Fionnula Flanagan Quotes

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Fionnula Flanagan

Flanagan at a Sinn Féin meeting for the Save Moore Street campaign, 18 May 2012.
Born Fionnghuala Manon Flanagan
(1941-12-10) 10 December 1941 (age 75)
Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Actress, political activist
Years active 1965–present
Spouse(s) Garrett O’Connor (1972–2015; his death)

The image of Ireland is projected as a male image in the acting world, similar to the way that the word of Ireland is male dominated.
Fionnula Flanagan
When I first came to Hollywood, I could not break into movies.
I'm Irish and always will be, but America has taught me so much. Maybe it's here in the U.S. that we find a healing, for in the broader melting pot we get to look at some of these self-destructive attributes that we bring to bear upon our own quarrels and begin to solve them in ways other than just splitting apart.
Fionnula Flanagan
People think we are such great talkers, but there is so much silence in Ireland about certain issues.
Fionnula Flanagan
I think Irish women are strong as horses, incredibly loyal and for the most part, funny, witty, bright and optimistic in the face of devastating reality.
Fionnula Flanagan