Date of Birth : Feb 1st 1964
First gained American recognition as the title character in the Antonia Bird’s controversial Priest. He followed this up with Iain Softley’s screen adaptation of the classic Henry James novel, The Wings of the Dove, starring opposite Helena Bonham Carter. He recently starred opposite Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen in Martin Campbell’s Beyond Borders and will next be seen opposite Julianne Moore in Joseph Ruben’s The Forgotten and opposite Ian Hart in John Furse’s Blind Flight. Other films include John Polson’s Siam Sunset, Gregory Hoblit’s Hart’s War and Julian Temple’s Pandaemonium, for which Roache won the Best Actor award at the Evening Standard Film Awards.
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 Seaforth.
His extensive theatrical experience includes Richard II and Coriolanus opposite Ralph Fiennes at London’s Almeida Theatre and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.