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Nationality
  
Role
  
Television actress

Name
  
Sinead Cusack


Years active
  
1967–present

Occupation
  
Actress

Spouse
  
Jeremy Irons (m. 1978)

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Full Name
  
Jane Moira Cusack

Born
  
18 February 1948 (age 75) (
1948-02-18
)

Relatives
  
Niamh Cusack (sister)Sorcha Cusack (sister)Catherine Cusack (half-sister)

Children
  
Siblings
  
Niamh Cusack, Sorcha Cusack, Catherine Cusack, Padraig Cusack, Paul Cusack

Movies and TV shows
  
Similar People
  
Jeremy Irons, Niamh Cusack, Max Irons, Sorcha Cusack, Samuel Irons

Sin ad cusack


Sinéad Moira Cusack (/ʃˈnd/; born 18 February 1948) is an Irish stage, television and film actress. Her first acting roles were at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, before moving to London in 1975 to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has received two Tony Award nominations: once for Best Leading Actress in Much Ado About Nothing (1985), and again for Best Featured Actress in Rock 'n' Roll (2008).

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Cusack married British actor Jeremy Irons in 1978, and together they have two sons: Samuel James (b. 1978), and Maximilian Paul (b. 1985). Prior to her marriage she had given birth to another son, the Irish member of parliament Richard Boyd Barrett (b. 1967), whom she put up for adoption. They have since been reunited, and Cusack has supported him in his political campaigns.

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Along with her husband, Cusack was named in a list of the biggest private financial donors to the British Labour Party in 1998.

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Irish theatre, television and film actress, Sinead Cusack honoured by University College Dublin


Early life

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Cusack was born Jane Moira Cusack in Dalkey, County Dublin, the daughter of Mary Margaret "Maureen" Kiely and actor Cyril James Cusack. She is the sister of actresses Sorcha Cusack, Niamh Cusack, and half-sister to Catherine Cusack. Her father was born in South Africa, to an Irish father and an English mother, and had worked with Micheál Mac Liammóir at Dublin's Gate Theatre.

Career

Her first acting roles were at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. In 1970, she starred with Peter Sellers in the film Hoffman. In 1971, she guest starred in an episode of The Persuaders! (starring Tony Curtis and Roger Moore) as Jenny Lindley, a wealthy heiress who suspects that a man claiming to be her dead brother is in fact an impostor.

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In 1975, she moved to London and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. Also in 1975 she made three appearances in the TV series Quiller as the character 'Roz'. She made her Broadway debut in 1984 performing in repertory with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Starring opposite Derek Jacobi, she played Roxane in Anthony Burgess' translation of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac (having taken the role over from Alice Krige, who played Roxane through the play's London run) and Beatrice in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Terry Hands. The production of Cyrano de Bergerac was later filmed in 1985. Much Ado was first produced at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1982–83, then moved to London's Barbican Theatre for the 1983–1984 season where it was joined by Cyrano, before both plays came to New York's Gershwin Theatre from October 1984 to January 1985, for which Cusack received a Tony Award nomination for her performance as Beatrice, and costar Jacobi won the award for his Benedick. During this period, Cusack and her husband, Jeremy Irons, appeared in a "Shakespeare Winter's Eve", a major fundraiser for the Riverside Shakespeare Company in New York, along with other members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Following the Broadway run, the plays toured the US, making stops in Washington DC and Los Angeles. She appeared in the 1992 film adaptation of Graham Swift's novel Waterland, alongside her husband Jeremy Irons.

One of her best known stage roles was Our Lady of Sligo in 1998, in which she played the principal role of Mai O'Hara in performances in Ireland, on Broadway and at the National Theatre. She also starred in the 2004 BBC miniseries North and South in a scene-stealing role as Mrs. Thornton, and in the 2006 film V for Vendetta.

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She was awarded the 1998 Evening Standard Award for Best Actress and the 1998 Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress. In 2006, she starred in the BBC sitcom Home Again. In 2011, she joined the main cast of the TV series Camelot, which ran for one season.

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Along with other actresses, including Paola Dionisotti, Fiona Shaw, Juliet Stevenson and Harriet Walter, Cusack contributed to a book by Carol Rutter called Clamorous Voices: Shakespeare's Women Today (1994). The book analysed modern acting interpretations of female Shakespearean roles.

Personal life

She married British actor Jeremy Irons in 1978, and they have two sons, Samuel James (b. 1978), and Maximilian Paul (b. 1985).

