As I was searching for images of cutie-pie British actor Linus Roache, I found an article about him titled, “You Either Love Him or You Really Love Him,” and I think that about sums it up, doesn’t it? Let’s run down his frock flick credits!
The Onedin Line (1976)
Roache played “Boy” in one episode, so it makes sense that I can’t find any pics of him in this BBC series about a Liverpool-based shipping family from 1860-88.
Omnibus: Van Gogh (1990)
Omnibus is a British arts-focused documentary series. Roache played the famous Dutch artist in one episode.
A love story about two working-class Yorkshire people, set in 1943.
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
His best work, in my opinion, was in this Henry James adaptation set in 1910. He plays Merton, in love with Kate but forced to connect with Milly.
A truly terrible movie about various Romantic poets; Roache plays Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
The Gathering Storm (2002)
He plays the real-life British Foreign Office official Ralph Wigram in this Churchill-focused just-pre-World-War-II biopic.
He starred as congressman and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy (1925-68) in this TV biopic.
The Ten Commandments (2006)
Biblical shit. He plays Aaron, whoever that is.
Before the Rains (2007)
Roache plays a British colonialist in 1930s India who gets up to no good.
Roache plays the fictional “Earl of Manton” in this Julian Fellowes-authored TV miniseries about the famous sinking in 1912.
The Making of a Lady (2012)
A TV adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1901 novel.
Vikings (2014-17) & Vikings: Athelstan’s Journal (2015)
Oh my god, how did I not know Roache had any role, let alone a leading one, in this travesty? He does! Or did! He played Ecbert of Wessex, which is just about the most eggbeardy name ever.
A Call to Spy (2019)
A recent film about female spies in World War II Britain. Roache plays real-life Colonel Maurice Buckmaster, who led British spying in France.
Summer of Rockets (2019)
A 1950s-set film about Cold War spies.
My Policeman (coming in 2022)
I can’t find any photos yet of Roache in this upcoming film about a gay policeman in 1950s England, in which he plays the older version of the lead character.
Which is your favorite historical film or TV series featuring Linus Roache?