Maureen Cusack

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Maureen Cusack
Mary Margaret Kiely

(1920-11-24)24 November 1920
Died18 December 1977(1977-12-18) (aged 57)
Dublin, Ireland
Resting placeSt. Fintan's Cemetery, Sutton
Years active1945–1975
Cyril Cusack
(m. 1945; her death 1977)
Children5, including Sinéad, Sorcha, Niamh, and Pádraig Cusack
RelativesRichard Boyd Barrett (grandson)
Max Irons (grandson)

Maureen Cusack (24 November 1920 – 18 December 1977) was an Irish actress. She was born in 1920 in Glenties, County Donegal, Ireland as Mary Margaret Kiely. She was married to Irish actor Cyril Cusack and they had five children Sinéad, Sorcha, Niamh, Paul and Pádraig. Sinead, Sorcha and Niamh are all actresses and Pádraig is a theatre producer. Her grandson is actor Max Irons.

She was a leading actress at Dublin's Gate Theatre with transfers to London's West End in the late 1940s, she also was part of the Abbey Theatre Dublin in 1948 as a visiting company member with The Lyric Theatre Company where she appeared in The Viscount of Blarney 1948.[1] In 1946 she appeared in a Radio Eireann production of a play by Irish playwright Teresa Deevy called Katie Roche[2] and again in 1947 in Wife to James Whelan,[3] these were both produced by Gabriel Fallon.

She is best known for her roles in Odd Man Out (1947), The Rising of the Moon (1957), Von Richthofen and Brown (1971), also The Loves of Cass Maguire (1975), and Playboy of the Western World (1946).

She died on December 18, 1977, in Dublin and is buried in Saint Fintan's Cemetery, Sutton, County Dublin, Ireland.


Theatrical work[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Abbey Theatre Archives".
  2. ^ "Teresa Deevy Archive".
  3. ^ "Teresa Deevy Archive".
  4. ^ The Loves of Cass Maguire (1975) on IMDb