Birth Place Matching "Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Jamie Dornan

Actor | The Fall

Jamie Dornan was born on May 1, 1982 in Belfast, Northern Ireland as James Dornan. He is an actor, known for The Fall (2013), A Private War (2018) and Anthropoid (2016). He has been married to Amelia Warner since April 27, 2013. They have three children.

2. Kenneth Branagh

Actor | Henry V

Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. He has two siblings, William Branagh, Jr. (born 1955) and Joyce Branagh (born 1970). When he was nine, his family ...

3. Ciarán Hinds

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Ciarán Hinds was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 9, 1953. He was one of five children and the only son. His father was a doctor who hoped to have Ciarán follow in his footsteps, but that was not to be. It was his mother Moya, an amateur actress, who was the real influence behind his ...

4. Paula Malcomson

Actress | The Hunger Games

Born in 1970 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Paula Malcomson is an extremely prolific film and television actress with numerous credits to her name. Malcomson began her career in the early 1990s with small parts primarily in film before scoring higher-profiles roles in the Oscar-nominated film The ...

5. Ian McElhinney

Actor | Hamlet

Ian McElhinney is a Northern Irish actor and director best known for his roles as General Dodonna in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Val-El in Krypton, and as Ser Barristan Selmy in the HBO series, Game of Thrones.

Over a career spanning more than thirty years, McElhinney has accumulated a number of ...

6. Warren Christie

Actor | Apollo 18

Warren Christie was born on November 4, 1975 in Belfast, Northern Ireland as Hans Warren Christie. He is an actor, known for Apollo 18 (2011), Alphas (2011) and This Means War (2012). He has been married to Sonya Salomaa since 2007.

7. Stephen Rea

Actor | The Crying Game

Stephen Rea was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He attended Belfast High School and the Queen's University, where he studied English. He later trained at the Abbey Theatre School in Dublin. In 1970s, he acted in the Focus Company in Dublin with the talented Gabriel Byrne and Colm Meaney. After ...

8. James McCaffrey

Actor | Rescue Me

James McCaffrey was born in 1959 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for Rescue Me (2004), American Splendor (2003) and Revenge (2011).

9. Patricia Quinn

Actress | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Patricia Quinn was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She was beginning to break into television when she was offered the role of "the Usherette/Magenta" in Richard O'Brien's "Rocky Horror Show", the role she would become best known for. Patricia continued to work hard after "Rocky Horror" and soon...

10. Michael Smiley

Actor | Kill List

Michael Smiley was born in 1963 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for Kill List (2011), Free Fire (2016) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). He is married to Miranda Sawyer. They have one child.

11. Jonjo O'Neill

Actor | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Jonjo O'Neill was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1978. He moved to England to study at the Guildford School of acting from 1996 to 1999. He is now a well known British stage actor and is Resident Artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company, perhaps best known for his portrayals of Richard III ...

12. Tara Lynne O'Neill

Actress | Becoming Jane

Tara Lynne O'Neill was born in 1975 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is an actress, known for Becoming Jane (2007), Disco Pigs (2001) and Line of Duty (2012).

13. Geraldine Hughes

Actress | Rocky Balboa

Geraldine Hughes (born 1970) is a Northern Irish film, television and stage actress. She was born in West Belfast and lived in the Divis flats for a time. She won a private scholarship and attended university in America. She is best known for her portrayal of "Little Marie" in 2006's Rocky Balboa. ...

14. Martin McCann

Actor | The Survivalist

Martin McCann grew up with a brother and sister in the Divis Flats area of Falls Road in Belfast.

In 2006 Lord Richard Attenborough cast McCann in his film after seeing him play Alex in a stage production of A Clockwork Orange. Attenborough called Spielberg and recommended McCann. He was invited to ...

15. Frances Tomelty

Actress | The Amazing Mrs Pritchard

Frances Tomelty was born on October 6, 1947 in Belfast, Northern Ireland as Frances Eleanor Tomelty. She is an actress, known for The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006), Bullshot Crummond (1983) and Vanity Fair (1998). She was previously married to Sting.

16. Stuart Graham

Actor | Hunger

Stuart Graham was born in 1967 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor and producer, known for Hunger (2008), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) and The Good Word (2014).

17. Shane Brolly

Actor | Underworld

Brolly was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The son of Clark Brolly, 1930-2014, a salesman, and Rosemary Brolly. The third of four siblings, he has two brothers: Clark and Michael 1968-2006, and one sister, Cathy.

