Aaron McCusker Biography
Aaron McCusker is a Northern Irish actor best known for his appearance in the Channel 4’s television series Shameless in the Bohemian Rhapsody film.
Aaron McCusker Age
McCusker was born on 26 November 1978 in Portadown, United Kingdom. He is 40 years old as of 2018
Aaron McCusker Parents
His family is of Northern Irish. There is no more information about his parents and siblings
Aaron McCusker Wife
He is married to his long term girlfriend, Jennie Sutton. The couple married on April 19 2009at Beamish Hall, a country house hotel.
Aaron Mccusker Height
His height is not recorded
Aaron Mccusker Bohemian Rhapsody
Mccusker was cast as Jim Hutton, Mercury’s boyfriend in the 2018 biographical film Bohemian Rhapsody
Aaron Mccusker Shameless
McCusker was cast as Jamie Maguire in the British comedy-drama series Shameless
Aaron Mccusker Dexter
Mccusker was cast as A.J. Yates, a cable field technician and a serial killer, on the American television crime drama mystery series Dexter
Aaron Mccusker Queen
Mccusker was cast as gay for the first time in the blockbuster biopic of legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
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‘He wasn’t with him for the fame and fortune – it was genuine love’ – Armagh actor Aaron McCusker plays Freddie Mercury’s Irish boyfriend in Bohemian Rhapsody
Since he wrapped on his seven-year stint as the villainous Jamie Maguire on Shameless in 2013, Northern Irish actor Aaron McCusker has racked up credits in US series Dexter, The Astronauts Wives Club, and Fortitude, and will soon be seen in Sharon Horgan’s new comedy series Women on the Verge.
However, the 39-year-old actor’s next gig, playing the legendary Freddie Mercury’s long-time Irish boyfriend Jim Hutton in Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, propels him beyond the realm of the small screen and offered him the opportunity, and responsibility, of playing a real person.
Jim, who was originally from Carlow, had been a hair stylist before he met Freddie in London. They became inseparable and were together right up until Freddie’s death from AIDS in November 1991. Jim passed away 19 years later, at the age of 60.
It was important to Aaron to do the man justice, and it appears he may well have succeeded. He tells Independent.ie, “When I was filming, one of the crew came up to me one day and he said he had known Jim and praised me for doing a really good job, so that was really nice to hear that.”
“Jim was really genuine, a really nice guy so he was,” he adds with an Armagh accent as mellifluous as ever despite the fact he has been surrounded by Mancunians in the city in which he has laid down roots with his wife Jennie Sutton and their children.
“Anyone interviewed about him, anything I’ve read about the people who knew him personally, nobody had a bad thing to say about him,” he continues, “He really calmed Freddie down. He was a really good influence on him. He wasn’t with him for fame and fortune. It was genuine love.”
Bohemian Rhapsody has had a somewhat difficult evolution over the course of the past 12 years. If ‘development hell’ were ever to apply to a project it’s this one, which saw Sacha Baron Cohen and then Ben Whishaw linked to the role of Freddie. During filming director, Bryan Singer was replaced by Dexter Fletcher after Singer reportedly clashed with stars Rami Malek, the ultimate choice for Mercury, and Tom Hollander, who plays Jim Beach.
Aaron says he doesn’t know the “ins and outs” of what happened, but praises both Singer and Fletcher as directors and says Mr. Robot star Rami, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the late star, does an “amazing job”.
The film charts the period of Mercury’s life from the origins of Queen to their Live Aid performance in the summer of 1985. Freddie met Jim shortly before that legendary gig and they were together until the star’s death. Most of Aaron’s scenes were under the direction of Fletcher, who replaced Singer for the final two weeks of shooting, and post-production.
“He made you feel very relaxed,” he says of Fletcher. “Because he’s an actor himself he gets it and he makes it a lot of fun. It was a great set to be on towards the end.”
Aaron describes the part as a relatively small role with “four or five” scenes, but it’s an important one as it marks the first time he has played a gay character.
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