101 Total Quotes

Irish Actress Quotes

Fiona Shaw
Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy.
Fiona Shaw
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I always start from scratch with a character - they're never based on anyone else. You get ideas of what people look like, and I'm a great people watcher. You can draw inspiration from people.
Amanda Burton
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Being an actor is an extension of telling a story and I loved story telling as a child.
Amanda Burton
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I think this is a very difficult job, especially for women - there are too few roles around. I never let myself rest on my laurels.
Amanda Burton
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I like to think I'm a listener, and I'm fascinated by observing people - I suppose you just lock that in.
Amanda Burton
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I think you know what you're up against when you take on a piece that you know is going to involve dragging up a lot emotions - you can end up being deeply immersed in gloom.
Amanda Burton
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Fiona Shaw
A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano.
Fiona Shaw
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I also know how to ask people for money and I have no shame about doing that.
Roma Downey
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Fiona Shaw
I had a ball doing Harry Potter.
Fiona Shaw
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Fiona Shaw
There is a great relief in experiencing the worst vicariously.
Fiona Shaw
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I think people are hungry for things of a spiritual nature. The show hit its stride on a Sunday evening, and that's no accident.
Roma Downey
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I have the soul of a singer and do splendidly in the shower but the world will never hear it. Basically, I'm the only Irish person who can't carry a tune.
Roma Downey
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If you have donated, these children may never know your name, but they will never forget your kindness.
Roma Downey
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It is tradition in Ireland that you're given money for your first communion.
Roma Downey
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Having played an angel for so long, you can imagine that I've been asked to endorse any number of causes over the years. Obviously I have to limit my participation with any charity, so I decided to really concentrate on my love of children.
Roma Downey
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I was reading through endless junk scripts that were being sent my way. Typically the roles were to play his wife or his girlfriend - leading roles for women were few and far between.
Roma Downey
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We work hard on the show. We really believe in the show. It's an enormous privilege to work on a show that has the power to touch people's lives in such a positive way. The fan mail and the e-mail certainly reflect that.
Roma Downey
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I think Operation Smile is in more than 22 countries, mostly Third World. It just happened that my schedule opened up at the time they were heading to Vietnam.
Roma Downey
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I'd love to do some bedtime stories for kids or that kind of thing. But with the demands of the shooting schedule and balancing the demands of being a single mother, it's a wonder you can squeeze in anything.
Roma Downey
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People really feel the need to share how the series has touched their lives, and that's been very moving. We're enormously grateful to the fans of the show. They've been extremely loyal to us season after season, and they make it all worthwhile.
Roma Downey
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I'm the youngest of six children; both of my sisters are housewives and they each have four kids.
Roma Downey
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I lost my mother when I was very young, and my father when I was in college.
Roma Downey
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What is free time? I'm a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl.
Roma Downey
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Season number seven! It's been so exciting for us. When we first began, we were like the little train that could... and we did! We're terribly excited! It will be an interesting season for us, I think.
Roma Downey
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Jessica Simpson is the youth ambassador for Operation Smile, and an episode of The Apprentice featured a team managing a charity concert she put on. Donald Trump came on stage and pledged a donation.
Roma Downey
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This CD became something of a personal journey for me. The tone of the whole CD is uplifting and inspirational. It's an upper. We have enough downers in the world.
Roma Downey
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A smile costs about $240.
Roma Downey
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We're nondenominational. I come from Northern Ireland, and we've had religious wars for years. I didn't want to create an illusion that my God is better than your God. So our show is a spiritual show, not a religious show.
Roma Downey
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I have a home in Salt Lake, and I have a home in Malibu, at the beach.
Roma Downey
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We were the laughingstock of that first season... It was with great relish several years later that I received a TV Guide award for favorite actress on television.
Roma Downey
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