LINUS ROACHE (Friendly Man) first gained American recognition as the title character in Antonia Bird's controversial Priest. He followed it up with Iain Softley's screen adaptation of the Henry James' classic novel Wings of the Dove opposite Helena Bonham Carter. He recently starred opposite Vin Diesel and Judi Dench in David Twohy's The Chronicles of Riddick, Martin Campbell's Beyond Borders opposite Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen and the upcoming Blind Flight. Other films include John Polson's Siam Sunset, Gregory Hoblit's Hart's War and Julian Temple's Pandemonium, for which Roache won the Best Actor award at the Evening Standard Film
Roache received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Robert Kennedy in the F/X television film "RFK" and also co-starred in HBO's award-winning "The Gathering Storm." His other television projects include leading roles in "Shot Through the Heart" (also for HBO) and the BBC miniseries
His extensive theatrical experience includes "Richard II" and "Coriolanus" opposite Ralph Fiennes at London's Almeida Theatre and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
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