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Also Known As: Linus William Roache Died:
Born: February 1, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Manchester, England, GB Profession: actor

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

The son of British actors William Roache and Anna Cropper, the attractive sandy-haired Roache gained prominence with his strong performance as a clergyman struggling with his vocation and his homosexuality in Antonia Bird's "Priest" (1994). While the film won critical acclaim, it was also the subject of controversy in the USA. Attacked as anti-Catholic by Cardinal John O'Connor of New York and as presenting a biased view of the clergy by the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, "Priest" was far better received in England where it stirred little protest.

The son of British actors William Roache and Anna Cropper, the attractive sandy-haired Roache gained prominence with his strong performance as a clergyman struggling with his vocation and his homosexuality in Antonia Bird's "Priest" (1994). While the film won critical acclaim, it was also the subject of controversy in the USA. Attacked as anti-Catholic by Cardinal John O'Connor of New York and as presenting a biased view of the clergy by the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, "Priest" was far better received in England where it stirred little protest.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Non-Stop (2014)
2.
 Innocence (2013)
3.
 Supercapitalist (2012)
4.
 Yonkers Joe (2008)
5.
 Before the Rains (2007)
6.
 Namesake, The (2006)
7.
 Find Me Guilty (2006)
8.
 Batman Begins (2005) Thomas Wayne
9.
 12 and Holding (2005)
10.
 Sisters, The (2005)
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Milestones close milestones

1975:
Made TV acting debut on "Coronation Street" playing his father's son
1985:
Was member of the Royal Shakespeare Company
1986:
Film debut, "No Surrender"
1989:
Spent six months as member of the National Theatre
1994:
Starred in the British series "Seaforth" playing a con man and thief
1995:
First starring role in features, "Priest"
1997:
Co-starred in "The Wings of the Dove"
1998:
Appeared opposite Vincent Perez in the HBO movie "Shot Through the Heart"
2000:
Acted on stage opposite Ralph Fiennes in "Coriolanus" and "Richard II"
2001:
Portrayed the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge to John Hannah's William Wordsworth in the BBC Films production of "Pandaemonium"
2002:
Had co-starring role in the WWII drama "Hart's War"
2002:
Cast as Robert F. Kennedy in the FX biopic "RFK"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in Miniseries or TV Movie
2004:
Appeared in the Vin Diesel film "The Chronicles of Riddick"
2004:
Cast in the thriller "The Forgotten" starring Julianne Moore
2005:
Cast in Michael Cuesta's sophomore feature "Twelve and Holding"
2005:
Cast in Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" as Bruce's father, Dr. Thomas Wayne
2006:
Played hard-charging prosecutor Sean Kierney in Sidney Lumet's "Find Me Guilty"
2008:
Joined the cast of the long-running NBC series "Law & Order" playing Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter
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companion:
Rosalind Bennett. Actor. Born c. 1964; met in 1989 when they played siblings in "Juno and the Paycock".

Family close complete family listing

father:
William Roache. Actor. Born c. 1933; appeared on British soap "Coronation Street"; divorced from Roache's mother in 1974; made a Member of the Order of the British Empire on New Year's Eve 2000.
mother:
Anna Cropper. Actor. Divorced from Roache's father in 1974.
step-mother:
Sara Mottram.
sister:
Vanya Roache. Younger; born in 1967.
half-sister:
Verity Elizabeth Roache. Born in 1981.
half-sister:
Edwina Roache. Born in 1982; died in 1984.
half-brother:
William James Roache. Born in 1986.
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