Henry Hopkins, a hospital chaplain with a dark past, is newly committed to God and his work. His integrity, compassion and worldly wisdom make him an appealing figure to staff and patients alike, and eventually draws the eye of Emma Green, against her own instincts. He, in turn, is drawn to her, though he does his best to hide it, since she is a Confederate who sees him as the enemy. Their attraction is unspoken and slow burning, but will eventually ignite into something neither can deny.
Luke on Henry:
Chaplain Hopkins attends to the souls of the wounded and anybody else who really needs any sort of spiritual guidance, which was an important time or an important thing for these men. This is a time when people were a lot more religious than they are nowadays. So I’ll read Bible verses. I’ll read from the Book of Common Prayer. I’ll do the services. So many of the men in this hospital were at a point in their lives where they badly needed spiritual guidance. Some of them are at the end of their lives and they need to make peace with God, or try to make some kind of peace. So he’s definitely a welcomed figure in the hospital.
Luke Macfarlane currently stars as one of the leads on the SyFy series “Killjoys.” He made his feature film debut in Bill Condon’s Kinsey opposite Liam Neeson and Laura Linney. He also starred in Robert Altman’s “Tanner on Tanner,” a limited series for the Sundance Channel, opposite Cynthia Nixon. On the small screen, Luke was a series regular on the Canadian sitcom “Satisfaction” and has appeared as a guest on hit shows such as “Smash,” “Person of Interest” and “Beauty and the Beast.” On the stage, Luke starred in “Where Do We Live,” written and directed by Chris Shinn, at the Vineyard Theater, as well as the play Juvenilia.
Most recently, Luke has starred in the Playwright’s Horizons production of “The Busy World Is Hushed” opposite Jill Clayburgh. Luke is a graduate of the Juilliard Drama Division, where he starred in the productions of “The School of Night,” “Blue Window,” “The Grapes of Wrath” and “As You Like It.” Luke is best known for his role on ABC’s hit television series “Brothers and Sisters.” He is also known for his work on the critically acclaimed Steven Bochco FX series “Over There” and most recently starred in the CBC mini-series “Iron Road,” leading an all-star cast including Peter O’Toole and Sam Neill.
Luke hails from London, Ontario, and resides in Los Angeles.