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30-07-2020, 11:38   #61
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A fine damn good actor.
A welcome break from interviews with Love Islands wannabes.
The bar is set really high these days
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30-07-2020, 11:40   #62
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Ah in fairness to him he's nominated for a few Emmy's which is massive for a TV actor. His life has totally changed the last few months. Seems a grounded lad too to hear in an interview unlike yer man Barry Keoghan whose ego seems to be off the scale.

He can do nothing about the standard of journalism today and as he said himself, his next goal after Normal People is to secure his next bit of work so he's quite correctly taking advantage of the hype and keeping himself in the limelight.
I'm sure he's a nice lad, but from the 2 episodes I struggled through before giving up, I'd estimate he said about 50 words in total - so I can't judge his acting ability from that. He was really just a prop for the female lead's fantasies.
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he finally seized the denny, fair play, or at least had some english chick pretending to be from sligo to seize his denny.

i always paraphrased np as 'balibalihaunis reads camus'

good luck to him



not a single thanks for that?



cmon its funny and it references classic literature!
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not a single thanks for that?



cmon its funny and it references classic literature!
I fear this is one of them cases where it was funnier in your head. Commiserations and better luck next time.
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I'm sure he's a nice lad, but from the 2 episodes I struggled through before giving up, I'd estimate he said about 50 words in total - so I can't judge his acting ability from that. He was really just a prop for the female lead's fantasies.
Acting isn't about how many words you say.
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Mescal is a cuck.
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Ah in fairness to him he's nominated for a few Emmy's which is massive for a TV actor. His life has totally changed the last few months. Seems a grounded lad too to hear in an interview unlike yer man Barry Keoghan whose ego seems to be off the scale.

He can do nothing about the standard of journalism today and as he said himself, his next goal after Normal People is to secure his next bit of work so he's quite correctly taking advantage of the hype and keeping himself in the limelight.
Yeah, he's still a jobbing actor looking for his next payslip so it's hard to blame him.
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Yes The Guardian & Daily Mail did the usual thing claiming him and Andrew Scott as British.

Why do they do this?
It's a bit like the Irish media claiming it's an Irish programme.
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I liked Normal People, thoroughly enjoyed it. And yet, I've barely seen young Mescal a couple of times since I finished watching it. It's almost as if I haven't been taking much notice of him.
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I liked Normal People, thoroughly enjoyed it. And yet, I've barely seen young Mescal a couple of times since I finished watching it. It's almost as if I haven't been taking much notice of him.
It’s scary on Instagram.
People detail where his clothes are from even the brand of his cigarettes!

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It's a bit like the Irish media claiming it's an Irish programme.
It is Irish
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Acting isn't about how many words you say.

John Connors would agree with that. All you have to do is look like a fat head
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It's a bit like the Irish media claiming it's an Irish programme.
It is an Irish programme.

Based on a book by an Irish author. Set in Ireland. Produced in Ireland by an Irish production company, filmed in Ireland, predominantly Irish cast.

What more do you want?

It has been financed by Hulu (American) and BBC (British) but that does not mean it's a British show that British Media is claiming.

The Crown is funded entirely by Netflix who are American but I would still regard it as a British show.
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I'm sure he's a nice lad, but from the 2 episodes I struggled through before giving up, I'd estimate he said about 50 words in total - so I can't judge his acting ability from that. He was really just a prop for the female lead's fantasies.
That's not how you judge acting. Do you not think there was acting in silent films then? Have a look at the performances of old ones. Or watch The Artist for a more modern take.

He's received praise for his portrayal of a troubled person and he delivered a lot more dialogue then you said.

I thought he was excellent and his scene with the psychiatrist was powerful and showed his talent.
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After being bombarded with references to it I eventually gave in and watched a fair few episodes of Normal People. Not to the end because I suddenly got bored. I like Lenny Abrahamson's stuff though this was occasionally too self conscious. In the end I could not understand the absolute mania for it because I found it to be fairly much Maeve Binchy plus mickies and tits. Enjoyable enough but not mesmerising. But good on the lad for his success. Long may it last.
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