Saturday, February 25, 2012
FIONNULA FLANAGAN WINS A WELL DESERVED AWARD
I couldn't find an edited version of this so you'll have to sit through the Irish president's introduction. But if you've never heard Irish spoken, it's worth it. Also just for the sheer unpretentiousness of my people. If it's one thing I was brought up to make fun of, it's pretentiousness.
Full disclosure, Fionnula's a friend I knew in L.A. But I admired her acting before we met, and only regret I turned down her invitation for me to play the young James Joyce in her show, and the film of it, about Joyce's women. I was afraid I didn't have the acting chops to do a perfect Dublin accent. I feel now that I should have given it a try anyway.
But here's to Fionnula, a beautiful woman, a beautiful actor, and a beautiful soul. May she win many more. (And thanks to my friend Julie for sending me the link.]