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Sinéad Cusack is a Actor Irlandaise born on 18 february 1948 at Dalkey (Irlande)

Sinéad Cusack

Sinéad Cusack
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Birth name Jane Moira Cusack
Nationality Irlande
Birth 18 february 1948 (76 years) at Dalkey (Irlande)

Sinéad Moira Cusack (/ʃɨˈneɪd/; 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).

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.

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

Biography

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 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.

Usually with

John Boorman
John Boorman
(2 films)
Marty Feldman
Marty Feldman
(1 films)
Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(3 films)
Martin Walsh
Martin Walsh
(3 films)
Jordan Scott
Jordan Scott
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sinéad Cusack (32 films)

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Actress

Queen & Country, 1h54
Directed by John Boorman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Caleb Landry Jones, David Thewlis, Callum Turner, Tamsin Egerton, Vanessa Kirby, Richard E. Grant
Roles Grace Rohan
Rating61% 3.096573.096573.096573.096573.09657
The film follows John Boorman's alter ego Bill Rohan ten years after the events of Hope and Glory, as he performs basic training for the Korean War.
The Sea
The Sea (2014)
, 1h26
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Rufus Sewell, Natascha McElhone, Ciarán Hinds, Sinéad Cusack, Bonnie Wright, Charlotte Rampling
Roles Anna Morden
Rating58% 2.906852.906852.906852.906852.90685
The story of a man who returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife.
Stonehearst Asylum, 1h52
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Brendan Gleeson, David Thewlis
Roles Mrs. Pike
Rating67% 3.3998853.3998853.3998853.3998853.399885
In 1899, an Oxford University professor demonstrates a case of female hysteria, Lady (Eliza) Graves (Kate Beckinsale), before his class. Drugged and protesting that she is sane, the professor points out that all mental patients claim to be sane, much as all criminals claim to be innocent, as he ignores her demands that he not touch her to induce a fit for the students to observe. The professor advises his students to believe nothing they hear and only half of what they see.
Wrath of the Titans, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Liebesman
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Films about dragons, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Édgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston
Roles Clea
Rating57% 2.850292.850292.850292.850292.85029
Perseus (Sam Worthington), a son of Zeus (Liam Neeson), lives as a fisherman after the death of his wife, Io (portrayed by Gemma Arterton in the previous film), with his young son, Helius (John Bell). Zeus visits Perseus and asks for his help, saying that humans are not praying to the gods and as a result the gods are losing their power and becoming mortal. Perseus realizes the walls of Tartarus are crumbling and Zeus informs him that the imprisoned Titan Kronos will soon be free. Perseus, valuing his family's safety, refuses to get involved.
Poirot: Dead Man's Folly, 1h30
Directed by Tom Vaughan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors David Suchet, Zoë Wanamaker, Martin Jarvis, Sean Pertwee, Sinéad Cusack, Stephanie Leonidas
Roles Mrs. Folliat
Rating78% 3.944873.944873.944873.944873.94487
Hercule Poirot est appelé d'urgence par son amie l'écrivaine Ariadne Oliver à Nasse House, dans le Devon. Arrivé sur place, elle lui explique être là pour mettre en place une course à l'assassin pour la future kermesse. Mais elle a l'impression d'être manipulée et craint qu'un vrai meurtre n'ait lieu...
Cracks
Cracks (2009)
, 1h44
Directed by Jordan Scott
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Eva Green, Juno Temple, María Valverde, Imogen Poots, Sinéad Cusack
Roles Miss Nieven
Rating66% 3.3002253.3002253.3002253.3002253.300225
Set in the 1930s in a strict elite British boarding school called St Mathilda's, the story centers on a clique of girls who idolize their enigmatic diving instructor, Miss G (Eva Green) (in the film, we learn that Miss G had been a student at the same school where she now works and, in fact, may have even continued on at the school after she graduated). Di Radfield (Juno Temple) has a crush on Miss G, and is the firm favourite and ringleader of her group. When a beautiful Spanish girl named Fiamma Coronna (María Valverde) arrives at the school, Miss G's focus is shifted away from the other girls. It becomes a triangle: Miss G gets increasingly obsessed with Fiamma, Fiamma is disturbed by Miss G and also openly disgusted by the teacher's hypocrisies and deceptions, and Di is terribly jealous and makes Fiamma's life hell. In a very telling scene in the film that clearly highlighted Miss G's deceptions, Miss G (who claimed to be a world traveller to her "girls") goes to a nearby parochial town to buy some provisions. She is visibly upset by this trip and after buying her provisions and drawing the unwanted attention of some local louts, she returns to the school in, it would seem, a near panic. The bullying culminates in Di physically throwing Fiamma out of the school but, as she is unable to return to Spain as she hoped, Fiamma ends up back at the school later that night.
Eastern Promises, 1h40
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Noir, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films, Gangster films
Actors Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent Cassel, Jerzy Skolimowski, Sinéad Cusack
Roles Helen
Rating75% 3.798743.798743.798743.798743.79874
