The Irish actress Pauline McLynn is probably best known for her role as Mrs Doyle in 'Father Ted'. She has starred in a number of films including 'Far and Away', 'When Brendan Met Trudy' and 'Angela's Ashes'. She has also written several novels.
McLynn plays one of the main roles in 'Far Away', a new show taking place on Spike Island as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival 2017.
For more information on the show, which runs until July 1, visit corkmidsummer.com.
When you are a freelance actress, you never really know where the next job is coming from. It's a constant state of keeping a poker face and trying not to let the worry about paying your bills get on top of you. I started off with nothing and I still have most of that! I guess money, or lack of it, teaches you to develop a brass neck.
Money can't buy you happiness, but it sure as hell helps!
I worked in Sydney, Australia, for two months before Christmas and although I loved being there, it was a very expensive place to live. The price of a pint in Reykjavik is also a total shocker.
I always liked the old penny that had the lovely fat hen on it. I am patron of Littlehill Animal Rescue, which rescues commercial laying hens and re-homes them, so hens are very dear to me.
My parents had their tough times financially - and I've had mine. I think it's all relative.
I used to have a big handbag habit in the Celtic Tiger years and so I now have enough bags to last me a lifetime. I have some nice paintings too, though I am not sure any of them are exactly expensive.
I once spent a summer working for a chiropodist, which was fine, except that I am not the greatest fan of feet.
I don't ever speculate on shares or companies. However, I did take out a small private pension when I was 30 and I hope to see that come to some sort of fruition - only five years to go on it now!
I have an iPhone and it is all I know. I simply use it to make and take calls, so it is probably wasted on me.
Yes - for a roof repair after a bad storm.
I am useless with such things as I want a quiet life. So I am every company's dream customer.
iTunes simply because I don't exactly know what Spotify is. I am a Luddite!
I do have a mortgage, which I think will be paid off when I am 63. It was a variable but I think it is now fixed.
If I won the Lottery, I'd love to buy a beautiful bit of the country.
I mostly use cards but it's always nice to have a few notes in the old purse too.
I'd love to be able to haggle but really, I am easily mortified and a total pushover.