|Born||Linus William Roache
1 February 1964
Manchester, Lancashire, England
|Spouse(s)||Rosalind Bennett (m. 2002)|
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).
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.
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.
|1985||No Surrender||Ulster Boy|
|1994||Priest||Father Greg Pilkington|
|1997||The Wings of the Dove||Merton Densher|
|1999||Venice Project||Count Jacko/Count Giaccomo|
|2000||Pandaemonium||Samuel Taylor Coleridge||Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor|
|2002||Hart's War||Capt. Peter A. Ross|
|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||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|
|2014||Non-Stop||Captain David McMillan|
|2016||ID2: Shadwell Army||Vinnie|
|2017||Division 19||Charles Lynden||Post-production|
|1975||Coronation Street||Peter Barlow||Episode: "#1.1485"|
|1976||The Onedin Line||Boy||Episode "Quarantine"|
|1990||Omnibus||Vincent van Gogh||Episode: "Van Gogh"|
|1994||Seaforth||Bob Longman||9 episodes|
|1998||Shot Through the Heart||Vlado||Television film|
|2002||RFK||Robert F. Kennedy||Television film
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
|2002||The Gathering Storm||Ralph Wigram||Television film
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
|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|
|2012||The Making of a Lady||Lord Walderhurst||Television film|
|2014–2017||Vikings||Ecbert of Wessex||26 episodes|
|2014||The Blacklist||The Kingmaker||Episode: "The Kingmaker"|
|2017||Homeland||David Wellington||Episode: "America First", Starring Season 7|
- 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)
- "Linus Roache Biography (1964-)". www.filmreference.com.
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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".