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1. 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...
2. Domhnall Gleeson Domhnall Gleeson Actor, About Time
3. Jonathan Rhys Meyers Jonathan Rhys Meyers Actor, Match Point Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born July 27, 1977, in Dublin, Ireland, to Mary Geraldine (Meyers) and John O'Keeffe, a musician. 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...
4. Aidan Gillen Aidan Gillen Actor, The Wars to Come
5. Sarah Bolger Sarah Bolger Actress, In America
6. 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...
7. Michael Gambon Michael Gambon Actor, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Sir Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, to Mary (Hoare), a seamstress, and Edward Gambon, an engineer. 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...
8. Brendan Gleeson Brendan Gleeson Actor, Edge of Tomorrow Brendan Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Pat and Frank Gleeson. 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"...
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. Maria Doyle Kennedy Maria Doyle Kennedy Actress, The Commitments
11. Liam Cunningham Liam Cunningham Actor, Clash of the Titans 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.
12. Stuart Townsend Stuart Townsend Actor, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Stuart Townsend was born in 1972 in Howth, County Dublin, Ireland, to Lorna (Hogan), an Irish model, and Peter Townsend, an English 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...
13. 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...
14. A.J. Buckley A.J. Buckley Actor, Happy Feet
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. Victoria Smurfit Victoria Smurfit Actress, The Beach
18. Allen Leech Allen Leech Actor, The Imitation Game
19. 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...
20. Emmett J Scanlan Emmett J Scanlan Actor, Guardians of the Galaxy
21. Colm Meaney Colm Meaney Actor, Con Air
22. 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"...
23. Ruth Bradley Ruth Bradley Actress, Grabbers
24. Michael McElhatton Michael McElhatton Actor, Albert Nobbs
25. Genevieve O'Reilly Genevieve O'Reilly Actress, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
26. 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...
27. Kevin Ryan Kevin Ryan Actor, Paddy's in the Boot Kevin Ryan is an award winning actor 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 studied acting and was a professional dancer, while also being one of Ireland's top cyclists...
28. Brian Gleeson Brian Gleeson Actor, Snow White and the Huntsman
29. Eva Birthistle Eva Birthistle Actress, The Children
30. Sophie Vavasseur Sophie Vavasseur Actress, Resident Evil: Apocalypse
31. Jonas Armstrong Jonas Armstrong Actor, Edge of Tomorrow
32. Patrick Bergin Patrick Bergin Actor, Patriot Games
33. 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...
34. Bono Bono Soundtrack, Moulin Rouge! Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Dublin, Ireland on May 10, 1960, to Iris (Rankin) and Brendan Robert Hewson. He 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...
35. 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...
36. John Carney John Carney Director, Once
37. Glen Hansard Glen Hansard Soundtrack, Once
38. 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...
39. 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)...
40. Samantha Mumba Samantha Mumba Soundtrack, Legally Blonde
41. Stephen Farrelly Stephen Farrelly Actor, The Escapist Sheamus O'Shaunessy began his wrestling career in The Monster Factory in April 2002 where he trained under the supervision of former WWF professional wrestler Larry Sharpe along with former ECW referee Jim Molineaux. SOS made his wrestling debut 6 weeks later against WWA and TNA star Robert Pigenion. After a bright start a neck injury in 2002 ruled Sheamus out of action for two long years...
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. 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...
44. Sorcha Cusack Sorcha Cusack Actress, Snatch.
45. Brendan O'Carroll Brendan O'Carroll Actor, Agnes Browne
46. Gavan O'Herlihy Gavan O'Herlihy Actor, Willow
47. Aidan McArdle Aidan McArdle Actor, The Duchess
48. Milo O'Shea Milo O'Shea Actor, Romeo and Juliet
49. Jonathan Forbes Jonathan Forbes Actor, Conspiracy of Silence Jonathan Forbes trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2001 as a BBC Carleton Hobbes Award winner. In 2001 Jonathan played the lead role in John Deery's debut feature Conspiracy of Silence, for which he was nominated Best Newcomer at the inaugural Irish Film and Television Awards....
50. Peter McDonald Peter McDonald Actor, I Went Down
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