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Cyril Cusack is a Actor Irlandais born on 26 november 1910 at Durban (South africa)

Cyril Cusack

Cyril Cusack
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Birth name Cyril James Cusack
Nationality Irlande
Birth 26 november 1910 at Durban (South africa)
Death 7 october 1993 (at 82 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Cyril James Cusack (26 November 1910 – 7 October 1993) was an Irish actor, who appeared in numerous films and television productions in a career lasting more than 70 years.


Cusack was twice married:

The actress Mary Margaret "Maureen" Kiely (1920–18 December 1977), on 5 April 1945, with whom he had three daughters, Sinéad, Sorcha, and Niamh, and two sons, Paul and Padraig.
Mary Rose Cunningham (1979–1993); one daughter (Catherine)
In his later life, Cusack became a campaigner for conservative causes in Ireland, notably in his opposition to abortion, where he became a frequent letter-writer to the main liberal Irish newspaper, The Irish Times. His conservative credentials came under scrutiny following his death and the revelation that he had not been faithful in his first marriage, with a long-term mistress, Mary Rose Cunningham, who bore him a daughter, Catherine. Cusack married Cunningham following his first wife's death.

Regarding his religious faith, Cusack commented "Religion promotes the divine discontent within oneself, so that one tries to make oneself a better person and draw oneself closer to God."

Cusack was a longtime friend of Irish attorney general, Chief Justice and President of Ireland Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, whom he got to know in University College Dublin in the early 1930s.

Best films

Harold and Maude (1971)

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Filmography of Cyril Cusack (77 films)

