Actors TV Actors from Dublin

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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in Dublin.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Dublin, with photos when available. These renowned Dublin actors and actresses are listed by popularity, so the names at the top of the list will be the most recognizable. A few of these actors may not have technically been born in Dublin, but everyone on this list grew up in Dublin and considers it to be their home. This list includes Dublin TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Dublin then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Dublin. Various bits of information are available for these Dublin celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

List TV actors range from Colin Farrell to Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Dublin?" and "Who are the most famous Dublin actors?"

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Colm Meaney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Hell on Wheels Colm J. Meaney is an Irish actor widely known for playing Miles O'Brien in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He is second only to Michael Dorn in most appearances in ...more

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Gabriel Byrne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Vikings, In Treatment, Strangers Gabriel James Byrne is an Irish actor, film director, film producer, writer, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator. His acting career began in the Focus Theatre before he joined London's ...more

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Colin Farrell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
True Detective, Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK), Whose Line Is It Anyway? 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 ...more

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Orla Brady is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Strike Back, Mistresses, Empire Orla Brady is an Irish actress.

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Fionnula Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Brotherhood, How the West Was Won, H.E.L.P. Fionnghuala Manon "Fionnula" Flanagan is an Irish actress and political activist.

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Dervla Kirwan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Ballykissangel, The Silence, Hearts and Bones Dervla Kirwan is an Irish television and stage actress who has had roles in British television shows which included Ballykissangel and Goodnight Sweetheart among others. She also appeared in the ...more

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Bono is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best recognized as the frontman of the ...more

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Dracula, The Tudors, Elvis Jonathan Rhys Meyers is an Irish actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Velvet Goldmine, Mission Impossible III, Bend It Like Beckham, Match Point and his television roles as Elvis ...more

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David Kelly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Scarlett, Whoops Apocalypse, Me Mammy David Kelly was an Irish actor, who had regular roles in several film and television works from the 1950s onwards. One of the most recognisable voices and faces of Irish stage and screen, Kelly ...more

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Brendan Gleeson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Into the Storm Brendan Gleeson is an Irish actor. His best-known performances include supporting roles in films such as Braveheart, Gangs of New York, 28 Days Later, Troy, and the Harry Potter films and ...more

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Graham Linehan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
The IT Crowd, AD/BC: A Rock Opera Graham Linehan is an Irish television comedy writer and director who, often in partnership with Arthur Mathews, has written or co-written a number of popular television comedies. He is most ...more

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Aidan Gillen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Game of Thrones, The Wire, Queer as Folk Aidan Gillen is an Irish actor. He is best known for portraying CIA Agent Bill Wilson in The Dark Knight Rises, Stuart Alan Jones in the Channel 4 series Queer as Folk, John Boy in the ...more

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Graham Norton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Comic Relief, Aristocrats, Rex the Runt Graham William Walker, better known by the stage name Graham Norton, is an Irish television and radio presenter, comedian, and actor. He is the host of comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show. ...more

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Liam Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Game of Thrones, Outcasts, Shooting the Past Liam Cunningham is an Irish stage and screen actor. He is best known for his roles in the films A Little Princess, Jude, Dog Soldiers, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Hunger, Centurion, Clash ...more

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Gary Whelan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Prime Suspect, Ballykissangel, Diamond Geezer Gary Whelan is an Irish actor, known for his work on British television.

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Richard Todd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Boy Dominic Richard Todd OBE was an Irish-born British stage and film actor and soldier.

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Brenda Fricker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
I Was a Rat, Seekers, Brides of Christ Brenda Fricker is an Irish actress of theatre, film and television. She has appeared in more than 30 films and television roles. In 1989, she became the first Irish actress to win an Oscar, ...more

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Peter McDonald is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Sea of Souls, Killing Hitler, City of Vice Peter McDonald is an Irish Academy Award nominated stage and screen actor. He grew up in Mount Merrion in south County Dublin. He was educated at St. Michael's College, Dublin on Ailesbury Road ...more

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Marc Bannerman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
EastEnders, Celebrity Wrestling, Time Gentlemen Please Marc Bannerman is a UK-based actor. His most notable role has been his portrayal of Gianni di Marco in the BBC soap opera, EastEnders. Bannerman's character was introduced in 1998, but was axed ...more

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Lorcan Cranitch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Cracker, Shackleton, Ballykissangel Lorcan Cranitch is an Irish actor. Born in Dublin, Lorcan Cranitch became involved in drama while a student, and in 1980, he moved to London where he trained at RADA. His first major role on ...more

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Bryan Murray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Bread, The Irish R.M., Oscar Bryan Murray is an Irish actor. He plays Bob Charles in the soap opera Fair City. Murray was born in Dublin, Ireland. As a stage actor, he began his career in Dublin at the Abbey Theatre where, ...more

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Milo O'Shea is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Me Mammy, Ellis Island, Once a Hero Milo O'Shea was an Irish character actor. He was nominated for the Tony Award for his roles in Staircase and Mass Appeal.

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A. J. Buckley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Justified, CSI: NY Alan John "A. J." Buckley is an Irish-born, Canadian television and film actor.

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Gerard Parkes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Fraggle Rock, Shining Time Station, The National Dream Gerard "Gerry" Parkes was an Irish-born Canadian actor who was born in Dublin, Ireland, and moved to Toronto in 1956.

