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Linus Roache

Highest Rated:   100% Blind Flight (2004)
Lowest Rated:   13% Innocence (2014)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
80% Barry
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet ID2: Shadwell Army
  • Actor
2016
13% Innocence
  • Miles Warner
$0.3M 2014
59% 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
87% The Namesake
  • Mr. Lawson
$13.5M 2006
No Score Yet The Ten Commandments
  • Aaron
2006
61% 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
31% 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
No Score Yet The Gathering Storm
  • Ralph Wigram
2002
60% 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
86% The Wings of the Dove
  • Merton Densher
1997
63% Priest
  • Father Greg Pilkington
1995
17% Link
  • Uncredited
1986
No Score Yet No Surrender
  • Ulster Boy
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
91% Vikings
2013-2016
  • King Ecbert
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
85% The Blacklist
2013
  • The Kingmaker
  • 2014
38% Titanic
2012
  • Hugh, Earl of Manton
  • 2012
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Mike Cutter
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Michael Cutter ADA Michael Cutter
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2006

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