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Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

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List of famous film actors and actresses from Republic of Ireland, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Republic of Ireland has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Republic of Irish screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Republic of Ireland and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different film actors, including Dervla Kirwan and Ruth Bradley.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Republic of Ireland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Republic of Irish film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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    Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Liam Neeson Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, Schindler's List

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    Richard Harris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Richard Harris Gladiator, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the ...

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    Peter O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Peter O'Toole Lawrence of Arabia, Ratatouille, Prometheus

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    Pierce Brosnan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Pierce Brosnan Mars Attacks!, Mrs. Doubtfire, GoldenEye

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    Colin Farrell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Colin Farrell Daredevil, Minority Report, Horrible Bosses

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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly ...

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    Brendan Gleeson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Brendan Gleeson Braveheart, Gangs of New York, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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    Denis Leary is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Denis Leary The Amazing Spider-Man, A Bug's Life, Ice Age

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    Olivia Wilde is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Olivia Wilde Tron: Legacy, The Girl Next Door, Alpha Dog

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    Legends of the Fall, Practical Magic, The Mission

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    The Usual Suspects, Excalibur, Enemy of the State

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    Jonathan Rhys Meyers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers Mission: Impossible III, Bend It like Beckham, The Mortal Instruments: ...

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    The Last of the Mohicans, Die Hard 2, Con Air

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    Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Michael Fassbender Inglourious Basterds, X-Men: First Class, 300

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    Clash of the Titans, War Horse, Hunger

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    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Match Point, Coriolanus

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    Patrick Bergin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Patrick Bergin Ella Enchanted, Patriot Games, Sleeping with the Enemy

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    Harold and Maude, My Left Foot, The Day of the Jackal

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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the ...

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    Cillian Murphy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Cillian Murphy The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises

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    Braveheart, A Time to Kill, Treasure Planet

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    George Brent is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    George Brent Jezebel, Dark Victory, 42nd Street

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    The Other Guys, Gods and Generals, The Bonfire of the Vanities

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    Brenda Fricker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Brenda Fricker Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, A Time to Kill, My Left Foot

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    Masks and Faces

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    Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Sunset Boulevard

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    Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Saoirse Ronan The Grand Budapest Hotel, Atonement, The Lovely Bones

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Stardust, Waking Ned

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    Chris O'Dowd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Chris O'Dowd Thor: The Dark World, Bridesmaids, Dinner for Schmucks

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    Maureen O'Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Maureen O'Sullivan Hannah and Her Sisters, Peggy Sue Got Married, Pride and Prejudice

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    Evanna Lynch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Evanna Lynch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the ...

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    Sheamus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Sheamus The Escapist, Over the Limit 2011 Pay-Per-View, Extreme Rules

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    Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Sinéad O'Connor Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, The Butcher Boy, Roger Waters: The ...

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    Jason and the Argonauts, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Hamlet

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    The Damned United, Felicia's Journey, Blow Dry

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    Bono is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Bono Across the Universe, Brüno, The Million Dollar Hotel

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    Bride of Frankenstein, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Witness for the ...

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    William Butler Yeats is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    William Butler Yeats

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    V for Vendetta, Eastern Promises, Stealing Beauty

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    Million Dollar Baby, Season of the Witch, The New World

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    Jimmy Carr is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Jimmy Carr I Want Candy, Alien Autopsy, Stormbreaker

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    An Affair to Remember, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Designing Woman ...

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    Jim Norton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Jim Norton Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, ...

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    Rebecca, The Life of Emile Zola, Julius Caesar

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    Knife Fight, Denial, After Dusk They Come

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    Devon Murray is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Devon Murray Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly ...

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    Dylan Moran is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Dylan Moran Shaun of the Dead, Notting Hill, Run Fatboy Run

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    Descent, Ella Enchanted, Doomsday

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    Robert Michael Sheehan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland

    Robert Michael Sheehan The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Season of the Witch, Killing Bono ...

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    Superbad, There Will Be Blood, Magnolia

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