Starz’s The Rook: Cast, Characters & Descriptions (with Spoilers)

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A character guide for Starz’s The Rook featuring cast members names, character descriptions, and noteworthy information.

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Season/ EpisodeSynopsisEpisode InformationTopics & Focused Characters
Season 1, Episode 8 “Chapter 8” [Season Finale]In the finale, we finally get to see powers used for fights and a reason to want to see more as all hell breaks loose.
Director(s)China Moo-Young
Writer(s)Karyn Usher, Lisa Zwerling
Air Date8/18/2019
Introduced This Episode
ViktorNick Moss
SophiaPoppy Corby
  • Nazim, Monica, Gestalt | I Just Want To Forget
  • Linda, Myfanwy, Sophia, Conrad, Jennifer | It Never Ends
  • Linda, Myfanwy, Viktor, Lorik, Bronwyn, Jennifer, Conrad, Gestalt | Until It Does
Season 1, Episode 7 “Prologue”Before the finale, we retrace what led to Myfanwy getting her mind-wiped and the incident at the Millennium Bridge.
Director(s)Rebecca Johnson
Writer(s)Al Blyth, Sam Holcroft
Air Date8/11/2019
Introduced This Episode
JosieRosie Sansom
  • A Predication Was Made: Josie, Myfanwy, Linda, Gestalt
  • Old Friends & Uneasy Allies: Jennifer, Conrad, Linda, Monica, Marcus
  • The Days Before & The Night Of: Linda, Lorik, Peter, Marcus, Bronwyn, Myfanwy, Nazim
Season 1, Episode 6 "Chapter 6"As Monica comes to a realization about Marcus, Myfanwy provides all Conrad needs to seal Linda. Also, Bronwyn triggers Myfanwy’s memories.
Director(s)Sunu Gonera
Writer(s)Francesca Gardiner
Air Date8/4/2019
  • It’s Becoming Clear To Me Now: Bronwyn, Marcus, Monica, Myfanwy
  • I Don’t Want To Lie Anymore: Gestalt, Conrad, Myfanwy, Monica, Ingrid
  • The Fall of Linda Ferrier: Linda, Jennifer, Conrad, Myfanwy
Season 1, Episode 4 “Chapter 4”Alongside what happened at and to Glengrove House, we learn who caused Myfanwy to lose her memories and why.
Director(s)Sunu Gonera
Writer(s)Al Blyth, Sam Holcroft
Air Date7/21/2019
Introduced This Episode
NazimMichael Karim
Dr. BristolJames D’Arcy
  • A Certain Lack Of Trust: Conrad, Linda, Myfanwy
  • The Search For An EVA: Monica, Robert, Eliza, Alex, Teddy
  • I Can See Clearly Now, The Wipe Is Nearly Gone:Nazim, Linda, Dr. Bristol, Myfanwy
Season 1, Episode 5 “Chapter 5”As Monica gains an unexpected ally, Linda overplays her hand. Leading to her having to reveal a secret weapon.
Director(s)China Moo-Young
Writer(s)Al Blyth, Sam Holcroft
Air Date7/28/2019
Introduced This Episode
LorikMichael McElhatton
MarcusLuke Roberts
BronwynTamsin Topolski
  • Congratulations, You Played Yourself: Linda, Jennifer, Conrad
  • A Different Approach: Monica, Marcus, Myfanwy, Nazim
  • There Is So Much You Don’t Know: Nazim, Myfanwy, Bronwyn, Lorik, Conrad, Linda, Gestalt, Monica
Season 1, Episode 3 “Chapter 3”As one of Myfanwy’s pursuers get captured, complications with the Gestalt, Monica, and the relationship between Conrad and Linda continue.
Director(s)China Moo-Young
Writer(s)Francesca Gardiner
Air Date7/14/2019
Introduced This Episode
Peter Von SyocBarry Atsma
DanielleShelley Conn
GordonSteven Pacey
  • The Theories Aren’t Off & The Hive Mind Isn’t Always Advantageous: Danielle, Jennifer, Myfanwy, Linda
  • Sometimes I Feel Like Someone Is Watching Me:Myfanwy, Eliza, Linda
  • Trust Is So Hard To Gain & Easy To Lose: Gordon, Monica, Peter, Myfanwy, Conrad, Linda
Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter 1” [Series Premiere]While The Rook seems like it could be intriguing, it faces an uphill battle by being everything we’re not used to when superheroes are involved.
Creator(s)Daniel O’Malley
Director(s)Kari Skogland
Writer(s)Al Blyth, Sam Holcroft
Air Date6/30/2019
Genre(s)Fantasy, Action, Drama, Superhero
Good If You Like
  • Understated Supernatural Productions
  • Protagonists With Memory Loss Rediscovering Who They Are
  • Who Dun It Shows
Isn’t For You If You
  • Need At Least One Character With Charm, Charisma, Or Who Can Be Considered Comedic Relief
Introduced This Episode
MyfanwyEmma Greenwell
Season 1, Episode 2 “Chapter 2”As it becomes the left-hand doesn’t know what the right one is doing, we dig deeper into why and who was trying to hunt Myfanwy and the price they were willing to pay.
Director(s)Kari Skogland
Writer(s)Al Blyth, Sam Holcroft
Air Date7/7/2019
Introduced This Episode
LindaJoely Richardson
ConradAdrian Lester
ZefNikolaos Brahimllari
MonicaOlivia Munn
IngridRuth Madeley
ElizaCatherine Steadman
RobertRonan Raftery
AlexJon Fletcher
JenniferGina McKee
  • It Isn’t Only Linda Covering Up For Myfanwy: Conrad, Zef, Jennifer
  • Where Does Your Allegiance Truly Lay?: Monica, Ingrid, Eliza, Robert
  • Who. Am. I?: Linda, Myfanwy, Alex, Robert

