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1. Barry Fitzgerald Barry Fitzgerald Actor, The Quiet Man One of Hollywood's finest character actors and most accomplished scene stealers, Barry Fitzgerald was born William Joseph Shields in 1888 in Dublin, Ireland. Educated to enter the banking business, the diminutive Irishman with the irresistible brogue was bitten by the acting bug in the 1920s and joined Dublin's world-famous Abbey Players...
2. 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...
3. Johnny Murphy Johnny Murphy Actor, The Commitments
4. Denis O'Dea Denis O'Dea Actor, Niagara
5. Jimmy O'Dea Jimmy O'Dea Actor, Darby O'Gill and the Little People
6. Noel Purcell Noel Purcell Actor, Moby Dick
7. Eileen Crowe Eileen Crowe Actress, The Quiet Man
8. Sean Lawlor Sean Lawlor Actor, Braveheart
9. Kathleen Ryan Kathleen Ryan Actress, The Sound of Fury
10. Maureen Cusack Maureen Cusack Actress, Odd Man Out
11. Eddie Byrne Eddie Byrne Actor, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
12. Siobhan McKenna Siobhan McKenna Actress, Doctor Zhivago
13. Donal McCann Donal McCann Actor, Out of Africa
14. May Craig May Craig Actress, The Quiet Man
15. O.Z. Whitehead O.Z. Whitehead Actor, The Grapes of Wrath American character actor of rather bizarre range, a member of the so-called "John Ford Stock Company." Originally a New York stage actor of some repute, Whitehead entered films in the 1930s. He played a wide variety of character parts, often quite different from his own actual age and type. He is probably most familiar as Al Joad in 'John Ford (I)''s The Grapes of Wrath...
16. Liam Redmond Liam Redmond Actor, Barry Lyndon Born in Limerick on July 27, 1913, versatile Irish actor Liam Redmond was one of four children (the others were Thomas, Mary and Eileen), born to Thomas, a master carpenter who also taught woodworking, and Eileen Redmond, a homemaker. He received his early education at the Christian Brothers junior and secondary schools in Dublin...
17. F.J. McCormick F.J. McCormick Actor, Odd Man Out After a brief civil service career in Dublin and London, during which he acted in amateur dramatic societies (as a civil servant, he couldn't perform in public under his own name, hence F.J. McCormick, a name he chose at random since he liked the sound of it), he became a member of the Abbey Theatre (now the National Theatre of Ireland) company in 1918...
18. Patrick O'Brian Patrick O'Brian Writer, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
19. Mick Lally Mick Lally Actor, The Secret of Kells
20. Joseph O'Dea Joseph O'Dea Actor, The Quiet Man
21. Micheál MacLiammóir Micheál MacLiammóir Actor, Othello Micheal MacLimmoir was a theatrical giant who dominated Irish theatre for over 50 years. Actor, designer, playwright and brilliant raconteur he was very much his own creation. He cut an imposing figure under the spotlight and in real life dressed flamboyantly wearing full make-up at all times and a jet black hairpiece...
22. Marie Kean Marie Kean Actress, Barry Lyndon Educated at Loreto College, North Great George's Street, Dublin. Joined Gaiety School of Acting in 1947, began acting professionally with the Radio Éireann Players in 1948, later joining the Abbey Theatre company. She soon became recognised as a character actress of exceptional force and talent. Received Jacob's Television Award in 1964 for her performance as Winnie in Beckett's Happy Days...
23. Maureen Potter Maureen Potter Actress, Ulysses Irish actress and comedienne. She was born in Fairview, on the north side of Dublin, the daughter of a commercial traveller, and educated at St. Mary's School. At the age of 7 she became All Ireland Junior Dancing Champion. Two years later she was spotted by the Dublin comedian Jimmy O'Dea at an amateur concert party; she began appearing in pantomime with him at the Gaiety Theatre...
24. Michael O'Herlihy Michael O'Herlihy Director, Hawaii Five-O Brother of Oscar nominated actor Dan O'Herlihy, Michael O'Herlihy was a major TV director in the US from the 1950s to the 1980s. His credits include Star Trek, Maverick, Gunsmoke, M*A*S*H, Hawaii Five-O, The A-Team and Miami Vice to name but a few. He worked for Disney in the late 1960s and his feature film debut was for them in 1966 with The Fighting Prince of Donegal...
25. Godfrey Quigley Godfrey Quigley Actor, A Clockwork Orange
26. Eric Gorman Eric Gorman Actor, The Quiet Man
27. Brian McGrath Brian McGrath Actor, P.S. I Love You
28. Tom Murphy Tom Murphy Actor, Adam & Paul
29. Nora O'Mahoney Nora O'Mahoney Actress, Darby O'Gill and the Little People
30. Arthur O'Sullivan Arthur O'Sullivan Actor, Barry Lyndon
31. Jimmy T. Murakami Jimmy T. Murakami Director, Heavy Metal
32. Maurice Walsh Maurice Walsh Writer, The Quiet Man Maurice Walsh, very popular Irish author in the 1930's. Worked some time as an excise officer in the Scottish Highlands consequently many of his books are set in Scotland but include many Irish characters. Many of his stories are set in Scotland and Ireland in that wonderful period between the two wars. Full of fun, fights, good humour, love and mystery.
33. John McGuire John McGuire Actor, Stranger on the Third Floor
34. Hilton Edwards Hilton Edwards Actor, Othello
35. Birdy Sweeney Birdy Sweeney Actor, The Crying Game Birdy Sweeney began acting when he was in his 50s having spent much of his earlier life as a comic and bird impersonator. He won his distinctive nickname while still a schoolboy making his debut mimicking blackbirds as an 11-year-old on BBC Radio Ulster. Sweeney had a heart attack when he was only 40 and suffered from diabetes throughout his life...
36. Sheridan Le Fanu Sheridan Le Fanu Writer, Carmilla
37. Frank O'Connor Frank O'Connor Writer, The Rising of the Moon
38. Liam O'Flaherty Liam O'Flaherty Writer, Le puritain
39. Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift Writer, Gulliver's Travels
40. Maeve Binchy Maeve Binchy Writer, Italiensk for begyndere
41. Annie D'Alton Annie D'Alton Actress, The Rising of the Moon
42. John McCormack John McCormack Soundtrack, War Horse
43. Kevin McClory Kevin McClory Producer, Thunderball
44. Ronnie Drew Ronnie Drew Actor, Sherlock Holmes
45. Alan Devlin Alan Devlin Actor, Leap Year
46. Richard Llewellyn Richard Llewellyn Writer, How Green Was My Valley
47. Leo McCabe Leo McCabe Actor, The Informer
48. Johnny Ferguson Johnny Ferguson Writer, Gangster No. 1
49. Christopher Casson Christopher Casson Actor, Zardoz Christopher Casson was the son of leading British actors Sir Lewis Casson and Dame Sybil Thorndike. The younger Casson began his career on stage as a small child in a 1915 production of "Julius Caesar". He often performed with his parents on stage and began his own theatrical career in Dublin in the 1930s. He was also a popular performer on Irish television from the 1960s.
50. Edward Lexy Edward Lexy Actor, Mrs. Pym of Scotland Yard
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