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Cyril Cusack (1910–1993)

Cyril James Cusack was born in Durban, Natal, South Africa, to Alice Violet (Cole), a Cockney English actress and chorus girl, and James Walter Cusack, an Irish mounted policeman in Natal. He was brought up in Ireland. He was a child star on the Irish stage, appearing first at the age of 7. He toured Ireland with his own theater company. Although ... See full bio »


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 1992 Screen Two (TV Series)
Percy Mannering
- Memento Mori (1992) ... Percy Mannering
 1988 The Tenth Man (TV Movie)
The Priest
 1988 Menace Unseen (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Simmondson
 1986 The Theban Plays by Sophocles (TV Series)
- Theban Plays: Oedipus the King (1986) ... Priest
 1986 Robin Hood (TV Series)
- The Inheritance (1986) ... Agrivaine
 1984 Dr. Fischer of Geneva (TV Movie)
 1980-1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Percy Hampton / Michael Fish
- Accidental Death (1984) ... Percy Hampton
- The Hitch-Hiker (1980) ... Michael Fish
 1984 The World of Don Camillo
 1984 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mr. Reed
- Rainy Day Women (1984) ... Mr. Reed
 1984 Two by Forsyth (TV Movie)
 1983 The Kingfisher (TV Movie)
 1983 The Comedy of Errors (TV Movie)
 1983 Wagner (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Sulzer
 1983 One of Ourselves (TV Movie)
 1983 Glenroe (TV Series)
Uncle Peter
 1983 Death of an Expert Witness (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Lorrimer
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Mr. Lorrimer
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Mr. Lorrimer
 1982 The Ballroom of Romance
Mr. Dwyer
 1982 The Outcasts
Myles Keenan
 1982 The Ghost Downstairs (TV Movie)
Mr. Fishbane
 1981 True Confessions
Cardinal Danaher
 1981 Maybury (TV Series)
- Maisie and Mac (1981) ... Mac
 1981 No Country for Old Men (TV Movie)
 1981 Andrina
 1980 Cry of the Innocent (TV Movie)
Tom Moloney
 1980 Strumpet City (TV Series)
Father Giffley / Fr. Giffley
- Episode #1.7 (1980) ... Fr. Giffley
 1978 Les Miserables (TV Movie)
 1978 Poitín
 1965-1977 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Waiter / Mr. Fielding
- You Never Can Tell (1977) ... Waiter
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
Yehuda the Rabbi
- Part 1 (1977) ... Yehuda the Rabbi
 1976 Hot Stuff
Giacomo Masoni
 1976 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
 1976 Il grande racket
Bodyguard / Clerk (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1975 Children of Rage
David's father
 1975 Deep Red
Florist (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1974 Last Moments
Balloon Vendor
 1974 Juggernaut
Major O'Neill (uncredited)
 1974 Street Law
Records (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1974 What Have They Done to Your Daughters?
Coroner (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1974 Run, Run, Joe!
 1973 Conflict
Father Manus
 1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Father Manus
- Catholics (1973) ... Father Manus
 1973 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Mr. White
- The Monkey's Paw (1973) ... Mr. White
 1973 La mano spietata della legge
The Judge
 1973 The Homecoming
 1972 All the Way Boys
 1972 The Hands of Cormac Joyce (TV Movie)
Mr. Reece
 1972 The Italian Connection
 1972 Them (TV Series)
Coat Sleeves
 1972 The Golden Bowl (TV Mini-Series)
Bob Assingham / Narrator
- End Game (1972) ... Bob Assingham / Narrator
- Maggie (1972) ... Bob Assingham / Narrator
- Fanny (1972) ... Bob Assingham / Narrator
- Charlotte (1972) ... Bob Assingham / Narrator
- Mr. Verver (1972) ... Bob Assingham / Narrator
 1972 Poet Game (TV Movie)
Dr. Saunders
 1972 Execution Squad
Former Superintendent Stolfi
 1971 Harold and Maude