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Myfanwy (Emma Greenwell)

Myfanwy (Emma Greenwell) as she realizes she is in the room with a traitor.
Myfanwy (Emma Greenwell)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1

Since 2004 Myfanwy has had transdermal neural transmission powers which allow her to lethally affect people’s nerves, muscles, perhaps even their brain. However, recently, she has found herself with her mind wiped of all personal memories. Said act was likely done by what is called a vulture, someone who hunts people like Myfanwy who are categorized as those with EVAs (Extreme Variant Abilities).

Thus leading her to have to get reacquainted with her co-workers, part-time lovers, and herself. A dangerous task for, previous to her mind being wiped, she left warnings and information which makes it seem Myfanwy can’t trust anyone. Even those who seem like they have good intentions.

Additional Information About Myfanwy

  • Takes Propranolol Hydrochloride, which is blood pressure medication, but also works for migraines and tremors (per Healthline). This is to help control her powers, and possible anxiety.
  • From Horsham.
  • Myfanwy is a level 8 EVA.

Linda (Joely Richardson)

Linda (Joely Richardson) with a shocked look on her face.
Linda (Joely Richardson)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2

The head of the Checquy, Linda is 2nd only to home secretary Jennifer Birch, who is the middle person between the Checquy and the British Government. But, outside of her role as a leader, not much is known about Linda. Well, outside of her, despite heading over EVAs, not seemingly being one herself.

Additional Information About Linda

  • Despite initially seeming like she was without powers, in S1E5 it is revealed she has some form of sonic powers. The kind which, over quite a radius, can disable, possibly even kill, people.
  • Linda was rescued, at the age of 6, after being kidnapped by the KGB by Sir Henry Wattleman – the founder of the Checquy.
  • Linda is a level 6 EVA.

Conrad (Adrian Lester)

Conrad (Adrian Lester) choking Zef.
Conrad (Adrian Lester)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2

In the hierarchy of the Checquy, he is 2nd in command, but despite having a position which should make him Linda’s right-hand man, he isn’t always forthcoming or cooperative with her. Maybe because he is screwing Home Secretary Birch, giving him an amount of power Linda will never have? Perhaps it is because, unlike her, he is an EVA which can change the atmosphere and either coerce the truth or knock people out? Either way, while clearly operating under the same goal as Linda, his methods are different, and he has a few selfish desires.

Additional Information About Conrad

  • Is fond of Myfanwy, and so he covers for her even when it isn’t necessary.

Zef (Nikolaos Brahimllari)

Zef (Nikolaos Brahimllari) walking up to Conrad.
Zef (Nikolaos Brahimllari)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2

A member of the Lugats, he seems to be high enough on the totem pole to be the Checquy contact but not high enough for the Checquy, specifically Conrad, to respect him. At least if anything serious comes up that requires a decision maker and not operations staff.

Additional Information About Zef

Monica (Olivia Munn)

Monica (Olivia Munn) pushing Ingrid to help her.
Monica (Olivia Munn)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2

An agent from the American equivalent of the Checquy, her main reason for being in the UK is strictly to learn what happened to her ex named Marcus. Someone who has been gone 2 years but, in the events which come minutes or hours before the series began, was killed.

Additional Information About Monia

  • Her power is super strength.
  • Her father was a functioning alcoholic, who favored Scotch, and mom plainly was just an alcoholic.

