Brian Roche is from the Republic of Ireland, Clare/Limerick origin. At the age of 13 he won a BAFTA with the RTE/BBC co-production Television Series 'Custer's Last Stand-Up', securing Best Children's Television Series appearing in 17 episodes of the two-series show. He then went on to play the lead role in the BBC Radio 4 production of Celia Bryce's The Skate Grinder which won the Imison Award 2003. Brian has also performed in many touring theatre productions, with title roles including Cosmo Disney in The PitchFork Disney and Rosencrantz in Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Baxter in Marina Carr's Low in the Dark (Samuel Beckett Theatre) and The Spidermen (toured Dublin, Kildare and the Everyman Theatre in Cork). In the role of Mulligan in The Rainbow's End, Brian toured parts of Ireland and also appeared at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It was at this festival that he was discovered by the Artistic Director of Interactive Theatre International, and invited to audition for the company.
As well as Acting and Music, Brian has an Honours degree in Law from Trinity College Dublin, and is an avid sports player.
Brian plays Manuel in Interactive Theatre International's 'Faulty Towers the Dining Experience', and has toured with the show throughout the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland and the UK. Brian has appeared with the show at the Brighton Festival Fringe, and can be regularly seen at the London West End venue, Torquay Suite Theatre at Charing Cross Hotel.
'[The performers] bore a pretty strong resemblance to the original; [including] Brian Roche's Manuel. ... some fine acting.'
The Oxford Times, June, 2012