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1. Jamie Dornan Jamie Dornan Actor, Marie Antoinette
2. Liam Neeson Liam Neeson Actor, Schindler's List Born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, Liam Neeson worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by attending St Mary's Teaching College, Newcastle. However, in 1976, Neeson joined...
3. Jack Gleeson Jack Gleeson Actor, Batman Begins
4. 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...
5. Colin Farrell Colin Farrell Actor, Phone Booth A native of Dublin, Ireland, Colin Farrell began turning heads in Hollywood when he starred in Joel Schumacher's Tigerland, the story of American soldiers taken to the backwoods of Louisiana in 1971 to play war games in preparation for their first tour of duty in Vietnam. He garnered a Best Actor Award from the Boston Society of Film Critics for his portrayal of Bozz...
6. Colin O'Donoghue Colin O'Donoghue Actor, The Rite O'Donoghue was born and raised in Drogheda, County Louth, in a Roman Catholic family. He initially attended Dundalk Grammar School, and then The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. At age 16, O'Donoghue went to Paris, France, for a month to learn the French language. Colin's early career was mainly split between theatre and television work in Ireland and the UK...
7. Domhnall Gleeson Domhnall Gleeson Actor, About Time
8. Michelle Fairley Michelle Fairley Actress, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
9. Aidan Gillen Aidan Gillen Actor, The Dark Knight Rises
10. Cillian Murphy Cillian Murphy Actor, Inception Striking Irish actor Cillian Murphy is the oldest child of teacher parents. He has three younger siblings. Murphy was educated at Presentation Brothers College, Cork. He went on to study law at University College Cork, but dropped out after about a year. During this time Murphy also pursued an interest in music...
11. Pierce Brosnan Pierce Brosnan Actor, GoldenEye Pierce Brosnan was born in Navan, County Meath, Ireland, and lived in Navan, County Meath, until he moved to England, UK, at an early age (thus explaining his ability to play men from both backgrounds convincingly). His father left the household when Pierce was a child and although reunited later in life...
12. Chris O'Dowd Chris O'Dowd Actor, Calvary
13. 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"...
14. Ray Stevenson Ray Stevenson Actor, The Book of Eli A tall, dark, but somewhat gentle-looking actor Ray Stevenson was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland on 25 May 1964. He is a film, TV and stage actor. He moved with his family to Lemington, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England in 1972 at the age of eight, and later to Cramlington, Northumberland, where he was raised...
15. 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...
16. Kenneth Branagh Kenneth Branagh Actor, Frankenstein Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, to parents William Branagh, a carpenter born in 1930, and Frances Branagh, also born in 1930. His brother, William Branagh Jr., was born in 1955 and sister, Joyce Branagh, was born in 1970. At 23, Branagh joined the Royal Shakespeare Company...
17. Evanna Lynch Evanna Lynch Actress, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Evanna Patricia Lynch is an Irish actress. Born in the town of Termonfecken in Ireland, she is one of four children to Donal and Marguerite Lynch. Her acting career began in 2007 when she competed in an open audition against nearly 15,000 girls, and won the coveted role of Luna Lovegood in the "Harry Potter" movie franchise...
18. Aidan Turner Aidan Turner Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Aidan Turner was born in 1983, Dublin, Ireland. After graduating from the Gaiety School of Acting in 2004. Aidan has appeared in a number of plays many with Ireland's national theatre, The Abbey Theatre. Such productions include, The Plough and the Stars, Romeo and Juliet, A Cry from Heaven. In 2008 Turner starred in popular Irish TV drama The Clinic for 2 series...
19. Richard Harris Richard Harris Actor, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone A genuine star of cinema on screen and a fiery hell raiser off screen, Richard St John Harris was born on October 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland, to a farming family. He was an excellent rugby player and had a strong passion for literature. Unfortunately, a bout of tuberculosis as a teenager ended his aspirations to a rugby career...
20. Robert Sheehan Robert Sheehan Actor, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
21. Sarah Bolger Sarah Bolger Actress, In America
22. Andrew Scott Andrew Scott Actor, Saving Private Ryan Andrew Scott was born in Churchtown, Dublin, Ireland. His parent's worked as a state school teacher and an employment manager in the public sector. He has two sisters, Sarah and Hannah. Andrew made his film debut aged 17, as the young lead in acclaimed Irish film Korea. Dropping out of his Drama degree at Trinity College to join Dublin's famous Abbey Theatre...
