Irish film actors

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  1. Film actors from Northern Ireland

    Film actors from Northern Ireland

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  2. Irish film actresses

    Irish film actresses

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  3. Irish male film actors

    Irish male film actors

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  4. Irish silent film actors

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  1. Olivia Wilde

    Olivia Wilde


    Olivia Wilde (born Olivia Jane Cockburn; March 10, 1984) is an American actress, producer, and activist. She is well known for her television role as Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley on House (2007–12), and for her roles in Tron: Legacy (2010), Her (2013), Drinking Buddies (2013), Rush (2013), and her upcoming role in HBO's rock n roll drama, Vinyl (2016).

  2. Colin Farrell

    Colin Farrell


    Colin James Farrell (born 31 May 1976) is an Irish actor. He first appeared on the BBC's TV drama Ballykissangel in 1998, made his film debut in the Tim Roth-directed drama The War Zone a year later and was discovered by Hollywood when Joel Schumacher cast him in the lead in his war drama Tigerland (2000). He then starred in Schumacher's psychological thriller Phone Booth (2002) and the American thrillers S.W.A.T. and The Recruit (both 2003), establishing his international box-office appeal. During that time, he also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi thriller Minority Report (2002) and as the villain Bullseye in the Daredevil superhero film (2003). After starring in the independent films Intermission (2003) and A Home at the End of the World (2004) he headed Oliver Stone’s biopic Alexander (2004) and the Terrence Malick's The New World (2005).

  3. Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers


    Jonathan Rhys Meyers (born Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keeffe; 27 July 1977) is an Irish actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Velvet Goldmine, Mission Impossible III, Bend It Like Beckham, Match Point and his television roles as Elvis Presley in the biographical miniseries Elvis, which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor, and as King Henry VIII in the historical drama The Tudors. He has been the face model for several Hugo Boss fragrances advertising campaigns.

  4. Michael Fassbender

    Michael Fassbender


    Michael Fassbender (born 2 April 1977) is a GermanIrish actor of stage and screen whose oeuvre includes roles in both independent and blockbuster films. His feature film debut was in the fantasy war epic 300 (2006) as a Spartan warrior; his earlier roles included various stage productions, as well as starring roles on television such as in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) and the Sky One fantasy drama Hex (2004–05). He first came to prominence for his biographical role as IRA activist Bobby Sands in the historical drama Hunger (2008), for which he won a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor. Subsequent roles included the independent film Fish Tank (2009), earning his second BIFA nomination; as a Royal Marines lieutenant in the Quentin Tarantino war film Inglourious Basterds (2009); as Edward Rochester in the 2011 film adaptation of Jane Eyre; as psychiatry innovator Carl Jung in historical drama A Dangerous Method (2011); as a sentient android in the Ridley Scott science fiction film Prometheus (2012); and in the musical dramedy Frank (2014) as the title character, an eccentric musician loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom.

  5. Katie McGrath

    Katie McGrath


    Katherine Elizabeth "Katie" McGrath (born c.) is an Irish actress and model. She is best known for playing Morgana in the BBC One television series Merlin and also for portraying Jules Daly in A Princess for Christmas. She has also appeared as Lucy Westenra on the British–American horror drama TV series Dracula, which aired in the autumn of 2013. Recently, she appeared in Jurassic World as Zara.

  6. Liam Neeson

    Liam Neeson


    Liam John Neeson, OBE (born 7 June 1952) is an Irish actor. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film, Excalibur (1981). Between 1982 and 1987, Neeson starred in five films; most notably alongside Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins in The Bounty (1984) and Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons in The Mission (1986).

  7. Colin Morgan

    Colin Morgan


    Colin Morgan (born 1 January 1986) is a Northern Irish film, television, theatre and radio actor best known for playing the title character in the BBC fantasy series Merlin and Leo Elster in the 2015 AMC/Channel 4 sci-fi series Humans.

  8. Maureen O'Hara

    Maureen O'Hara


    Maureen O'Hara (born 17 August 1920) is an Irish-American film actress and singer. She was first educated at the John Street West Girls' School near Thomas Street in Dublin's Liberties Area. From the age of 6–17 she trained in drama, music and dance, and at the age of 10 joined the Rathmines Theatre Company and worked in amateur theatre in the evenings, after her lessons. The famously red-headed O'Hara has been noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude. She often worked with director John Ford and longtime friend John Wayne. Her autobiography, 'Tis Herself, was published in 2004 and was a New York Times Bestseller. She is one of the last living actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

  9. Saoirse Ronan

    Saoirse Ronan


    Saoirse Úna Ronan (/ˈsɜrʃə ˈnə ˈrnən/ SUR-shə; born 12 April 1994) is an Irish actress. She came to international prominence in 2007 after co-starring as Briony Tallis in the film Atonement with James McAvoy and Keira Knightley, for which she received nominations for a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award, making her one of the youngest actresses to receive an Oscar nomination.

  10. Stuart Townsend

    Stuart Townsend


    Stuart Peter Townsend (born 15 December 1972) is an Irish actor and director. His most notable portrayals are of the characters Lestat de Lioncourt in the 2002 film adaptation of Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned, and Dorian Gray in the 2003 film adaptation of Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

  11. Zoe Aggeliki

    Zoe Aggeliki


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  12. Evanna Lynch

    Evanna Lynch


    Evanna Patricia Lynch (born 16 August 1991) is an Irish actress and model. She rose to prominence for her portrayal of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter film series, appearing in four films and their tie-in video games. She has made fashion accessories and recorded an audiobook of Foster by Claire Keegan. She has also appeared in photo shoots for various magazines, and modelled for Katrin Thomas and Ciaran Sweeney.

