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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