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Phil Laak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
I Bet You, National Heads-Up Poker Championship, High Stakes Poker Philip "Phil" C. Laak is an Irish-American professional poker player and a poker commentator, now residing in Los Angeles, California. Laak holds a World Poker Tour title, a World ...more

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Sarah Bolger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Once Upon a Time, The Tudors, The World of Tosh Sarah Lee Bolger is an Irish actress. She is best known for her roles in the films In America, Stormbreaker and The Spiderwick Chronicles, as well as her award winning role as Lady Mary Tudor in ...more

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Sean McClory is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
The Californians, Kate McShane, Bring 'Em Back Alive Sean McClory was an Irish actor whose career spanned six decades and included well over 100 films and television series.

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Lorraine Pilkington is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Outnumbered, Monarch of the Glen, Robotboy Lorraine Pilkington is an Irish actress from Dublin, who is best known for her role as Katrina Finlay on Monarch of the Glen. Trained at the Gaiety School of Acting, Pilkington began her career ...more

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Sorcha Cusack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Mrs. Brown's Boys, Casualty, Jane Eyre Sorcha Cusack is an Irish actress. She has made many film and television appearances including The Bill, Casualty, the 1973 BBC adaptation of Jane Eyre, and the film Snatch. She has also acted ...more

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Victoria Smurfit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Dracula, Ballykissangel, Berkeley Square Victoria Smurfit is an Irish actress.

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Sheamus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
WWE SmackDown, WXW Rage TV, WWE Main Event Stephen Farrelly is an Irish professional wrestler. He is signed to the American professional wrestling promotion WWE, where he performs under the ring name Sheamus. Prior to joining WWE, ...more

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Gerard Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Double Dragon, Mummies Alive!, Da Vinci's Inquest Gerard Plunkett is an actor.

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Jim Norton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
The Nanny (UK) Jim Norton is an Irish character actor.

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Shane Lynch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
The Games, Cirque de Celebrité, Celebrity Fear Factor UK Shane Lynch is an Irish singer-songwriter, actor and professional drift driver, best known as a member of Boyzone. In recent years he has taken up auto racing, participated in reality shows, and ...more

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Patrick Bergin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Patrick Connolly Bergin is an Irish actor and singer.

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Herbert Brenon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Herbert Brenon was an Irish film director during the era of silent movies through the 1930s. He was born in Dublin and was educated at St Paul's School and at King's College London. Before ...more

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Dermot Morgan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Father Ted, The Live Mike Dermot John Morgan was an Irish comedian, actor and previously a schoolteacher, who achieved international renown for his role as Father Ted Crilly in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted.

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Glenn Quinn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Angel, Roseanne, Covington Cross Glenn Martin Christopher Francis Quinn was an Irish actor in television and film, known for playing Mark Healy in the American sitcom Roseanne, and Doyle, a half-demon, on the 1999–2004 ...more

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Angeline Ball is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Doc Martin, Any Time Now, Over The Rainbow (UK) Angeline Ball is an Irish actress who currently resides in London, England. She is a trained dancer in ballet, tap and modern dance. Her breakthrough role came in 1991 when she starred alongside ...more

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Craig Doyle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
The Panel, Holiday On A Shoestring Craig Doyle is an Irish television and radio presenter. To British viewers he is recognisable as working for the BBC and ITV. To Irish viewers he is recognisable as working for Raidió ...more

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Brian McFadden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
The Match, Football Superstar Brian Nicholas McFadden is an Irish singer-songwriter and TV presenter who rose to fame in 1998 as a member of the Irish boyband Westlife as one of the lead singers and frontman. When he resided ...more

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Maria Doyle Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Orphan Black, The Tudors, Titanic Maria Doyle Kennedy is an Irish actress, composer, singer, songwriter, musician, theatre artist, orchestrator and educator. She is best known for her role in The Commitments, and as Queen ...more

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Dominique McElligott is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Hell on Wheels, The Astronaut Wives Club, Raw Dominique McElligott is an Irish actress, appearing primarily in independent films. She starred in Moon and the RTÉ series Raw before leaving to film Leap Year. She also played the female ...more

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Freddie Bartholomew is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
MGM: When the Lion Roars Frederick Cecil Bartholomew, known for his acting work as Freddie Bartholomew, was an English-American child actor. One of the most famous child actors of all time, he became very popular in ...more

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Noel Purcell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Never Say Die (1970) Patrick Joseph Noel Purcell was a distinguished Irish actor of stage, screen and television.

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Frank Grimes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
My Son, My Son, Strumpet City Frank Grimes is an Irish stage and screen actor. Grimes was born in Dublin. He achieved his first major success as the young Brendan Behan in the 1967 stage adaptation of Behan's autobiography, ...more

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Charlotte Bradley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Fair City, The Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog, Proof Charlotte Bradley is an actress.

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Peter Caffrey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Ballykissangel, Luv, I Woke Up One Morning Peter Caffrey was an Irish actor best known for playing Padraig O'Kelly on Series 1-4 of Ballykissangel and Bracken and also well regarded for his role as a transvestite in the film Night Train, ...more

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Geoffrey Toone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Death is a Good Living, 199 Park Lane, Contract to Kill Geoffrey Toone was an Irish character actor based in the United Kingdom. Most of Toone's film roles after the 1930s were in supporting parts, usually as authority figures, though he did play the ...more

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Andrew Scott is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from Dublin
Sherlock, My Life in Film, Little White Lie Andrew Scott is an Irish film, television, and stage actor. He received the 2005 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs ...more