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List of film actors and actresses from Ireland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Ireland has produced some very talented actors and actresses in the last century, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These Irish actors specialize in film, television or even theater, so they're not all necessarily movie stars. These are some of the best Irish actors the country has ever seen, so if you're a native of Ireland and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

This list features actors like Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Irish actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Ireland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Ireland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Irish film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
Andrea Corr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Actors from Ireland
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Andrea Jane Corr MBE is an Irish musician, songwriter, and actress. Corr debuted in 1990 as the lead singer of the Celtic folk rock and pop rock group The Corrs along with her three elder siblings Caroline, Sharon, and Jim. Aside from singing lead vocals Corr plays the tin whistle and the ...more

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Dundalk, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Characters: Kayley, PerĂ³n's Mistress, Sharon Rabbitte

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#86 on The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

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Cecelia Ahern is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Actors from Ireland
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Cecelia Ahern is an Irish novelist since 2004. She has published several novels and contributed a number of short stories to various anthologies. Ahern also created and produced the ABC comedy Samantha Who? starring Christina Applegate. She is a face of Littlewoods Ireland. ...more

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic of Ireland

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#56 on The Best Romance Novelists of All Time

#32 on The Best Irish Authors

#27 on Authors Like Nicholas Sparks

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Colin Farrell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Actors from Ireland
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Colin James Farrell 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. He then starred in ...more

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Age: 39

Birthplace: Castleknock, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Characters: Danny Byrne

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#89 on The Best Actors Working Today

#7 on The Best Irish Actors of All Time

#90 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#68 on The Coolest Actors Ever

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Cyril Cusack is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Actors from Ireland
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Cyril Cusack was an actor. ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1910-1993)

Birthplace: Durban, South Africa

Nationality: Ireland, United Kingdom, South Africa

Characters: Barkis, Dr. Maitland, Grumio, The Captain Bill Hopkins, + more

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#34 on The Best Irish Actors of All Time

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Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Actors from Ireland
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Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis 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 ...more

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Greenwich, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: Ireland, United Kingdom

Characters: Kafka, Archie Hughes-Forret

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#17 on The Best Actors Working Today

#38 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#56 on The Best Living American Actors

#2 on The Best English Actors of All Time

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Daniella Masterson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Actors from Ireland
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Dani Masterson is an Irish actress. Born in Galway, she lived in London for eight years and is now living in Dublin. She has also lived in Spain and Dubai. Masterson trained in Thames Valley University in Acting for Stage & Media. Credits include feature film WC and TV series Great War Diaries, ...more

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Birthplace: County Galway, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Ireland

Characters: Kelly

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Birthplace: London Borough of Enfield, London, England

Nationality: Ireland

Characters: Cohn's Assistant

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Eileen Pollock is a Northern Irish actress. ...more

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Age: 68

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

Nationality: Northern Ireland

Characters: Deedee O'Donnell

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