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Famous Film Actors From Belfast

Updated October 13, 2018 13.3k views106 items

List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Belfast, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Belfast, as in some cases Belfast may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Belfast then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Belfast, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

List is made up of many different items, including Van Morrison and Kenneth Branagh.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Belfast?" and "Which famous actors were born in Belfast?"
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    Albert Sharpe

    Dec. at 85 (1885-1970)

    Films Acted InDarby O'Gill and the Little People, Brigadoon, Portrait of Jennie, You Never Can Tell, Adventure in Baltimore

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Albert Sharpe (15 April 1885 – 13 February 1970) was an Irish stage and film actor....  more
  • 2

    Films Acted InThe Libertine, Whole Lotta Sole

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Amanda Girvan is an actress....  more
  • 3

    Andrew C. Boothby

    Age: 56

    Films Acted InHannibal, Guarding Tess

    BirthplaceUSA, Maine, Belfast

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Andrew C. Boothby is an actor....
  • Austin Trevor4

    Austin Trevor

    Dec. at 81 (1897-1978)

    Films Acted InThe Red Shoes, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Konga, Night in Montmartre

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Claude Austin Trevor (7 October 1897 – 22 January 1978) was a Northern Irish actor who had a...  more
  • Barbara Adair5

    Films Acted InWΔZ, Cracks, Mickybo and Me, Eat the Peach

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Barbara Adair is an actress....  more
  • Barry Douglas6

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    Barry Douglas (born 4 September 1989) is a Scottish footballer who plays for EFL Championship...  more
  • Barry McEvoy7

    Films Acted InPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Gods and Generals, Veronica Guerin, Gloria, An Everlasting Piece

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Barry McEvoy is an Irish film actor/writer best known for writing and playing the lead in An...  more
  • 8

    Bee Duffell

    Dec. at 60 (1914-1974)

    Films Acted InMonty Python and the Holy Grail, Fahrenheit 451, Wonderwall, The Girl in the Picture

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Bee Duffell was an actor....  more
  • 9

    Films Acted InMo, The Devil's Business, Outpost 11

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Billy Clarke is an actor....  more
  • Brendan Hughes10

    Brendan Hughes

    Dec. at 60 (1948-2008)

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Brendan Hughes (16 October 1948 – 16 February 2008), also known as "The Dark", and "Darkie" ...  more
  • Brian Kennedy11

    Films Acted InA Tribute to Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Greatest Irish Artists, Brian Kennedy: Live in Belfast

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Brian Edward Patrick Kennedy (born 12 October 1966) is an Irish singer-songwriter and author...  more
  • Bríd Brennan12

    Films Acted InExcalibur, Shadow Dancer, Dancing at Lughnasa, Guinevere, The Ballroom of Romance

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom

    Bríd Brennan (born 1955) is a Northern Irish actress who is known for her theatre work, she...  more
  • C. S. Lewis13

    C. S. Lewis

    Dec. at 65 (1898-1963)

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Parents Albert James Lewis, Florence Augusta Lewis

    ChildrenDouglas Gresham, David Gresham

    Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British writer and lay...  more

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  • Carole Nimmons14

    Films Acted InRunning Late, Crime and Punishment

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    Carole Nimmons is an actress....  more
  • 15

    Films Acted InRedemption, Mrs Henderson Presents, The Magic Flute

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Christopher Logan is an actor and a film director....  more
  • Ciarán Hinds16

    Films Acted InHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, There Will Be Blood, Road to Perdition, Frozen, Excalibur

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom

    Height6'0"

    ParentsMoya Hinds

    ChildrenAoife Hinds

    Ciarán Hinds (; born 9 February 1953) is an Irish actor. A versatile character actor, he has...  more
  • 17

    Films Acted InCity of Ember, Five Minutes of Heaven, Cherrybomb, Peacefire

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Conor MacNeill (born 4 July 1988) is a Northern Irish actor of film, television, and stage....  more
  • Damian O'Hare18

    Films Acted InPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Damian O'Hare (born 13 August 1977) is a Northern Irish actor. He is best known for his role...  more
  • 19

    Films Acted InGarden of Love

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Damien Coyle is an actor....  more
  • 20

    Dan Gordon

    Age: 58

    Films Acted InWake Wood, Mickybo and Me

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    ChildrenMartha Gordon, Hannah Gordon, Sarah Gordon

    Dan Gordon (born 1961) is a Northern Irish actor, director and playwright. Gordon was born in...  more
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    Dave Finlay

    Age: 61

    Films Acted InThe New and Improved DX, WWE: Armageddon 2007, WWE: Survivor Series 2006

    ChildrenDavid

    David Finlay Jr. (born 31 January 1958) is a Northern Irish professional wrestling trainer,...  more

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    Declan Mulholland

    Dec. at 67 (1932-1999)

    Films Acted InTime Bandits, War of the Buttons, Brannigan, Joseph Andrews, H.M.S. Defiant

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Thomas Declan Mulholland (6 December 1932 – 29 June 1999) was a Northern Irish character actor...  more
  • 23

    Derek Bell

    Dec. at 67 (1935-2002)

    Films Acted InThe Chieftains: Live Over Ireland: Water from the Well

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    George Derek Fleetwood Bell, MBE (21 October 1935 – 17 October 2002) was a Northern Irish...  more
  • 24

    Derek Lord

    Age: 72

    Films Acted InAngel, The Hard Way

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    Derek Lord (born 23 April 1947) in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, is a Northern Irish actor....  more
  • Derek Thompson25

    Films Acted InThe Long Good Friday, Gonks Go Beat

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Derek Thompson (born 23 October 1948) is a Northern Irish actor, most notable for playing...  more