Ingrid (Ruth Madeley)

Ingrid (Ruth Madeley) listening to Monica butter her up.
Ingrid (Ruth Madeley)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2

While not defined as an EVA, when it comes to the Checquy, they practically treat her as one since she keeps things running smoothly at the home office and is such an ace it is almost like she can see the near future.

Additional Information About Ingrid

  • Is Myfanwy’s assistant.

Eliza (Catherine Steadman)

Eliza (Catherine Steadman) during a morning meeting.
Eliza (Catherine Steadman)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2

The sole female member of the Gestalt, like Robert, she isn’t fond of Myfanwy. Especially the relationship she has with brother Alex.

Additional Information About Eliza

  • Isn’t above seduction to reach her goals.

Robert (Ronan Raftery)

Robert (Ronan Raftery) picking up Myfanwy after she spends her evening drinking.
Robert (Ronan Raftery)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2

Often paired with Eliza, he is another member of the Gestalt quadruplets. One who, like Eliza, isn’t fond of Myfanwy and yet often finds himself coerced by Linda to do something for her. At least, nowadays.

Additional Information About Robert

Alex & Teddy (Jon Fletcher)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2

Alex is the third of four members of the Gestalt and the one who has an on-again and off-again thing with Myfanwy. However, with them only being on when she is intoxicated, it makes their relationship difficult. Both before Myfanwy’s mind wipe and after.

As for Teddy? He is Alex’s twin who is a bit more sober of the two when it comes to the effect Myfanwy has. Though, in general, while each member of Gestalt is rather similar, one would submit he is the most serious of the four.

Additional Information About Alex

Jennifer (Gina McKee)

Jennifer (Gina McKee) chastising Linda and Conrad's leadership.
Jennifer (Gina McKee): It sounds like you don’t know anything at all.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2

The British Home Secretary, who is the liaison between the Prime Minister and the Checquy. Also, she is a married woman who, regularly, has sex with Conrad.

Additional Information About Jennifer

  • Has ambitions to become prime minister.

Peter Von Syoc (Barry Atsma)

Peter Von Syoc (Barry Atsma) laying down.
Peter Von Syoc (Barry Atsma)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Chapter 3”

A vulture who was tasked with capturing Myfanwy but was stopped by the Gesalt. During his interrogation, he questions Conrad being a government instrument vs. having some sense of freedom like he has.

Additional Information About Peter

Danielle (Shelley Conn)

Danielle (Shelley Conn) talking to Ingrid.
Danielle (Shelley Conn)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Chapter 3”

One of the many fixers the Chequy employs to maintain their anonymity.

Additional Information About Danielle

Gordon (Steven Pacey)

Gordon (Steven Pacey) talking to Monica.
Gordon (Steven Pacey)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Chapter 3”

A buyer, seller, and collector of EVAs that Monica meets while following her exes’ undercover role.

Additional Information About Gordon

Nazim (Michael Karim)

Nazim (Michael Karim) revealing he erased Myfanwy's memories.
Nazim (Michael Karim)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “Chapter 4”

Nazim, as noted in his image above, is the one who wiped Myfanwy’s memories. Now, as for why? That isn’t uncovered. All we know is Linda wanted to trade Myfanwy for Nazim, likely since he is willing and able to tap into his powers on will, unlike Myfanwy. Now, as for when he met Myfanwy to wipe her mind, much less how did he wipe it just to the point of forgetting her whole history, not everything imaginable, is unexplained.

Additional Information About Nazim

  • Despite his youth, he’s 16, and no mentioned training, Nazim has full control over his powers and is able to wipe memories with precision.
  • Nazim is a level 8 EVA.

Dr. Bristol (James D’Arcy)

Dr. Andrew Bristol (James D'Arcy) noting he knows Myfanwy.
Dr. Andrew Bristol (James D’Arcy)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “Chapter 4”

Formerly, Dr. Bristol worked at Glengrove House as one of the psychologists. He was specifically chosen for Myfanwy as a means to try to tap into her powers, which the Checquy were quite interested in. However, things went bad for with Myfanwy developed a crush on Dr. Bristol, he was advised to utilize it so she could master his powers, and they accidentally ended up having an affair. One that, when he tried to end it, led to Myfanwy’s powers causing the fire which destroyed Glengrove House.

Additional Information About Dr. Bristol

  • Currently works in his aunt’s former shop “The Glass Castle” and is divorced.
  • Worked with Myfanwy for around a year and a half.

