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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. 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...
3. Sean Lawlor Sean Lawlor Actor, Braveheart
4. Denis O'Dea Denis O'Dea Actor, The Fallen Idol
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. Donal McCann Donal McCann Actor, The Dead
7. 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...
8. John McGuire John McGuire Actor, Stranger on the Third Floor
9. Siobhan McKenna Siobhan McKenna Actress, Doctor Zhivago
10. Brian McGrath Brian McGrath Actor, P.S. I Love You
11. Eddie Byrne Eddie Byrne Actor, Star Wars
12. Noel Purcell Noel Purcell Actor, Moby Dick
13. Richard Llewellyn Richard Llewellyn Writer, How Green Was My Valley
14. Tom Murphy Tom Murphy Actor, Adam & Paul
15. Maureen Cusack Maureen Cusack Actress, Odd Man Out
16. Jimmy T. Murakami Jimmy T. Murakami Director, The Snowman
17. Michael O'Herlihy Michael O'Herlihy Director, Tomorrow Is Yesterday 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...
18. Mick Lally Mick Lally Actor, The Secret of Kells
19. Godfrey Quigley Godfrey Quigley Actor, A Clockwork Orange
20. Maeve Binchy Maeve Binchy Writer, Circle of Friends
21. 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...
22. Jimmy O'Dea Jimmy O'Dea Actor, Darby O'Gill and the Little People
23. Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift Writer, Gulliver's Travels Anglo-Irish author of the celebrated novel "Gulliver's Travels" (1726). He has been called the foremost prose satirist in the English language.
24. Kevin McClory Kevin McClory Producer, Thunderball
25. Sheridan Le Fanu Sheridan Le Fanu Writer, Vampyr
26. Patrick O'Brian Patrick O'Brian Writer, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
27. Newton Blick Newton Blick Actor, Morgan!
28. Eileen Crowe Eileen Crowe Actress, The Quiet Man
29. 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...
30. May Craig May Craig Actress, The Quiet Man
31. Tyrone Guthrie Tyrone Guthrie Director, Oedipus Rex
32. Oliver Maguire Oliver Maguire Actor, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
33. Aine O'Connor Aine O'Connor Actress, In the Name of the Father
34. Kathleen Ryan Kathleen Ryan Actress, The Sound of Fury
35. 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...
36. Arthur O'Sullivan Arthur O'Sullivan Actor, Barry Lyndon
37. Susan Fitzgerald Susan Fitzgerald Actress, Angela's Ashes Susan began her theatrical career and her long association with the Gate Theatre after she graduated from Trinity College in the 1970s. Since then she has played leading roles in the Gate in plays by Shakespeare, Wilde, Coward, Ibsen, Beckett, Ayckbourn, Williams, Russell, Hampton, Frank McGuinness and Brian Friel...
38. Joan O'Hara Joan O'Hara Actress, Far and Away
39. Alan Devlin Alan Devlin Actor, Leap Year
40. Alan Barry Alan Barry Actor, In the Name of the Father
41. Johnny Ferguson Johnny Ferguson Writer, Gangster No. 1
42. Nora O'Mahoney Nora O'Mahoney Actress, Darby O'Gill and the Little People
43. Christopher Casson Christopher Casson Actor, Educating Rita 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.
44. 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...
45. Hilton Edwards Hilton Edwards Actor, Othello
46. Seamus Heaney Seamus Heaney Writer, Bye-Child
47. Maureen Toal Maureen Toal Actress, Ulysses
48. Michael Dolan Michael Dolan Actor, A Christmas Carol
49. Brenda Doyle Brenda Doyle Actress, A War of Children
50. Gerry Ryan Gerry Ryan Self, The Eurovision Song Contest Gerry Ryan started his life on pirate radio presenting a selection of programmes. He joint RTÉ 2fm in 1979 as a Radio DJ before presenting his radio show in 1988, in October 1990 Ryan won a Jacob's Award. He hosted the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest although he had been offer to host the 1993 Content but dropped his proposal.
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