|Born||Linus William Roache
1 February 1964
|Spouse(s)||Rosalind Bennett (m. 2002)|
Linus William Roache (born 1 February 1964) is an English actor. He is best known in the United States for playing a prosecutor in two versions of the NBC police and courtroom drama Law & Order and his role as King Ecbert in History Channel historical series Vikings.
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. His first breakthrough role was 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.
|1985||No Surrender||Ulster Boy|
|1994||Priest||Father Greg Pilkington|
|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|
|2016||Division 19||Charles Lynden||Post-production|
|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 Longman||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–present||Vikings||Egbert of Wessex||26 episodes|
|2014||The Blacklist||The Kingmaker||Episode: "The Kingmaker"|
- 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–)
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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".
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