 1971 Shirley's World (TV Series)
- A Hell of an Engineer (1971) ... Charlie
 1971 King Lear
 1970 The Devil's Widow
Vicar Julian Ainsley
 1970 The Sinners (TV Mini-Series)
The Monsignor
- In the Bosom of the Country (1970) ... The Monsignor
 1970 Brotherly Love
Dr. Maitland
 1970 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
 1969 Red Peppers (TV Movie)
Bert Bentley
 1968 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
The Whisky Priest
- Graham Greene: The Hunted Man (1968) ... The Whisky Priest
 1968 Galileo
 1968 Oedipus the King
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
'Jumbo' Boylan
- A Time of Wolves and Tigers (1967) ... 'Jumbo' Boylan
 1966 Where the Spies Are
 1965 Deirdre (TV Movie)
 1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Harold Petley
- Drama '64: The Big Toe (1964) ... Harold Petley
 1963-1964 Festival (TV Series)
Father / Thomas Becket / Krapp
- Murder in the Cathedral (1964) ... Thomas Becket
- Krapp's Last Tape (1963) ... Krapp
 1963 80,000 Suspects
Father Maguire
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Berry
- The Wedding Dress (1963) ... Mr. Berry
 1962 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
The Devil
 1962 I Thank a Fool
Captain Ferris
 1962 Waltz of the Toreadors
Dr. Grogan
 1961 The Power and the Glory (TV Movie)
 1961 Johnny Nobody
Prosecuting Counsel O'Brien
 1960 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Stan Bracey
- The Dummy (1960) ... Stan Bracey
 1960 The Night Fighters
Jimmy Hannafin
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- The Enchanted (1960) ... Doctor
 1959 Shake Hands with the Devil
Chris Noonan
 1958 Floods of Fear
 1958 Gideon of Scotland Yard
Birdie Sparrow
 1957 Miracle in Soho
Sam Bishop
 1957 The Rising of the Moon
Inspector Michael Dillon (1st Episode)
 1957 Night Ambush
 1956 The Spanish Gardener
 1956 Jacqueline
Mr. Flannagan
 1953-1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Macey / Barton Holman / Amos Kell / ...
- Ship Day (1956) ... Dr. Macey
- The Only Son (1955) ... Barton Holman
- The Thoroughbred (1955) ... Amos Kell
- Lowland Fling (1953) ... Paddy O'Clafferty
- The Last Moment (1953) ... Daniel O'Driscoll
 1956 The March Hare
Lazy Mangan
 1956 The Man Who Never Was
Taxi Driver
 1956 The Man in the Road
Dr. Kelly
 1955 Passage Home
Bohannon the steward
 1954 Destination Milan
Paddy O'Clafferty
 1954 The Last Moment
Daniel O'Driscoll (segment: 'The Sensible Man')
 1953 Saadia
 1951 The Blue Veil
Frank Hutchins
 1951 The Secret of Convict Lake
Edward 'Limey' Cockerell
 1951 Soldiers Three
Pvt. Dennis Malloy
 1950 W. B. Yeats: A Tribute (Short)
 1949 All Over the Town
Gerald Vane
 1949 The Blue Lagoon
James Carter
 1949 Maniacs on Wheels
Duggie Lewis
 1948 Escape
 1948 The Shadow of the Glen (TV Short)
A tramp
 1947 Odd Man Out
 1941 Once a Crook
Bill Hopkins
 1941 Mail Train
Postal Sorter
 1938 St. Patrick's Day (TV Movie)
 1935 Guests of the Nation
IRA member who rises flag / imprisoned IRA member
 1918 Knocknagow
Brian's child
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Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in Trevor Griffith's play, "The Party;" Eduardo De Filippo's play, "Saturday Sunday Monday;" William Shakespeare's plays, "Measure for Measure," "The Tempest," "Romeo and Juliet;" Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play... See more »

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Aged six, Cyril left South Africa for Ireland, accompanied by his mother Alice Cole. Joined by actor Brefni O'Rourke to form theatrical troupe. Appeared on stage for the first time a year later in pantomime and dramatic performance. Led unsettled life on the road, with brief attendances at diverse schools throughout Ireland. See more »

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