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5 Actors Who Absolutely Should Be On Your Radar

March 17th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
5 Actors Who Absolutely Should Be On Your Radar
There are a lot more great actors than ever get the spotlight they deserve. For every A-list star, we'd wager there are three underrated ones. That's why we at BFTV put together a new list to start your week: the five actors who should definitely be on your radar.

Five actors who are - in our opinion - the best actors we've ever seen, yet none of whom are necessarily Hollywood heavyweights. These are the five people that we absolutely have to watch in everything they do, no matter the project or the size of the part. Read on to familiarize yourself with our favorite five.

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'Vikings' Star Linus Roache Rules The World

March 13th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
'Vikings' Star Linus Roache Rules The World
Linus Roache is ruling the world.

Well, maybe not the entire world. But tonight, he joins History's Vikings as King Ecbert, ruler of Wessex, the largest of England's five kingdoms. And when it comes to the acting world, he's most definitely one of its true titans. You'd be hard-pressed to find an actor who brings as much intensity to each and every one of his performances as Linus Roache.

That makes him an inspired choice for the role of King Ecbert, a character set to play a pivotal part in Vikings' ambitious and violent sophomore season. It's Ecbert who presents a real threat to Viking ...
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Why 'Law & Order's' Michael Cutter Still Sets The Bar

March 10th, 2014 12:02pm EDT
Why 'Law & Order's' Michael Cutter Still Sets The Bar
TV doesn't make lawyers like Michael Cutter anymore.

It's been just over six years since the character was introduced as Law & Order's chief prosecutor, taking over for a promoted Jack McCoy. Almost four years since NBC shuttered the legendary series. But Cutter - one hundred percent perfectly played by Golden Globe nominee Linus Roache - has lived on, first through a guest stint on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and now through perpetual reruns of the mothership on cable.

And it's been watching those reruns for hours every Sunday that's led us to want to repeat something we said six ...
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Linus Roache Doubles Up With Roles In 'Vikings' And 'Non-Stop'

February 27th, 2014 12:10pm EST
Linus Roache Doubles Up With Roles In 'Vikings' And 'Non-Stop'
Entertainment fans have something to be especially pleased about this week: we're getting to see not one, but two performances from Linus Roache.

The British actor - who was the best thing about the final three seasons of Law & Order - returns to American television as a regular in History's Vikings, which begins its second season tonight. He inhabits the role of King Ecbert, the ruler of Wessex, a "sophisticated visionary" who will have to deal with the Vikings.

You can watch a clip of Roache in Vikings below.

The actor is also coming out with new work on the big screen. He has a supp...
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Interview: Actor Linus Roache on TV's Titanic, Being 'The Friendly Man' And The Process of Chris Nolan

May 7th, 2012 2:38pm EDT
Linus photo
In the realm of notable actors nobody does classy, quirky and sometimes even creepy like British performer Linus Roache. For those who don't instantly recognize his very memorable face, he’s the actor behind such iconic movie roles as the man of the cloth in Antonia Bird’s controversial "Priest," the mysterious ‘Friendly Man’ in the thriller "The Forgotten" and Bruce Wayne’s proud papa in Christopher Nolan’s "Batman Begins." Roache recently headed up a large scale cast in the four-part miniseries period drama "Titanic" (now available on Blu-ray from Entertainment One), based on the sinkin...
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Fall Review: 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'

September 21st, 2011 10:00pm EDT
Law & Order: SVU
NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit had a buzzworthy offseason, and tonight we got our first look at what one could term the 'new' SVU. Somewhat.

Headlines were made when star Christopher Meloni departed the long-running crime drama (although one could argue that it wasn't too shocking, as his dozen years of service were much longer than some entire shows go). It was later announced that his costar Mariska Hargitay was scaling back her commitment, and B.D. Wong left for a role on the new NBC series Awake.

With the moves, the rumblings began - with the axing of the mothership, failur...
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Q&A: 'Law & Order's' Linus Roache Makes A Welcome Return

September 21st, 2011 10:00am EDT
Linus Roache
Linus Roache was the best district attorney ever to have graced the courtrooms of Law & Order. Tonight he reprises his role as Michael Cutter in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiere - but before that, he was gracious enough to talk to me about stepping back into the franchise.

Roache's tenure began in 2008, when he joined the show amidst a significant cast shift. He left his mark immediately, bringing a startling intensity to the role of Cutter, a determined prosecutor whose zeal intimidated defendants and caused him to butt heads with his predecessor, newly minted Distric...
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Macy's 2009 Thanksgiving Day Parade: Meh

November 28th, 2009 8:51am EST
Macy
So, in the spirit of Turkey Day and all that is holy in the holiday season traditions, I got up too early to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade along with an equally weary Liz Lewis. This year was pretty run of the mill.

Like all years past, NBC rolled in with semi truck filled with shameless plugs, an overload of NBC promotions, and puns corny enough to even make younger kids grimace. The route changed, to the chagrin of all those with pricey Broadway real estate who look forward to this fall classic, and the cast of Glee was glaringly absent. With NBC bringing out some real...
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Star-Crossed Lovers Create Road to Ruin in 'Before the Rains'

May 14th, 2008 4:25pm EDT
Before the Rains. Photo credit: Alphonse Roy
(Hollywoodchicago) – By its very nature, colonialism is bad karma waiting to happen.

You are a sovereign nation with weaponry and a desire for treasure. While you invade and take over a country with that treasure, it also comes with a society you don’t understand. You stir in religious dogma, native slavery and the defiling of lands and create an evil stew that’s ripe to boil over.

The country of India was a prime example of this scenario. The British got their bad karma handed back to them as depicted in the new film “Before the Rains”.

Set in 1937, the film begins with a Br...
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'Law & Order' And 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' Return In January

December 4th, 2007 9:32am EST
Law & Order
NBC will lawyer-up on Wednesday nights as the Emmy Award-winning "Law & Order" resumes with a two-hour season premiere event on Wednesday, January 2 (9-11 p.m. ET), and will continue on Wednesdays starting January 9 (10-11 p.m. ET) preceded by this season's network broadcast premiere of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (9-10 p.m. ET) in its return to NBC that night.

Joining the "Law & Order" cast for the show's 18th season are Jeremy Sisto as Detective Cyrus Lupo and Linus Roache as Chief Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter. Cutter reports to Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) who has bee...
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Timothy Hutton & Dana Delany To Star in 'Kidnapped'

March 17th, 2006 12:33pm EST
Timothy Hutton to star in Kidnapped
NBC has given an early fall 2006-07 series order for 13 episodes of the new drama Kidnapped. The series is a high-stakes serialized thriller in which the teenage son of a wealthy Upper East Side family (Timothy Hutton and Dana Delany) is kidnapped and everyone is a suspect. The series focuses on the elaborate, triangulated game between the kidnappers, law enforcement, FBI, and the private negotiating team of the "perhaps" not-so-picture-perfect family.

On a rainy New York morning, the picture perfect existence of Conrad Cain (Hutton), a self-made millionaire with a long list of enemies...
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