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Henry Ian Cusick

Henry Ian Cusick trained at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before joining the Citizens Theatre, where he played his first leading roles, including Dorian Gray in The Picture of Dorian Gray, Hamlet in The Marowitz Hamlet and Horner in The Country Wife. While at the Edinburgh International Festival, he appeared as Stolzius in The Soldiers and as Tasso in Torquato Tasso, for which he received a special commendation for the Ian Charleson Award.

Other theatrical credits include roles as Cassio in Othello, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Pompey in Antony and Cleopatra for the Royal Shakespeare Company; Green in Richard II, Arthur in The Machine Wreckers and Dollabella in Antony and Cleopatra for the Royal National Theatre; Nick in The LA Plays for The Almedia and Le Vicomte De Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses for the Liverpool Playhouse.

On television Cusick has appeared in numerous British productions, including starring roles in the series Casualty, The Book Group and Two Thousand Acres of Sky, a recurring role in Waking the Dead, guest starring roles in Happiness and Midsomer Murders, and leading roles in the telefilms Murder Rooms: The White Knight Stratagem, Dinosaur Hunters and Carla. He also starred in Scottish television's Taggart. In the U.S. he had a recurring role on 24 and appeared in the Lifetime movie Perfect Romance. Most recently he received an Emmy nomination for his role on the award-winning Lost.

On the big screen Cusick starred in Hitman, opposite Timothy Olyphant and Dougray Scott, Possession, and in the independent films Half Light, 9/Tenths, The Gospel of John, Richard II and The Contract.

Cusick was born in Peru and raised in Trinidad and Scotland.

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Henry Ian Cusick Facts

BirthdayApril 17, 1967 (54)
BirthplaceTrujillo, Peru
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Henry Ian Cusick compared to you?

Selected Filmography

24 (2006) tv
Visual Bible 3-Episode Set (2006)
Lost (2005) tv
Waking the Dead (2005) tv
The Gospel of John (2003) (breakthrough)
The Dinosaur Hunters (2002) tv-movie
Murder Rooms (2000)
The Book Group
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