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1. Aidan Turner Aidan Turner Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Aidan Turner was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1983. After graduating from the Gaiety School of Acting in 2004, Aidan appeared in a number of stage productions, many with Ireland's national theatre, The Abbey. Such productions included The Plough & The Stars, Romeo & Juliet and A Cry from Heaven. In 2008...
2. Jamie Dornan Jamie Dornan Actor, Fifty Shades of Grey
3. Domhnall Gleeson Domhnall Gleeson Actor, About Time
4. 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...
5. Liam Neeson Liam Neeson Actor, Schindler's List Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. Liam 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...
6. Cillian Murphy Cillian Murphy Actor, Inception Striking Irish actor Cillian Murphy was born in Douglas, the oldest child of Brendan Murphy, who works for the Irish Department of Education, and a mother who is a teacher of French. He has three younger siblings. Murphy was educated at Presentation Brothers College, Cork. He went on to study law at University College Cork...
7. Katie McGrath Katie McGrath Actress, Jurassic World 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...
8. Caitriona Balfe Caitriona Balfe Actress, Now You See Me Caitriona Balfe was born in Dublin, Ireland, and grew up in the village of Tydavnet, in County Monaghan. She started modeling at the age of 19 after she was scouted by an agent while she was collecting money for charity at a local mall. She has both walked the runway and been featured in advertising campaigns for many top fashion brands...
9. Jack Gleeson Jack Gleeson Actor, Winter Is Coming
10. 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...
11. 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...
12. Aidan Gillen Aidan Gillen Actor, The Wars to Come
13. 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...
14. Pierce Brosnan Pierce Brosnan Actor, GoldenEye Pierce Brosnan was born in Navan, County Meath, Ireland, to May (Smith), a nurse, and Thomas Brosnan, a carpenter. He 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...
15. 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...
16. 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 the son of Mildred Josephine (Harty) and Ivan John Harris, and was an excellent rugby player, with a strong passion for literature...
17. Colin Morgan Colin Morgan Actor, Legend 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...
18. Sarah Bolger Sarah Bolger Actress, In America
19. Michelle Fairley Michelle Fairley Actress, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
20. Sam Neill Sam Neill Actor, Jurassic Park Sam Neill was born in Northern Ireland, to army parents, an English-born mother, Priscilla Beatrice (Ingham), and a New Zealand-born father, Dermot Neill. 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...
21. 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...
22. Ray Stevenson Ray Stevenson Actor, Divergent Tall, dark, but somewhat gentle-looking actor Ray Stevenson was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland on 25 May 1964, on a British army base. His father was a British pilot in the Royal Air Force, and his mother is Irish. 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...
23. 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...
24. 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...
25. Conleth Hill Conleth Hill Actor, Whatever Works
26. 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"...
27. Peter O'Toole Peter O'Toole Actor, Lawrence of Arabia A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish bookie. As a boy, he decided to become a journalist, beginning as a newspaper copy boy. Although he succeeded in becoming a reporter...
28. 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...
29. 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.
30. Kenneth Branagh Kenneth Branagh Actor, Valkyrie Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter born in 1930, and Frances (Harper) Branagh, also born in 1930. His brother, William Branagh Jr., was born in 1955 and sister, Joyce Branagh, was born in 1970...
31. Chris O'Dowd Chris O'Dowd Actor, Calvary
32. Robert Sheehan Robert Sheehan Actor, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
33. Ciarán Hinds Ciarán Hinds Actor, Frozen 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...
34. A.J. Buckley A.J. Buckley Actor, Happy Feet
35. 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...
36. Victoria Smurfit Victoria Smurfit Actress, The Beach
37. Maria Doyle Kennedy Maria Doyle Kennedy Actress, The Commitments
38. Genevieve O'Reilly Genevieve O'Reilly Actress, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
39. 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...
40. Allen Leech Allen Leech Actor, The Imitation Game
41. Colm Meaney Colm Meaney Actor, Con Air
42. 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...
43. 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...
44. Ruth Bradley Ruth Bradley Actress, Grabbers
45. Kerry Condon Kerry Condon Actress, Unleashed
46. 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...
47. Elaine Cassidy Elaine Cassidy Actress, The Others
48. 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...
49. Eve Hewson Eve Hewson Actress, This Must Be the Place
50. Emmett J Scanlan Emmett J Scanlan Actor, Guardians of the Galaxy
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