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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 Chamber of Secrets

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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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Michael Gambon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Michael Gambon Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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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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Aidan Quinn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Aidan Quinn Legends of the Fall, Practical Magic The Mission

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Gabriel Byrne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Gabriel Byrne 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: City of Bones

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Colm Meaney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Colm Meaney 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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Liam Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Liam Cunningham Clash of the Titans, War Horse Hunger

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James Nesbitt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
James Nesbitt 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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Cyril Cusack is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Cyril Cusack Harold and Maude, My Left Foot The Day of the Jackal

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Fiona Shaw is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Fiona Shaw Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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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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Patrick McGoohan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Patrick McGoohan 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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Malachy McCourt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Malachy McCourt 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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George Bernard Shaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
George Bernard Shaw Masks and Faces

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Creighton Hale is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Creighton Hale 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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David Kelly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
David Kelly 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 Half-Blood Prince Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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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 Wall: Live in Berlin

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Niall MacGinnis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Niall MacGinnis Jason and the Argonauts, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Hamlet

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Peter McDonald is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Peter McDonald 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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Una O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Una O'Connor Bride of Frankenstein, The Adventures of Robin Hood Witness for the Prosecution

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

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Sinéad Cusack is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Sinéad Cusack V for Vendetta, Eastern Promises Stealing Beauty

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Brían F. O'Byrne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Brían F. O'Byrne 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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Matt Moore is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Matt Moore 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 Straw Dogs

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Lumsden Hare is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Lumsden Hare Rebecca, The Life of Emile Zola Julius Caesar

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Ryan Alosio is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Ryan Alosio 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 Hallows – Part 2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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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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Nora-Jane Noone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Nora-Jane Noone 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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Kevin Breznahan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Republic of Ireland
Kevin Breznahan Superbad, There Will Be Blood Magnolia