About Cyril Cusack:
Cyril James Cusack was an Irish actor, who appeared in numerous films and television productions in a career lasting more than 70 years.
Acting is the most brotherly and sisterly profession in the world.
I am a nationalist... my native soil is the theatre.
I am basically a religious man.
I have tried to explore the little talent I have for writing.
I was rather a fat little boy.
In my younger years my dedication may have expressed itself egotistically.
One's performance is often heightened by the brilliance and generosity of other actors.
Simple stories... emerge as lovely films or television pieces.
The actor has a constant problem of personal identity.
Theatre has no national identity. It is something for the world, whether it is Irish, English, or French.
They say 6 million people see you when you act in a film; it may only be 600 in a play. But the effect on the 600 may be truer and more lasting.
To maintain one's individuality, integrity, and true personality in the theatre is a big task.
Religion promotes the divine discontent within oneself, so that one tries to make oneself a better person and draw oneself closer to God.
I have been on my own all my life except during those touring days.
I love the theatre and theatre people.
If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am.
The relationship with a live audience seems to me to count for more.