Roache, Linus 1964–

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ROACHE, Linus 1964–


Full name, Linus William Roache; born February 1, 1964, in Manchester, England; son of William Roache (an actor) and Anna Cropper (an actress); companion of Rosalind Bennett (an actress), beginning in 1989. Education: Graduated from a London drama school in 1985.

Addresses: Agent— Endeavor Talent Agency, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager— Artist Independent Network, 270 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012.

Career: Actor. Royal Shakespeare Company, London, member, 1985–89; National Theatre, London, member, 1989.

Awards, Honors: Evening Standard British Film Award, best actor, 2002, for Pandaemonium; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a motion picture or miniseries, 2003, for RFK; Golden Satellite Award, best performance by an actor, 2003, for The Gathering Storm.


Film Appearances:

Ulster Boy, No Surrender, Norstar, 1986.

(Uncredited) Link, 1986.

Father Greg Pilkington, Priest, Miramax, 1994.

Merton Densher, The Wings of the Dove, Miramax, 1997.

Count Jacko/Count Giaccomo, The Venice Project, Terra, 1999.

Perry, Siam Sunset, United International, 1999.

Denis Law, Best, Mosaic Movies, 2000.

Samuel Coleridge, Pandaemonium, Moonstone, 2000.

Captain Peter A. Ross, Hart's War, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2002.

John McCarthy, Blind Flight, Parallax, 2003.

Henry Bauford, Beyond Borders (also known as Jenseits aller Grenzen), Paramount, 2003.

Purifier, The Chronicles of Riddick, Universal, 2004.

The Forgotten, Columbia, 2004.

Andrew Prior, The Sisters, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Vlado Sarzinsky, Shot through the Heart, HBO, 1998.

Ralph Wigram, The Lonely War, HBO, 2002.

Ralph Wigram, The Gathering Storm, HBO, 2002.

Robert F. Kennedy (title role), RFK, F/X, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Young Peter Barlow, Coronation Street, BBC, 1975.

Boy with bubonic plague, The Onedin Line, BBC, 1976.

Voice of Romeo, "Romeo and Juliet," Shakespeare: The Animated Tales, HBO, 1993.

Bob Longman, Seaforth, BBC, 1994.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

How High the Moon, 1994.

Stage Appearances:

Martius, Titus Andronicus, Stratford/Barbican Theatre, London, 1987–1988.

William, Indigo, Stratford/Barbican Theatre, 1987–1988.

Sacha, A Question of Geography, Stratford/Barbican Theatre, 1987–1988.

Mark Antony, Julius Caesar, Stratford/Barbican Theatre, 1987–1988.

Aumerle, Richard II, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1990–1991.

Edgar, King Lear, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1990–1991.

Don Juan, The Last Days of Don Juan, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1990–1991.

Berowne, Love's Labours Lost, Royal Manchester Exchange, London, 1992.

The Deep Blue Sea, Almeida Theatre, London, 1993.

Title role, Richard II, Royal Manchester Exchange, 1993.

Astrov, Uncle Vanya, Young Vic Theatre, London, 1996.

Also appeared in Juno and the Paycock, National Theatre, London; as Clive, Five Finger Exercise, Cambridge Theatre Company; Pavel, Mother, Contact Theatre Manchester; Billy, Colder Climate, Royal Court; Geoff, A Taste of Honey, Theatre Royal Nottinham; Tom, Keeping Tom Nice, Almeida Theatre; Eric Blair, Divine Gossip, Royal National Theatre; Tom, The Glass Menagerie, Royal Manchester Exchange.



Interview, October, 1998, p. 76.

People Weekly, May 1, 1995, pp. 57–8.