Growing up in Belfast in a mixed religion home was difficult for the young Brolly. ...

18. Damian O'Hare

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Damian O'Hare was born on August 13, 1977 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) and Hatfields & McCoys (2012). He has been married to Georgie Hurford-Jones since ...

19. Una O'Connor

Actress | Bride of Frankenstein

Delightful character actress who held her own against such acting heavyweights as Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Tyrone Power, Barbara Stanwyck, and Sydney Greenstreet. Often cast by studio heads as comic relief thanks to her thick Irish accent and rubber-faced expressions, most notably in ...

20. Terry George

Writer | Hotel Rwanda

Terry George was born on December 20, 1952 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is a writer and producer, known for Hotel Rwanda (2004), In the Name of the Father (1993) and Some Mother's Son (1996). He has been married to Margaret Higgins since 1978. They have two children.

21. Ian Beattie

Actor | Alexander

Ian Beattie is a Northern Irish actor best known for his roles as Antigonus in Oliver Stone's film Alexander, and as Ser Meryn Trant in the HBO series, Game of Thrones.

For Beattie, acting has always been a part of his life, beginning at an early age when he toured Northern Ireland in a circus with ...

22. Mark Cousins

Director | The First Movie

Mark Cousins was born on May 3, 1965 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is a director and writer, known for The First Movie (2009), What Is This Film Called Love? (2012) and The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018).

23. Sam Kydd

Actor | Crane

Sam was a very well known, un-sung, British Actor from 1946 to his death in 1982. He was originally born in Northern Ireland but came over to London England as a boy with his mother and her brothers, setting up home in Bayswater, then Shepherd's Bush, then Chiswick. He was sent to Dunstable school....

24. Nick Hamm

Director | The Hole

Nick Hamm is a BAFTA award-winning British director and producer whose work extends to feature films, television and theatre.

Hamm spent many years as a resident director with the Royal Shakespeare Company, focusing on both Shakespeare and contemporary playwrights; the latter including, Howard ...

25. Derek Thompson

Actor | The Long Good Friday

Derek Thompson was born on April 4, 1948 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for The Long Good Friday (1980), Casualty (1986) and The Gentle Touch (1980). He is married to Dee Sadler. They have one child. He was previously married to Christine.

26. Stephen Hagan

Actor | Stan Lee's Lucky Man

Stephen Hagan was raised in the village of Greenisland in County Antrim, Belfast, Ireland. He was born into a family that had an established property developing business and had possible career avenues in either that business or accounting. However, Stephen opted to pursue his passion for acting ...

27. Steve Furst

Actor | Chalet Girl

Steve began his career in comedy as a stand up before finding notoriety as lounge cabaret performer Lenny Beige. After a Channel 4 show and 2 BBC TV series of Lenny Beige's Variety Pack Lenny Beige's Variety Pack (2000) Steve began to branch out into other character roles devising a few solo ...

28. Brid Brennan

Actress | Dancing at Lughnasa

Brid Brennan was born in 1955 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is an actress, known for Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), Shadow Dancer (2012) and Excalibur (1981).

29. Geraldine O'Rawe

Actress | Circle of Friends

Geraldine O'Rawe was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and studied drama in London at the Webber Douglas Academy, with appearances early on in her career at the Moving Theatre Company, the Everyman Theatre and the Gate Theatre, London.

Her acclaim in these stage roles quickly led her to a role in ...

30. Van Morrison

Soundtrack | The Five-Year Engagement

Van Morrison was born on August 31, 1945 in Belfast, Northern Ireland as George Ivan Morrison. He has been married to Michelle Rocca since 2006. They have two children. He was previously married to Janet (Planet) Minto.

31. Gerard McCarthy

Actor | The Fall

Gerard McCarthy was born on March 31, 1981 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor and writer, known for The Fall (2013), Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012) and Vikings (2013).

32. Jon Wright

Director | Grabbers

Jon Wright was born on March 2, 1971 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is a director and writer, known for Grabbers (2012), Robot Overlords (2014) and Tormented (2009).

33. James Greene

Actor | Sherlock Holmes

James Greene was born on May 19, 1931 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor and writer, known for Sherlock Holmes (2009), Johnny English (2003) and From Hell (2001).

34. Kiera Chaplin

Actress | The Importance of Being Earnest

Kiera Chaplin was born on July 1, 1982 in Belfast, Northern Ireland as Kiera Sunshine Chaplin. She is an actress and producer, known for The Importance of Being Earnest (2002), Japan (2008) and The Year That Trembled (2002).

