Frank McCusker

Frank’s recent work includes the role of Jack Cory in wartime drama MY MOTHER AND OTHER STRANGERS directed by Adrian Shergold for the BBC and Henry in Tom Murphy’s THE WAKE directed by Annabelle Comyn at the Abbey Theatre.

He appeared as Doctor Christopher Banning in eight-part TV series PENNY DREADFUL produced by Sam Mendes and created by John Logan for Showtime. Other roles include Risley, playing opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers for 13 episodes in the multi award-winning series THE TUDORS for Showtime, Charles Stokes in TITANIC: BLOOD & STEEL a 12 x 1 hour television series televised worldwide in 2012 and the title role of Major John McBride in Abu Media’s award winning follow-up to 1916: SEACHTAR NA CASCA; 1916: SEACHTAR DEARMADTA (TG4).

Abbey National Theatre credits include THE PICTURE DORIAN GRAY, THE LAST DAYS OF A RELUCTANT TYRANT, JULIUS CAESAR, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH (for which he received the Irish Times/ESB Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor 2004), THE WILD DUCK, THE SANCTUARY LAMP, TRANSLATIONS, THE HOUSE, THE TEMPEST, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, SHE STOOPS TO FOLLY, AS THE BEAST SLEEPS, OBSERVE THE SONS OF ULSTER MARCHING TOWARDS THE SOMME, THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD (Helen Hayes Award, Washington DC) and THE GLASS MENAGERIE.

Previous theatre work includes THE UGLY ONE (Royal Court), UNDER THE BLACK FLAG, CORIOLANUS (Globe Theatre), THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN (Tricycle), ARISTOCRATS, THE COLLECTION (Gate Theatre and Lincoln Center, New York), LIFE SUPPORT directed by Harold Pinter (Aldwych Theatre), WILD HARVEST (Druid), MOONSHINE (Red Kettle), HAMLET,  KING LEAR (Second Age) and Bollingbroke in RICHARD II (Ouroborus), directed by Michael Barker-Caven at the Peacock Theatre, LALLY THE SCUT written by Abbie Spallen, produced by Tinderbox Theatre Company at the MAC, Belfast and THE WASTE LAND by T.S. Elliot, directed by Adrian Dunbar at the 4th Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival 2015.

Other film and television appearances include THE AMBASSADOR, THE MAMMY, DAVID COPPERFIELD, Padraig Pearse in REBEL HEART directed by John Strickland, THE AFFAIR OF THE NECKLACE, AS THE BEAST SLEEPS, PROOF, John Erman’s THE BLACKWATER LIGHTSHIP, MURDER PREVENTION, BAD GIRLS, HUNGER, BITTER SWEET and appeared as Garret Brink in the first series of Allan Cubitt’s psychological thriller series THE FALL for BBC 2.