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A good actor is someone who gives everything. Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable, don’t be afraid to make a prick of yourself on stage, because that’s what people want to see. That’s what I try to bring.” source

 

I’ve learned to work my bollocks off. With auditions I read the play twice if not three times before. You work out the story and the character and the corners and the beat changes of the text, and I feel you have to want to try and make it as specific as you can, that this is Damien’s version of the character.” source

 

I knew [I wanted to be an actor] from about 3 yrs old, we got a set of curtains with a cord that you could pull and the curtains would open, it reminded me of a theatre and it was all from that moment really. I wouldn’t be here today without the support from my family and friends, my family have been right behind me and they have been great.” source

 

I wanted to act all my life. I know it’s a cliché to say it, but it was something I knew I was good at and loved…I remember when I was four years old we got curtains and I thought it was like a pantomime. I borrowed my mums mascara and wrote Goldilocks and the Three Bears on them – we don’t have those curtains anymore.” source

 

When you’re on stage a deep breath is very much physicalized and in the body, whereas you can almost breathe through your eyes on television; you don’t get that on stage” source

 

There is nothing like hearing the noise behind the curtain before a show. I’m not too much into bows though, I don’t like bows. I feel very self-conscious because that’s you going on stage. But before the show starts, behind the curtain you can hear the excitement, it’s just amazing….My favourite part is when you hear all the tech people saying “stand by” and it’s when everyone is coming together to make the show and it’s beautiful.” source

 

The best bit is working together [on stage] with the company to try and tell a story to an audience that has never seen it before, and the volatility of that. There’s such an onus on actors and audiences alike to listen to everything that’s happening around them. That live nervousness and excitement every single night is something I will never tire of and I hope I never lose.” source

 

A great actor is a great listener. And that’s something I am learning. Listening is the key. You can’t react truthfully unless you listen. If I could have brought that to every show I’ve done so far I would sleep easier at night. Listen every day. Just as the curtain comes up, I always say “listen”.” source

 

There was a great speech at the start of the Young Vic’s Faust. There was an old man in a nursing home saying “I’ve played Hamlet, I’ve played Richard II, I’ve played Lear, I’ve played them all.” I was sitting there thinking “That is what I want to do.” I want to be able to look back and say I’ve played amazing parts, worked with great actors and amazing directors. That sounds very cheesy, but that really struck a chord with me …” source

 

For as long as I can remember, watching television and film was my comfort area, my happy place. I would happily watch films over and over again, learn the lines and be able to repeat them, play out the final fight scene in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves; I was mesmerised by the magic of film. I was introduced to a lot of old movies when I was younger and I have memories of watching Singin’ In The Rain, My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins. I guess I was spellbound by these magical Hollywood films. When I was growing up the last thing I wanted to do was go to the theatre but over the years this has completely changed, and now I try to go to the theatre once or twice a week.” source

 

Films are really my first love and I would like to work in more films. I would love to work with Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese who are on my list of dream directors. I also want to continue working in theatre. In terms of a role I’d like to play, I’d love to continue being challenged, being inspired.” source



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"I’ve learned to work my bollocks off. With auditions I read the play twice if not three times before. You work out the story and the character and the corners and the beat changes of the text, and I feel you have to want to try and make it as specific as you can, that this is Damien’s version of the character.”

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“A good actor is someone who gives everything. Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable, don’t be afraid to make a prick of yourself on stage, because that’s what people want to see. That’s what I try to bring.”

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On 1955 Hal and the prequel (Being Human)

"When we first see Hal in one of the prequels it’s 1955 and I’ve been tearing it up in Eastern Europe. In the last 50 years I’ve been hosting dogfights [with werewolves], and we have this specific werewolf who’s a fantastic fighter – he hasn’t lost a fight. I’m getting to the end of a cycle, I’m really tired of the way that I’ve gone and slightly remorseful and very guilty, and there’s a lot of shame, and I kinda realise that enough is enough and I need to go clean. Hal’s very taken by this werewolf, Leo is his name, and I ask him, ‘If you can take care of me would you?’, and Leo says, ‘If you’re looking for a simple life I can provide you with that”. So when the series starts, for the last 50 years basically, Hal has just existed in this bubble.”

