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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. 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...
4. Donal McCann Donal McCann Actor, The Dead
5. Eddie Byrne Eddie Byrne Actor, Star Wars
6. Kevin McClory Kevin McClory Producer, Thunderball
7. Denis O'Dea Denis O'Dea Actor, The Fallen Idol
8. Mick Lally Mick Lally Actor, The Secret of Kells
9. 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...
10. Tom Murphy Tom Murphy Actor, Adam & Paul
11. Jimmy T. Murakami Jimmy T. Murakami Director, The Snowman
12. Maureen Cusack Maureen Cusack Actress, Odd Man Out
13. Patrick O'Brian Patrick O'Brian Writer, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
14. Noel Purcell Noel Purcell Actor, Moby Dick
15. Siobhan McKenna Siobhan McKenna Actress, Doctor Zhivago
16. Godfrey Quigley Godfrey Quigley Actor, A Clockwork Orange
17. 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...
18. 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...
19. Brian McGrath Brian McGrath Actor, P.S. I Love You
20. Maeve Binchy Maeve Binchy Writer, Circle of Friends
21. Jimmy O'Dea Jimmy O'Dea Actor, Darby O'Gill and the Little People
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. 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...
24. Moira Deady Moira Deady Actress, This Is My Father
25. Johnny Ferguson Johnny Ferguson Writer, Gangster No. 1
26. 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.
27. Sheridan Le Fanu Sheridan Le Fanu Writer, Vampyr
28. Arthur O'Sullivan Arthur O'Sullivan Actor, Barry Lyndon
29. Aine O'Connor Aine O'Connor Actress, In the Name of the Father
30. Alan Devlin Alan Devlin Actor, Leap Year
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. Pat Leavy Pat Leavy Actress, The Butcher Boy
33. Oliver Maguire Oliver Maguire Actor, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
34. Eileen Crowe Eileen Crowe Actress, The Quiet Man
35. Kathleen Ryan Kathleen Ryan Actress, The Sound of Fury
36. John McGuire John McGuire Actor, Stranger on the Third Floor
37. Tyrone Guthrie Tyrone Guthrie Director, Oedipus Rex
38. Richard Llewellyn Richard Llewellyn Writer, How Green Was My Valley
39. Annie D'Alton Annie D'Alton Actress, Broth of a Boy
40. Joan O'Hara Joan O'Hara Actress, Far and Away
41. Frankie Sheridan Frankie Sheridan Thanks, In America
42. Lord Dunsany Lord Dunsany Writer, Dean Spanley
43. Nora O'Mahoney Nora O'Mahoney Actress, Darby O'Gill and the Little People
44. May Craig May Craig Actress, The Quiet Man
45. Seamus Heaney Seamus Heaney Writer, Stay
46. Brenda Doyle Brenda Doyle Actress, A War of Children
47. Maisie MacFarquhar Maisie MacFarquhar Actress, Macbeth
48. Brendan Behan Brendan Behan Writer, Borstal Boy
49. Seamus Kelly Seamus Kelly Actor, Moby Dick
50. Hilton Edwards Hilton Edwards Actor, Othello
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