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Aaron McCusker (born 26 November 1978) is a Northern Irish actor. He is known for his portrayal of Jamie Maguire in the Channel 4's television series Shameless and Jim Hutton, Freddie Mercury's partner, in the Bohemian Rhapsody film.

Aaron McCusker
Born (1978-11-26) 26 November 1978 (age 40)
Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
ResidenceHale, Greater Manchester, England
Years active2002–present

Early lifeEdit

McCusker was born in Portadown, County Armagh. He was a member of the local drama group called The Phoenix Players.


McCusker appeared in Ultimate Force, The Bill and a TV adaptation of Jonathan Coe's novel The Rotters' Club. In April 2009 he married his long term girlfriend, Jennie Sutton at Beamish Hall, a country house hotel.[1]

He starred in the video for the song "Making Money" by Microlip. He played serial killer AJ Yates in season eight of Dexter. He portrayed astronaut Wally Schirra in the ABC series The Astronaut Wives Club. He played Jason Donnelly in the psychological thriller Fortitude.[2] On April 18, 2016, he appeared as Wesley, an MI6 agent, on the American police drama Castle (episode: "Backstabber"). McCusker played Freddie Mercury's boyfriend Jim Hutton in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Ticking Man Jack
2014 Shooting for Socrates Gerry Armstrong
2014 Loss Mark Short film
2018 Incoming Completed
2018 Final Score SAS Leader
2018 Bohemian Rhapsody Jim Hutton
2018 Secret Child: The Bridge Bill Short film;completed


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Murder D.S. T J Holland TV Movie
2002 Ultimate Force Matt Shaunessy Episode: "The Killing of a One-Eyed Bookie"
2005 The Rotters' Club Liam Morrissey Episode: "The Maws of Doom"
2006 The Bill Thomas Dunane Episode: "399: A Bad Call - Part 2"
2007–13 Shameless Jamie Maguire 108 episodes
2009 Demons Mark Episode: "The Whole Enchilada"
2013 Dexter A.J. Yates 2 episodes
2014 Silent Witness DS Adam Kemp 2 episodes
2014 24: Live Another Day DOD Tech Episodes: "7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m."
2015 Fortitude Jason Donnelly 8 episodes
2015 The Astronaut Wives Club Wally Schirra 10 episodes
2016 Castle Wesley Connors Episode: "Backstabber"

Personal lifeEdit

He currently lives in Hale, Trafford.


  1. ^ "Shameless star Aaron McCusker tied the knot with his long term love yesterday at a private family bash. Ulster actor Aaron married his girlfriend of six years, Jennie Sutton",; accessed 15 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Aaron McCusker confirmed as a cast member in Fortitude",; accessed 15 October 2016.
  3. ^ Busch, Anita (22 September 2017). "'Bohemian Rhapsody': Aaron McCusker Cast As Freddie Mercury Boyfriend Jim Hutton".

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