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TV Actors from Dublin

Updated October 13, 2018 6.6k views179 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • 1
    Colm Meaney

    Colm Meaney

    Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Colm J. Meaney (; Irish: Colm Ó Maonaigh; born 30 May 1953) is an Irish actor known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Gabriel Byrne

    Gabriel Byrne

    Vikings, In Treatment

    BirthplaceWalkinstown, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    Gabriel James Byrne (born 12 May 1950) is an Irish actor, film director, film producer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Colin Farrell

    Colin Farrell

    True Detective, Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK)

    BirthplaceCastleknock, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Colin Farrell (born 31 May 1976) is an Irish actor. Farrell appeared in the BBC drama... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Orla Brady

    Orla Brady

    Strike Back, Mistresses

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    Orla Brady (born 28 March 1961) is an Irish theatre, television, and film actress born in... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Fionnula Flanagan

    Fionnula Flanagan

    Brotherhood, How the West Was Won

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    Fionnghuala Manon "Fionnula" Flanagan (born 10 December 1941) is an Irish actress. For her... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Dervla Kirwan

    Dervla Kirwan

    Ballykissangel, The Silence

    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland, Churchtown, Dublin

    NationalityIreland

    Dervla Kirwan (Irish: Deirbhile Ní Chiardhubháin; born 24 October 1971) is an Irish television... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Bono
    Paul David Hewson, KBE OL (born 10 May 1960), known by his stage name Bono (), is an Irish... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Dracula, The Tudors

    BirthplaceDrimnagh, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers (born Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keeffe; 27 July 1977) is an Irish actor.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    David Kelly

    David Kelly

    Scarlett, Whoops Apocalypse

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    David Kelly (11 July 1929 – 12 February 2012) was an Irish actor who had regular roles in... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Brendan Gleeson

    Brendan Gleeson

    Into the Storm

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    Brendan Gleeson (born 29 March 1955) is an Irish actor and film director. He is the recipient... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Graham Linehan

    Graham Linehan

    The IT Crowd, AD/BC: A Rock Opera

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Graham Linehan (, born 22 May 1968) is an Irish comedian who, in collaboration with Arthur... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Aidan Gillen

    Aidan Gillen

    Game of Thrones, The Wire

    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    Aidan Gillen (; born Aidan Murphy; 24 April 1968) is an Irish actor. He is known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Graham Norton

    Graham Norton

    Comic Relief, Aristocrats

    BirthplaceClondalkin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Graham William Walker (born 4 April 1963), known professionally as Graham Norton, is an Irish... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Liam Cunningham

    Liam Cunningham

    Game of Thrones, Outcasts

    BirthplaceEast Wall, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    Liam Cunningham (born 2 June 1961) is an Irish stage and screen actor. He is known for playing... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Gary Whelan

    Gary Whelan

    Prime Suspect, Ballykissangel

    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland, Dublin

    NationalityIreland

    Gary Whelan (born 1953) is an Irish actor, known for his work on British television.
  • 16
    Richard Todd

    Richard Todd

    Boy Dominic

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,England

    Richard Andrew Palethorpe Todd (11 June 1919 – 3 December 2009) was an Irish-born British... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Brenda Fricker

    Brenda Fricker

    I Was a Rat, Seekers

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    Brenda Fricker (born 17 February 1945) is an Irish actress of stage and screen. She has... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Peter McDonald

    Peter McDonald

    Sea of Souls, Killing Hitler

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Peter McDonald (born 28 January 1972) is an Irish Academy Award-nominated stage and screen... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Marc Bannerman

    Marc Bannerman

    EastEnders, Celebrity Wrestling

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Marc Bannerman (born 15 August 1973) is an Irish born actor. He played Gianni di Marco in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Lorcan Cranitch

    Lorcan Cranitch

    Cracker, Shackleton

    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland, Dublin

    NationalityIreland

    Lorcan Cranitch (born 28 August 1959) is an Irish actor. Born in Dublin, Lorcan Cranitch... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Bryan Murray

    Bread, The Irish R.M.

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Bryan Murray (born 13 July 1949) is an Irish actor. He plays Bob Charles in the soap opera... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Milo O'Shea

    Milo O'Shea

    Me Mammy, Ellis Island

    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland, Dublin

    NationalityIreland

    Milo Donal O'Shea (2 June 1926 – 2 April 2013) was an Irish actor. He received two Tony Award... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    A. J. Buckley

    A. J. Buckley

    Justified, CSI: NY

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityCanada, Republic of Ireland

    Alan John "A. J." Buckley (born February 9, 1977) is an Irish-born Canadian actor.
  • 24
    Gerard Parkes

    Gerard Parkes

    Fraggle Rock, Shining Time Station

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityCanada, Ireland

    Gerard Parkes (October 16, 1924 – October 19, 2014) was an Irish-born Canadian actor. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Phil Laak

    Phil Laak

    I Bet You, National Heads-Up Poker Championship

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland, United States of America

    Philip Courtney Laak (born September 8, 1972) is an Irish born American professional poker... more on Wikipedia