Linus Roache: Family Background, Religious Belief, Marriage

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Linus Roache

Linus Roache has made a name in more than four decades in the acting industry in two continents. He has starred in movies and stirred controversies too. Here are the five most important facts about the actor.

Linus Roache comes from a line of actors

Linus Roache was born to English actors William Roache and his first wife, Anna Cropper on February 1, 1964, in Manchester, England. He was raised in a large family as he had five siblings (half-brothers and half-sisters inclusive). His family William Roache is famously known for appearing in the soap opera Coronation Street as Ken Barlow, while his mother Anna Cropper became famous from the film “All Neat in Black Stockings”. She was not that active until she passed on in 2007.

Linus studied at the Bishop Luffa School in Chichester, West Sussex, and the Rydal Penrhos School in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. He also received his education at the Central School of Speech and Drama where he moved to join the revered ‘Royal Shakespeare Company.’ Where his acting career was polished before he joining the ‘British National Theatre.

He is an ardent follower of the spiritual practice of Evolutionary Enlightenment

Religion is considered a sacred cow in most societies and everyone chooses their own path. While many identify themselves as Christians, Pagans, and Jewish, Budha, etc others keep finding out ways to connect to their maker. The spiritual practice of evolutionary enlightenment was founded by Andrew Cohen who decided to teach his followers the way of connecting their spirits to their maker. His own spiritual practice is hinged on reawakening man’s spirit in a contemporary world. It is in through the spiritual teaching of Andrew Cohen that Linus Roache draws strength.

The star played the role of a clergyman homosexual in the film Priest

Linus Roache made his theater debut when he joined Royal Shakespeare Company, but his true acting started the moment he started learning from his parents. He was the on-screen son of his father in the series “Coronation Street” for close to 35 years. But in between the series production, he launched a successful acting career.

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In 1994 he starred as ‘Father Greg Pilkington’ in Antonia Bird’s directorial debut, “Priest” in 1994. He was heavily criticized for his role and the criticisms must have weighed down on his so much as he exiled to India to study under his spiritual father Andrew Cohen –staying off movie for a while.

He returned and starred in the film “Pandaemonium” in 2000 and received the Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor for his performance. In the film “Blind Flight”, he played the character of John McCarthy, an English journalist who was kidnapped and imprisoned along with Irish academic Brian Keenan during the Lebanon hostage crisis.

In 2002, he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for the Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film after he played the character of Robert F Kennedy in the TV film “RFK”.  Linus has gone to star in “Law & Order” as Michael Cutter appearing in 63 episodes of the series. He also portrayed the character of David Wellington in the Tv series “Homeland”.

Linus Roache is happily married

Linus Roache is married to his longtime girlfriend Rosalind Sophia Bennett. The duo dated for a while before they exchanged their vows in 2002 in Malvern Hills, Worcestershire. Linus took his father’s path by settling down with an actress too. Rosalind has starred in the movies including “Juno” and the “Paycock.”

Although the duo has no kids yet, Linus often posts vacation pictures with his loving wife on social media and with the family establishing a small company in the US, Linus moved to New York as the managing director to offer support to his wife who is the public relations for the organization.

Linus Roache is not broke

Big actors don’t beg. Not for money, not for roles. Linus Roache has had a good career in England and is now having an impressive career in Hollywood. His screen time has made him a millionaire but how rich is Linus Roache? Rich enough. Internet sources put his net worth to be around $9 million dollars.

He is living a moderate life, a frugal life even, as reports reveal that he owns a Red Ford Fusion car which costs around $50,000. Don’t shake your head.

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