The Knick Cast and Crew

Actor Bio

Clive Owen playing Dr. John Thackery
Clive Owen
 playing Dr. John Thackery

Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Clive Owen is one of the most versatile actors working today.

Owen, a British actor, first came onto the scene in several British and American television films.  In 1991, he starred in his first hit, the UK television series 'Chancer.'  In 2005, he proved himself a screen star by winning a Golden Globe and picking up an Academy Award nomination for his role in Mike Nichols’ 'Closer.'

After making his film debut in 1988's Vroom, Owen went on to act in Close My Eyes, Bent, and Greenfingers. In 2002, he was in Mike Hodges' Croupier and Robert Altman’s Gosford Park.

Owen's next films only added to his varied credits.  He starred with Angelina Jolie in the romantic war drama Beyond Borders; the Mike Hodges thriller I’ll Sleep When I Am Dead; action war drama King Arthur; Sin City, which co-starred Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Alba; Derailed opposite Jennifer Aniston; Spike Lee's thriller Inside Man opposite Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster; Alfonso Cuaron’s critically acclaimed Children of Men opposite Julianne Moore and Michael Caine; Michael Davis’s Shoot Em Up and Elizabeth: The Golden Age with Cate Blanchett, where he portrayed Sir Walter Raleigh. Other film credits include Tony Gilroy’s Duplicity opposite Julia Roberts, The International with Naomi Watts, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s The Intruders, Scott Hicks’ Boys are Back, Trust with Catherine Keener and Viola Davis, directed by David Schwimmer, The Killer Elite with Robert De Niro and Jason Statham,  James Marsh’ critically acclaimed Shadow Dancer with Andrea Riseborough, Guillame Canet’s Blood Ties with Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis and Billy Crudup, and Fred Schepisi’s Words & Pictures with Juliette Binoche.

In 2011, Clive made his American TV debut in HBO’s Emmy nominated film Hemingway and Gellhorn, starring opposite Nicole Kidman and directed by Phil Kaufman.  His performance earned him Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe nominations.

On Steven Soderbergh's The Knick, Owen stars as the brilliant surgeon Dr. John Thackery. He also serves as producer.

André Holland playing Dr. Algernon Edwards
André Holland
 playing Dr. Algernon Edwards

André Holland stars as Dr. Algeron Edwards in Steven Soderbergh's Cinemax show ‘The Knick.’

Last year, André was seen in Paramount Pictures’ ‘Selma’. Prior to that he wrapped ‘Black & White’ in which he starred opposite Kevin Costner.

André's recent stage credits include ‘All's Well That Ends Well’ and ‘Measure for Measure’ at the Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park, and ‘The Whipping Man’ at the Manhattan Theatre Club. His additional stage credits include 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone' at the Belasco Theatre, ‘The Brother/Sister Plays’ at the Public Theatre, 'Wig Out' at the Vineyard Theatre, as well as 'Tempest Tossed' and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with the Continuum Company. He also starred in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and ‘As You Like It’ with the Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park.

In 2013, André starred opposite Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman in the hit film 42. His other film credits include ‘Bride Wars’, Spike Lee's ‘Miracle at St. Anna’, and ’Sugar’.

Among his television credits are '1600 Penn', 'Damages', 'Burn Notice', NBC's 'Friends with Benefits', 'Law & Order', and 'The Black Donnellys.'

He currently resides in New York City.

Jeremy Bobb playing Herman Barrow
Jeremy Bobb
 playing Herman Barrow

Originally from central Ohio, Jeremy Bobb arrived in New York and quickly landed two Broadway plays; Translations, the period drama set in 18th century Ireland with Garry Hynes directing; and Mark Twain's Is He Dead?, a modern comedy set in the 19th century. Since then he has originated roles in new works by the likes of John Guare, Michael Weller and Donald Margulies.  He also played in Richard III opposite Kevin Spacey in Sam Mendes' production in New York, London and around the world.

In Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies' comedy Shipwrecked!, he played more than twenty characters. In the classic musical Finian's Rainbow opposite Cheyenne Jackson, he played the leprechaun 'Og': In Michael Weller's new play Beast, he played multiple characters opposite Corey Stoll and Logan Marshall Green.