35. David Holmes

Composer | Ocean's Eleven

David Holmes was born in Belfast the youngest of 10 children. David collected vinyl throughout his teenage years and became a club DJ at the age of 15. David's taste of music as a teenager was very eclectic, ranging from Motown R&B, Latin jazz, punk rock, film scores, and disco. During these years ...

36. Siobhan McKenna

Actress | Doctor Zhivago

Siobhan McKenna was born on May 24, 1923 in Belfast, Northern Ireland as Siobhan Giollamhuire Mac Cionnaith. She was an actress, known for Doctor Zhivago (1965), King of Kings (1961) and Of Human Bondage (1964). She was married to Denis O'Dea. She died on November 16, 1986 in Dublin, Ireland.

37. C.S. Lewis

Writer | The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C.S. Lewis was born in 1898 and brought up in a very strict, religious household. While he was quite young, his mother died of cancer but the "stiff upper lip" in favour at the time meant he wasn't allowed to grieve. He became an Oxford don and led a sheltered life. He seriously questioned his ...

38. Patrick O'Kane

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Patrick O'Kane is an actor from Belfast, Northern Ireland who has built up a considerable body of work on the British stage since graduating from the Central School of Speech and Drama. He has appeared in classic and contemporary roles as a member of Britain's leading theatrical companies, ...

39. Lalor Roddy

Actor | Grabbers

Lalor Roddy was born in 1954 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for Grabbers (2012), Hunger (2008) and The Devil's Doorway (2018).

40. Moyna MacGill

Actress | The Picture of Dorian Gray

Moyna MacGill was born on December 10, 1895 in Belfast, Ireland [now Northern Ireland], UK as Charlotte Lilian McIldowie. She was an actress, known for The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), The Twilight Zone (1959) and Miriam Rozella (1924). She was married to Edgar Isaac Lansbury and Reginald Denham....

41. Jackie Wright

Actor | The Benny Hill Show

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...

42. David Kerr

Director | Johnny English Strikes Again

David Kerr is one of Britain's leading comedy directors.

Born in Belfast, David started acting and directing plays at Cambridge University. He graduated with a First in Classics and made documentaries for the BBC before pursuing his passion for comedy.

David won a Best Comedy BAFTA for the first ...

43. Charles Lawson

Actor | Coronation Street

Charles Lawson was born on September 17, 1959 in Belfast, Northern Ireland as Quentin Charles Devonish Lawson. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Harry's Game (1982) and The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt (1989). He was previously married to Suzie.

44. Robert Patterson

Actor | Boxed

Robert Patterson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for Boxed (2002), Hidden Agenda (1990) and Zuppa di pesce (1992).

45. Paul Loughran

Actor | Emmerdale Farm

Paul Loughran was born on July 7, 1969 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for Emmerdale (1972), Blue Murder (2003) and The Woolpackers: Emmerdance (1996).

46. Eamonn Holmes

Self | Sky News: Sunrise

Eamonn Holmes was born on December 3, 1959 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for Sky News: Sunrise (1989), The All Star Impressions Show (2009) and Walliams & Friend (2015). He has been married to Ruth Langsford since June 26, 2010. They have one child. He was previously ...

47. Roy Walker

Actor | The Jealous God

Roy Walker was born on July 31, 1940 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for The Jealous God (2005), Catch Phrase (1986) and Sketchy with Diarmuid Corr (2010).

48. Niall Wright

Actor | 6Degrees

Niall Wright was born in Belfast, Ireland and studied a Commerce degree at University College Dublin. He then trained at the Bristol Old Vic theatre school and will graduate in July 2017. Niall's recent TV and Film credits include appearing as the lead role of Danny Burns in all three seasons of 6 ...

49. Declan Mulholland

Actor | Time Bandits

He began acting in a small theatre called Unity Theatre, Mornington Crescent, London from the late 1950s - 196os.

He died in Regents Park Road outside sheltered accommodation where he had been staying after suffering a heart attack.a few years previously.

He had been invited to speak to a Star Wars ...

50. James Ellis

Actor | Playing the Field

James Ellis was born on March 15, 1931 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was an actor, known for Playing the Field (1998), Z Cars (1962) and The Gathering Seed (1983). He was married to Robina Ellis and Beth Ellis. He died on March 8, 2014 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.


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