Colm Meaney reminisces about his days at the Abbey School of Acting.

The Abbey Theatre's 100th anniversary was the subject of a special tribute edition of 'The Late Late Show' on 16 January 2004. Familiar faces from the theatre's past featured as interview guests and sat in the audience. Among them was 'Star Trek' star Colm Meaney, who reminisces about his days at the Abbey School of Acting in this interview with Pat Kenny.

Meaney appeared in the chorus of 'King Oedipus', a Yeats version of the Greek tragedy by Sophocles, directed by Michael Cacoyannis in 1973. Cacoyannis had directed the film 'Zorba the Greek'(1964) and was keen to teach the young Abbey actors how to move and find their centres. Meaney's fellow chorus-members included many other future stars of the stage and screen, such as Eamon Morrissey, Emmet Bergin, John Kavanagh, Niall O'Brien and Bryan Murray.