Linus Roache began his acting career with a two-week appearance as a young Barlow on "Coronation Street" (1960) at the age of 11. He also played a boy with the Bubonic plague in "The Onedin Line" (1971). he spent much of the next two decades on stage. In 1986 he had brief appearances in a few films, including Link (1986). He was brought to attention in 1994 after appearing in the BBC TV series "Seaforth" (1994).