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 dates very quickly.
The Americans are very clear, and obsessed with nouns.
I would love to write the story of my upbringing in Ireland.
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.
Honestly, I get more recognized for 'Three Men and a Little Lady' than 'Harry Potter'.
I certainly had no intention of playing a man.
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.
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.
The energy released by it is enormous and it becomes quite addictive, the power between the audience and the actor.
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.
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