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1. Domhnall Gleeson Domhnall Gleeson Actor, About Time
2. Jonathan Rhys Meyers Jonathan Rhys Meyers Actor, Match Point Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born July 27, 1977, in Dublin, Ireland. He and his family moved to County Cork, Ireland, when the actor was nearly a year old, and then, at the age of 3, his father left the family, leaving his mother to care for Jonny and his 3 younger brothers alone. Rhys Meyers grew up with a tumultuous childhood...
3. Colin Farrell Colin Farrell Actor, Phone Booth Colin Farrell is one of Ireland's best rising stars in Hollywood and abroad today. His film presence has been filled with memorable roles that range from an inwardly tortured hit man, to an adventurous explorer, a determined-but-failing writer, and the greatest military leader in history. Farrell was born on May 31...
4. Michael Gambon Michael Gambon Actor, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Gambon went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn. His career was catapulted in 1980 when he took the lead role in John Dexter's production of "Galileo". Since then...
5. Aidan Gillen Aidan Gillen Actor, The Dark Knight Rises
6. Brendan Gleeson Brendan Gleeson Actor, Troy Brendan Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland. From a very young age, he loved to learn, especially reading classical text in and outside the classroom. He took great attention to Irish play writers such as Samuel Beckett, which eventually led to him performing in his high school play production of "Waiting for Godot"...
7. Maureen O'Hara Maureen O'Hara Actress, Miracle on 34th Street In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made her entrance into this caring haven on August 17...
8. Sarah Bolger Sarah Bolger Actress, In America
9. Andrew Scott Andrew Scott Actor, Saving Private Ryan Andrew Scott grew up in Dublin, Ireland with an older and a younger sister, Sarah and Hannah. His father, Jim, worked in the Fas government employment agency, and his mother, Nora, taught art at a secondary school. Andrew attended Gonzaga, a Jesuit school for boys on the south side of Dublin. From the age of 8 he took drama classes for children on Saturdays at the Anne Kavanagh school...
10. Stuart Townsend Stuart Townsend Actor, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Stuart Townsend was born in Howth, County Dublin in 1972. Although his father, Peter Townsend was a professional golfer, Stuart was determined to be an actor and began his career by appearing in a number of student films, while attending the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. He supported himself by boxing until his first feature film debut in Trojan Eddie...
11. Brendan O'Carroll Brendan O'Carroll Actor, Agnes Browne
12. Gabriel Byrne Gabriel Byrne Actor, The Usual Suspects Byrne was the first of six children, born in Dublin, Ireland. His father was a cooper and his mother a hospital worker. He was raised Catholic and educated by the Irish Christian Brothers. He spent five years of his childhood in a seminary training to be a Catholic priest. He later said, "I spent five years in the seminary and I suppose it was assumed that you had a vocation...
13. Emmett Scanlan Emmett Scanlan Actor, Charlie Casanova
14. Kevin Ryan Kevin Ryan Actor, Laredo Award winning actor Kevin Ryan was born in Dublin, Ireland. He comes from a family of eighth-generation stonecutters, and although Kevin completed his apprenticeship as a young man, his own interests leaned more towards the arts, where he harbored a love of Shakespeare, dancing and sports. During the early years of his career...
15. John Carney John Carney Director, Once
16. Liam Cunningham Liam Cunningham Actor, The Wind That Shakes the Barley Irish actor Liam Cunningham was an electrician in the mid 80's. He saw an ad for an acting school and he decided to give acting a try. His first film role was as a policeman in "Into the West." Since then, he has been involved in many films and theater productions on both sides of the Atlantic.
17. Maria Doyle Kennedy Maria Doyle Kennedy Actress, The Commitments
18. Jason O'Mara Jason O'Mara Actor, Resident Evil: Extinction Jason O'Mara was born in Dublin, Ireland, on August 6, 1972. His parents are Veronica and Stephen O'Mara; he has a brother, Stephen O'Mara, and a sister, Rebecca O'Mara. Jason loved to play rugby and had little interest in acting until he was sidelined after an injury and decided to try out for a school play. After that, he was hooked on acting...
19. Fionnula Flanagan Fionnula Flanagan Actress, The Others Fionnula Flanagan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. From an early age she grew up speaking both English and Irish on a daily basis. Her parents weren't native Irish speakers but wanted Fionnula and her four siblings to learn the language. Her mother used to say, "A nation without a language is a nation without a soul"...
20. Colm Meaney Colm Meaney Actor, Con Air
21. Genevieve O'Reilly Genevieve O'Reilly Actress, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
22. Allen Leech Allen Leech Actor, Man About Dog
23. Ruth Negga Ruth Negga Actress, World War Z
24. Jonas Armstrong Jonas Armstrong Actor, Edge of Tomorrow
25. Alison Doody Alison Doody Actress, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Alison Doody was born in Dublin in 1966, in a well-off family. She is the youngest of three children. She was educated in a convent, where she gained a passion for the arts. She later studied at the National College of Fine Arts in Dublin, but left because she lacked the motivation and thought she would take a year off to think it out...