Making the segue to film and television, Jeremy has appeared in HBO Films' You Don't Know Jack, Comedy Central's series Inside Amy Schumer, Blue Bloods, Law and Order: SVU, Animal Rescue, and in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Bobb has also had recurring roles in House of Cards and Hostages.

Juliet Rylance playing Cornelia Robertson
Juliet Rylance
 playing Cornelia Robertson

Since beginning her career in acting, Juliet Rylance has already fostered an impressive body of work in film, television, and theater.

Rylance can soon be seen on the small screen in the Steven Soderbergh's Cinemax series The Knick, a period medical drama.

Rylance's most recent film credit is her role as Tracy in the Summit Entertainment film Sinister, starring opposite Ethan Hawke.

Rylance also produced and co-starred in Days and Knights, a modern-day film adaptation of the Chekhov play "The Seagull" opposite Katie Holmes.

Rylance's other film credits include: the Golden Globe nominated film Frances Ha, Adam Shaw, and Animal.

Rylance has received large praise for her work on stage, winning an Obie Award for her performance as Rosalind in As You Like It, and nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for her performance as Desdemona in Othello.

Her additional theatre credits include: Irina in Three Sisters (starring opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Miranda in The Tempest, and Perdita in The Winter's Tale, among many others.

Character Bio

Dr. John Thackery played by Clive Owen
Dr. John Thackery
 played by Clive Owen

Dr. John Thackery is the chief surgeon at the Knickerbocker hospital. He is a brilliant doctor pioneering new methods in the field, despite nursing a severe addiction to cocaine.

Dr. Algernon Edwards played by André Holland
Dr. Algernon Edwards
 played by André Holland

Dr. Algernon Edwards is a bright and gifted surgeon who's worked with some of the finest surgeons in the world. He is determined not to be held back by the color of his skin, no matter the reaction of his colleagues and patients.

Herman Barrow played by Jeremy Bobb
Herman Barrow
 played by Jeremy Bobb

Herman Barrow is the hospital's manager. Deeply in debt to local gangsters, Barrow routinely skimps on the hospital's upkeep to pay for his extracurricular activities.

Cornelia Robertson played by Juliet Rylance
Cornelia Robertson
 played by Juliet Rylance

The daughter of a wealthy shipping magnate, Cornelia Robertson devotes herself to philanthropy, specifically taking an active role in the affairs of the Knick, which her family supports.

All Actors and Characters

Clive Owen playing Dr. John Thackery
André Holland playing Dr. Algernon Edwards
Jeremy Bobb playing Herman Barrow
Juliet Rylance playing Cornelia Robertson



Gregory Jacobs - Executive Producer
Steven Soderbergh - Executive Producer
Jack Amiel - Executive Producer
Michael Begler - Executive Producer
Michael Sugar - Executive Producer
Clive Owen - Executive Producer
Michael Polaire - Producer
Steven Katz - Supervising Producer


Academy and Emmy Award-winner Steven Soderbergh directs Academy Award and Emmy-nominee Clive Owen in a Cinemax drama series.


Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is a new Cinemax drama series from Academy Award and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh. It is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. Soderbergh directs all 10 episodes of the series' first season.

Academy Award and Emmy nominee Clive Owen stars as Doctor John Thackery, a brilliant surgeon pioneering new methods in the field, despite his secret addiction to cocaine. He leads a team of doctors including his protégé Dr. Everett Gallinger; the young Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. and Dr. Algernon Edwards, a promising surgeon who's been recently thrust upon him. The lively cast of characters at the hospital also includes Cornelia Robertson, the daughter of its benefactor, Captain August Robertson; surly ambulance driver Tom Cleary; Lucy Elkins; a fresh-faced nurse from the country; the crooked hospital administrator Herman Barrow; and Sister Harriet, a nun who isn't afraid to speak her mind.

Writers of the series are Jack Amiel and Michael Begler ("Raising Helen," "Big Miracle"), who also serve as executive producers, along with Gregory Jacobs ("Behind the Candelabra”), Steven Soderbergh, Michael Sugar ("Rendition") and Clive Owen. Michael Polaire ("Behind the Candelabra") produces; Steven Katz ("Shadow of the Vampire") is a supervising producer and wrote episodes 5 and 9.