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On his first day on the set of Being Human

"I came in to get my hair cut and I saw Russell Tovey in the attic room of the set. He was just sitting there, not doing anything, but being so sullen and emotional. Coming from a theatre background where everything has to be enormous, it was amazing to see. I only got to do a few scenes with him. But the first thing I filmed was a scene after that where the baby’s crying and I have to come in. I didn’t know what I was doing. The baby was like, ‘Eurgh, get off me!’ It was so scary. Plus my suit was too tight, and I was trying to lean over and I could feel it rip! "

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 his acting hero


"Marie Mullen, who is one of the founders of Galway’s Druid Theatre company. I saw her in A Long Day’s Journey into Night four years ago and it was one of the most exciting performances I had ever seen. "

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On knowing he wanted to be an actor


"I knew from about 3 yrs old, we got a set of curtains with a cord that you could pull and the curtains would open, it reminded me of a theatre and it was all from that moment really. I wouldn’t be here today without the support from my family and friends, my family have been right behind me and they have been great."

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"when you’re on stage a deep breath is very much physicalized and in the body, whereas you can almost breathe through your eyes on television; you don’t get that on stage"

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"I wanted to act all my life. I know it’s a cliché to say it, but it was something I knew I was good at and loved…I remember when I was four years old we got curtains and I thought it was like a pantomime. I borrowed my mums mascara and wrote Goldilocks and the Three Bears on them - we don’t have those curtains anymore."

 

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"There is nothing like hearing the noise behind the curtain before a show. I’m not too much into bows though, I don’t like bows. I feel very self-conscious because that’s you going on stage. But before the show starts, behind the curtain you can hear the excitement, it’s just amazing....My favourite part is when you hear all the tech people saying “stand by” and it’s when everyone is coming together to make the show and it’s beautiful."

 

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"A great actor is a great listener. And that’s something I am learning. Listening is the key. You can’t react truthfully unless you listen. If I could have brought that to every show I’ve done so far I would sleep easier at night. Listen every day. Just as the curtain comes up, I always say “listen”."

 

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"There was a great speech at the start of the Young Vic's Faust. There was an old man in a nursing home saying "I've played Hamlet, I've played Richard II, I've played Lear, I've played them all." I was sitting there thinking "That is what I want to do." I want to be able to look back and say I've played amazing parts, worked with great actors and amazing directors. That sounds very cheesy, but that really struck a chord with me to be honest."


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"The best bit is working together [on stage] with the company to try and tell a story to an audience that has never seen it before, and the volatility of that. There's such an onus on actors and audiences alike to listen to everything that's happening around them. That live nervousness and excitement every single night is something I will never tire of and I hope I never lose."

 

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"For as long as I can remember, watching television and film was my comfort area, my happy place. I would happily watch films over and over again, learn the lines and be able to repeat them, play out the final fight scene in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves; I was mesmerised by the magic of film. I was introduced to a lot of old movies when I was younger and I have memories of watching Singin’ In The Rain, My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins. I guess I was spellbound by these magical Hollywood films. When I was growing up the last thing I wanted to do was go to the theatre but over the years this has completely changed, and now I try to go to the theatre once or twice a week."

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"Films are really my first love and I would like to work in more films. I would love to work with Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese who are on my list of dream directors. I also want to continue working in theatre. In terms of a role I’d like to play, I’d love to continue being challenged, being inspired."

 

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"I just love working – I just want to keep that happening. I love being challenged by new projects and directors. I love working with very exciting storytellers because they make the best stories."

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"I still pinch myself when I'm on set or when the director calls 'Action' or the curtain opens on stage. I've got butterflies in my stomach even now talking about it."

Feb 2016 

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