He is the son of actor William Roache and actress Anna Cropper. He was a comedian for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

His film career took off in 1994 when he played the leading role of young homosexual priest Greg Pilkington in Priest, a British film directed by Antonia Bird which won the Audience Award at the 1994 Toronto International Film Festival and the Teddy Award. at the Berlinale 1995.
Age : old.
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