Prior to marrying Irons, Cusack gave birth to a son in 1967 and placed the boy for adoption. In 2007, the Sunday Independent reporter Daniel McConnell revealed that Cusack was the mother of left-wing general election candidate and now member of Irish parliament Richard Boyd Barrett. The two have since been reunited. Cusack campaigned for Boyd Barrett when he stood unsuccessfully in Ireland's 2007 general election as the People Before Profit Alliance's candidate for Dún Laoghaire constituency. She also joined him in the count centre as he awaited the outcome of the 2011 general election, at which he was elected to Dáil Éireann.

Cusack is a patron of the Burma Campaign UK, the London-based group campaigning for human rights and democracy in Burma.

In 1998, Cusack was named, along with her husband, in a list of the biggest private financial donors to the British Labour Party. In August 2010, Cusack signed the "Irish artists' pledge to boycott Israel" initiated by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Filmography

Actress
-
And Mrs (filming)
-
Guerrilla (post-production) as
Maggie O'Kane (voice)
-
This Is Not an Attack on Your Parenting (Short) (post-production) as
Mother
2022
North Sea Connection (TV Series) as
Moira Kenny
- Gale Force (2022) - Moira Kenny
- Bowline (2022) - Moira Kenny
- Cold Front (2022) - Moira Kenny
- Breaking Waves (2022) - Moira Kenny
- High Tide (2022) - Moira Kenny
- The Catch (2022) - Moira Kenny
2022
The Baby (TV Series) as
Barbara
- The Rage (2022) - Barbara
- The Mother (2022) - Barbara
2019
MotherFatherSon (TV Mini Series) as
Maggie Barns
- Episode #1.8 (2019) - Maggie Barns
- Episode #1.7 (2019) - Maggie Barns
- Episode #1.6 (2019) - Maggie Barns
- Episode #1.4 (2019) - Maggie Barns
- Episode #1.3 (2019) - Maggie Barns
- Episode #1.2 (2019) - Maggie Barns
- Episode #1.1 (2019) - Maggie Barns
2018
National Theatre Live: King Lear as
Kent
2018
Beast (Short) as
Penelope
2018
Moving On (TV Series) as
Pat
- Invisible (2018) - Pat (as Sinèad Cusack)
2016
Call the Midwife (TV Series) as
Dr. Myra Fitzsimmonds
- Christmas Special (2016) - Dr. Myra Fitzsimmonds
2016
Marcella (TV Series) as
Sylvie Gibson
- Episode #1.8 (2016) - Sylvie Gibson
- Episode #1.7 (2016) - Sylvie Gibson
- Episode #1.6 (2016) - Sylvie Gibson
- Episode #1.5 (2016) - Sylvie Gibson
- Episode #1.4 (2016) - Sylvie Gibson
- Episode #1.3 (2016) - Sylvie Gibson
- Episode #1.2 (2016) - Sylvie Gibson
- Episode #1.1 (2016) - Sylvie Gibson
2015
Jekyll and Hyde (TV Mini Series) as
Maggie Hope
- The Incubus (2015) - Maggie Hope
- The Heart of Lord Trash (2015) - Maggie Hope
- Spring-Heeled Jack (2015) - Maggie Hope
- Black Dog (2015) - Maggie Hope
- The Calyx (2015) - Maggie Hope
- The Cutter (2015) - Maggie Hope
2014
Stonehearst Asylum as
Mrs. Pike
2014
Queen & Country as
Grace Rohan
2014
37 Days (TV Mini Series) as
Margot Asquith
- One Long Weekend (2014) - Margot Asquith
- One Week in July (2014) - Margot Asquith
- One Month in Summer (2014) - Margot Asquith
2013
Poirot (TV Series) as
Mrs. Amy Folliat
- Dead Man's Folly (2013) - Mrs. Amy Folliat
2013
The Sea as
Anna Morden
2013
Midsomer Murders (TV Series) as
Stella Harris
- Death and the Divas (2013) - Stella Harris
2012
Wrath of the Titans as
Clea
2011
Camelot (TV Series) as
Sybil
- Reckoning (2011) - Sybil
- The Battle of Bardon Pass (2011) - Sybil
- Igraine (2011) - Sybil
- The Long Night (2011) - Sybil
- Three Journeys (2011) - Sybil
- Justice (2011) - Sybil
- Lady of the Lake (2011) - Sybil
2010
The Deep (TV Mini Series) as
Meg Sinclair
- The Last Breath (2010) - Meg Sinclair
- Everything Put Together Falls Apart (2010) - Meg Sinclair
- Ghosts of the Deep (2010) - Meg Sinclair
- Into the Belly of the Beast (2010) - Meg Sinclair
- To the Furthest Place (2010) - Meg Sinclair
2010
Playhouse: Live (TV Series) as
Lawyer
- Crocodile - Lawyer
2009
Cracks as
