Linus Roache

Highest Rated: 100% Blind Flight (2004)
Birthday: Feb 1, 1964
Birthplace: Manchester, England, UK
Possessing a wistful handsomness and vulnerable charisma, British actor Linus Roache first gained recognition -- and controversy -- as a gay Catholic priest in Antonia Bird's 1994 Priest. A native of Manchester, where he was born in 1964, Roache is the son of actor William Roache, best known for his long-running role on the popular TV series Coronation Street. It was on that show that the younger Roache made his debut at the age of nine, playing his father's son. Following his debut, he spent much of the next decade on stage, performing with the likes of the Royal Shakespeare Company.Following the success of Priest, as well as a role in the popular BBC TV series Seaforth that same year, Roache took some time off to recuperate from the grueling experience of making Priest. When he returned to the screen, it was in Iain Softley's adaptation of Henry James' The Wings of the Dove (1997). Roache won acclaim for his complex portrayal of Merton Densher, an impoverished journalist who becomes caught up in a disastrous scheme involving his girlfriend (Helena Bonham Carter) and a dying heiress (Alison Elliott). The film itself was roundly praised and helped put Roache back in the spotlight that he had rejected just two years earlier.The actor could subsequently be seen doing work in a number of diverse films, including Shot Through the Heart (1998), which cast him as a Yugoslavian marksman caught up in the horrors of war; and The Venice Project (1999), a drama in which he played both a 17th-century Italian count and a member of the 20th-century California art world.


Highest Rated Movies



8% Division 19 Charles Lynden 2019
91% Mandy Jeremiah Sand 2018
80% Barry Actor 2016
0% ID2: Shadwell Army Actor 2016
16% Innocence Miles Warner $0.3M 2014
61% Non-Stop David McMillan $80.5M 2014
No Score Yet The Making Of A Lady Lord James Walderhurst 2014
18% $upercapitalist Mark Patterson $16.4K 2012
55% Yonkers Joe Teddy 2009
49% Before the Rains Henry Moores 2008
86% The Namesake Mr. Lawson $13.5M 2006
No Score Yet The Ten Commandments Aaron 2006
62% Find Me Guilty Sean Kierney $0.7M 2006
73% Twelve and Holding Jim Carges 2006
No Score Yet The Ten Commandments: The Greatest Spectacle Ever Told Actor 2006
No Score Yet Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Actor 2005
84% Batman Begins Thomas Wayne $204.2M 2005
32% The Forgotten Shineer $66.7M 2004
29% The Chronicles of Riddick Purifier $56.9M 2004
100% Blind Flight John McCarthy 2004
14% Beyond Borders Henry Bauford $4.4M 2003
67% Siam Sunset Perry 2003
No Score Yet RFK Robert Francis Kennedy 2002
83% The Gathering Storm Ralph Wigram 2002
59% Hart's War Ross $19.1M 2002
58% Pandaemonium Samuel Coleridge 2001
No Score Yet Best Denis Law 2000
No Score Yet Passion and Romance: The Wings of the Dove Actor 1999
No Score Yet Shot Through the Heart Vlado Sarzinsky 1998
84% The Wings of the Dove Merton Densher 1997
70% Priest Father Greg Pilkington 1995
25% Link Uncredited 1986
No Score Yet No Surrender Ulster Boy 1985


91% Vikings
King Ecbert
  • 2019
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85% Homeland
David Wellington
  • 2018
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
  • 2018
91% The Blacklist
The Kingmaker
  • 2014
38% Titanic
Hugh, Earl of Manton
  • 2012
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Mike Cutter
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order
Michael Cutter ADA Michael Cutter
  • 2010
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No Score Yet Kidnapped
Andy Archer
  • 2007
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17% Bancroft
Tim Fraser
88% Summer of Rockets