Adelaide Kane
Adelaide Kane

I am half Scottish. My father is an expat from Glasgow, and on my mother's side there's a bit of French, a bit of Scottish, a bit of Irish.

Aidan Gillen
Aidan Gillen

'You're Ugly Too' isn't a comedy, but it has a lightness of touch with a hard edge. But it's essentially a warm story tinged with a bit of melancholy in the great Irish tradition. I'm very proud of that film.

Aidan Turner
Aidan Turner

In 'The Hobbit,' there were British, Irish, Australian and New Zealand actors, and Peter Jackson was adamant that we would all sound like we were from Britain somewhere.

Aidan Turner
Aidan Turner

To make a career as an Irish actor, generally it's the case that you move to London. When you make that move, you do tend to stand out.

Aisling Bea
Aisling Bea

Northern Irish people tend to have this sharp, dark sense of humour.

Aisling Bea
Aisling Bea

When I'm in L.A., I'm part of the Irish community out there, and I just love it.

Aisling Bea
Aisling Bea

Songs with simple lyrics really take off in Irish nightclubs.

Alan Alda
Alan Alda

I love oatmeal. To me, it's not boring. I agree that ordinary oatmeal is very boring, but not the steel-cut Irish kind - the kind that pops in your mouth when you bite into it in little glorious bursts like a sort of gummy champagne.

Alan Cheuse
Alan Cheuse

When Edna O'Brien's first novel, 'The Country Girls,' was published in 1960, her family and neighbors in the small Irish village where she was born tossed copies into a bonfire expressly set for that horrifying purpose.

Alan Parker
Alan Parker

Rain is also very difficult to film, particularly in Ireland because it's quite fine, so fine that the Irish don't even acknowledge that it exists.