Miss Nieven
2007
A Room with a View (TV Movie) as
Miss Lavish
2007
Eastern Promises as
Helen (as Sinead Cusack)
2006
Mathilde as
Wife of Col. De Petris
2006
The Tiger's Tail as
Oona O'Leary
2006
Home Again (TV Series) as
Sheila
- Horn of Plenty (2006) - Sheila
- Solitary Pleasures (2006) - Sheila
- Too Much Inflammation (2006) - Sheila
- Refuse (2006) - Sheila
- Accommodation (2006) - Sheila
2003
Rosamunde Pilcher (TV Series) as
Elfrida Phibbs / Elfrida
- Zauber der Liebe (1+2) (2005) - Elfrida Phibbs
- Summer Solstice (2005) - Elfrida
- Wintersonne (1+2) (2003) - Elfrida Phibbs
2005
V for Vendetta as
Delia Surridge (as Sinead Cusack)
2005
The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle (TV Movie) as
Mary Doyle
2005
Dad (TV Movie) as
Sandy James (as Sinead Cusack)
2004
North & South (TV Mini Series) as
Hannah Thornton
- Episode #1.4 (2004) - Hannah Thornton (as Sinead Cusack)
- Episode #1.3 (2004) - Hannah Thornton (as Sinead Cusack)
- Episode #1.2 (2004) - Hannah Thornton (as Sinead Cusack)
- Episode #1.1 (2004) - Hannah Thornton (as Sinead Cusack)
2003
Winter Solstice (TV Movie) as
Elfrida Phibbs
2003
I Capture the Castle as
Mrs Cotton (as Sinead Cusack)
2001
Dream as
Kathleen (as Sinead Cusack)
2000
French & Saunders Live (Video) as
Patient (uncredited)
2000
My Mother Frank as
Frances (Frank) Kennedy (as Sinead Cusack)
2000
Passion of Mind as
Jessie (as Sinead Cusack)
1998
The Nephew as
Brenda O'Boyce
1997
Mirad (TV Movie) as
Fazila
1997
Food for Ravens (TV Movie) as
Jen
1997
Have Your Cake and Eat It (TV Mini Series) as
Charlotte Dawson
- Episode #1.4 (1997) - Charlotte Dawson
- Episode #1.3 (1997) - Charlotte Dawson
- Episode #1.2 (1997) - Charlotte Dawson
- Episode #1.1 (1997) - Charlotte Dawson
1996
Stealing Beauty as
Diana (as Sinead Cusack)
1995
Oliver's Travels (TV Mini Series) as
WPC Diane Priest
- Do We Look Like That? (1995) - WPC Diane Priest
- The Farquhar Connection (1995) - WPC Diane Priest
- Why Did We Eat the Frogs? (1995) - WPC Diane Priest
- Land of My Fathers (1995) - WPC Diane Priest
- Looking for Aristotle (1995) - WPC Diane Priest
1994
Uncovered as
Menchu (as Sinead Cusack)
1993
Storia di una capinera as
Matilde
1993
The Cement Garden as
Mother
1993
Bad Behaviour as
Ellie McAllister
1992
Performance (TV Series) as
Nelly Mann
- Tales from Hollywood (1992) - Nelly Mann
1992
Waterland as
Mary Crick
1990
God on the Rocks (TV Movie) as
Ellie Marsh
1989
Screenplay (TV Series) as
Lily
- The Hen House (1989) - Lily
1989
Venus Peter as
Miss Balsilbie
1988
Rocket Gibraltar as
Amanda 'Billi' Rockwell (as Sinead Cusack)
1985
Cyrano de Bergerac (TV Movie) as
Roxane
1980
Twelfth Night (TV Movie) as
Olivia
1979
Jackanory (TV Series) as
Storyteller
- The Black Lamb of Bethlehem (1979) - Storyteller
1977
BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series) as
Monique
- The Kitchen (1977) - Monique
1977
The Last Remake of Beau Geste as
Isabel Geste
1977
Supernatural (TV Mini Series) as
Leonora
- Ghost of Venice (1977) - Leonora (as Sinead Cusack)
1977
Romance (TV Series) as
Ermine
- The Black Knight (1977) - Ermine
1975
BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) as
Trilby / Rosaline
- Trilby (1976) - Trilby
- Love's Labour's Lost (1975) - Rosaline
1975
Quiller (TV Series) as
Rosalind
- Night of the Father (1975) - Rosalind
- Target North (1975) - Rosalind
- The Price of Violence (1975) - Rosalind
1974
Horowitz in Dublin as
Liz
1974
The Playboy of the Western World (TV Movie) as
Margaret Flaherty (Pegeen Mike)
1974
Notorious Woman (TV Mini Series) as
Marie Dorval
- Sonata (1974) - Marie Dorval
- Conflict (1974) - Marie Dorval
- Success (1974) - Marie Dorval
1974
Affairs of the Heart (TV Series) as
Bessie Alden
- Bessie (1974) - Bessie Alden
1974
The Protectors (TV Series) as
Anne Ferris
- Burning Bush (1974) - Anne Ferris
1973
Stage 2 (TV Series) as
Minnie Powell
