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      Cyril Cusack

      Cyril Cusack

      Highest Rated: 100% Odd Man Out (1947)

      Lowest Rated: 67% King Lear (1971)

      Birthday: Nov 26, 1910

      Birthplace: Durban, Natal, South Africa

      Gifted Irish stage performer, born in South Africa who made his film debut in 1917's "Knocknagow," but did not come into his own as a strong screen character actor until 1947 with Carol Reed's "Odd Man Out." With his quirky features, playful authority and an elfin face that sometimes registers melancholy or stern morality, Cusack most often portrayed clerics ("My Left Foot" 1989) but in "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" (1965), he played the spy chief and in Truffaut's "Fahrenheit 451" (1966), the book-burning fire chief. One of the most acclaimed stage actors of his generation, Cusack was famous for his association with Ireland's national theater, the Abbey; he was at various times also affiliated with Old Vic and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Cusack also performed on Broadway, as in the memorable 1957 staging of Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten" in which he starred opposite Wendy Hiller. Active in theatre administration and production as well, he managed the Gaity Theater in Dublin for a while in the 1940s and founded his own Cyril Cusack Productions in 1944. He is the father of actresses Sinead, Niamh and Sorcha Cusack with whom he co-starred in the 1990 Gate Theater of Dublin's production of "The Three Sisters."

      Highest rated movies

      Odd Man Out
      My Left Foot
      The Day of the Jackal
      The Homecoming
      Harold and Maude The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
      The Small Back Room
      The Taming of the Shrew

      Photos

      I THANK A FOOL, Cyril Cusack, 1962 FAHRENHEIT 451, from left: Cyril Cusack, Oskar Werner, 1966 FAHRENHEIT 451, Cyril Cusack (front right), Oskar Werner (second from front right), 1966 SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL, Cyril Cusack, 1959 FLOODS OF FEAR, Cyril Cusack, 1959 FLOODS OF FEAR, Howard Keel, Cyril Cusack, 1959 THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS, Cyril Cusack, 1956, ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright SOLDIERS THREE, Cyril Cusack, 1951 THE BLUE LAGOON, Cyril Cusack, 1949 GIDEON OF SCOTLAND YARD, (aka GIDEON'S DAY), Cyril Cusack, 1958 SOLDIERS THREE, Cyril Cusack, 1951 FAHRENHEIT 451, from left: Cyril Cusack, Oskar Werner, 1966 THE DAY OF THE JACKAL, from left: Edward Fox, Cyril Cusack, 1973 tdotj1973-fsct01(tdotj1973-fsct01) THE RISING OF THE MOON, Noel Purcell, Cyril Cusack, 1957 THE RISING OF THE MOON, Noel Purcell, Cyril Cusack, 1957 THE WILD HEART, Cyril Cusack, Jennifer Jones, 1952 WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS, Dany Robin (lying down), standing from left: Cyril Cusack, Peter Sellers, 1962 FAHRENHEIT 451, from left: Oskar Werner, Cyril Cusack, 1966 SOLDIERS THREE, Cyril Cusack, Robert Newton, Stewart Granger, 1951 WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS, Cyril Cusack, Dany Robin, Peter Sellers, 1962

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 62% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: The Winds of Change George Clemenceau (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Memento Mori Percy Mannering (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet As You Like It Adam (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fool The Ballad Seller (Character) - 1990
      98% 92% My Left Foot Lord Castlewelland (Character) $14.5M 1989
      No Score Yet 80% Little Dorrit Part Two: Little Dorrit's Story Frederick Dorrit (Character) $644.6K 1988
      No Score Yet 83% Little Dorrit Part One: Nobody's Fault Frederick Dorrit (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 64% The Tenth Man The Priest (Character) - 1988
      73% 71% 1984 Charrington (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Robin Hood and King Arthur's Ghost Agrivaine (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ballroom of Romance Mr. Dwyer (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kingfisher Hawkins (Character) - 1982
      69% 53% True Confessions Cardinal Danaher (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 57% Lovespell Gormond of Ireland (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 22% Cry of the Innocent Tom Moloney (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Poteen Mícheál (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 76% Les Misérables Fauchelevent (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Children of Rage David's father (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Circus Show Balloon Vendor (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Abdication Oxenstierna (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Run, Run, Joe! Parkintosh (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Horowitz of Dublin Castle Unknown (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bloody Hands of the Law The Judge (Character) - 1973
      86% 78% The Homecoming Sam (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 56% Catholics Father Manus (Character) - 1973
      90% 88% The Day of the Jackal The Gunsmith (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Way Boys Matto (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La polizia ringrazia Unknown (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 59% Più forte, ragazzi! (All The Way Boys) (Plane Crazy) Unknown (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hands of Cormac Joyce Mr. Reece (Character) - 1972
      70% 87% Sacco and Vanzetti Frederick Katzmann (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 25% Tam Lin Vicar Julian Ainsley (Character) - 1971
      86% 93% Harold and Maude Glaucus (Character) - 1971
      67% 72% King Lear Albany (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Brotherly Love Dr. Maitland (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Oedipus the King Messenger (Character) - 1968
      83% 73% The Taming of the Shrew Grumio (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 36% Where the Spies Are Rosser (Voice) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Lost and Time Remembered Hogan (Character) - 1966
      81% 72% Fahrenheit 451 The Captain (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Was Happy Here Hogan (Character) - 1966
      86% 82% The Spy Who Came in From the Cold Control (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 33% 80,000 Suspects Father Maguire (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Thank a Fool Captain Ferris (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 44% Waltz of the Toreadors Dr. Grogan (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 60% The Power and the Glory Tench (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Nobody Prosecuting Counsel O'Brien (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Fighters Jimmy Hannafin (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Floods of Fear Peebles (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 54% Gideon of Scotland Yard Herbert 'Birdie' Sparrow (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 48% Night Ambush Sandy (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Miracle in Soho Sam Bishop (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 60% The Rising of the Moon Inspector Michael Dillon (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man in the Road Dr. Kelly (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 44% The Spanish Gardener Garcia (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jacqueline Mr. Flannagan (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 67% The Secret of Convict Lake Edward 'Limey' Cockerell (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 27% Soldiers Three Pvt. Dennis Malloy (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 67% The Blue Veil Frank Hutchins (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 79% Gone to Earth Edward Marston (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 83% The Elusive Pimpernel Chauvelin (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All Over the Town Gerald Vane (Character) - 1949
      86% 72% The Small Back Room Cpl. Taylor (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 44% The Blue Lagoon James Carter (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Esther Waters Fred (Character) - 1948
      100% 86% Odd Man Out Pat (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Extra Jules (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Guests of the Nation IRA Member Who Rises Flag / Imprisoned IRA Member (Character) - 1935

      TV

      Credit
      78% 87% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater Doctor Jeffers (Character) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Michael Fish (Character) 1980 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rheingold Theatre Paddy O'Clafferty (Character) 1953 1956