|Born||Linus William Roache
1 February 1964
Manchester, Lancashire, England
Linus William Roache (born 1 February 1964) is an English actor.
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.
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. And in February 2014, Roache debuted in season two of the popular TV series Vikings as England's King Ecbert.
|1985||No Surrender||Ulster Boy|
|1994||Priest||Father Greg Pilkington|
|1994||How High the Moon||Unknown||Television film|
|1997||The Wings of the Dove||Merton Densher|
|1998||Shot Through the Heart||Vlado||Television film|
|1999||Venice Project||Count Jacko/Count Giaccomo|
|2000||Pandaemonium||Samuel Taylor Coleridge||Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor|
|2002||RFK||Robert F. Kennedy||Television film
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
|2002||Hart's War||Capt. Peter A. Ross|
|2002||Gathering Storm||Ralph Wigram||Television film
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
|2003||Beyond Borders||Henry Bauford|
|2003||Blind Flight||John McCarthy||Nominated—BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in a Scottish Film|
|2004||The Forgotten||Mr. Shineer, A Friendly Man|
|2004||The Chronicles of Riddick||the "Purifier"|
|2005||12 and Holding||Mr. Carges|
|2005||Batman Begins||Dr. Thomas Wayne|
|2006||A Through M||The Voice of the Party|
|2006||Find Me Guilty||Sean Kierney|
|2006||The Namesake||Mr. Lawson|
|2008||Before the Rains||Henry Moores|
|2009||Out Here in the Fields: The Field on Beach Lane||Narrator|
|2012||The Making of a Lady||Lord Walderhurst||Television film|
|2014||Non-Stop||Captain David McMillan|
|1975||Coronation Street||Peter Barlow||Episode: "#1.1485"|
|1976||Onedin Line||Boy||Episode "Quarantine"|
|1990||Omnibus||Vincent van Gogh||Episode: "Van Gogh"|
|1994||Seaforth||Bob Longham||9 episodes|
|2006–2007||Kidnapped||Andy Archer||13 episodes|
|2008–2010||Law & Order||Executive ADA Michael Cutter||63 episodes|
|2010||Coronation Street||Lawrence Cunningham||4 episodes|
|2011–2012||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Bureau Chief ADA Michael Cutter||4 episodes|
|2012||Titanic||Hugh, Earl of Manton||4 episodes|
|2014||Vikings||Egbert of Wessex||8 episodes|
|2014||The Blacklist||The Kingmaker||Episode: "The Kingmaker"|
- 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.
- Roots, Kimberly. "Vikings Adds Law & Order Vet to Season 2 Cast".