|Born||Linus William Roache
1 February 1964
Manchester, Lancashire, England
Linus William Roache (born 1 February 1964) is an English actor, probably best known for his roles as Thomas Wayne in Batman Begins and Michael Cutter on Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He is the son of Coronation Street actor William Roache.
Roache was born in Manchester, Lancashire, 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 the independent Rydal School in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. He studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He married Rosalind Bennett in Malvern, Worcestershire in 2002.
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 is best known to US audiences as Dr. Thomas Wayne, father of Batman, in Batman Begins (2005), or as 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.
|1973-1975||Coronation Street||Peter Barlow|
|1976||Onedin Line TV Series||Boy||Episode "Quarantine"|
|1985||No Surrender||Ulster Boy|
|1990||Omnibus||Vincent van Gogh||TV Series|
|1994||Priest||Father Greg Pilkington||Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor|
|Seaforth||Bob Longham||TV Series|
|How High the Moon||TV Mini-series|
|1997||The Wings of the Dove||Merton Densher|
|1998||Shot Through the Heart||Vlado||(TV)|
|1999||Venice Project||Count Jacko/Count Giaccomo|
|Pandaemonium||Samuel Taylor Coleridge||Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor|
|2002||RFK||Robert F. Kennedy||(TV)
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
|Hart's War||Capt. Peter A. Ross|
|Gathering Storm||Ralph Wigram||Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film|
|2003||Beyond Borders||Henry Bauford|
|Blind Flight||John McCarthy||Nominated — BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in a Scottish Film|
|2004||The Forgotten||Mr. Shineer, A Friendly Man|
|The Chronicles of Riddick||the "Purifier"|
|2005||12 and Holding||Mr. Carges|
|Batman Begins||Dr. Thomas Wayne|
|2006||A Through M||The Voice of the Party|
|Kidnapped||Andy Archer||TV Series|
|Find Me Guilty||Sean Kierney|
|The Namesake||Mr. Lawson|
|2008||Before the Rains||Henry Moores|
|2008–2010||Law & Order||Executive ADA Michael Cutter||63 episodes|
|2009||Out Here in the Fields: The Field on Beach Lane||Narrator|
|2010||Coronation Street||Lawrence Cunningham||September 2010|
|2011–2012||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Bureau Chief ADA Michael Cutter||4 episodes; Cutter is promoted to Bureau Chief ADA.|
|2012||Titanic||Hugh, Earl of Manton||aired March–April 2012|
|$upercapitalist||Mark Patterson||August 2012|
|The Making of a Lady||Lord Walderhurst||ITV one-off Drama|
|2014||Non-Stop||Captain David McMillan||Post Production (Release Date: February 28, 2014)|
- Linus Roache Biography (1964–)
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- "Pushing Daisies and Law & Order Alums Join The Miraculous Year". TVGuide.com.
- Love, Ryan (6 April 2011). "Linus Roache leads ITV 'Titanic' cast". Digital Spy Television. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
- Stanhope, Kate (8 August 2011). "Law & Order Alum Linus Roache to Reprise Role on SVU". TV Guide. Retrieved 8 August 2011.