Cyril Cusack was born on November 26th, 1910, in Durban, Natal, South Africa. His parents separated when he was young and he primarily lived with his mother in England and Ireland. He died on October 7th, 1993, in London, England. Cusack was an Irish actor who started acting on stage in 1918. He joined the Abbey Theatre in 1932 where he performed in over 60 stage productions. Cusack formed his own acting company in 1947 and staged shows in New York, Paris, and Dublin. Cusack went on to acts in many films including The Taming of the Shrew with Elizabeth Taylor, The Blue Lagoon, Juggernaut, Harold and Maude, 1984, My Left foot, and Far and Away. He acted in over 130 films and television shows over the course of his 70-year career. In spite of his prolific stage and film career, Cyril Cusack only won one award; the Jacob's Award for his work in Triptych. He was also awarded honorary degrees from NUI and the University of Dublin.