The Redcoat formerly in charge of Setauket's garrison, Major Edmund Hewlett is not a typical soldier. A man of the Enlightenment, more captivated by science and the arts than warfare, Hewlett is not built for battle. But the war has come to him.
Hewlett rid himself of Captain Simcoe at the end of the first season, but found himself menaced by his old enemy in Season 2. When Simcoe provoked Rebels from across Long Island Sound into kidnapping Hewlett, the Major survived his captivity and eluded Simcoe to make it back to Setauket. Season 3 saw Hewlett teaming up with Abe to get rid of Simcoe, while competing for the heart of Anna Strong. Humiliated at the altar, Hewlett chose to return to England, but not before giving up Abe's identity as Culper to Major John André in one final act of revenge against his rival in love and war.
Although Major Hewlett is an ocean away in Season 4, his presence looms large. Having tried to kill Simcoe, having exposed Abe as a spy, they continue to look over their shoulders in case he's lurking...
As well as playing Major Edmund Hewlett in TURN, Burn Gorman is best known for his performances in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim (which he is currently filming the sequel), the BBC’s Bleak House, and as Dr. Owen Harper in Torchwood. Born in the US and raised in the UK, Gorman is well known in theatre, film and television as an extremely versatile character actor.
He has appeared in numerous BAFTA and Emmy® -winning productions. His recent television work includes the BBC/A&E miniseries And Then There Were None, The Man in the High Castle for Amazon, Forever for ABC, Always Sunny in Philadelphia for FX, HBO’s Game of Thrones, and Lucky Man for Sky Atlantic. Recent films include Gernika, Imperium, Crimson Peak, In the Valley of Violence and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.