‘The Last Kingdom’: Alexander Dreymon Talks About Sigtryggr in Season 4 — ‘I Think Uhtred Sees Himself in Sigtryggr’
Alexander Dreymon plays the unforgettable Uhtred in the hit Netflix series The Last Kingdom. In the new season, Uhtred encounters a Dane unlike any he’s met before. Sigtryggr (Eysteinn Sigurdarson) is smart and makes moves that other Danes are afraid to make. Dreymon discusses Sigtryggr and how he is someone who “Uhtred can respect.”
Who is Sigtryggr?
Sigtryggr is a Dane that leaves Ireland and ends up rescuing Brida (Emily Cox) from the Welsh. She convinces him to go after Wessex, specifically Winchester while it’s left undefended. It’s here that Uhtred meets Sigtryggr. Uhtred’s own daughter Stiorra (Ruby Hartley) actually ends up leaving with Sigtryggr in the end, one of the stipulations in the Danes abandoning Winchester.
Alexander Dreymon talks about Sigtryggr in season 4
Dreymon spoke with Variety before the all-new season premiered. He was asked about Sigtryggr and how Uhtred really feels about him. Uhtred’s opinion about Sigtryggr changes when he gets to know him more.
“Well, the first time Uhtred hears about him he just thinks of him as a boy,” Dreymon explained. “He’s not to be taken seriously. And I love that dynamic especially because of what happens between Uhtred’s daughter and Sigtryggr afterwards.”
Why did Uhtred let his daughter go off with Sigtryggr?
Although the Danes and the Saxons do physically fight over Winchester, eventually the fighting stops and negotiations can be made. Sigtryggr gets what he wants in the end, including Uhtred’s daughter Stiorra, who chooses to go off with him. But why did Uhtred let Stiorra leave with Sigtryggr?
“He’s somebody whom Uhtred can respect,” Dreymon continued. “There’s another scene where Sigtryggr fights against the Welsh army and he really outsmarts them, when he sets the fire and looses the arrows on them. So you think, ‘Wow, this is not an enemy who you can just defeat through battle.’ You really have to outsmart him. I think Uhtred sees himself in Sigtryggr and that’s why he’s able to let his daughter go with him.”
Could we see Stiorra and Sigtryggr again?
If The Last Kingdom gets a much-needed renewal for a fifth season, fans will most likely get to see Stiorra and Sigtryggr again. Uhtred won’t be able to stay away from his daughter for long since she is so much like him. That’s part of the problem it seems. Stiorra is a free spirit and she longs to be wild and roam the world living her life without babysitting the younger children around her.
Uhtred’s story is far from over. Hopefully he’ll cross paths with Sigtryggr and his daughter again very soon. It’s sad to think that Uhtred is separated from both Stiorra and his son, Young Uhtred (Finn Elliot), who chooses to go back to his church. Uhtred is most likely feeling pretty empty after the conclusion of season 4.
Fans enjoy watching the dynamic between Uhtred and Sigtryggr. Hopefully there will be more of it to come in the future.