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List of famous TV actors from Ireland, listed alphabetically with photos of the actors when available. Ireland has given birth to a lot of talented television actors who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, soap operas, reality shows and more. These are some of the funniest and most talented Irish TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring actor or actress from Ireland this list should contain many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from Ireland then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list has everything from Paul Brennan to Peter McDonald.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Irish TV actors?" and "Which television actors are from Ireland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of Ireland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a TV junkie use this list of talented Irish actresses to find some new TV stars that you haven't already heard of.

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Martin Sheen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Martin Sheen The Simpsons, The West Wing, Captain Planet and the Planeteers

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Olivia Wilde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Olivia Wilde House, The Black Donnellys, Entertainment Tonight

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Colin O'Donoghue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Colin O'Donoghue Once Upon a Time

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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Michael Fassbender Band of Brothers, Hex, The Devil's Whore

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Bernadette Nolan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Bernadette Nolan Brookside

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Pierce Brosnan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Pierce Brosnan Remington Steele, Bag of Bones, Around the World in 80 Days

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Peter O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Peter O'Toole The Tudors, Masada, Gulliver's Travels

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Michael Gambon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Michael Gambon Luck, Angels in America, Emma

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Denis Leary is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Denis Leary Rescue Me, Crank Yankers, The Job

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Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Mel Gibson Punishment

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Colm Meaney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Colm Meaney Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Hell on Wheels

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James Nesbitt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
James Nesbitt Jekyll, Monroe, Murphy's Law

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John Huston is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
John Huston The Return of the King, The Rhinemann Exchange, The Word (US)

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Spike Milligan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Spike Milligan Gormenghast, Q, Q...

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Donal Logue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Donal Logue Sons of Anarchy, Vikings, Gotham

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Cyril Cusack is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Cyril Cusack Jesus of Nazareth, The Golden Bowl, Strumpet City

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Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Daniel Day-Lewis Shoestring, Artemis 81, Thank You^! P.G. Wodehouse

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Gabriel Byrne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Gabriel Byrne Vikings, In Treatment, Strangers

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Colin Farrell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Colin Farrell True Detective, Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK), Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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Kim Delaney is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Kim Delaney CSI: Miami, NYPD Blue, Army Wives

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Jamie Bamber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Jamie Bamber Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: London, Law & Order: UK

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Bono is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Dracula, The Tudors, Elvis

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David Kelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
David Kelly Scarlett, Whoops Apocalypse, Me Mammy

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Brendan Coyle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Brendan Coyle Downton Abbey, North and South, North & South

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Graham Linehan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Graham Linehan The IT Crowd, AD/BC: A Rock Opera

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Richard Harris is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland

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Graham Norton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Graham Norton Comic Relief, Aristocrats, Rex the Runt

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Chris O'Dowd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Chris O'Dowd The IT Crowd, Doc Martin, The Crimson Petal and the White

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Brendan Gleeson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Brendan Gleeson Into the Storm

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Denis O'Hare is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Denis O'Hare True Blood, American Horror Story, Maggie Hill

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Aidan Gillen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Aidan Gillen Game of Thrones, The Wire, Queer as Folk

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Maureen O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Maureen O'Hara Backstory

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Dervla Kirwan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Dervla Kirwan Ballykissangel, The Silence, Hearts and Bones

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Richard Todd is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Richard Todd Boy Dominic

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Dan O'Herlihy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Dan O'Herlihy A Man Called Sloane, The Long^! Hot Summer, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

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Peter McDonald is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Peter McDonald Sea of Souls, Killing Hitler, City of Vice

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Jimmy Carr is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Jimmy Carr A League of Their Own, A Comedy Roast, 8 Out of 10 Cats Uncut

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Fionnula Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Fionnula Flanagan Brotherhood, How the West Was Won, H.E.L.P.

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Pauline McLynn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Pauline McLynn Father Ted, EastEnders, Loose Women

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Fiona Shaw is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Fiona Shaw True Blood, Empire, Gormenghast

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Malachy McCourt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Malachy McCourt Ryan's Hope, Search for Tomorrow

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Neil Jordan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland

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Liam Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Liam Cunningham Game of Thrones, Outcasts, Shooting the Past

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Robert Michael Sheehan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Robert Michael Sheehan Misfits, Love/Hate, Accused

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Cillian Murphy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Cillian Murphy The Way We Live Now

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Elaine Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Elaine Cassidy Harper's Island, BBC Drama Fingersmith, Fingersmith

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James Ellis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
James Ellis In Sickness and in Health, Z-Cars, Nightingales

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Tony Doyle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
Tony Doyle Between the Lines, Ballykissangel, 1990

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A. J. Buckley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from Ireland
A. J. Buckley Justified, CSI: NY