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Fiona Shaw
July 10, 1958 -
Nationality: Irish
Category: Actress
Subcategory: Irish Actress

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.


I would say the next imminent hot writers are often the writers from the decade before you were born.


I take the theater seriously in that I loathe it, I'm bored by it.


I would love to write the story of my upbringing in Ireland.


Once you've done one style, you leave it for a while.


A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano.


There once was a demographic survey done to determine if money was connected to happiness and Ireland was the only place where this did not turn out to be true.


So I just play the character, I play the lines.


People who are good at film have a relationship with the camera.


There was no professional theater in Cork, but still I did a lot of performing.


I certainly had no intention of playing a man.


The word democracy has no meaning. Duty has gone. Only rights remain.


My mother taught me to read.


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.


The Americans are very clear, and obsessed with nouns.


I had a ball doing Harry Potter.


Acting doesn't have to be threadbare misery all the time.


Theater dates very quickly.


This whole tribal loyalty seems to have gone.


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