History Trivia / MichaelCollins

17th Oct '17 1:28:36 PM WadCheber
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* RealLifeRelative: Aengus O'Malley, great-grandson of the real Michael Collins, plays a student in the scene at Marsh library.

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* RealLifeRelative: Aengus O'Malley, great-grandson great-grandnephew of the real Michael Collins, plays a student in the scene at Marsh library.
11th Jul '17 4:13:23 AM fearlessnikki
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* FakeIrish - Alan Rickman, Ian Hart and Julia Roberts. Aidan Quinn also had to Irish it up a bit due to having a far more Americanised accent.
** Justified, in Rickman's case- the director felt that, so deeply ingrained is the popular image of Éamon de Valera in the Irish national consciousness, it was necessary that he be played by a non-Irishman who lacked such preconceptions and would be able to play the role as a three-dimensional character, rather than a two-dimensional caricature. Dev was also so ethnically diverse (a Spanish Cuban father, born in New York City) that his Irishness isn't really important from a casting point of view. And it certainly didn't hurt that Rickman was an astonishingly close likeness for de Valera, too.

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* FakeIrish - Alan Rickman, CastingGag: Brendan Gleeson plays Liam Tobin. He had played Michael Collins himself in a film called ''The Treaty''.
* DawsonCasting: Liam Neeson was in his forties playing Michael Collins from his late twenties to early thirties.
* FakeIrish:
** Julia Roberts as Kitty Kiernan,
Ian Hart and Julia Roberts. as Joe O'Reilly, Aidan Quinn also had to Irish it up a bit due to having a far more Americanised accent.
as Harry Boland.
** Justified, in Rickman's case- the director felt that, so deeply ingrained is the popular image of Éamon de Alan Rickman as Eamon De Valera in the Irish national consciousness, it is a curious case. He was necessary half-Irish, half-Spanish and born in New Jersey. WordOfGod even said that he be the character was better played by a non-Irishman non-Irish actor to get a more rounded performance.
** Liam Neeson is also Northern Irish, playing the Cork native Michael Collins.
* ProductionPosse: Neil Jordan regular Stephen Rea -
who lacked such preconceptions he worked with in ''Film/TheCompanyOfWolves'', ''Film/TheCryingGame'', and would be able ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'' - plays Ned Broy.
* RealLifeRelative: Aengus O'Malley, great-grandson of the real Michael Collins, plays a student in the scene at Marsh library.
* TooSoon: During filming, the IRA ceasefire ended when a bomb was exploded in London's Canary Wharf. As a result, the ending was re-shot to focus more on the love story between Michael Collins and Kitty Kiernan - and downplay the breakdown of Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Michael Cimino was attached to direct the film for a while, and Gabriel Byrne was his choice for the lead.
** Mary Louise Parker was on the verge of signing on
to play Kitty when Neil Jordan heard that Julia Roberts was interested in the role as role.
** The film had been tossed around since the 60s, with Richard Harris expressing interest in playing Michael Collins in
a three-dimensional character, rather than a two-dimensional caricature. Dev biopic. Robert Redford was also so ethnically diverse (a Spanish Cuban father, born briefly inspired to do the film in New York City) that his Irishness isn't really important from a casting point of view. And it certainly didn't hurt that Rickman the 80s and went to Dublin to research for it. Kevin Costner had likewise been interested.
** The film
was an astonishingly close likeness going to be released with a 15 rating in Ireland. But the censors decided to release it with a PG, despite the violence, for de Valera, too.its historical significance.
10th Jun '16 8:52:20 AM moloch
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** Justified, in Rickman's case- the director felt that, so deeply ingrained is the popular image of Éamon de Valera in the Irish national consciousness, it was necessary that he be played by a non-Irishman who lacked such preconceptions and would be able to play the role as a three-dimensional character, rather than a two-dimensional caricature. Dev was also so ethnically diverse (a Spanish Cuban father, born in New York City) that his Irishness isn't really important from a casting point of view.
** Rickman also bears an astonishing likeness to de Valera, which helps.

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** Justified, in Rickman's case- the director felt that, so deeply ingrained is the popular image of Éamon de Valera in the Irish national consciousness, it was necessary that he be played by a non-Irishman who lacked such preconceptions and would be able to play the role as a three-dimensional character, rather than a two-dimensional caricature. Dev was also so ethnically diverse (a Spanish Cuban father, born in New York City) that his Irishness isn't really important from a casting point of view.
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view. And it certainly didn't hurt that Rickman also bears was an astonishing astonishingly close likeness to for de Valera, which helps.too.
25th Sep '11 6:07:10 PM billythehick
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* FakeIrish - Alan Rickman and Julia Roberts. Aidan Quinn also had to Irish it up a bit due to having a far more Americanised accent.

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* FakeIrish - Alan Rickman Rickman, Ian Hart and Julia Roberts. Aidan Quinn also had to Irish it up a bit due to having a far more Americanised accent.
20th Jul '11 11:18:09 AM grace84
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* FakeIrish - Alan Rickman and Julia Roberts. Aiden Quinn also had to Irish it up a bit due to having a far more Americanised accent.

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* FakeIrish - Alan Rickman and Julia Roberts. Aiden Aidan Quinn also had to Irish it up a bit due to having a far more Americanised accent.
29th May '11 8:21:19 AM Fireblood
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** Justified, in Rickman's case- the director felt that, so deeply ingrained is the popular image of Éamon de Valera in the Irish national consciousness, it was necessary that he be played by a non-Irishman who lacked such preconceptions and would be able to play the role as a three-dimensional character, rather than a two-dimensional caricature. Dev was also so ethnically diverse (Cuban blood, born in New York) that his Irishness isn't really important from a casting point of view.

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** Justified, in Rickman's case- the director felt that, so deeply ingrained is the popular image of Éamon de Valera in the Irish national consciousness, it was necessary that he be played by a non-Irishman who lacked such preconceptions and would be able to play the role as a three-dimensional character, rather than a two-dimensional caricature. Dev was also so ethnically diverse (Cuban blood, (a Spanish Cuban father, born in New York) York City) that his Irishness isn't really important from a casting point of view.
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