Universal Media Studios and executive producer Dick Wolf announced that Linus Roache (Kidnapped, Batman Begins) will join the regular cast of NBCs Emmy Award-winning Law & Order, returning Sundays, 8-9 p.m. ET at mid-season) to portray an executive assistant district attorney the former office held by Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) after McCoy was elevated to district attorney for next season.
“I’ve known Linus’ work for several years, said Wolf. He is an actor who totally gets inside his roles. I think he and Sam are going to raise the bar and add intellect and passion in the back half of the show.”
A native of Manchester, England (United Kingdom), the versatile Roache starred last season in NBCs Kidnapped drama and the year before in the feature film Batman Begins, opposite Christian Bale. He also co-starred as the Levite priest Aaron in the television miniseries The Ten Commandments, the television movie RFK (in the title role) and in the feature film The Chronicles Of Riddick.
Roaches other television credits include the movies The Gathering Storm, Shot Through the Heart and the miniseries How High the Moon. His feature films also include Beyond Borders, Blind Flight, Pandemonium, Harts War, Best and Priest. As a child actor, he starred in the British television series Coronation Street.