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Bernard Cornwell (born 23 February 1944) is an English writer who created and wrote The Saxon Stories novel series. He also portrayed Beornheard in The Last Kingdom. Additionally, he is given writing credits for all episodes in the television series.

Biography[]

Bernard Cornwell was born in London – a 'warbaby' – whose father was a Canadian airman and mother in Britain’s Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. He was adopted by a family in Essex who belonged to a religious sect called the Peculiar People (and they were), but escaped to London University and, after a stint as a teacher, he joined BBC Television where he worked for the next 10 years.

He began as a researcher on the Nationwide programme and ended as Head of Current Affairs Television for the BBC in Northern Ireland. It was while working in Belfast that he met Judy, a visiting American, and fell in love. Judy was unable to move to Britain for family reasons so Bernard went to the States where he was refused a Green Card. He decided to earn a living by writing, a job that did not need a permit from the US government – and for some years he had been wanting to write the adventures of a British soldier in the Napoleonic wars – and so the Sharpe series was born. Bernard and Judy married in 1980, are still married, still live in the States and he is still writing Sharpe.

Selected Bibliography[]

Series[]

  • The Sharpe Stories - 24 novels - 1981 to 2006 - Sharpe Wiki
  • The Starbuck Chronicles - 4 novels - 1993 to 1996
  • The Warlord Chronicles - 3 novels - 1995 to 1997
  • The Grail Quest - 4 novels - 2000 to 2012

Novels[]

  • Redcoat (1987)
  • Gallows Thief (2001)
  • Azincourt (2008)
  • The Fort (2010)
  • Fools and Mortals (2017)
  • Stonehenge (1999)
  • Wildtrack (1988)
  • Sea Lord (1989)
  • Crackdown (1990)
  • Scoundrel (1992)
  • Stormchild (1991)

Appearances[]

The Last Kingdom[]

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Season 4
Season 5

Writer[]

Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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Season 3
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Cast
Main Cast Adrian Bouchet (2-4) • Adrian Bower (1, 3) • Adrian Schiller (3-5) • Alexander Dreymon (1-5) • Alexandre Willaume (1-2) • Amelia Clarkson (3-5) • Amy Wren (1) • Arnas Fedaravicius (2-5) • Björn Bengtsson (2) • Brian Vernel (1) • Cavan Clerkin (2-5) • Charlie Murphy (1) • Christian Hillborg (2) • David Dawson (1-3) • David Schofield (2) • Dorian Lough (4-5) • Eliza Butterworth (1-5) • Emily Cox (1-5) • Eva Birthistle (1-5) • Ewan Mitchell (2-5) • Eysteinn Sigurðarson (4-5) • Finn Elliot (4-5) • Gerard Kearns (1-2) • Harry McEntire (1-3) • Ian Hart (1-4) • James Northcote (2-5) • Jamie Blackley (4) • Jeppe Beck Laursen (2-5) • Joseph Millson (1-2, 4) • Julia Bache-Wiig (1-3) • Kevin Eldon (3) • Magnus Bruun (3-4) • Mark Rowley (2-5) • Matthew Macfadyen (1) • Millie Brady (2-5) • Nigel Lindsay (4) • Ola Rapace (3) • Ole Christoffer Ertvaag (1-2) • Peri Baumeister (2-3) • Peter McDonald (2) • Richard Dillane (4) • Ruby Hartley (4-5) • Rune Temte (1) • Simon Kunz (1-2) • Simon Stenspil (2-3) • Stefanie Martini (4-5) • Steffan Rhodri (4) • Thea Sofie Loch Næss (3) • Thomas W. Gabrielsson (1) • Thure Lindhardt (2) • Timothy Innes (3-5) • Tobias Santelmann (1-3) • Toby Regbo (2-4)
Supporting Cast Alec Newman (1) • André Eriksen (2) • Anthony Cozens (2, 4) • Caspar Griffiths (4) • Ciáran Owens (3) • David Gant (2) • David Pearse (2) • Debbie Chazen (3-4) • Ed Birch (3) • Ewan Horrocks (5) • Harry Anton (5) • Harry Gilby (5) • Helena Albright (4) • Henning Valin Jakobsen (1, 3) • Henrik Lundström (2) • Ian Conningham (3) • Jaakko Ohtonen (5) • Jason Flemyng (1) • Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (2) • Jon Furlong (3) • Jonas Malmsjö (1) • Julia Brown (3-4) • Kenneth M. Christensen (2) • Lorcan Cranitch (1) • Magnus Samuelsson (2) • Marcell Zsolt Halmy (4) • Máté Haumann (4) • Nicholas Asbury (4) • Nicholas Rowe (1) • Oengus MacNamara (2) • Oscar Skagerberg (4) • Ossian Perret (4-5) • Patrick Robinson (5) • Paul Ritter (1) • Peter Gantzler (1) • Phia Saban (5) • Richard Clews (2) • Richard Heap (4) • Richard Rankin (2) • Rutger Hauer (1) • Sean Gilder (1) • Sonya Cassidy (5) • Tom Taylor (1) • Tygo Gernandt (3-4) • Victor McGuire (1)
Guest Cast Season 4: Kimberley WintleKirill BánfalviRalph BerkinIlona KassaiEndre BeleznayKincsõ PethõDióssy GáborAngela BainCeri MurphyZoltán ZichermanCraig RussellGabriel HarlandTristan HarlandJames CrazeAntal LeisenNeil AshtonMihály HajagosDorka Gáspárfalvi
Season 3: Rachel BavidgeKlári TolnaiFrank BourkeJames Oliver WheatleyBernard CornwellLee BoardmanIván FenyöJuha HippiChristopher RyghAnnamária BitóAnton SaundersAnastasia HilleElla BruccoleriVirág BárányTom FyansKristóf ÓdorTibor BuchÁgnes CsikászMartin FurulundJonathan PeckMatthew SteerDaniel TuiteTomas EngströmKata SarboMartin Angerbauer
Season 2: Sarah BroadbentGrant StimpsonTibor Milos KriskoTimothy WalkerSergej OnopkoZsolt ViceiPál MakraiTamás Szabó SiposDénes Ákos GereMirjam NovakBlanca Györfi-TóthDean SmithCatherine KohlChristopher SciuerefTina GrayMarc RissmannMark FlittonJohn McAllisterErik MadsenChristos LawtonDaisy MayMark PhelanMartyn EllisIngar Helge Gimle
Season 1: Michael JibsonNikolett BarabasZsófia FarkasBalázs CsémyGeoffrey ThomasÁkos BajiIstván KoleszárLaura DöbrösiAlan DavidSimon NaderAlexis LathamCraig WhittakerHelen MonksKevin GriffithsNóra HörichDeclan HanniganCaroline BoultonLászló MátrayGrahame FoxAndy GathergoodBalázs MedveczkyElizabeth ConboyLevente TörkölyMike KellyMatt DevereJocelyn MacnabAndrea Vagn JensenMadeleine PowerAndrew Lukacs

Crew
Directors Ed Bazalgette (3, 4) • Anthony Byrne (1) • Ben Chanan (1) • Andy De Emmony (3) • Jamie Donoughue (2) • Jon East (2, 3, 5) • Andy Hay (4, 5) • Peter Hoar (1, 2) • Erik Leijonborg (3) • Jan Matthys (3) • David Moore (4) • Nick Murphy (1) •Sarah O'Gorman (4) • Anthony Philipson (5) • Richard Senior (2) • Paul Wilmshurst (5)
Writers Lydia Adetunji (3) • Stephen Butchard (1, 2, 3) • Bernard Cornwell (1, 2, 3, 4) • Jamie Crichton (4) • Martha Hillier (4) • Peter McKenna (4) • Sophie Petzal (2, 3) • Ben Vanstone (2, 3) • Charlotte Wolf (4)
Producers Dominic Barlow (2) • Ed Bazalgette (4) • Stephen Butchard (1, 2, 3) • Mat Chaplin (5) • Cait Collins (3) • Vicki Delow (4) • Alexander Dreymon (3, 4) • Howard Ellis (1, 2, 3, 4) • Jacquie Glanville (1) • Adam Goodman (1, 2, 3, 4) • Polly Hill (1) • Martha Hillier (4, 5) • Peter Hoar (2) • Elizabeth Kilgarriff (2) • Nigel Marchant (1, 2, 3, 4,5) • Nick Murphy (1) • Gareth Neame (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) • David O'Donoghue (1, 2, 3, 4) • Helen Ostler (5) • Jessica Pope (4) • Pam Roberts (4) • Michael Robins (2) • Chrissy Skinns (1, 2, 3) • Guy Tannahill (2) • Phil Temple (1) • Liz Trubridge (2)
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