Lorik (Michael McElhatton)

Lorik (Michael McElhatton) on the phone.
Lorik (Michael McElhatton)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Chapter 5”

Head of the Lugat organization, the Albania native finds himself able to mingle amongst government officials and the elite, as well as the underworld with ease. All while most knowing quite well what his business dealings are.

Additional Information About Lorik

Marcus (Luke Roberts)

Marcus (Luke Roberts) talking to Nazim.
Marcus (Luke Roberts)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Chapter 5”

A BVA agent, who met Monica while chasing a mutual target. From that point, he transferred to her agency and they worked 23 missions together and were dating. However, with him going dark on a detect and disrupt mission, it triggered her worries and justly so.

Additional Information About Marcus

Bronwyn (Tamsin Topolski)

Bronwyn (Tamsin Topolski) talking on the phone.
Bronwyn (Tamsin Topolski)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Chapter 5”

A possible vulture, but maybe not for monetary reasons, who does what she does, worked with people like Marcus, to get back her sister Myfanwy who, based on Linda’s comments, has long been isolated, manipulated, and under her control.

Season 1, Episode 6 Update

Bronwyn is legitimately Myfanwy’s sister who worked with Marcus to not only rescue her sister but other EVAS as well.

Additional Information About Bronwyn

Josie (Rosie Sansom)

Josie (Rosie Sansom) revealing Myfanwy's future.
Josie (Rosie Sansom): Myfanwy Thomas wakes in the rain.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 7 “Prologue”

A person with autism, diagnosed when she was 4, she is able to mentally go forward and back in time. This is mostly done to predict commodities, like minerals, but she is also able to predict the trade of EVAs.

Additional Information About Josie

  • Josie is said to have 93% accuracy and is the person who alerted Myfanwy that she will be kidnapped.


Viktor (Nick Moss)

Viktor (Nick Moss) greeting Myfanwy and letting her know the Chinese purchased her for 75 million pounds.
Viktor (Nick Moss)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 8 “Chapter 8” [Season Finale]

A Russian diplomat who is one of the people who provides the backbone to the Babylon black market site. He also uses his home for a holding area and uses his diplomatic immunity to keep his business private.

Additional Information About Viktor

  • Viktor works with the Lugat, Lorik specifically, to influence English politics and be his point of contact.


Sophia (Poppy Corby)

Sophia (Poppy Corby) as she awaits Myfanwy's transfer.
Sophia (Poppy Corby)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 8 “Chapter 8” [Season Finale]

Sophia is a coordinator for Viktor and the Babylon website. Primarily in checking on EVAs, making sure the auctions go well, as well as delivery.

Additional Information About Sophia


General Information

  • The Gestalts powers perhaps are one of the best examples of what it means to be EVA in a practical sense. As explained by Linda, the powers we see should be at the extremes of what people could be capable of. So, with them having a hive mind, meaning what one sees, hears, feels, and perhaps knows, is mutually shared, it expands on the twin theory of being able to share senses with your sibling.
  • Not all EVAs manifest their powers as kids or teens. Some don’t learn of their powers until their 20s or 30s.
  • Season 1: Conrad and Home Secretary Jennifer have known each other for 18 years, minimum, but have reconnected, in a sexual way, for the last 11 months.
  • There are least 8 levels of EVAs with Level 8 being the most powerful noted.

Notable Locations & Events

Millennium Bridge

The site where Myfanwy, possibly, killed 8 people.

Mansel Bank

A bank owned by the Lugat organization.


A website where EVAs auctions are announced.

Glengrove Home

A former training ground for young EVAs to reach their full potential.

The Cells

Within the building the Checquy manages are multiple cells where rogue and dangerous EVAs are held indefinitely.

Checquy Review Begins: Season 1 Episode 8

When the Checquy comes under review and the process begins for them possibly being relegated out to MI5, MI6 and the military.

Derry Ferry Terminal

Where Myfanwy was kidnapped, yet again, in the season 1 finale.

New Glengrove

A state of the art facility, grander than the previous one, where young EVAs are being housed and trained.

Groups & Organizations


A secret government program, started officially in 1995 (per S1E7) made to recruit, protect, and use EVAs. The program was named after the former office building the program was in when Sir Henry Wattleman began the program back when Linda was a child.


A crime organization whose leader is a man named Lorik who is known for arms dealing, drug dealing, and trafficking EVAs.


Vultures are defined as those who hunt EVAs and sometimes are EVAs themselves. They work for various organizations, of which include the Lugat.

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. What was in Mansel Bank in the box the blue key would have opened?
    1. Answer: Money, passports, a phone, and a tablet. The answer is discovered in S1E4 by Conrad while investigating Myfanwy.

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