PUBLISHED: 07:26, Tue, Nov 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 07:28, Tue, Nov 17, 2020
The Last Kingdom is a popular historical drama series on Netflix which tells the story of Uhtred of Bebbanburg (played by Alexander Dreymon) and his role in the unification of England. In the series, he has a band of loyal followers who have become fan-favourites including Finan (Mark Rowley), Osferth (Ewan Mitchell) and Sihtric (Arnas Fedaravičius). Actor Fedaravičius has given insight into how he landed his breakthrough role as one of Uhtred's closest friends.
Sihtric was introduced in the second season of The Last Kingdom as a very unlikely ally of Uhtred, as he was the son of Kjartan (Alexandre Willaume), who had helped raid the warrior's village.
However, as he was a bastard son, Kjartan wanted very little to do with Sihtric, and he cast him aside. Sihtric attempted to abduct Uhtred, but he narrowly escaped and kept his would-be kidnapper alive as a slave.
As the series progresses, Sihtric showed his loyalty to Uhtred, and he ended up swearing an oath to serve him for as long as he lived.
By the third and fourth seasons, Sihtric became one of Uhtred's best warriors and one of his closest friends, and he has remained true to his word.
His character is played by Lithuanian actor Fedaravičius, who is 29, and the star was cast for the role in 2015.
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Last Kingdom: Arnas Fedaravicius as Sihtric (Image: Netflix)
Last Kindom: Finan and Sihtric follow Uhtred (Image: Netflix)
He studied at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, and he also took part in an intensive stunt training course, which set him in good stead for landing his role.
His IMDb page says the skills he learned during his stunt training became very useful in the fight scenes in the Anglo-Saxon drama.
The star had only taken on small roles until he starred in the drama series Thicker Than Water but much bigger things were just around the corner.
The Last Kingdom was a huge hit in 2015 when it was released, but it had by no means reached its peak in terms of popularity.
The star said he had a passion for boxing and combat sports, which has no doubt become a useful asset for his warrior role in the series.
Speaking about how much he knew of the series before he was cast, he told Fansided: "A year or two before I was cast, I was looking through shows, like what I would want to watch next, and it popped up.
"I was about to click on it, but for some reason I chose to watch Band of Brothers,