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1. 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...
2. Sean Lawlor Sean Lawlor Actor, Braveheart
3. Johnny Murphy Johnny Murphy Actor, The Commitments
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. Eddie Byrne Eddie Byrne Actor, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
7. Tom Murphy Tom Murphy Actor, Adam & Paul
8. Noel Purcell Noel Purcell Actor, Moby Dick
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. Jimmy T. Murakami Jimmy T. Murakami Director, The Snowman
12. Donal McCann Donal McCann Actor, The Dead
13. Maureen Cusack Maureen Cusack Actress, Odd Man Out
14. Denis O'Dea Denis O'Dea Actor, Niagara
15. Patrick O'Brian Patrick O'Brian Writer, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
16. Liam O'Leary Liam O'Leary Director, Portrait of Dublin Liam O'Leary was born in Youghal, Co. Cork. He was among the founder members of the Irish Film Society in 1936. He worked as a theatre director before producing documentaries in the 1940s. The Irish political party, Clann na Poblachta, invited him to make a film to show the urban poverty that existed at the time. This was Our Country (1948)...
17. 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...
18. Siobhan McKenna Siobhan McKenna Actress, Doctor Zhivago
19. 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...
20. 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...
21. Kevin McClory Kevin McClory Producer, Thunderball
22. Frank Hall Frank Hall Writer, Pictorial Weekly
23. Godfrey Quigley Godfrey Quigley Actor, A Clockwork Orange
24. Denis Johnston Denis Johnston Producer, The Unthinking Lobster
25. Mick Lally Mick Lally Actor, The Secret of Kells
26. Jimmy O'Dea Jimmy O'Dea Actor, Darby O'Gill and the Little People
27. Kathleen Ryan Kathleen Ryan Actress, The Sound of Fury
28. Hilton Edwards Hilton Edwards Actor, Othello
29. Johnny Ferguson Johnny Ferguson Writer, Gangster No. 1
30. Brian McGrath Brian McGrath Actor, P.S. I Love You
31. 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...
32. Seamus Heaney Seamus Heaney Writer, Stay
33. Arthur O'Sullivan Arthur O'Sullivan Actor, Barry Lyndon
34. Agnes Bernelle Agnes Bernelle Actress, The Great Train Robbery
35. Luke Johnston Luke Johnston Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, In the Name of the Father
36. Maeve Binchy Maeve Binchy Writer, Circle of Friends
37. Eamon Glancy Eamon Glancy Actor, Borstal Boy
38. Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift Writer, Gulliver's Travels
39. Philip Green Philip Green Music Department, Sergeant Cork
40. John McGuire John McGuire Actor, Stranger on the Third Floor
41. Máire De Paor Máire De Paor Miscellaneous Crew, Lorg na gCloch
42. Celine Cawley Celine Cawley Producer, Two Fat Ladies
43. 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...
44. Tyrone Guthrie Tyrone Guthrie Director, Oedipus Rex
45. Sheridan Le Fanu Sheridan Le Fanu Writer, Carmilla
46. Joan O'Hara Joan O'Hara Actress, Far and Away
47. Brenda Doyle Brenda Doyle Actress, Ulysses
48. Eileen Crowe Eileen Crowe Actress, The Quiet Man
49. Oliver Maguire Oliver Maguire Actor, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
50. John Millington Synge John Millington Synge Writer, Paris or Somewhere
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