23. Ciarán Hinds Ciarán Hinds Actor, Munich Ciaran Hinds was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 9, 1953. He was one of five children and the only son. His father was a doctor who hoped to have Ciaran follow in his footsteps, but that was not to be. It was his mother Moya, an amateur actress, who was the real influence behind his decision to become an actor...
24. Clive Standen Clive Standen Actor, Hammer of the Gods Clive Standen is a British actor, he was born in a British Army base in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, and grew up in the East Midlands in England. He went to school at King Edward VII School (Melton Mowbray) followed by a performing arts course at Melton Mowbray College. In his late teens Standen was a international Muay Thai Boxer and later Fencing gold medalist...
25. Conleth Hill Conleth Hill Actor, Whatever Works
26. Katie McGrath Katie McGrath Actress, A Princess for Christmas Irish actress Katie McGrath did not intend to make a career for herself in the acting profession, studying History at Trinity College, Dublin. Upon graduating, she became interested in fashion journalism and worked for lifestyle and fashion magazine, Image. After this, her mother's best friend, an assistant director...
27. 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...
28. 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...
29. Sam Neill Sam Neill Actor, Jurassic Park Sam Neill was born in Northern Ireland, to army parents, a New Zealand-born father and an English-born mother. His family returned to the South Island of New Zealand in 1954. He went to boarding schools and then attended the universities at Canterbury and Victoria. He has a BA in English Literature...
30. Brendan O'Carroll Brendan O'Carroll Actor, Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie
31. 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...
32. Caitriona Balfe Caitriona Balfe Actress, Now You See Me
33. 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.
34. Kerry Condon Kerry Condon Actress, Unleashed
35. 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...
36. Paula Malcomson Paula Malcomson Actress, The Hunger Games Born in 1970 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Paula Malcomson is an extremely prolific film and television actress with numerous credits to her name. Malcomson began her career in the early 1990s with small parts primarily in film before scoring higher-profiles roles in the Oscar-nominated film The Green Mile and A.I. Artificial Intelligence...
37. Peter O'Toole Peter O'Toole Actor, Lawrence of Arabia A leading man of prodigious talents, Irish-born Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, England, the son of a bookie. As a boy, he decided to become a journalist, beginning as a newspaper copy boy. Although he succeeded in becoming a reporter, he discovered the theater and made his stage debut at 17. He served as a radioman in the Royal Navy for two years...
38. Colin Morgan Colin Morgan Actor, Parked Colin Morgan is a Northern Irish actor, best known for playing the title character in the BBC TV series Merlin. Morgan attended Integrated College Dungannon, winning the 'Denis Rooney Associates Cup' for best overall student in the third year, before gaining a National Diploma in Performing Arts from the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education in 2004...
39. Stephen Boyd Stephen Boyd Actor, Ben-Hur Stephen Boyd was born William Millar on July 4, 1931, at Glengormley, Northern Ireland, one of nine children of Martha Boyd and Canadian truck driver James Alexander Millar, who worked for Fleming's on Tomb Street in Belfast. He attended Glengormley & Ballyrobert primary school and then moved on to Ballyclare High School and studied bookkeeping at Hughes Commercial Academy...
40. Maria Doyle Kennedy Maria Doyle Kennedy Actress, The Commitments
41. 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...
42. Emmett Scanlan Emmett Scanlan Actor, Charlie Casanova
43. 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...
44. Allen Leech Allen Leech Actor, Man About Dog
45. Ruth Negga Ruth Negga Actress, World War Z
46. Warren Christie Warren Christie Actor, Apollo 18
47. Jonas Armstrong Jonas Armstrong Actor, Edge of Tomorrow
48. Colm Meaney Colm Meaney Actor, Con Air
49. Fiona Shaw Fiona Shaw Actress, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Fiona Shaw was Born July 10, 1958 in County Cork, Ireland. She attended secondary school at Scoil Mhuire in Cork City, and later received a degree in University College Cork. She was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London and was part of a contingent of actors to emerge from the college who were considered 'new wave'...
50. John Carney John Carney Director, Once
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