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One moment cannot be the most important.
– Fiona Shaw
My mother taught me to read.
I just think that things should be allowed to run their course, and not turned into a Disney ride.
A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano.
Acting doesn’t have to be threadbare misery all the time.
There is a great relief in experiencing the worst vicariously.
Theater is dangerously open to repetition. It’s exciting when you hit on a new way.
So I just play the character, I play the lines.
Theater dates very quickly.
There was no professional theater in Cork, but still I did a lot of performing.
People who are good at film have a relationship with the camera.
I would say the next imminent hot writers are often the writers from the decade before you were born.
I think America becomes more disgruntled by going to the movies and having an endlessly good time at them.
I find it incredibly tedious, hate that it murders itself with its own conservative pomposity.
Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy.
Once you’ve done one style, you leave it for a while.
Irish people are educated not only about artistry but local history.
The word democracy has no meaning. Duty has gone. Only rights remain.
I had a ball doing Harry Potter.
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.
This whole tribal loyalty seems to have gone.
I can hardly decide what plays I should be in.
I certainly had no intention of playing a man.
I take the theater seriously in that I loathe it, I’m bored by it.
The energy released by it is enormous and it becomes quite addictive, the power between the audience and the actor.
Every generation is obsessed with the decade before they were born.