Colm Meaney quotes

  • I suppose I look for humor in most situations because it humanizes things; it makes a character much more three-dimensional if there's some kind of humor. Not necessarily laugh-out-loud type of stuff, just a sense that there is a humorous edge to things. I do like that.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Humorous #Character #Laughing

  • I do like working on independent films where it is a smaller budget and less pressure. The pace is also quicker than that of a big budget film. You are shooting at a fairly fast pace. Sitting around for three or four days can be quite draining. So I guess in terms of film or television, I would say filming an independent feature.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Independent #Three #Pace

  • You never know when the publicity people will feel it is a good time to release the film.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #People #Publicity #Good Times

  • Colin Morgan gives a stunning performance in Parked; he plays Merlin in the BBC TV show and he says the two characters are like night and day. Watch him. He’s got everything it takes to be top notch.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Character #Night #Tv Shows

  • A good comedy's very hard to make, so good comic writing I really enjoy.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Writing #Comedy #Comic

  • As an actor, I like to get a bit of momentum going with a character and kind of work a bit quicker. I mean, not crazy-fast, but, you know, five or six pages a day is a nice pace.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Crazy #Nice #Character

  • I do probably 80 or 90 per cent of the cooking at home.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Home #Cooking #Cents

  • Well, Ive always been a character actor, you know, and you always get your share of character actors who are bad guys.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Character #Guy #Actors

  • I kind of have an interest in all history. And I suspect it comes from being Irish - we like stories, we like telling stories, which makes a lot of us lean towards being writers or actors or directors.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Directors #Stories #Actors

  • The digital revolution has changed the way we do things because you're not under that pressure that film is precious and film is expensive.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Digital Revolution #Way #Pressure

  • If you're playing a historical character that's in the public consciousness, then obviously you've got to make an effort to look like that person and there's a huge amount of historical record there that you have to kind of comply to.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Character #Effort #Historical

  • I do go back to Ireland, and I'll probably be doing a film in Ireland in January, and I guess that kind of keeps me classified as 'the Irish actor,' but the last four or five projects that I've been in are either American or English, so I don't feel terribly trapped in that. But sometimes, yeah, you would like to not be called 'the Irish actor.' You'd prefer to just be called 'the actor.'
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Actors #Four #Lasts

  • Even in drama, I like to try to find the humor because I think it's very human. Even in the depths of dreadful situations, there's usually something rather comic, or something you can laugh about afterwards, at least.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Drama #Thinking #Laughing

  • There are so many burning issues to be dealt with that it's completely understandable and natural that a character is struggling with these issues themselves. In that struggle, you inform the audience. The thing about this writing is that it's very easy to learn. Good writing always is.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Struggle #Writing #Character

  • I usually read a script from an audience perspective first, and then look more closely at the character only.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Character #Perspective #Looks

  • Normally when I'm sent a script I'll read it through to see how it hangs as a story and then I'll go back and read it through again and look at the character.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Character #Scripts #Looks

  • My old manager of the Irish National Theatre said 'Don't worry about being a star, just worry about being a working actor. Just keep working.' I think that's really good advice.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Stars #Thinking #Worry

  • A good comedy’s very hard to make, so good comic writing I really enjoy.
    -- Colm Meaney

    #Writing #Comedy #Comic