26. Victoria Smurfit Victoria Smurfit Actress, The Beach
27. Glen Hansard Glen Hansard Soundtrack, Once
28. David Kelly David Kelly Actor, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Born Dublin, Ireland on July 11 1929. Educated at Synge Street Catholic boys school. Started acting aged 8 in the Gaiety theatre Dublin. Playing everything from Beckett to Shakespeare, he has appeared in Theatre, TV and film constantly since 1959. Awards include, Helen Hayes for "Moon for the Misbegotten...
29. A.J. Buckley A.J. Buckley Actor, Disturbing Behavior
30. Glenn Quinn Glenn Quinn Actor, Dr. Giggles Quinn was born in Dublin, Ireland, and moved to the United States with his mother and two sisters in 1988. His first role was as a pool shark in the Richard Marx video Satisfied. He later landed a major role in the John Travolta film Shout, where he shared a screen kiss with Gwyneth Paltrow...
31. Orla Brady Orla Brady Actress, A Love Divided Irish-born Orla Brady studied acting at the Ecole Phillippe Gaulier in Paris. Upon returning to Dublin, she won the role of Adela in the House of Bernarda Alba at the Gate Theatre. Since then, she has been working on both sides of the Atlantic with a career mix of television, film, and stage to her credit...
32. Eva Birthistle Eva Birthistle Actress, The Children
33. Bono Bono Soundtrack, Moulin Rouge! Born Paul David Hewson in Dublin, Ireland on May 10, 1960 Bono has been the lead singer of the rock band U2 since 1976. U2 has won 22 Grammy Awards to date, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. Lauded by fans and critics as an outstanding performer and songwriter...
34. Patrick Bergin Patrick Bergin Actor, Patriot Games
35. Stanley Townsend Stanley Townsend Actor, The Libertine
36. Ruth Bradley Ruth Bradley Actress, Grabbers
37. Brian Gleeson Brian Gleeson Actor, Snow White and the Huntsman
38. Gavan O'Herlihy Gavan O'Herlihy Actor, Willow
39. Jason Barry Jason Barry Actor, Titanic Jason was born in Dublin. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin after studying at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College. His first job was the lead in a BBC Film called O Mary This London, a part which required him to run for half a mile naked down Camden High Street for one of his opening scenes...
40. Hugh O'Conor Hugh O'Conor Actor, Chocolat A young dramatic actor of film and TV who has appeared in several dark big-screen dramas, the Irish-born O'Conor (not to be confused with the late American actor Hugh O'Connor) began acting at the age of eight. O'Conor was still a relative unknown pre-teen when he co-starred with Liam Neeson in the British-made feature Lamb...
41. Samantha Mumba Samantha Mumba Soundtrack, Legally Blonde
42. Dervla Kirwan Dervla Kirwan Actress, Ondine Dervla (meaning "Daughter of a poet") Kirwan was born in October 1971 in Churchtown, Dublin. Her father worked in insurance and her mother was a French and English teacher. She has two older sisters. She was just 15 when she landed her first role in the BBC Drama Troubles and a year later she...
43. Brenda Fricker Brenda Fricker Actress, My Left Foot This frumpy, maternal, Irish character actress gained experience in Irish theater and with the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Court Theatre Company in Great Britain. Brenda Fricker received great acclaim for her Oscar-winning supporting performance as the determined mother of a son afflicted with cerebral palsy in "My Left Foot" (1989)...
44. Francis Magee Francis Magee Actor, Layer Cake Francis Magee was raised in Ireland and on the Isle of Man. He spent eight years as a fisherman before becoming an actor and has also been a member of several music groups including Namoza - who released four singles and an album - and Disco D'Oro. He studied acting at the Poor School at London's Kings...
45. Sophie Vavasseur Sophie Vavasseur Actress, Resident Evil: Apocalypse
46. Jim Sheridan Jim Sheridan Director, In the Name of the Father Jim Sheridan is a master story-teller, and an acclaimed film director of few films, but good films nevertheless. Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1949, Sheridan moved to America in 1982, meeting a man who invited him to run the Irish Arts Center. He found a place to live in Hell's Kitchen, New York City...
47. Aidan McArdle Aidan McArdle Actor, The Duchess
48. Sorcha Cusack Sorcha Cusack Actress, Snatch.
49. Wilfrid Brambell Wilfrid Brambell Actor, A Hard Day's Night Wilfrid Brambell was born on 22 March 1912, in Dublin, Ireland. His first acting experience was when he was aged just two when he entertained wounded soldiers returning from action during the First World War. On leaving school he worked part-time as a reporter for The Irish Times and part-time as an actor at the Abbey Theatre...
50. Bob Geldof Bob Geldof Self, Live Aid Frontman for the late 70s to late 80s band, the Boomtown Rats Also wrote and produced Band Aid's tune, "Do They Know It's Christmas-time?" with musician Midge Ure. Band Aid later evolved into Live Aid, the first international real-time concert, broadcast across the globe for two days. Live Aid and Band Aid were created to bring relief to the starving in Ethiopia.
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