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IFTA in Conversation With Colin O’Donoghue | 22-11-2017
  • “Oh my god, I like this!” Colin O'Donoghue on discovering his passion for acting in the Youth Theatre in Drogheda (x)
  • “I went in with a specific idea of how I wanted the character of Hook to be” Colin O'Donoghue on understanding and researching the character vs studying just to pass auditions (x)
  • 8 mins on #TheTudors brought @colinodonoghue1 to attention of US agents (x
  • Self Taping got @colinodonoghue1 a reading with #anthonyhopkins for The Rite (x)
  • “[I like to do] as much preparation as I can have so I can focus on my performance” (x)
  • “If you were giving advice to a young actor who had the opportunity to do a big budget film or an independent movie, what would you tell them to do?” @louisekiely @colinodonoghue1 “Do both!” (x)
  • At audition for #OUAT  @colinodonoghue1 he know how he wanted to play Hook. (x)
  • Colin O'Donoghue’s Hook costume is the official Hook costume for Disney’s archives (x)
  • Capt Hooks leather jacket weighs 50lbs (x)
  • “I wanted to make Captain my own thing,I was very conscious of that with Johnny Depp being the pirate of the time -it was an active thing to stay away from that so I based him on Colin Farrell and Dread Pirate Roberts from the Princess Bride” (x)
  • “I was delighted to get to work with Gabriel Byrne, he’s a legend!” @colinodonoghue1 on his work on Carrie Pilby (x)
  • Play the truth even in fantastical settings @colinodonoghue1 (x)
  • ‘What Still Remains’ is @colinodonoghue1’s next film out next year. He plays a cult leader set in post-apocalyptic world (x)
  • “I think the most important thing is to get your basis in live theatre and then build your craft from there” (x)
  • Audience Q: Who did you look up to as a young actor “For me,I just wanted to be as good and as present as I could be as an actor.I didn’t really want to emulate or be another actor-you have to figure out who you are and what you can make work for yourself” (x)
  • “If you believe in yourself strongly enough, stick with it - hone your craft and practice it.Through work you learn more about your craft and what you can bring to it and this gets you to a point where you don’t have to think about it anymore” (x)
  • “Don’t take for granted the fact you have a job, that you get to tell these stories everyday, that you get to play this great character” (x)
  • Ireland has some of the best writers, directors and actors in the world @colinodonoghue1 (x
  • “The drama schools we have in Ireland are second to none” @colinodonoghue1 (x)
  • Jason: I absolutely hate how we had several clocks on the wall, one for each timezone, and some of them were the 30min timezones
  • Jason: it drove me insane
  • Percy, from 3 rooms away, carrying a cup of hot chocolate: It could be worse, the clocks could have been off by 20 minutes
  • Jason: ...
  • Jason: it's at times like this that my boyfriend reminds me that it can always be worse