#TheLastKingdom star Emily Cox has a fascinating family history

EMILY COX is best known for her role as the Danish warrior Brida in The Last Kingdom. What is Emily Cox's nationality and where is she from?

PUBLISHED: 16:45, Thu, Jan 7, 2021 | UPDATED: 16:45, Thu, Jan 7, 2021

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Emily Cox is an actress who has previously starred in the films Dutschke and Rammbock. She is best known for playing Uhtred of Bebbanburg's (played by Alexander Dreymon) best friend, Brida, in the Anglo-Saxon series The Last Kingdom on . Fans are keen to know more about the actress and Express.co.uk has all you need to know about where the star is from.

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What is Brida actress Emily Cox's nationality?

Actress Cox is a 35-year-old film and TV star who has a fascinating background and family history.

In The Last Kingdom, she plays a woman who was born a Saxon but was raised by Danes after her village was raided.

Many of the characters have mastered the Danish accent, and fans have been wondering whether Cox had to do the same.

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The actress has a British father and Irish mother, but she was born in Vienna, Austria.

Both of her parents, who are pianists, travelled to Vienna for work as they had received a special grant for musicians.

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Emily Cox: The Austrian actressEmily Cox: The actress was born in Vienna (Image: Getty)

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The star grew up in Vienna and went to high school there, graduating back in 2003.

Austria's capital is a tourist hotspot and was known to have been the home of Mozart and Beethoven for a time.

She developed a love for acting while in Austria, having performed in a play as part of her English class in her final school year.

Once she had graduated, Cox moved on to study acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar - the School of Drama at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

She started her acting career in Vienna in 2008, having signed a contract with the Theater in der Josefstadt.

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Emily Cox: The Last Kingdom actressEmily Cox: The actress has a British father and Irish mother (Image: Getty)

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