choose between a kingdom that shares his ancestry and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are ever tested.
Rutger Hauer plays a wise Viking poet, Jason Flemyng appears as King Edmund with Alec Newman as King Aethelred while Ian Hart and Nordic star Tobias Santelmann are also in the cast together with our dear Caroline Boulton and Simon Nader in smaller roles. Costume designer Ross Little who worked on THE BIBLE and CRIMSON FIELD historical mini series is doing the costumes!

20 comments:

  1. The books are excellent, hope they don't kill it. Looking at the costumes and shields, looks like they have??? Why? Why? Why!

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    1. I wasn't impressed by the costumes we've seen so far either, but maybe it's just the first impression. We have to have in mind it's very early middle ages.

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  2. Just was talking about Crimson Field with the parents. Maybe I'll try that instead.

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  3. There's been a lot of Anglo-Saxon themes in programming these days.

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  4. The Last Kingdom looks like it could be quite intriguing.

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    1. you might like the books too, Masy

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  5. The Last Kingdom does sound fantastic even though I typically don't go for a show like that.

    I missed you Dez!!!

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    1. Oooh, did you? Hope your honeymoon was great! We're expecting wedding pics :) Although I saw tons of them at your Facebook posted by your family :)

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  6. This looks like Games of thrones...I don't know why, I just don't get the drive for such shows!!!

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    1. as the producer says in the post - it ain't gonna be like the horrid GOT :)

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  7. Swords... zzzzz Oh wait, you were saying? :p

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    1. I was more writing than saying.. even typing... .

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  8. I'm all for less brutality! I'll give it a shot if we get it in our area :)

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  9. Swords and swash with and crowns and lots of fur. Seems like my kind of story.

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    1. mine too :) Especially with hunks in the mix too

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  10. The Last Kingdom does look like one I would enjoy. Jason doesn't go for those types of shows, so I'll be watching this one all by my lonesome.

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    1. shame on him, shame on him... guess he wouldn't have anything to read here since the spy's is one of world's leading places for historical movies and series :)

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