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Linus Roache Reflects on Batman Begins: Christopher Nolan Was ‘Magical’

During a recent interview with ComingSoon, actor Linus Roache revealed how he looks back on his time working with critically acclaimed director Christopher Nolan on the first of his iconic Batman films.

Roache, who played Thomas Wayne in Batman Begins, spoke about how only seven days of work on the film has impacted his entire life.

I look back on it like, ‘Wow, that was seven days’ work and I seem to get more recognition or acknowledgment for it than many things I’ve done!’ The beginning of an iconic era of Batman and I don’t think I realized how significant it was going to be,” Roache stated. “People come and quote that line at me, ‘Why do we fall down, Bruce? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up again.’ People say, ‘That changed my life. That really helped.’ And I’m like, ‘Wow.’ It speaks, to me, to the power of movies and storytelling and big stories like that.”

The actor also had plenty of praise for director Christopher Nolan, specifically noting the director’s ability to focus on an individual in a scene.

“The most important thing for me though, as an actor, was working with Christopher Nolan and appreciating how somebody can deal with a mega-budget — like huge moving parts, massive amounts of responsibility — but when it came to your shot, all he cared about was you in that moment,” Roache described. “I thought that was magical. Without saying it, he just made you feel like that’s all that mattered. And I think that’s an amazing talent and I love his work. I’m a big fan of his work.”

You can see Roache in The Apology, which is now playing in theaters and is available for streaming through Shudder and AMC+

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