Linus Roache

Actor
The son of British actors William Roache and Anna Cropper, the attractive sandy-haired Roache gained prominence with his strong performance as a clergyman struggling with his vocation and his homosexuality in Antonia ... Read more »
Born: 02/01/1964 in Manchester, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (36)

Broken Thread 2014 (Movie)

Ram (Actor)

Innocence 2014 (Movie)

Miles Warner (Actor)

Law & Order 2007 - 2010, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Non-Stop 2014 (Movie)

David McMillan (Actor)

The Blacklist 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vikings 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Supercapitalist 2012 (Movie)

Mark Patterson (Actor)

2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Yonkers Joe 2009 (Movie)

Teddy (Actor)

Before the Rains 2008 (Movie)

Henry Moores (Actor)

Kidnapped 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Namesake 2007 (Movie)

Mr. Lawson (Actor)

12 and Holding 2006 (Movie)

Jim Carges (Actor)

Find Me Guilty 2006 (Movie)

Sean Kierney (Actor)

Rocket Post 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Sisters 2006 (Movie)

Andrew Prior (Actor)

The Ten Commandments (ABC) 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman Begins 2005 (Movie)

Thomas Wayne (Actor)

Siam Sunset 2004 (Movie)

Perry (Actor)

The Chronicles of Riddick 2004 (Movie)

Purifier (Actor)

The Forgotten 2004 (Movie)

Friendly Man (Actor)

Beyond Borders 2003 (Movie)

Henry Bauford (Actor)

Hart's War 2002 (Movie)

Captain Peter A Ross (Actor)

The Lonely War 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Best 2001 (Movie)

Denis Law (Actor)

Blind Flight 2001 (Movie)

Brian Keenan (Actor)

Pandaemonium 2001 (Movie)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Actor)

The Venice Project 1998 (Movie)

Count Jacko/Count Giaccomo (Actor)

The Wings of the Dove 1997 (Movie)

Merton Densher (Actor)

Priest 1995 (Movie)

Father Greg Pilkington (Actor)

Romeo and Juliet 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

RFK (TV Show)

Actor

Shot Through the Heart (TV Show)

Actor

The Gathering Storm (TV Show)

Actor

Titanic (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

The son of British actors William Roache and Anna Cropper, the attractive sandy-haired Roache gained prominence with his strong performance as a clergyman struggling with his vocation and his homosexuality in Antonia Bird's "Priest" (1994). While the film won critical acclaim, it was also the subject of controversy in the USA. Attacked as anti-Catholic by Cardinal John O'Connor of New York and as presenting a biased view of the clergy by the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, "Priest" was far better received in England where it stirred little protest.

Relationships

Sara Mottram

Step-Mother

Rosalind Bennett

Wife
Met in 1989 when they played siblings in "Juno and the Paycock" married in 2002

Anna Cropper

Mother
Divorced from Roache's father in 1974

William Roache

Father
Appeared on the British soap "Coronation Street" divorced from Roache's mother in 1974 made a Member of the Order of the British Empire on New Year's Eve 2000

Vanya Roache

Sister
Born in 1967

William Roache

Half-Brother
Born in 1986

Edwina Roache

Half-Sister
Born in 1982 died in 1984

Verity Roache

Half-Sister
Born in 1981

Milestones

2008

Joined the cast of the long-running NBC series "Law & Order" playing Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter

2006

Played hard-charging prosecutor Sean Kierney in Sidney Lumet's "Find Me Guilty"

2005

Cast in Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" as Bruce's father, Dr. Thomas Wayne

2005

Cast in Michael Cuesta's sophomore feature "Twelve and Holding"

2004

Cast in the thriller "The Forgotten" starring Julianne Moore

2004

Appeared in the Vin Diesel film "The Chronicles of Riddick"

2002

Had co-starring role in the WWII drama "Hart's War"

2002

Cast as Robert F. Kennedy in the FX biopic "RFK"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in Miniseries or TV Movie

2001

Portrayed the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge to John Hannah's William Wordsworth in the BBC Films production of "Pandaemonium"

2000

Acted on stage opposite Ralph Fiennes in "Coriolanus" and "Richard II"

1998

Appeared opposite Vincent Perez in the HBO movie "Shot Through the Heart"

1997

Co-starred in "The Wings of the Dove"

1995

First starring role in features, "Priest"

1994

Starred in the British series "Seaforth" playing a con man and thief

1989

Spent six months as member of the National Theatre

1986

Film debut, "No Surrender"

1985

Was member of the Royal Shakespeare Company

1975

Made TV acting debut on "Coronation Street" playing his father's son

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