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9 April 1949 |
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
|Relatives||Niamh Cusack (sister)
Sinéad Cusack (sister)
Catherine Cusack (half-sister)
Jeremy Irons (brother-in-law)
Max Irons (nephew)
Richard Boyd Barrett (nephew)
Sorcha Cusack (Irish pronunciation: [ˈsɔɾə̆xə]) (born 9 April 1949) is an Irish actress. She has made many film and television appearances including The Bill, Casualty (as Staff Nurse / Ward Sister Kate Wilson from 1994 to 1997), the 1973 BBC adaptation of Jane Eyre, and the film Snatch (as the traveller mother of Mickey, played by Brad Pitt). She has also acted for radio, including a guest appearance in the BBC Radio 4 series Baldi and starring as "Juno Boyle" in the 2014 BBC Radio 3 production of Juno and the Paycock. She played Helen Connor in Coronation Street in 2008, but because of her other acting commitments the role was played by Dearbhla Molloy when the character returned in July 2009.
In 2013-14, she played Mrs. McCarthy, the housekeeper, in the recent BBC adaptation of the "Father Brown" mysteries.
In 2011, she played Mrs. Nicholson in two episodes of the first series of Mrs. Brown's Boys. Susie Blake took over the role for the second and third series. Despite this, she did play the part of Justice Dickie in the 2014 film, Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie.
Cusack was born in Dublin, Ireland on 9 April 1949. She is the daughter of the actors Cyril Cusack (d. 1993) and Mary Margaret "Maureen" Kiely, the sister of actresses Sinéad Cusack, Niamh Cusack and Catherine Cusack, the sister-in-law of actor Jeremy Irons and the aunt of actor Max Irons and his brother, the former child actor Samuel Irons.
- Green, Kris (19 May 2009). "Coronation Street Recasts Helen Connor". DigitalSpy. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
- "Father Brown" (2013– ) at IMDB
- Profile of Sinéad Cusack at Film Reference website
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