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  • Real name : Linus William Roache
  • Place of birth : Manchester
  • Date of birth : 01/02/1964



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Linus Roache (1964)

Linus William Roache

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September 2010
Linus William Roache is an English actor.


 early life
Roache was born in Manchester, the son of Coronation Street actor William Roache and actress Anna Cropper. Roache was educated at Bishop Luffa Church of England 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.

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 appeared as Fr Greg Pilkington in Antonia Bird's critically acclaimed Priest. He is best known to US audiences as Dr. Thomas Wayne, father of Batman, in Batman Begins , or as Executive Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter in the American TV series Law & Order (2008–2010) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2011–present).

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 series Titanic, slated for a 2012 release to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship.

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