Linus Roache Biography

Linus Roache is an English actor. He made his acting debut when he was only nine years old. However, Roache became famous after his roles in the BBC TV series Seaforth in 1994. Linus was born on February 1, 1964 in Manchester, United Kingdom. He grew up in an artistic family. Namely, both of Linus Roache parents were actors, William Roache and Anna Cropper.

Linus Roache Wife

Linus Roache is married to a fellow English actress Rosalind Sophia Bennett. Roache’s wife was born on May 13, 1966 In Rochdale. She has a number of television, stage and screen roles in her professional biography. Bennett’s most notable roles include series Coronation Street and Tales of the Unexpected, while her stage role include Juno and the Paycock. In addition, she appeared in movies American Roulette and Restoration.


Linus Roache and his wife Rosalind Sophia Bennett

Rosalind Bennet and Linus Roache married in 2002.

Linus Roache Height and Weight

According to some information, the English actor is 1.78m or 5’10’’ tall. At the same time, his weight is around 72kg. Linus Roache is vegetarian.

Net Worth and Income

As per some sources, Roache has a net worth of approximately 8 million US dollars. There is no exact information about his yearly income, though.

Linus Roache as King Ecbert in Vikings

In February 2014, Linus Roache debuted in season two of the popular History Channel TV series Vikings. He portrayed Ecbert, the King of the Kingdom of Wessex.

Vikings is a popular historical drama television series written and created by Michael Hirst for the History channel. the series was filmed in Ireland, and it had its premiere on March 3, 2013 in Canada.


Linus Roache in “Vikings”

Roache’s character, King Ecbert is the ruler of Wessex, the largest of the five kingdoms in England with big plans to make it even larger. In the series, Ecbert is a clever visionary who has always anticipated that he must face the Vikings one day.

Linus Roache Movies

Roache began his acting career as a young boy. Namely, he had a two-week appearance playing a young Barlow on Coronation Street in 1960. He played alongside his father William Roache, who portrayed Ken Barlow in the hit series since its very beginning.

Furthermore, Linus Roache played a boy with the bubonic plague in the Onedin Line in 1971. After that, numerous roles on the stage followed as well as movie roles. Also, he appeared in a few films, including Link in 1986.

In 1985, Linus Roache joined the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company. He made his big screen debut in the same year with the film No Surrender.

Nevertheless, Roache became popular after his appearance in the BBC series Seaforth in 1994. Before that, he joined cast of Law & Order in 1990, where he played Executive ADA Michael Cutter in 18th episode.

After his controversial role in the film Priest (1994) where he played a homosexual clergyman, Linus Roache quit acting ad went to India to discover spiritual meditation. He spent 18 months there.


Linus Roache in “Priest”

Linus Roache played Thomas Wayne in the hit film Batman Begins. In addition, he received additional recognition for his roles in the films The Chronicles of Riddick and Hart’s War.

He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role as Robert F. Kenedy in RFK in 2002. In addition, Roache won a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Ralph Wilgram in The Gathering Storm in 2002.

Family and Early Life

As already mentioned, Linus Roache is son of actors William Roache and Anna Cropper. However, his parents divorced in 1974 and his father re-married. His second wife was Sara Roache.

Furthermore, he has four siblings: Vanya (born 1967), half-sisters Verity Elizabeth (born 1981) and Edwina (born 1982, died 1984) and a half-brother William James (born 1986).


Linus Roache with his father William Roache and sister Verity Elizabeth

His mother Anna Cropper died in January 2007.

Linus Roache Age

Roache is 53 years old. He was born on February 1, 1964.

Ethnicity and Nationality

Linus Roache belongs to white ethnicity. Furthermore, he holds British nationality.

Biography & Facts
Born: February 1 1964
Nationality: British
Ethnicity: White
Religion: N/A
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $8 million
Salary: N/A
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 1.78m or 5’10’’
Weight: 72kg
Married to: Rosalind Sophia Bennett
Affair with: N/A
Children: N/A
Birth Sign: Aquarius
Education: N/A