- The Shadow of a Gunman (1973) - Minnie Powell
1973
Thriller (TV Series) as
Sally
- The Eyes Have It (1973) - Sally
1973
Menace (TV Series) as
Sylvia Terry
- The Solarium (1973) - Sylvia Terry
1972
Scoop (TV Series) as
Katchen
- A Surfeit of Boots (1972) - Katchen (voice)
- The Ubiquitous Mr. Baldwin (1972) - Katchen
- The Scoop (1972) - Katchen
- Stones £20 (1972) - Katchen
1971
The Persuaders! (TV Series) as
Jenny Lindley
- Take Seven (1971) - Jenny Lindley (as Sinead Cusack)
1971
Inn of the Frightened People as
Rose
1971
The Sinners (TV Series) as
Polly Donegan
- The Holy Door (1971) - Polly Donegan
1971
The Becauseway (TV Movie) as
Dolly
1970
Tam Lin as
Rose (as Sinead Cusack)
1970
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer as
Yvonne (uncredited)
1970
Armchair Theatre (TV Series) as
Amora
- The Dolly Scene (1970) - Amora
1969
ITV Playhouse (TV Series) as
Catherine / Mary
- A Sound from the Sea (1970) - Catherine
- Square on the Hypotenuse (1969) - Mary
1970
Hoffman as
Miss Janet Smith
1970
David Copperfield (TV Movie) as
Emily
1969
Alfred the Great as
Edith
1967
Sanctuary (TV Series) as
Mary Moriarty
- The Voice of His Calling (1967) - Mary Moriarty
1967
Those Fantastic Flying Fools as
Vera (uncredited)
Self
2022
Franco Zeffirelli conformista ribelle as
Self
2022
Cyril Cusack - Lár an Stáitse (Documentary) as
Self
2022
The Chalgrove Brook (Documentary short)(voice)
2022
Brian Friel: Shy Man, Showman (Documentary) as
Self
2020
Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2019
63 Premis Sant Jordi de Cinematografia (TV Special) as
Self - Audience Member
2015
Shakespeare Uncovered (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman (2015) - Self
2014
Ladies of London (TV Series) as
Self
- A Match Made in Tabloid Heaven (2014) - Self (uncredited)
2009
John Mortimer: A Life in Words (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2008
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
2007
Eastern Promises: Secrets and Stories (Video short) as
Self
2006
Freedom! Forever!: Making 'V for Vendetta' (Video documentary short) as
Self
2006
Remember, Remember: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot (Video documentary short) as
Self
2006
'V for Vendetta' Unmasked (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2005
3rd Irish Film and Television Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2000
Horizon (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Narrator
- Supervolcanoes (2000) - Self - Narrator (voice)
1995
The 67th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Audience Member
1994
The 66th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Audience Member
1993
Cinema 3 (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 29 October 1993 (1993) - Self
1990
Wogan (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #10.25 (1990) - Self
1986
Saturday Review (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode #5.8 (1986) - Self
1985
The 39th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
1984
Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Performance (1984) - Self
1984
The 38th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Audience Member
1982
Playing Shakespeare (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self
- Set Speeches and Soliloquies (1982) - Self
- Language and Character (1982) - Self
- Using the Verse (1982) - Self
1977
Call My Bluff (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #14.2 (1980) - Self
- Episode #14.1 (1980) - Self
- Episode #12.4 (1978) - Self
- Episode #12.3 (1978) - Self
- Episode #11.4 (1977) - Self
- Episode #11.3 (1977) - Self
1976
It's Childsplay (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.3 (1976) - Self
Archive Footage
1990
Nicholas Craig, the Naked Actor (TV Series) as
Self
- Actorship (1990) - Self (uncredited)

References

Sinéad Cusack Wikipedia