  13. Pierce Brosnan

    Pierce Brosnan


    Pierce Brendan Brosnan, (born 16 May 1953) is an Irish-American actor, film producer and environmentalist. After leaving comprehensive school at 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration. He then went on to train at the Drama Centre in London for three years. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele (1982–87), which blended the genres of romantic comedy, drama, and detective procedural.

  14. Sarah Bolger

    Sarah Bolger


    Sarah Lee Bolger (born 28 February 1991) is an Irish actress. She is best known for her roles in the films In America, Stormbreaker, and The Spiderwick Chronicles, as well as her award winning role as Lady Mary Tudor in the TV series The Tudors, and for guest starring as Princess Aurora in Once Upon a Time.

  15. Maureen O'Sullivan

    Maureen O'Sullivan


    Maureen Paula O'Sullivan (17 May 1911 – 23 June 1998) was an Irish actress best known for playing Jane in the Tarzan series of films starring Johnny Weissmuller.

  16. Daniel Day-Lewis

    Daniel Day-Lewis


    Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an English actor. He holds both British and Irish citizenship. Born and raised in London, he excelled on stage at the National Youth Theatre, before being accepted at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, which he attended for three years. Despite his traditional actor training at the Bristol Old Vic, he is considered to be a method actor, known for his constant devotion to and research of his roles. He often remains completely in character for the duration of the shooting schedules of his films, even to the point of adversely affecting his health. He is one of the most selective actors in the film industry, having starred in only five films since 1998, with as many as five years between roles.

  17. Alison Doody

    Alison Doody


    Alison Doody (born 11 November 1966) is an Irish actress and model. After making her feature film debut with a small part in Bond film A View to a Kill (1985), she went on to play Nazi-sympathising archaeologist Elsa Schneider, in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Other roles include Siobhan Donavan in A Prayer for the Dying (1987), Charlotte in Taffin (1988) and Rebecca Flannery in Major League II (1994).

  18. Eve Hewson

    Eve Hewson


    Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson (born 7 July 1991), known professionally as Eve Hewson, is an Irish actress. Her first major role was in the 2011 film This Must Be the Place.

  19. Gabriel Byrne

    Gabriel Byrne


    Gabriel James Byrne (born 12 May 1950) is an Irish actor, film director, film producer, writer, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator. His acting career began in the Focus Theatre before he joined London's Royal Court Theatre in 1979. Byrne's screen debut came in the Irish soap opera The Riordans and the spin-off show Bracken. He has now starred in over 35 feature films, such as The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing, Stigmata, Spider and End of Days, in addition to writing two. Byrne's producing credits include the Academy Award–nominated In the Name of the Father. He has received much critical acclaim for his role as Dr. Paul Weston in the HBO drama In Treatment.

  20. Robert Sheehan

    Robert Sheehan


    Robert Michael Sheehan; (Irish: Roibeárd Mícheál Ó Siodhacháin; born 7 January 1988) is an Irish actor. He is best known for television roles such as Nathan Young in Misfits and Darren in Love/Hate, as well as the 2009 film Cherrybomb alongside Rupert Grint. He has also co-starred in the film Killing Bono, alongside Ben Barnes, as Ivan McCormick. In late 2011 he starred in John Crowley's production of J. M. Synge's comic play The Playboy of the Western World at the Old Vic Theatre in London.

  21. Cillian Murphy

    Cillian Murphy


    Cillian Murphy (/ˈkɪliən/; born 25 May 1976) is an Irish actor of stage and screen. Since making his debut in his home country in the late 1990s, Murphy has also become a presence in British and American cinema—noted by critics for his performances in a wide range of roles.

  22. Chris O'Dowd

    Chris O'Dowd


    Christopher "Chris" O'Dowd (born 9 October 1979) is an Irish actor and comedian best known for his role as Roy Trenneman in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd. O'Dowd created and is currently starring in the Sky 1 television series Moone Boy. He had a recurring role on the drama series Girls and starred in the television series Family Tree.

  23. Victoria Smurfit

    Victoria Smurfit


    Victoria Smurfit (born 31 March 1974) is an Irish actress. She may be best known for her role as Cruella De Vil in Once Upon a Time.

  24. Peter O'Toole

    Peter O'Toole


    Peter Seamus O'Toole (ˈtl; 2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013) was a British-Irish stage and film actor. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and began working in the theatre, gaining recognition as a Shakespearean actor at the Bristol Old Vic and with the English Stage Company, before making his film debut in 1959.

  25. Aidan Turner

    Aidan Turner


    Aidan Turner (born 19 June 1983) is an Irish actor. He is best known for his roles as Kíli in the three-part fantasy film The Hobbit and John Mitchell in the supernatural drama series Being Human. Notable television roles include those of Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Desperate Romantics, and Ruairí McGowan in The Clinic. He also portrayed Luke Garroway in the film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in 2013. Turner also portrays Ross Poldark in the 2015 BBC adaptation of The Poldark Novels by Winston Graham.

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