Linus William Roache (born 1 February 1964) is an English actor.
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.
Brother of Vanya (born 1967). half-brother of Verity Elizabeth (born 1981), Edwina (born 1982, died 1984), William James (born 1986).
After Priest (1994) and the BBC wartime drama Seaforth (1994), Roache gave up acting and spent 18 months in India, where he discovered spiritual meditation.
He starred in seasons seven and eight of the TV series Homeland as David Wellington in 2018.
In February 2014 Roache debuted in season two of the TV series Vikings as Ecbert of the Kingdom of Wessex.
Roache was born in Manchester, England, 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 Rydal School. He studied Acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He married Rosalind Bennett in Malvern, Worcestershire, in 2002.
Height : 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
Weight : 74 kg or 163 lbs