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With just a guitar and vocal, there is something so much more potent if you can get that right. On my own it's simple and broke down, but her harmonies and piano take it to another level." After the Oscar hoopla has died down, Hansard plans to return to the Frames."If you ask me what success looks like, its a bunch of lads who are happy and comfortable in their skin, touring the world and playing their music to people who want to hear it and feeling like they've got nobody to answer to."And the rest is gravy." The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?"He wrote the character for someone else, so he didn't feel bad about stealing my stories." It was originally slated as a vehicle for Irish leading man Cillian Murphy, with Hansard composing the soundtrack.Irglova was the musically prodigious daughter of a Czech festival promoter whom Hansard had known since the age of 13."I became a jobbing musician, which was all I ever wanted." A full 16 years on, he was asked to be in a film again.It was 2007, and Hansard's friend and former Frames bassist John Carney had begun working on Once, a tale of two buskers falling in love through music. The indie rocker in me wants to say it's a load of bollocks, but if you are gonna get an award in this life, why not try and get yourself an Oscar?" The 37-year-old Dublin musician's life has the kind of fairy-tale arc that would make a good film, if it hadn't already been turned into one.
From extremely humble beginnings ("We never even thought it was going to get released, we just thought we might sell some DVDs after gigs"), it went on to win an award at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and become one of the art-house hits of the year, grossing million in its first three months.
"I've been filthy for days, and I'm happy as a pig in shit.
There's a logic and satisfaction to fixing things you could never get from songwriting." Hardly a sentiment one might anticipate from a singer-songwriter whose new solo album, Didn't He Ramble, might just be his most personal, and loveliest, yet; but Hansard is nothing if not a plain speaker. "Songs are these weird, ethereal things - like birds that land in the garden you try to coax into the room.
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As we approach a vote on the UK's membership of the European Union, we look at what 50 writers, actors, historians, artists and comedians have said about Europe and its nations."He knew I had a brain, just that I wasn't engaging it." The headmaster encouraged him to leave school."He told me to go and busk; he guaranteed me that, while I might not become a rock star, if I stuck at it, I'd likely make a living from it.That was his job, he said: to help me make a living." At 20, he landed his first record deal and, shortly after, was cast in the film adaptation of Roddy Doyle's The Commitments.