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Occupation  Actor
Height  1.78 m
Role  Actor
Name  Linus Roache

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Full Name  Linus William Roache
Born  1 February 1964 (age 51) (1964-02-01) Manchester, Lancashire, England
Spouse  Rosalind Bennett (m. 2002)
Parents  William Roache, Sarah Roache, Anna Cropper
Siblings  James Roache, Verity Roache, Vanya Roache, Edwina Roache
Movies and TV shows  Law & Order, Vikings, Batman Begins, Non‑Stop, Before the Rains
Similar People  William Roache, Rosalind Bennett, James Roache, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Cropper

Years active  1973–76 1985–present

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Linus William Roache (born 1 February 1964) is an English actor. He is known for playing Executive ADA Michael Cutter in the NBC dramas Law & Order (2008–10) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2011–12). He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for playing Robert F. Kennedy in RFK (2002) and won a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor (TV) for his role as Ralph Wigram in The Gathering Storm (2002). His other television roles include King Ecbert in the History Channel series Vikings (2014–17). His film appearances include Priest (1994), The Wings of the Dove (1997), Pandaemonium (2000), Batman Begins (2005) and Non-Stop (2014).

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Early life

Roache was born in Manchester, England, the son of Coronation Street actor William Roache and actress Anna Cropper. Roache was educated at Bishop Luffa School in Chichester, West Sussex and at Rydal School. He studied Acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He married Rosalind Bennett in Malvern, Worcestershire, in 2002.

Career

In 1975, Roache appeared in Coronation Street playing Peter Barlow, the son of his father's character Ken Barlow. Roache is also a past member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Beginning in the 1990s, Roache began a career in film while remaining active in television and stage. In 1994, he received acclaim for his leading role in Antonia Bird's Priest. He went on to star opposite Helena Bonham Carter in the 1997 film The Wings of the Dove and to play the role of Dr. Thomas Wayne, father of Batman, in Batman Begins (2005). On television, he played Executive Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter in the American TV series Law & Order (2008–2010) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2011–2012).

In June 2010, it was announced that he would return to play Laurence Cunningham, alongside his father William Roache, in Coronation Street. In July 2010, he was cast in the HBO pilot The Miraculous Year.

In April 2011, Roache was cast as the lead in the ITV mini-series Titanic, airing March–April 2012 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship.

In February 2014, Roache debuted in season two of the popular TV series Vikings as Ecbert of the Kingdom of Wessex.

Selected Theatre

  • Tom Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Ian Hastings at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. (1989)
  • The title role in Richard II. Directed by James Macdonald at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. (1993)
  • References

    Linus Roache Wikipedia


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