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The Best Irish Actors Working Today  

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List Rules Irish actors only, from film or television. Vote based on their recent works and achievements.

There have been plenty of great Irish actors throughout film history, but which male Irish actors working today are the greatest? This list of the best Irish actors working today ranks today's best Hollywood actors hailing from Ireland, both from the big screen and on television. From Oscar winners to Emmy nominees, these great actors are killing it these days, turning in great performances in recent years.

This list ranks the highest-rated Irish actors working today from best to worst. These great actors are all from somewhere in Ireland, but are popular actors all over the world. Today's top Irish actors go deep into their roles, perfecting their performances, whether comedic or dramatic, and many are handsome to boot!

The greatest Irish actors working today who are ranked on this list include Colin Farrell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Cillian Murphy, Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne, Stephen Rea, and Ciaran Hinds. If there’s an actor listed here that you think is the absolute best in the movie industry today, vote him up. If the actors you think have been nailing it in theaters recently aren't listed, feel free to add them for a comprehensive list of the truly best actors from Ireland who are currently working.
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Eoin Macken is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Centurion, Siren, Small Island
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Graham Norton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Another Gay Movie, I Could Never Be Your Woman, Eurovision Song Contest: Your Country Needs Blue
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Jason O'Mara is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Resident Evil: Extinction, Space Truckers, One for the Money
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Stephen Rea is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
V for Vendetta, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, The Crying Game
30
Stuart Townsend is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Æon Flux, Under the Skin
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Dylan Moran is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Shaun of the Dead, Notting Hill, Run Fatboy Run
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David Kelly is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Stardust, Waking Ned
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Seán McGinley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Braveheart, Gangs of New York, The General
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A. J. Buckley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Happy Feet, The Forsaken, Deal of a Lifetime
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Gerard McSorley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Braveheart, War Horse, The Constant Gardener
36
Jim Norton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Straw Dogs
37
Patrick Bergin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Ella Enchanted, Patriot Games, Sleeping with the Enemy
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Milo O'Shea is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Romeo and Juliet, The Purple Rose of Cairo, The Verdict
39
Devon Murray is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
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Kevin J. Ryan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Seven Songs for Amy, The Guru & the Gypsy
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Damian O'Hare is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
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Owen Roe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Breakfast on Pluto, Sensation, The Shadow in the North
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Damian McGinty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Celtic Thunder: Take Me Home, Celtic Thunder: Heritage, Celtic Thunder: Christmas
44
Jonas Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
VivianDedousi added Edge of Tomorrow, Book of Blood, Walking with the Enemy
45
Gavan O'Herlihy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Gavan O'Herlihy
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Peter Vollebregt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Earthbound, Big Swinger
47
Martin McCann is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Shadow Dancer, '71, Closing the Ring
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Barry McEvoy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Irish Actors Working Today
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Gods and Generals, Veronica Guerin