Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy.
To be honest I live among the English and have always found them to be very honest in their business dealings. They are noble, hard-working and anxious to do the right thing. But joy eludes them, they lack the joy that the Irish have.
Theater is dangerously open to repetition. Its exciting when you hit on a new way.
I would love to write the story of my upbringing in Ireland.
The Americans are very clear, and obsessed with nouns.
Now I have begun to get interested in films and I just hope that people start becoming interested in me to do more films.
I loathe bad theater and most theatre is very bad because its repetitious, unexciting and, dangerously, it is sometimes praised for those things.
There's something about the Irish that is remarkable.
I find it incredibly tedious, hate that it murders itself with its own conservative pomposity.
Theater dates very quickly.
I enjoy making films, but my heart is in the stage. Every night you have to be on. There's no second take.
Honestly, I get more recognized for 'Three Men and a Little Lady' than 'Harry Potter'.
Acting doesn't have to be threadbare misery all the time.
And by endlessly sanitizing our feelings, we actually feed a disgruntled nation.
Every generation is obsessed with the decade before they were born.
I can hardly decide what plays I should be in.
I certainly had no intention of playing a man.
Once you've done one style, you leave it for a while.
There is a great relief in experiencing the worst vicariously.
A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano.
The word democracy has no meaning. Duty has gone. Only rights remain.
I just think that things should be allowed to run their course, and not turned into a Disney ride.
I had a ball doing Harry Potter.
Irish people are educated not only about artistry but local history.
Also, an area that interests me - and it will probably take years to state what I mean - is the period of the rise of democracy, with Tom Paine, which is around the turn of the 18th century into the 19th.
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