I find it incredibly romantic that people should fight for a cause they believe in and be prepared to die for it.
There are lots of people I admire and respect, but I don't necessarily want to be like them. I'm to happy being myself.
I'm more interested in enjoying my life and looking after my family than being hugely successful.
The reason I wanted to be an actor is that I don't want to play me for the rest of my life and make money out of that.
Baddies always do get the best lines, that's the honest truth.
It felt good doing a physical job, and going home each evening feeling like I had really done a day's work.
Although this is a fictitious story the history is real. You don't want to re-write history but you certainly want to portray events and characters as realistically as you can.
I went further and further back through the centuries to get a sense of perspective but now at least I understand why Irish history evokes such strong passions and emotions.
There is an odd sense of responsibility attached to appearing in a drama about a real piece of history. A work of fiction is fun.
I don't have any expectations as an actor and being rich and famous is not my driving force.
I'm attracted to seeing how different I can be, pushing the boat out.
It was only when I finished the course and left my graduation diploma on the bus that I realised I'd become an actor.