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Far and Away, 2h20
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Actors Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky, Barbara Babcock, Colm Meaney
Roles Danty Duff
Rating66% 3.3009253.3009253.3009253.3009253.300925
In 1893 Ireland, Joseph Donnelly's family home is burned down by his landlord's men because of unpaid rent. Vowing revenge, Joseph attempts to kill the landlord Christie whose daughter Shannon has rebelled against family tradition and made plans to claim free land in America. She offers to take Joseph with her as her "servant" so she, a single woman, can travel without scandal. Joseph agrees, convinced he can also stake a land claim.
The Fool
The Fool (1990)
, 2h20
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Derek Jacobi, Miranda Richardson, Cyril Cusack, Maria Aitken, Irina Brook, Paul Brooke
Roles The Ballad Seller
Rating60% 3.004883.004883.004883.004883.00488
The narrative is grounded in the double life of a humble clerk who poses as the reclusive, but widely respected "Sir John." He thus moves in wealthy upper class circles and participates in grand investment schemes while living in a London slum. The movie's grand-eloquent socialist soliliquaies and detailed evocation of life in Victorian London drew on the vast personal archive of interviews about contemporary London life by Henry Mayhew.
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown, 1h43
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Peinture, Films about disabilities
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Fiona Shaw, Hugh O'Conor, Kirsten Sheridan
Roles Lord Castlewelland
Rating78% 3.9480453.9480453.9480453.9480453.948045
The film opens with Christy Brown, who has cerebral palsy, being taken to a charity event, where he meets his handler, a nurse named Mary Carr. She begins reading his autobiography. Christy could not walk or talk, but still received love and support from his family, especially his mother. One day, while Christy was still a young boy, he is the only person home to see his mother fall down a flight of stairs while in labor. He is able to get the attention of some neighbors, who come to his mother's rescue. His father, who had never really believed in Christy, becomes a supporter when, one day, when he is about ten, Christy uses his left foot (the only part of his body he can fully control) to write the word "mother" on the floor with a piece of yellow chalk.
Danny the Champion of the World, 1h24
Directed by Gavin Millar
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Jeremy Irons, Robbie Coltrane, Cyril Cusack, Michael Hordern, Lionel Jeffries, Jean Marsh
Roles Doc Spencer
Rating66% 3.344043.344043.344043.344043.34404
In 1955, William Smith (Jeremy Irons), a widower, lives with his nine-year-old son Danny (Samuel Irons) in a Vardo behind the filling station and garage where he works in the English countryside.
Little Dorrit, 6h
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Derek Jacobi, Joan Greenwood, Max Wall, Patricia Hayes, Alec Guinness, Miriam Margolyes
Roles Frederick Dorrit
Rating71% 3.5909053.5909053.5909053.5909053.590905
Le film est présenté en deux parties. Dans la première, sous-titrée "La faute à personne" (une allusion à un des titres auxquels avait pensé Dickens pour le roman), l'histoire est présentée en fonction du personnage d'Arthur Clennam. La seconde, sous-titrée "L'histoire de la petite Dorrit", reprend une grande partie des mêmes événements, mais cette fois selon le point de vue de l'héroïne.
Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1h53
Directed by Michael Radford
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Thriller, Social science fiction, Romance
Themes Politique, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about the labor movement, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher, John Boswall
Roles Charrington
Rating70% 3.5475453.5475453.5475453.5475453.547545
In a dystopian 1984, Winston Smith endures a squalid existence in the totalitarian superstate of Oceania under the constant surveillance of the Thought Police. The story takes place in London, the capital city of the territory of Airstrip One (formerly "either England or Britain").
Don Camillo, 2h6
Directed by Terence Hill
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Terence Hill, Colin Blakely, Mimsy Farmer, Lew Ayres, Sam Whipple, Allan Arbus
Roles vescovo
Rating56% 2.8023352.8023352.8023352.8023352.802335
In a small village in Emilia Romagna, the parish priest Don Camillo repeatedly collides with the communist mayor Peppone. The two do not share anything in common and the slights are continuous, up to even in some cases to beat. Don Camillo coaches the football team of young boys of the village, and the day of the final match is near. Peppone however, to make a joke in bad taste to the enemy, corrupts the referee. Don Camillo realizes it and fights again with him; so Don Camillo is exiled. But the citizens of the village do not agree, and so Peppone is forced to make up for not winning the confidence in the government.
The Ballroom of Romance, 1h5
Directed by Pat O'Connor
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Brenda Fricker, John Kavanagh, Cyril Cusack, Mick Lally, Bríd Brennan, Joe Pilkington
Roles Mr. Dwyer
Rating76% 3.816123.816123.816123.816123.81612
Set in rural Ireland in the 1950s, Bridie has been attending the local dance hall for years in the hope of finding a good husband who can help work her family's farm. Now surrounded by younger prettier women at the dances, she comes to the realization that all the good men of her generation have emigrated or have been spoken for; and her only remaining hope for marriage is with the alcoholic and unreliable Bowser Egan.
The Outcasts, 1h35
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Actors Mick Lally, Cyril Cusack
Roles Myles Keenan
Rating77% 3.876573.876573.876573.876573.87657
The plot is based on Irish mythology and history. and is set before the Great Famine of 1845 to 1852. Influences include The Book of Thel by William Blake, and poetry by W. B. Yeats. Maura is an apparently backward girl who is awakened by an outcast fairy, fiddler and shaman known as Scarf Michael. He becomes her lover and teacher.
True Confessions, 1h44
Directed by Ulu Grosbard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about religion
Actors Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Charles Durning, Kenneth McMillan, Ed Flanders, Cyril Cusack
Roles Cardinal Danaher
Rating62% 3.1479353.1479353.1479353.1479353.147935
In the post-war 1940s, Desmond Spellacy is a young and ambitious Roman Catholic monsignor in the Los Angeles archdiocese. His older brother Tom is a hard-working homicide detective with the L.A. police department. They are fond of each other, but spend little time together.
Cry of the Innocent
Directed by Michael O'Herlihy
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Rod Taylor, Joanna Pettet, Nigel Davenport, Walter Gotell, Cyril Cusack, Jim Norton
Rating51% 2.5785852.5785852.5785852.5785852.578585
An American insurance executive seeks vengeance for the death of his wife and child in Ireland.
Poitín (1978)
, 1h5
Genres Drama
Actors Cyril Cusack, Donal McCann, Niall Tóibín, Mick Lally
Roles Michil
Rating70% 3.512933.512933.512933.512933.51293
The film was produced by Cinegael, written and directed by Bob Quinn, and starred Cyril Cusack as a moonshiner in rural Connemara, living in an isolated cottage with his adult daughter. Two local degenerates, played by Donal McCann and Niall Tóibín, terrorize the old moonshiner for his contraband liquor (poitín), threatening to kill him and rape his daughter, until the moonshiner outwits them and tricks them to their deaths.
Les Misérables, 2h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Richard Jordan, Anthony Perkins, Angela Pleasence, Caroline Langrishe, Christopher Guard, Ian Holm
Roles Fauchlevent
Rating72% 3.642243.642243.642243.642243.64224
The plot follows the general outline of the novel of the same name, omitting many details and some entire episodes. The narrative is strictly chronological and avoids the digressions required to mirror the novel's structure. Many of the novel's minor characters do not appear or are combined. For example, the role of the Thénardiers is reduced to a scene in which Valjean ransoms Cosette from them.
Jesus of Nazareth (miniseries)
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Films about virginity
Actors Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Olivia Hussey, Claudia Cardinale, Abdelmajid Lakhal
Roles Jehuda
Rating84% 4.2488554.2488554.2488554.2488554.248855
The storyline of Jesus of Nazareth is a kind of cinematic Diatessaron, or “Gospel harmony”, blending the narratives of all four New Testament accounts. It takes a fairly naturalistic approach, de-emphasizing special effects when miracles are depicted and presenting Jesus as more or less evenly divine and human. The familiar Christian episodes are presented chronologically: the betrothal, and later marriage, of Mary and Joseph; the Annunciation; the Visitation; the circumcision of John the Baptist; the Nativity of Jesus; the visit of the Magi; the circumcision of Jesus; the Census of Quirinius; the flight into Egypt and Slaughter of the Innocents; the Finding in the Temple; the Baptism of Jesus; the woman caught in adultery; Jesus helping Peter catch the fish; the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15: 11-32); a dialogue between Jesus and Barabbas (non-biblical); Matthew's dinner party; the Sermon on the Mount; debating with Joseph of Arimathea; the curing of the blind man at the pool; the Raising of Lazarus (John 11:43); the Feeding of the Five Thousand; the Entry into Jerusalem; Jesus and the money changers; the Last Supper; the