Linus Roache is an English actor whose career started in the 1970s. He debuted as Peter Barlow on the British soap opera Coronation Street. Later in the 1980s, he made his first movie appearance in No Surrender. During the ’90s, he had performances in the films The Wings of the Dove, Shot Through the Heart, and Venice Project. In 2002, he was acclaimed for his portrayal of Robert F. Kennedy on the TV movie RFK. For his performance, he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. At the same time, he also portrayed Ralph Wigram on the TV film The Gathering Storm. From 2008 to 2010, he became known for his role as Michael Cutter on Law & Order. More recently, he starred as Ecbert of Wessex on Vikings and David Wellington on Homeland.