Golden Globe nominated Linus Roache on money, growing up in a family of actors, the celebrity of his father William Roache, fulfillment, happiness, and more.

Guest Biography

Linus Roache is a British actor, probably best known for his roles as Michael Cutter on Law and Order and Thomas Wayne in Batman Begins. In 1975, Roache appeared in Coronation Street playing Peter Barlow, the son of his father's character Ken Barlow. Roache is also a past member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Roache was born in Manchester, Lancashire, the son of Coronation Street actor William Roache and actress Anna Cropper. Roache was educated at Bishop Luffa School in Chichester, West Sussex and at the independent Rydal School in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. He studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Beginning in the 1990s, Roache began a career in film while remaining active in television and stage. In 1994, he received acclaim for his leading role in Antonia Bird's Priest. He is best known to US audiences as Dr. Thomas Wayne, father of Batman, in Batman Begins (2005) or as Executive Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter in the American TV series Law & Order (2008–2010) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2011–2012).

In June 2010, it was announced that he would return to play Laurence Cunningham, alongside his father William Roache, in Coronation Street. In July 2010, he was cast in the HBO pilot The Miraculous Year.

In April 2011, Roache was cast as the lead in the ITV mini-series Titanic, airing March–April 2012 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship.

In February 2014, Roache debuted in season two of the popular TV series Vikings as England's King Ecbert. He is currently filming season 7 of Homeland, where he plays White House Chief of Staff, David Wellington.

Show notes:


In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to prepare for a performance. We non-actors can event benefit by these insights and routines because life is a grand performance!
  • How you should not tie your self-worth to your work. We'll explore all sorts of things like wealth, fulfillment, and happiness.
  • Linus is not just a great actor but after hitting many of his professional goals by age 30, he began to wonder if this is it? He took a break and explored the spiritual aspect of life that included meditating for at least 2 hours a day! So we'll explore this too. I think it's totally relevant because being healthy includes physical health, mental health, spiritual health, and financial health.

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