Monday, September 07, 2015

Male on Monday - Alexander Dreymon

Harlequin Historical author and PHS editor Michelle Styles takes a look at the soon to be latest Dark Ages sensation Alexander Dreymon
In October (10 October 2015 for BBC America, uncertain for BBC2) the first episode of the new Dark Ages  epic drama will be broadcast. The Last Kingdom is an adaption of the first novel of the Bernard Cornwell series set around King Alfred the Great and his daughter. It follows the  adventures of Uhtred of Bebbanberg. Alexander Dreymon plays Uhtred.
The series is produced by the same people who did Downton and of course, Cornwell's last  tv creation was Sharpe. In other words, the series should be excellent. Uhtred is however a more complex character than Sharpe and it is not always nice. There again, Sharpe in Cornwell's books is harder and more conflicted than Sharpe of the tv series. Cornwell's Last Kingdom series has been hugely successful and many are anticipating the series.
This is the official trailer:

Just Jared called Alexander Dreymon your new tv crush after he participated in a group interview to promote the new series.
So I expect that he will suddenly appear on the radar for many.
Alexander Dreymon is currently best known for playing Luke Ramsey in American Horror Story: Coven. He was bron on 7 February 1983 and 5' 10". He also has the alternative names of Alexander  Doetch and Alexandre Doetch.
You can see an interview with him about American Horror Story :Coven here
As you can see he is very good about keeping his private life private and not giving away plot points which is good.
Anyway he will explode on the tv screens in October and then if you like the Dark Ages as a setting Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands starring another relative unknown Kieran Bew is coming to ITV in the UK as a 13 part epic drama in January 2016. It is currently filming in County Durham.
Michelle Styles writes warm, witty and intimate historical romance in a wide range of time periods including Viking . Her latest Summer of the Viking was published in June 2015. You can learn more about Michelle and her books on 

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