Edmund is Kingsbridge's wealthy merchant. Loving father of Caris, he is devastated by his wife Rose's death. He is arrested as a traitor tot he crown for his allegiance with Edward II against Isabella.
Played by: Carlo Rota
Carlo Rota was born in London and grew up in Italy, Hong Kong, Italy, Philippines, the Bahamas and Canada.
He is best known to American audiences as Morris O’Brian from Fox’s smash hit 24, a role created for him by the Executive Producer Joel Surnow. Surnow had previously created the role of Mick Schtoppel for Rota on the USA Network show La Femme Nikita which ran for five seasons.
Rota also played the Lebanese-Canadian construction contractor Yasir Hamoudi in the critically acclaimed CBC sitcom Little Mosque on the Prairie for five seasons. His other television credits include Showtime’s Queer as Folk and the telefilm Othello, for which he was nominated for a Gemini award.
Some of his feature credits include The Boondock Saints, Saw V and the upcoming Man on the Train and Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy.
Rota’s father, an internationally renowned chef, instilled in him a passion for fine cuisine. This influenced him to co-create, host and direct The Great Canadian Food Show on Canada’s Food Network. This hugely popular documentary styled show ran on Canada’s Food Network for five seasons and earned Rota a nomination for the prestigious James Beard Award for Excellence in Culinary Journalism.
Rota currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Toronto, Canada with his wife, Nazneen Contractor. His interests include trivia, motorcycles and learning to surf.