SINéAD MOIRA CUSACK (/ʃɪˈneɪd/ ; born 18 February 1948) is an
Irish stage, television and film actress. Her first acting roles were
Abbey Theatre in Dublin, before moving to London in 1975 to
Royal Shakespeare Company
Cusack married British actor
Along with her husband, Cusack was named in a list of the biggest private financial donors to the British Labour Party in 1998.
* 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Filmography * 5 Awards and nominations * 6 References * 7 External links
Cusack was born Jane Moira Cusack in
Her first acting roles were at the
Abbey Theatre in Dublin. In 1970,
she starred with
In 1975, she moved to London and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company
. Also in 1975 she made three appearances in the TV series Quiller as
the character 'Roz'. She made her Broadway debut in 1984 performing in
repertory with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Starring opposite Derek
Jacobi , she played Roxane in
One of her best known stage roles was Our Lady of Sligo in 1998, in which she played the principal role of Mai O'Hara in performances in Ireland, on Broadway and at the National Theatre . She also starred in the 2004 BBC miniseries North and South as Mrs. Thornton, and in the 2006 film V for Vendetta . Cusack had a featured role in 2016's Marcella , an eight-episode murder mystery.
She was awarded the 1998 Evening Standard Award for Best Actress and the 1998 Critics\' Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress . In 2006, she starred in the BBC sitcom Home Again . In 2011, she joined the main cast of the TV series Camelot , which ran for one season.
Along with other actresses, including
Paola Dionisotti ,
Cusack married British actor
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 Irish 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
Cusack is a patron of the
Burma Campaign UK
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 .
* David Copperfield (1969)
* Alfred the Great (1969)
* Hoffman (1970)
* Tam Lin (1970)
* Revenge (1971)
The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
YEAR AWARD WORK CATEGORY
1981 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Revival The Maid\'s Tragedy Nominated
1998 RTS Television Award for Best Actor - Female Have You Cake And Eat It Won
1998 Evening Standard Award for Best Actress Our Lady of Sligo Won
1999 Critics\' Circle Award for Best Actress Our Lady of Sligo Won
1999 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Play Our Lady of Sligo Nominated
2007 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Play Rock 'n' Roll Nominated
2007 IFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Film The Tiger\'s Tail Nominated
2014 IFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Film The Sea Won
2015 IFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Film Queen and Country Nominated
2015 Irish Times Theatre Awards for Best Actress Our Few And Evil Days Won
* ^ "Sinead Cusack Biography (1948–)". Filmreference.com. 18
February 1948. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
* ^ Nick Curtis (14 July 2006). "Cusack continues to Rock –
Theatre & Dance – Arts – London Evening Standard". Standard.co.uk.
Retrieved 4 December 2012.
* ^ The Persuaders!, 1971. Episode 3, Season 1. "Take Seven" The
transcript of the episode, in Finnish An extensive list of her works
is available at filmreference.com
* ^ ISBN 978-0-7043-4145-6
* ^ McConnell, Daniel (13 May 2007). "Red hot Richard is son of
actress". Independent.ie. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
* ^ PR-Inside.com Entertainment News » Irons\' Wife Reunited with
* ^ Taafe, Danielle (27 June 2007). "Cusack reunited with son she
gave up for adoption".