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‘The Last Kingdom’ Actor Adrian Schiller Dead At 60



Adrian Schiller

Adrian Schiller, an actor best known for portraying Aethelhelm in Netflix’s historical series The Last Kingdom, has reportedly tragically and unexpectedly died at the age of 60 today. Schiller also played Cornelius Penge in ITV’s royal drama Victoria.

Talent agency Scott Marshall Partners, which represented Adrian for more than three decades, posted the following message about his sudden passing,

He has died far too soon, and we, his family and close friends are devastated by the loss. His death was sudden and unexpected and no further details around its cause are yet available.

A prodigiously talented actor, he had just returned from Sydney, where he had been appearing in The Lehman Trilogy and was looking forward to continuing the international tour in San Francisco.

Scott Marshall Partners

The agency added that Adrian “enjoyed a varied and successful career across all media”. Miller leaves behind his partner Milena and young son Gabriel.

The actor’s sister posted the following message on his Twitter page about the sudden and unexpected passing,

Dear all. This is Ginny. I’m so sorry to let you all know that our beloved brother Adrian died suddenly at home yesterday. He had so many very dear friends – sorry to those of you who are learning about this here. We will say more about funeral and/or memorial plans in due course.

For now, we’re taking things one step at a time, supporting Milena and Gabriel as best we can and trying to get our heads around the unimaginable. Please don’t send flowers but if anyone wants to make a gesture, we will be setting up Trust for Gabriel and there’s a link below.


The Last Kingdom was produced by the BBC, and was considered an immensely popular show during its run. Netflix later adapted the original series created by the BBC. Schiller was part of the Netflix production of the show, which was highly rated as well.

His death comes as a shock to his millions of fans that watched him portray the character of Aethelhelm.

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