Famous Actors from Ireland

Updated June 14, 2019 42k views 18 items

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.
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Andrea Corr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Actors from Ireland
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Andrea Jane Corr MBE (born 17 May 1974) 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, the ukulele and the piano.With the others, Corr has released six studio albums, two compilation albums, one remix album and two live albums. Andrea has also pursued a solo career, releasing her debut album, Ten Feet High, in 2007. The album moved away from the sound of the Corrs and features a dance-pop sound. Her next album, released on 30 May 2011, was entirely made up of covers of songs that ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 44

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 (born 30 September 1981) is a bestselling Irish novelist known for her works like PS, I Love You, Where Rainbows End and If You Could See Me Now. Born in Dublin, Ahern is now published in nearly fifty countries, and has sold over 25 million copies of her novels worldwide. Two of her books have been adapted as major motion films. She and her books have won numerous awards, including the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction for The Year I Met You.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: 37

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Colin Farrell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Actors from Ireland
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Colin Farrell (born 31 May 1976) is an Irish actor. Farrell appeared in the BBC drama Ballykissangel in 1998, made his film debut in the Tim Roth-directed drama The War Zone in 1999, and was discovered by Hollywood when Joel Schumacher cast him as the lead in the war drama Tigerland in 2000. He then starred in Schumacher's psychological thriller Phone Booth (2003) where he plays a hostage in a New York phone booth, and the American thrillers S.W.A.T. (2003) and The Recruit (2003), establishing his international box-office appeal. During that time, he also appeared in Steven Spielberg's science fiction thriller Minority Report (2002) and as the villain Bullseye in the superhero film ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 42

Birthplace: Castleknock, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Characters: Danny Byrne

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Cyril Cusack is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Actors from Ireland
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Cyril James Cusack (26 November 1910 – 7 October 1993) was an Irish actor, who appeared in numerous films and television productions in a career lasting more than 70 years. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 83 (1910-1993)

Birthplace: Durban, South Africa

Nationality: Ireland

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