Sinead Cusack

Actor
This petite blonde stage-trained Irish actress is best-known for her work on the London stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the Royal Court Theatre. The daughter of noted actor Cyril Cusack, she began her ... Read more »
Born: 02/18/1948 in Ireland

Filmography

Actor (39)

Queen And Country 2015 (Movie)

Grace Rohan (Actor)

Stonehearst Asylum 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. Pike (Actor)

The Sea 2012 (Movie)

Anna Morden (Actor)

Wrath of the Titans 2012 (Movie)

Clea (Actor)

Camelot 2011 (Tv Show)

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Cracks 2011 (Movie)

Miss Nieven (Actor)

A Room With a View 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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The Tiger's Tail 2008 (Movie)

Oona (Actor)

Eastern Promises 2007 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

V for Vendetta 2006 (Movie)

Dr. Delia Surridge (Actor)

V for Vendetta: Unmasked 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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North & South (UK) 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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I Capture the Castle 2003 (Movie)

Mrs Cotton (Actor)

Dream 2000 (Movie)

Kathleen (Actor)

Passion of Mind 2000 (Movie)

Jessie (Actor)

My Mother Frank 1998 (Movie)

Frank Ryan (Actor)

The Nephew 1998 (Movie)

Brenda O'Bryce (Actor)

Stealing Beauty 1996 (Movie)

Diana Grayson (Actor)

Uncovered 1995 (Movie)

Menchu (Actor)

Cyrano de Bergerac 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Cement Garden 1994 (Movie)

The Mother (Actor)

Bad Behaviour 1993 (Movie)

Ellie McAllister (Actor)

Tales From Hollywood 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Sparrow 1992 (Movie)

Matilde (Actor)

Waterland 1992 (Movie)

Mary Crick (Actor)

Venus Peter 1989 (Movie)

Miss Balsilbie (Actor)

Rocket Gibraltar 1988 (Movie)

Amanda 'Billi' Rockwell (Actor)

Dublin Murders 1987 (Movie)

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Twelfth Night 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Last Remake of Beau Geste 1976 (Movie)

Isabel Geste (Actor)

David Copperfield 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Revenge 1970 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

Tam Lin 1970 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

Hoffman 1969 (Movie)

Janet Smith (Actor)

Notorious Woman (TV Show)

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Oliver's Travels (TV Show)

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Quiller: Price of Violence (TV Show)

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The Eyes Have It (TV Show)

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Biography

This petite blonde stage-trained Irish actress is best-known for her work on the London stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the Royal Court Theatre. The daughter of noted actor Cyril Cusack, she began her professional career at the famed Abbey Theater of Dublin. In the late 1960s, Cusack moved to London and soon thereafter began her collaboration with the RSC. She also made her feature debut with a small part in Clive Donner's "Alfred the Great" (1969). The next year, she starred opposite Peter Sellers in the small comedy "Hoffman" but for the better part of the next two decades, she concentrated on working in the theater.

Relationships

Maximilian Paul Diarmiud Irons

Son
Born c. 1985 father, Jeremy Irons

Samuel James Brefni Irons

Son
Born c. 1978 father, Jeremy Irons

Richard Barrett

Son
Gave birth to son in 1968 and placed the child for adoption reunited with son, who was revealed to be the Irish Trotskyist politician Richard Boyd Barrett

Cyril Cusack

Father
Born in 1910 died in 1993 at age 82

Maureen Cusack

Mother
Died in April 1975

Padraig Cusack

Brother

Paul Cusack

Brother

Niamh Cusack

Sister
Younger first name pronounced "Nee-iv"

Sorcha Cusack

Sister
Younger first name pronounced "Surr-eeka"

Catherine Cusack

Half-Sister
Younger mother, Mary Cusack

Vincent Dowling

Companion
Dated c. 1967 Dowling detailed the relationship in his memoirs, Astride the Moon (2002)

Jeremy Irons Actor

Husband
Married March 28, 1978 Appeared together in the film "Waterland" (1992)

Max Irons Actor

Son
Born Oct. 17, 1985; father, Jeremy Irons

EDUCATION

University College

Dublin

Holy Child Convent

Milestones

2008

Cast in Tom Stoppard's "Rock 'n' Roll"; received a Tony award for Featured Actress in a Play

2007

Co-starred with Viggo Mortensen in director David Cronenberg's "Eastern Promises"

2006

Starred in the BBC sitcom "Home Again"

2006

Cast in the Wachowski brothers' "V for Vendetta" based on the acclaimed graphic novel by author Alan Moore

2002

Starred opposite Stuart Wilson in the Royal Shakespeare Company's staging of "Antony and Cleopatra"

2001

Acted on the London stage in "A Lie of the Mind"

2000

Co-starred in "Passion of Mind"

1999

Garnered praise for her stage performance in "Our Lady of Sligo"; reprised role in NYC in 2000

1996

Appeared opposite husband Jeremy Irons in Bernardo Bertolucci's "Stealing Beauty"

1992

Had featured role alongside her husband Jeremy Irons in "Waterland"

1990

Co-starred with her father and sisters Sorcha and Niamh in the West End revival of Chekhov's "The Three Sisters"

1988

Returned to films to appear in "Rocket Gibraltar"

1984

Co-starred in the tandem Broadway productions of the RSC's revivals of "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Cyrano de Bergerac"; received Tony Award nomination for the former

1977

Last feature film for over a decade, "The Last Remake of Beau Geste"

1975

First onscreen collaboration with Jeremy Irons, in the television production of "Notorious Woman"

1972

London stage debut, "Romeo and Juliet"

1969

TV acting debut, "David Copperfield"

1968

Feature acting debut, "Alfred the Great"

1960

Made stage debut in "The Importance of Mr. O"

Moved to England

Starred in numerous Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) productions including "Macbeth" and "As You Like It"

Bonus Trivia

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"Normally I'm rather grim, willful, I tend to over-dramatize things and there's a great saying in my family about 'doing a Janey.' That's the name I was christened with and only epople I've known before the age of twelve use it. It means wanting what someone else has got." - Sinead Cusack quoted in Time Out, July 18, 1990

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"Sinead had a complicated relationship with Cyril [her father, the actor Cyril Cusack] but she's come through that and blossomed and it shows in her face and her aura. She is more beautiful now, at 53, than she was when I first met her. In her twenties there was a prettiness but it was vapid. Recently she went through a stage of saying, 'I've got to have a face-lift,' and I said, 'Don't you dare, because what's in you shines out of your face.'" - husband Jeremy Irons to The Daily Telegraph, Feb. 19, 2001

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