Linus Roache

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Linus Roache
BornLinus William Roache
(1964-02-01) 1 February 1964 (age 49)
Manchester, Lancashire, England
OccupationActor
Years active1973–76
1985–present
Spouse(s)Rosalind Bennett
(2002–present)
ParentsWilliam Roache
Anna Cropper
 
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Linus Roache
BornLinus William Roache
(1964-02-01) 1 February 1964 (age 49)
Manchester, Lancashire, England
OccupationActor
Years active1973–76
1985–present
Spouse(s)Rosalind Bennett
(2002–present)
ParentsWilliam Roache
Anna Cropper

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.

Early life[edit]

Roache was born in Manchester, Lancashire, the son of Coronation Street actor William Roache and actress Anna Cropper.[1] 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.

Career[edit]

In 1975, Roache appeared in Coronation Street playing Peter Barlow, the son of his father's character Ken Barlow. Roache is also a past member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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).[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1973-1975Coronation StreetPeter Barlow
1976Onedin Line TV SeriesBoyEpisode "Quarantine"
1985No SurrenderUlster Boy
1986Link(uncredited)
1990OmnibusVincent van GoghTV Series
1994PriestFather Greg PilkingtonNominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
SeaforthBob LonghamTV Series
How High the MoonTV Mini-series
1997The Wings of the DoveMerton Densher
1998Shot Through the HeartVlado(TV)
1999Venice ProjectCount Jacko/Count Giaccomo
Siam SunsetPerry
2000BestDenis Law
PandaemoniumSamuel Taylor ColeridgeEvening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor
2002RFKRobert F. Kennedy(TV)
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Hart's WarCapt. Peter A. Ross
Gathering StormRalph WigramSatellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
2003Beyond BordersHenry Bauford
Blind FlightJohn McCarthyNominated — BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in a Scottish Film
2004The ForgottenMr. Shineer, A Friendly Man
The Chronicles of Riddickthe "Purifier"
200512 and HoldingMr. Carges
Batman BeginsDr. Thomas Wayne
2006A Through MThe Voice of the Party
KidnappedAndy ArcherTV Series
Find Me GuiltySean Kierney
The NamesakeMr. Lawson
2007Broken ThreadRam
2008Before the RainsHenry Moores
Yonkers JoeTeddy
2008–2010Law & OrderExecutive ADA Michael Cutter63 episodes
2009Out Here in the Fields: The Field on Beach LaneNarrator
2010Coronation StreetLawrence CunninghamSeptember 2010
2011–2012Law & Order: Special Victims UnitBureau Chief ADA Michael Cutter4 episodes; Cutter is promoted to Bureau Chief ADA.[5]
2012TitanicHugh, Earl of Mantonaired March–April 2012
$upercapitalistMark PattersonAugust 2012
The Making of a LadyLord WalderhurstITV one-off Drama
2013InnocenceCompleted
2014Non-StopCaptain David McMillanPost Production (Release Date: February 28, 2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Linus Roache Biography (1964–)
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Pushing Daisies and Law & Order Alums Join The Miraculous Year". TVGuide.com. 
  4. ^ Love, Ryan (6 April 2011). "Linus Roache leads ITV 'Titanic' cast". Digital Spy Television. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Stanhope, Kate (8 August 2011). "Law & Order Alum Linus Roache to Reprise Role on SVU". TV Guide. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 

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