Norwegian actor Rune Temte plays Viking cheiftan Ubba in the BBC TV series The Last Kingdom.
In preperation for his role, Rune trained in the authentic Viking fighting art of Glima at the Academy of Viking Martial Arts in Buskerud, Norway. For several months Rune trained with Viking sword, axe and shield with Tyr Neilsen and Viking wrestling with former 3 x Norwegian champion, Andreas Sørensen.
Throughout training Rune showed true Viking Spirit. He was always ready to train, whether it was rain or snow, and always gave 100%.
"Andreas Sørensen and Tyr Neilsen, you are the best, and thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn Viking fighting from you !!! You made me into a Viking for the Last Kingdom." - Rune Temte
Photos: Rune Temte training Viking Fighting ith and without weapons at the academy and article by Ingun Wiborg Gislerud on Rune, his training and his role as a viking chieftan in the BBC tv series The Last Kingdom - Based on the bestselling novel by Bernard Cornwell.