Alfred the Great, the 9th-century English monarch, has been depicted several times on screen and in literature.
Depictions on screen include:
- the 1969 film Alfred the Great, directed by Clive Donner, with David Hemmings playing Alfred,
- The Raven and the Cross, a children's TV serial, about his conflict with Guthrum,
- King Alfred, episode 4 of Churchill's People, where he was played by Alan Howard.
- In Vikings, Aldred is portrayed by various actors through the course of his life; however, he is depicted as the bastard son of Athelstan by Aethelwulf's wife Judith (based on Judith of Flanders), but is nonetheless raised as Aethelwulf's legitimate son.
- Horrible Histories and their rebooted series portrayed his life story and was played by Mathew Baynton/Tom Rosenthal
- The Last Kingdom, a TV adaptation for The Saxon Stories, with David Dawson as Alfred.
Alfred is the subject of several works of historical fiction. These include:
- Alfred, epic poem by Henry James Pye
- Alfred, epic poem by Joseph Cottle
- King Alfred, epic poem by John Fitchet
- Sea-Kings in England, novel by Edwin Atherstone
- The Ballad of the White Horse, an epic poem by G. K. Chesterton,
- The Namesake and The Marsh King, juvenile historical novels by C. Walter Hodges,
- The Saxon Stories series by Bernard Cornwell, in which he is portrayed as a pious and physically weak individual. Although unassuming, he is possessed of an iron will and, ultimately, becomes a significant barrier to Viking ambitions simply by being alive. Later adapted for television as The Last Kingdom.
- The Hammer and the Cross series by Harry Harrison et al.
- In The Late Scholar, whose plot takes place in 20th Century Oxford University, there is a central role to a manuscript attributed to King Alfred, and the characters frequently discuss him.
On stage, there is the 18th Century opera Alfred, now mainly known as the origin for the song "Rule Britannia".