Anna Ivanovna, a British-Russian midwife at a London hospital, finds a Russian-language diary on the body of Tatiana, a 14-year-old girl who dies in childbirth. She also finds a card for the Trans-Siberian Restaurant, which is owned by Semyon, an old vor in the Russian Mafia. Anna thus sets out to track down the girl's family so that she can find a home for the baby girl, having meetings with Semyon, whom she initially regards as friendly. Anna's mother Helen does not discourage her, but Anna's Ukrainian uncle and self-described former KGB officer, Stepan, whom Anna asks for help with the translation of the diary, urges caution. Through translation of the diary, Anna comes to learn that Semyon and his ignorant therefore unstable son Kirill had abused the girl, addicted her to heroin, forced her into prostitution, and raped her. Ultimately, Anna realizes that the baby was fathered by Semyon (in several scenes it is made clear that Kirill is impotent and never had sex with Tatiana).
V for Vendetta, 2h12
Directed by James McTeigue
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Social science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about anarchism, Politique, Post-apocalyptic films, Psychologie, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, LGBT-related films, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Political films, Dystopian films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, LGBT-related films, Disaster films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, John Hurt, Stephen Fry, Tim Pigott-Smith
Roles Delia Surridge
Rating79% 3.960293.960293.960293.960293.96029
In the late 2020s the world is in turmoil, with the United States fractured as a result of prolonged conflict and a pandemic of the "St. Mary's Virus" ravaging Europe. The United Kingdom is ruled as a fascist police state by the Norsefire Party. Political opponents, immigrants, Muslims, homosexuals and other "undesirables" are imprisoned in concentration camps. On November 4, a Guy Fawkes-masked vigilante identifing himself as "V" (Hugo Weaving) rescues Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman), an employee of the state-run British Television Network (BTN), from members of the "Fingermen" secret police while she is out past curfew. From a rooftop, they watch his demolition of the Old Bailey criminal court building, accompanied by fireworks and the 1812 Overture. Inspector Finch (Stephen Rea), Scotland Yard's Chief of Police, is tasked with investigating V's activities while BTN declares the incident an "emergency demolition". V interrupts the broadcast to claim responsibility and urges the people of Britain to rise up against their government. He asks them to meet him exactly one year later, on November 5, Guy Fawkes Night, outside the Houses of Parliament, which he promises to destroy. During the broadcast, the police attempt to capture V. Evey helps him escape but is knocked unconscious.
The Tiger's Tail, 1h47
Directed by John Boorman
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Actors Brendan Gleeson, Kim Cattrall, Sinéad Cusack, Seán McGinley, Ciarán Hinds, Angeline Ball
Roles Oona O'Leary
Rating58% 2.9010652.9010652.9010652.9010652.901065
Liam O'Leary (Gleeson) is a successful real estate developer in Dublin. He lives in a magnificent house with his unhappy wife (Cattrall) and rebellious son. One day, his pleasant life takes a dramatic downturn. The city council turns down his request to build a stadium, toward which he has taken out cripplingly large bank loans, and a doppelgänger, with his identical body and facial features, begins appearing around town, ordering suits and automobiles on Liam's credit account and behaving in a scandalous manner. Liam desperately attempts to pull his life out of its tailspin, but he must return to his dirtpoor roots and the old friends he has long abandoned to find the answers.
Summer Solstice, 2h12
Directed by Giles Foster
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Jason Durr, Jacqueline Bisset, Jan Niklas, Honor Blackman, Sinéad Cusack, Franco Nero
Roles Elfrida
Rating49% 2.470342.470342.470342.470342.47034
Summer Solstice continues the story from Winter Solstice three years later, in the summertime. As then, the story is set in the Scottish Highlands. Sam and Carrie's newly formed business empire is struggling. The exclusive Rhives Castle Hotel isn't attracting enough guests and The Langmore and Highland Gazette, the local newspaper which they own, has run a potentially libellous story concerning best-selling author, Alexia White. On top of everything Carrie has news which surprises Sam. Elfrida gets her big break when she is offered a small part in a soap opera, however, this is going to mean more time away from her beloved Oscar. Meanwhile Lucinda, The Countess of Rhives, is enjoying her new-found lease of life away from the burden of running the castle.
I Capture the Castle, 1h53
Directed by Tim Fywell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Romola Garai, Rose Byrne, Bill Nighy, Henry Thomas, Marc Blucas, Tara Fitzgerald
Roles Mrs Cotton
Rating67% 3.398713.398713.398713.398713.39871
The film follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain (Romola Garai), and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in genteel poverty in a decaying English castle. The characters include: Cassandra's father (Bill Nighy), a writer who hasn't written anything in the twelve years since the spectacular success of his first novel; her exquisite older sister Rose (Rose Byrne) who rails against their fate and hopes to marry for money; and their bohemian stepmother, Topaz (Tara Fitzgerald), an ex-model still apt to sun-bathe in the nude. The possibility of salvation seems to loom in the form of their wealthy American landlord Simon Cotton (Henry Thomas) and his brother Neil (Marc Blucas). Although Simon initially turns her away, Rose is determined to make him fall in love with her and succeeds. A wedding is arranged and Cassandra appears left on the sidelines. But events spiral out of control, and before the summer ends many expectations will have been overturned.