Simple stories… emerge as lovely films or television pieces.
They say 6 million people see you when you act in a film; it may only be 600 in a play. But the effect on the 600 may be truer and more lasting.
I have tried to explore the little talent I have for writing.
I was rather a fat little boy.
The actor has a constant problem of personal identity.
I have been on my own all my life except during those touring days.
Theatre has no national identity. It is something for the world, whether it is Irish, English, or French.
The relationship with a live audience seems to me to count for more.
I am basically a religious man.
I love the theatre and theatre people.
To maintain one’s individuality, integrity, and true personality in the theatre is a big task.
In my younger years my dedication may have expressed itself egotistically.
One’s performance is often heightened by the brilliance and generosity of other actors.
I am a nationalist… my native soil is the theatre.
Religion promotes the divine discontent within oneself, so that one tries to make oneself a better person and draw oneself closer to God.