History Trivia / MichaelCollins

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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