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1. Robert Shaw Robert Shaw Actor, Jaws Robert Archibald Shaw was born on August 9, 1927 in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, the eldest son of Doreen Nora (Avery), a nurse, and Thomas Archibald Shaw, a doctor. His paternal grandfather was Scottish, from Argyll. Shaw's mother, who was born in Piggs Peak, Swaziland, met his father while she was a nurse at a hospital in Truro...
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. 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. Johnny Murphy Johnny Murphy Actor, The Commitments
5. Tracy Reed Tracy Reed Actress, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
6. Hurd Hatfield Hurd Hatfield Actor, The Picture of Dorian Gray William Rukard Hurd Hatfield was an American leading man best known for his portrayal of the title character in the Oscar-winning 1945 film 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'. A native of New York, Hatfield came to England to study acting at the Chekhov Theatre Studio in Devonshire. He had lived in Ireland since the early 1970's...
7. Sean Lawlor Sean Lawlor Actor, Braveheart
8. Ray McAnally Ray McAnally Actor, The Mission Although Irish character actor Ray McAnally would become one of his country's most revered stage actors, he will be forever remembered by audiences both here and abroad for a couple of films he made during the last years of his life. Born in the seaside town of Buncrana and the son of a bank manager...
9. Donal McCann Donal McCann Actor, The Dead
10. Eddie Byrne Eddie Byrne Actor, Star Wars
11. 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...
12. Noel Purcell Noel Purcell Actor, Moby Dick
13. Jackie Wright Jackie Wright Self, Leprechaun TV: Opening Night One of twelve children, Jackie Wright started out as a body builder in the car trade, even working for a time in America upholstering Cadillacs. After the Depression he drifted back to his native Belfast and travelled the country as a music-hall trombonist and supporting comic. By the 1960s, Jackie had drifted into television work as an extra on shows such as Z Cars...
14. Albert Sharpe Albert Sharpe Actor, Darby O'Gill and the Little People
15. 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...
16. Patrick O'Brian Patrick O'Brian Writer, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
17. Siobhan McKenna Siobhan McKenna Actress, Doctor Zhivago
18. Denis O'Dea Denis O'Dea Actor, Niagara
19. Maureen Cusack Maureen Cusack Actress, Odd Man Out
20. Edmund Breon Edmund Breon Actor, Dressed to Kill
21. Jimmy T. Murakami Jimmy T. Murakami Director, The Snowman
22. Joseph Tomelty Joseph Tomelty Actor, Moby Dick The distinctively white-haired, bushy-browed Northern Irish novelist, playwright and character actor, Joseph Tomelty was born the eldest of seven children in the small fishing village of Portaferry, County Down. He initially followed in his father's footsteps as a house painter. Early on, life on the stage might have seemed inconceivable because of a noticeable stutter...
23. 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...
24. Godfrey Quigley Godfrey Quigley Actor, A Clockwork Orange
25. Richard Llewellyn Richard Llewellyn Writer, How Green Was My Valley
26. 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...
27. Jimmy O'Dea Jimmy O'Dea Actor, Darby O'Gill and the Little People
28. 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...
29. Mick Lally Mick Lally Actor, The Secret of Kells
30. Tom Murphy Tom Murphy Actor, Adam & Paul
31. Kathleen Ryan Kathleen Ryan Actress, The Sound of Fury
32. J.J. Murphy J.J. Murphy Actor, Cal
33. Jimmy Keogh Jimmy Keogh Actor, Braveheart
34. Michael Reardon Michael Reardon Actor, The Punisher Starting as a child actor in the 70s, Michael graduated to become a musician with a handful of albums in the glam-rock 80s. During this time he directed several music videos and commercials and sold a handful of scripts that later became feature films. Michael briefly disappeared from entertainment...
35. Tom Clancy Tom Clancy Actor, The Killer Elite
36. Louis Mountbatten Louis Mountbatten Self, Lord Mountbatten: A Man for the Century
37. Alex Higgins Alex Higgins Self, When Snooker Ruled the World Alex Higgins was one of the greatest, and most exuberant, snooker players of all-time. He won two World Championship titles, first in 1972 against John Spencer, and second in 1982 against Ray Reardon. In addition, he also won two Masters titles, in 1978 and 1981, and one UK Championship title in 1983...
38. 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...
39. Brian McGrath Brian McGrath Actor, P.S. I Love You
40. Kevin McClory Kevin McClory Producer, Thunderball
41. Paddy O'Byrne Paddy O'Byrne Actor, The Gods Must Be Crazy
42. Arthur O'Sullivan Arthur O'Sullivan Actor, Barry Lyndon
43. Roger Grainger Roger Grainger Actor, Speedy Death
44. Kay McLaren Kay McLaren Actress, Excalibur
45. Anna Manahan Anna Manahan Actress, Clash of the Titans
46. Maeve Binchy Maeve Binchy Writer, Circle of Friends
47. John McGuire John McGuire Actor, Stranger on the Third Floor
48. Wolf Mankowitz Wolf Mankowitz Writer, Casino Royale Playwright, screenwriter and novelist Wolf Mankowitz was one of Britain's most prolific and successful writers. Once dubbed "the rising hope of British musical theatre," he lived an extravagant lifestyle, which included three luxury homes, although he was frequently in trouble with the taxman. Born in London's East End...
49. Anthony C. Bartley Anthony C. Bartley Producer, The Volunteer
50. J.G. Devlin J.G. Devlin Actor, Far and Away
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