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Famous Film Actors From Cork

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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Cork, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Cork, as in some cases Cork may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Cork 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 Cork, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

Items include everything from Cillian Murphy to Roy Keane.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Cork?" and "Which famous actors were born in Cork?"
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  • 1

    Films Acted InThe Guards

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Bill Murphy is an actor.
  • 2
    Camilla Power

    Films Acted InByron, Not Only But Always, The Silver Chair, The Treasure Seekers

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityEngland

    Camilla Joy Cynthia Power (born 13 November 1976) is an Irish-born English actress. As a... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    Catherine Walsh

    Age: 49

    Films Acted InThe Last September, Jack-O, Biohazard: The Alien Force, The Stag

    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland, Cork

    NationalityIreland

    Catherine Walsh is an actress.
  • 4

    Chris Bowe

    Chris Bowe is an actor.
  • 5
    David Murray

    Films Acted InBatman Begins, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, King Arthur, Veronica Guerin, Cowboys & Angels

    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland, Cork

    NationalityIreland

    David Murray is an actor.
  • 6
    Dermot Crowley

    Films Acted InBabel, Octopussy, The Legend of Bagger Vance, The Best Offer, Mystery! Dead Gorgeous

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Dermot Crowley (born 19 March 1947, Cork) is an Irish stage, film and television actor.
  • 7

    Films Acted InThe Eclipse, A Kiss for Jed Wood

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Dorothy Cotter is an actress.
  • 8
    Moira Deady

    Moira Deady

    Dec. at 88 (1922-2010)

    Films Acted InAngela's Ashes, This Is My Father, The Tiger's Tail

    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland, Kinsale

    NationalityIreland

    Moira Deady Hoey was an Irish actress. She starred as Mary Riordan, "the quintessential Irish... more on Wikipedia
  • 9

    Eddie Golden

    Dec. at 71 (1912-1983)

    Films Acted InBlack Beauty, Broth of a Boy, Home Is the Hero, This Other Eden, Lies My Father Told Me

    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland, Cork

    NationalityIreland

    Eddie Golden was a film actor.
  • 10
    Edward Mulhare

    Edward Mulhare

    Dec. at 74 (1923-1997)

    Films Acted InVon Ryan's Express, Out to Sea, Our Man Flint, Caprice, Megaforce

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Edward Mulhare (8 April 1923 – 24 May 1997) was an Irish actor whose career spanned five... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Eileen Walsh

    Films Acted InThe Magdalene Sisters, Triage, When Brendan Met Trudy, Eden, Miss Julie

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Eileen Walsh (born 16 April 1977) is an Irish actress.
  • 12
    Patricia Driscoll

    Films Acted InThe Wackiest Ship in the Army, Charley Moon, Timeslip, Woman's Temptation

    BirthplaceClonakilty, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    Patricia Driscoll (born 17 December 1927) is a British actress, who has appeared both on... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Emily Nagle

    Emily Nagle is an actress.
  • 14

    Forrester Harvey

    Dec. at 61 (1884-1945)

    Films Acted InThe Wolf Man, Mrs. Miniver, The Invisible Man, Captain Blood, The Prince and the Pauper

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Forrester Harvey (27 June 1884 – 14 December 1945) was an Irish film actor. From 1922 until... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Gavin O'Connor

    Films Acted InThis Must Be the Place, Dorothy Mills, Eden, Turning Green, The Front Line

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Gavin O'Connor may refer to: Gavin O'Connor (actor) (born 1972), Irish actor Gavin O'Connor... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Gemma Doorly

    Age: 43

    Films Acted InA Song For Rebecca, The Water Fight

    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland, Cork

    NationalityIreland

    Gemma Doorly is an actress.
  • 17

    Geoffrey Golden

    Geoffrey Golden is an actor.
  • 18

    Harry Agar Lyons

    Dec. at 66 (1878-1944)

    Films Acted InThe Iron Stair, The River of Stars, The Knave of Hearts, The Romany, The Warrior Strain

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Harry Agar Lyons was an Irish-born British actor. He is best known for playing Fu Manchu in a... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Jack Gleeson

    Films Acted InBatman Begins, Shrooms, A Shine of Rainbows, All Good Children

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    Jack Gleeson is an Irish actor, known worldwide for his portrayal of Joffrey Baratheon in the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Kate Price

    Kate Price

    Dec. at 71 (1872-1943)

    Films Acted InLittle Lord Fauntleroy, The Third Degree, The Tables Turned, The Wife of the Centaur, Cockeyed Cavaliers

    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland, Cork

    NationalityIreland, United States of America

    Kate Price (born Catherine Duffy; February 13, 1872 – January 4, 1943) was an Irish-American... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Kevin Stanton

    Age: 32

    Films Acted InThe Fighter

    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland, Cork

    NationalityIreland

    Kevin Stanton is an actor.
  • 22

    Lochlainn McKenna

    Age: 26

    Films Acted InBlood Sweat and Wars

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Lochlainn Myles Crimthann McKenna is an Irish actor from Cork City. He has appeared in a... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Maurice O'Donoghue

    Films Acted InWar of the Buttons, Pigs, Big Swinger

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Maurice Cornelius O'Donoghue (born 1950) is an Irish actor best known for his role as Father... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Michael C. Hennessy

    Dec. at 56 (1925-1981)

    Films Acted InHome Is the Hero

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Michael C. Hennessy was an actor.
  • 25

    Films Acted InFar and Away, Veronica Guerin, Ryan's Daughter, Rawhead Rex, The Nephew

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Niall Tóibín (born 21 November 1929) is an Irish comedian and actor. Born in Cork into an... more on Wikipedia