Godwyn is a handsome and narcissistic monk in Kingsbridge Priory alongside his Uncle – Prior Anthony. He is a wily type, who takes direction from his scheming mother Petranilla. Godwyn learns
about theology at Oxford and always favours the spiritual over the practical, a true traditionalist. Later, as Prior, he wants to return Kingsbridge Priory to its 'days of glory when Prior Philip ruled.'
Played by: Rupert Evans
Rupert Evans has appeared in a wide range of film, television and theatre productions.
Rupert's film credits include: Agora, directed by Alejandro Amenabar and starring Rachel Weisz, Hellboy, directed by Guillermo Del Toro, Arritmia with Derek Jacobi, amongst others. In 2011 Rupert has completed a further two films: Incident at Sans Asylum, directed by Alexandre Courtes and Elfie Hopkins starring along side Ray Winston and Jaime Winston.
Television credits include: The Little House for ITV (leading role), Jane Austen's Emma for BBC (leading role), The Palace in which he played the series lead, King Richard IV for ITV, Fingersmith (series lead) for BBC, North and South for BBC, Sons and Lovers in which he played the series lead and Rockface (series lead) for BBC.
Theatre credits include: Life Is A Dream, directed by Jonathan Munby at the Donmar Warehouse, Romeo & Juliet and King John for The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in which he played the title role of Romeo and, in King John, the Dauphin for which he was nominated for The Ian Charleson Award, Kiss of the Spider Woman, directed by Charlie Westenra again at the Donmar Warehouse, Psyco-geography and His Mighty Heart at The Bush theatre, Breathing Corpses at The Royal Court and Sweet Panic in London's West-End Duke of York's theatre.