Linus Roache


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  • Birth Name: Linus William Roache
  • Birth Place: Manchester, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/01/1964, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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Exclusive: Linus Roache Makes The Blacklist

Continuing its tradition of casting fantastic actors in killer guest spots, The Blacklist has landed yet another — Law & Order and Vikings vet Linus Roache — for one of the first season's final episodes.

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Vikings Postmortem: George Blagden on Athelstan's Shocking Fate

[WARNING: The following contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Vikings. Read at your own risk.]

Vikings is no stranger to violence, but what happened to Athelstan this week was almost too painful to watch.

The former monk-turned-Viking warrior was captured by the Anglo-Saxons and, in a cruel twist of fate, strung up and crucified wearing a crown of thorns. George Blagden spoke to about filming the excruciating ordeal, what's next for Athelstan and more.

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On the Set: Vikings Roars Back for Season 2

"One must always think the worst, even of your own kin," advises wise boat builder Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) in the opening moments of Vikings' Season 2 premiere. It's a warning Norse leader Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) must heed when his army faces off against that of his brother Rollo (Clive Standen) in a violent melee that has the 8th-century warriors fighting for their lives.

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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2013 Vikings TV Show Series, Actor - King Ecbert
2012 Titanic TV Show Series, Actor - Hugh, Earl of Manton
2008 Before The Rains Movie, Actor - Moores
2006 The Namesake Movie, Actor - Mr. Lawson
2006 Find Me Guilty Movie, Actor - Sean Kierney

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Vikings Season 2: Will Rollo Really Fight Ragnar?

Vikings' first season saw Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) claw his way up from farmer to Earl, but the History Channel series was only getting started. "I'm amazed by Season 2. So much happens and it moves at such a pace. It's like blink and you'll miss it," Clive Standen, who plays Ragnar's brother Rollo, tells

When Vikings returns Thursday (10/9c), Ragnar will find everything he's worked for threatened by his brother's betrayal, new enemies in England and even his own ego. Standen and Katheryn Winnick, who plays Lagertha, break down exactly what viewers can expect from Vikings' anticipated second season.

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Weekend Review: The Walking Dead, Beatles Tribute, PBS' Lady

Things have gotten so bleak on AMC's The Walking Dead that it's not always easy to tell the walking wounded from the actual zombies. Which is part of the point as the fourth season resumes with the beleaguered survivors of the prison battle scattered to the winds — so much so that in this week's episode (Sunday, 9/8c), written by Robert Kirkman ... read more

Vikings Season 2 Premiere Date Announced

Grab your armor and a bowl of popcorn — History Channel has announced the return date for Vikings!

The hit series' second season will premiere on... read more

Weekend TV Review: HBO's Girls Rule, Titanic Sinks Again, NYC 22

It took a special species to rescue HBO from several years in the comedy doldrums, when most everything (except sporadic seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm) felt overly precious or ironic and hardly ever funny.
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Law & Order's Linus Roache Sets Sail on ABC's Titanic

In the midst of the hoopla surrounding the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's fateful collision with an iceberg, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes weighs in with Titanic, a four-hour upstairs/downstairs retelling of the ship's maiden — and final — voyage (airing Saturday at 8/7c and Sunday at 9/8c on ABC). read more

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