Linus Roache

  • Birth Name: Linus Roache
  • Birth Place: Manchester, England
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • At age 9, he made his TV debut with his father in the long-running British soap Coronation Street.
  • Joined the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company in 1985.
  • After his controversial role as a homosexual clergyman in 1994's Priest, he retreated to India and studied under spiritual guru Andrew Cohen.
  • Won the Best Actor Evening Standard British Film Award for 2000's Pandaemonium.
  • Is a follower of the spiritual practice Evolutionary Enlightenment.


  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee


  • William James Roache — Half Brother
  • Anna Cropper — Mother
  • Sara Mottram — Stepmother
  • Rosalind Bennett — Wife
  • Vanya Roache — Sister
  • Edwina Roache — Half Sister
  • Verity Elizabeth Roache — Half Sister
  • William Roache — Father