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.
Once you've done one style, you leave it for a while.
I certainly had no intention of playing a man.
Honestly, I get more recognized for 'Three Men and a Little Lady' than 'Harry Potter'.
The Americans are very clear, and obsessed with nouns.
I would love to write the story of my upbringing in Ireland.
Now I have begun to get interested in films and I just hope that people start becoming interested in me to do more films.
Theater is dangerously open to repetition. Its exciting when you hit on a new way.
I enjoy making films, but my heart is in the stage. Every night you have to be on. There's no second take.
I can hardly decide what plays I should be in.
One moment cannot be the most important.
I take the theater seriously in that I loathe it, I'm bored by it.
There was no professional theater in Cork, but still I did a lot of performing.
I would say the next imminent hot writers are often the writers from the decade before you were born.
The energy released by it is enormous and it becomes quite addictive, the power between the audience and the actor.
There is a great relief in experiencing the worst vicariously.
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.
Irish people are educated not only about artistry but local history.
I had a ball doing Harry Potter.
The word democracy has no meaning. Duty has gone. Only rights remain.
A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano.
I once saw my mother playing Mary Magdalene in a parish event. But she had to put the role aside in order to go and front the choir who were singing at the same occasion. She left the stage halfway through the Crucifixion.
My mother adores singing and plays piano. My uncle was a phenomenal pianist. My brother John is a double bassist. I used to play the piano, badly, and cello. My brother Peter played violin.
I'm not on the run from anything and I'm not at all clear about what I'm running towards. But as some great writer put it, I want to be certain that when I arrive at death, I'm totally exhausted.
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