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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 piano. With the others, Corr has released five studio albums, two compilation albums, one remix album and two live albums. The Corrs are currently on hiatus as all four are raising their respective children. Andrea is also pursuing a solo career, releasing her debut album, Ten Feet High, in 2007. The album moved away from the folk-rock genre of The Corrs and features a darker, edgier dance-pop sound. Her ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 43

Birthplace: Dundalk, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Characters: Kayley, Perón's Mistress, Sharon Rabbitte

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 36

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Also Ranked

#32 on The Best Irish Authors

#28 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 Schumacher's psychological thriller Phone Booth and the American thrillers S.W.A.T. and The Recruit, establishing his international box-office appeal. During that time, he also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi thriller Minority Report and as the villain Bullseye in the Daredevil superhero film. After starring in the independent films Intermission and A Home at the End of the World he headed ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 41

Birthplace: Castleknock, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Ireland

Characters: Danny Byrne

Also Ranked

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

#93 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#45 on The Hottest Men Over 40

#85 on The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 83 (1910-1993)

Birthplace: Durban, South Africa

Nationality: Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, South Africa

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

Also Ranked

#38 on The Best Irish Actors of All Time

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