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List of famous TV actors from Northern Ireland, listed alphabetically with photos of the actors when available. Northern 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 Northern Irish TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring actor or actress from Northern Ireland this list should contain many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from Northern Ireland then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This is a list that includes TV actors like Gary Moore and Iain Dowie.

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

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

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Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Liam Neeson Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Big C, Liberty's Kids Liam John Neeson, OBE is an Irish actor. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film, Excalibur. Between 1982 and 1987, Neeson ...more

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Kenneth Branagh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Kenneth Branagh Conspiracy, Wallander, Shackleton Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh is an actor, director, producer and screenwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has directed or starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's ...more

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Amanda Burton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Amanda Burton Silent Witness, Waterloo Road, Brookside Amanda Burton is a Northern Irish actress, active from 1981. During her career, Burton was best known for her television roles as Heather Black in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside, Beth Glover ...more

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Ciarán Hinds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Ciarán Hinds Rome, Political Animals, Above Suspicion Ciarán Hinds is a Northern Irish film, television and stage actor. He has built a reputation as a versatile character actor appearing in such high-profile films as Road to Perdition, The ...more

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Diane Craig is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Diane Craig E Street, Out of the Blue, The Young Doctors Diane Mary Craig is an actress born in County Down, Northern Ireland but who is best known for her performances on Australian television. She is married to Australian actor and comedian Garry ...more

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Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Van Morrison George Ivan "Van" Morrison, OBE is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. His live performances at their best are described as mystical and transcendental, while some of his ...more

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Gerry Brady is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Gerry Brady River City CEO and Chairman of Tayto, the mutli talented Gerry rose through the ranks of the potato crisp manufacturers after being spotted playing a small homeless street urchin seen by teenager Conor ...more

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Gary Moore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Gary Moore Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer and virtuoso guitarist. In a career dating back to the 1960s, Moore played with musicians including ...more

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Ray Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Ray Stevenson Dexter, Rome, At Home with the Braithwaites George Raymond "Ray" Stevenson is a British film and television actor. He is known for playing Titus Pullo in the BBC/HBO television series Rome and in film as Dagonet in King Arthur. ...more

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Michelle Fairley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Michelle Fairley Game of Thrones, 24: Live Another Day, The Broker's Man Michelle Fairley is a Northern Irish actress, best known for her roles as Catelyn Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones, Dr. Ava Hessington in multiple episodes of USA Network series Suits, ...more

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Eamonn Holmes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Eamonn Holmes Hard Spell, The Rich List, Points of View Eamonn Holmes is an Irish journalist and broadcaster, best known for presenting Sky News, Songs of Praise and This Morning. Holmes co-presented GMTV for twelve years between 1993 and 2005, ...more

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Susan Lynch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Susan Lynch Monroe, The Unloved, The Ten Commandments Susan Lynch is an actor from Northern Ireland.

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Roma Downey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Roma Downey Touched by an Angel, The Bible, A Woman Named Jackie Roma Downey is an Irish actress and Emmy nominated producer from Northern Ireland. She played kind-hearted angel Monica on the American TV series Touched by an Angel, alongside Della Reese; they ...more

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James McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
James McCaffrey Rescue Me, Beautiful People, Viper James G. McCaffrey is an actor best known for his role as Max Payne in the Max Payne video game series.

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Roy Walker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Roy Walker The Comedians, Catchphrase, I'm Famous and Frightened! Robert "Roy" Walker is a television personality and comedian from Northern Ireland, who worked for many years as both a television presenter and comedy actor. He is best known as the ...more

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John Hallam is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
John Hallam The Black Adder, EastEnders, Moonbase 3 John William Francis Hallam was a Northern Irish character actor, who was well known in the United Kingdom for playing hard men or military types.

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Nadine Coyle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Nadine Coyle Popstars: The Rivals, The Girls Aloud Party, Girls Aloud: Off the Record Nadine Elizabeth Louise Coyle is an Irish singer, songwriter, actress, and model. Coyle rose to fame in the early 2000s as a member of the girl group Girls Aloud. The group amassed a joint ...more

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James Greene is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
James Greene Alien Nation, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Mapp and Lucia James Greene is an actor who has appeared in numerous plays and series on United Kingdom television over a 40-year period. He has often played lawyers, clergymen, army officers and latterly ...more

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John Lynch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
John Lynch Labyrinth, Chimera, The Passion John Lynch is an Irish actor and novelist.

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Adrian Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Adrian Dunbar Death in Paradise, A Woman's Guide to Adultery, The Quatermass Experiment Adrian Dunbar is an actor from Northern Ireland, best known for his television and theatre work. Dunbar co-wrote and starred in the 1991 film, Hear My Song, nominated for Best Original ...more

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Colin Blakely is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Colin Blakely The Beiderbecke Affair, Paradise Postponed, The Hanged Man Colin George Blakely was a Northern Irish character actor.

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Pat Bishop is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Pat Bishop Number 96, Brides of Christ Pat Bishop was an Northern Irish actress noted for her performances in Australian theatre, film and television.

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George Best is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
George Best George Best was a Northern Irish footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team. In 1968 he won the European Cup with United, and was named the ...more

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Warren Christie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Warren Christie Alphas, October Road, House Rules Hans Warren Christie is a Northern Irish-born Canadian television and film actor known for his roles as Ray Cataldo on the ABC drama October Road and as Aidan "Greggy" Stiviletto on ...more

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Peter Dickson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Peter Dickson Monkey Dust, Test the Nation, Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon Peter Dickson is a voice actor.

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Ian McElhinney is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Ian McElhinney Game of Thrones, Single-Handed, Wokenwell Ian McElhinney is a Northern Irish actor and director. He has appeared in many television series in a career spanning more than thirty years, notable appearances include Taggart, Hornblower, ...more

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James Burke is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
James Burke British television Apollo 11 coverage, The Day the Universe Changed James Burke is a British broadcaster, science historian, author, and television producer, who is known, among other things, for his documentary television series Connections, and for its more ...more

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Patrick Magee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Patrick Magee Patrick Magee was an actor.

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Conleth Hill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Conleth Hill Game of Thrones, The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle, Blue Heaven Conleth Hill is a Northern Irish film, stage and television actor. He has performed on stage in productions in the United Kingdom and the United States. He won the 2001 Laurence Olivier Award ...more

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Garth Ennis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Garth Ennis Garth Ennis is a Northern Irish comics writer, best known for the Vertigo series Preacher with artist Steve Dillon and his successful nine-year run on Marvel Comics' Punisher franchise. He has ...more

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Michael Smiley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Michael Smiley Luther, Utopia, Murder Prevention Michael Smiley is a comic and actor from Northern Ireland currently living in London.

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Patricia Quinn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Patricia Quinn I^! Claudius, Hammer House of Horror, The 100 Greatest Musicals Patricia Quinn, Lady Stephens is a Northern Irish actress and singer best known for her role as Magenta in the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and the original stage play from which it was ...more

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Stephen Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Stephen Kennedy Making Waves Stephen Kennedy is a Northern Irish actor from Co. Tyrone. He had a keen interest in hip hop culture and was a breakdancer with Kevin 'Fangs' McCosker and Mark Tinney. He was educated at St. ...more

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Robert McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Robert McKenzie Robert McKenzie was an Irish film actor. He appeared in more than 310 films between 1915 and 1946. McKenzie was married to actress Eva McKenzie until his death from a heart attack in 1949. The ...more

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Flora Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Flora Montgomery Father & Son, The Murdoch Mysteries (2004) Flora Anne Selina Montgomery is a Northern Irish actress.

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Siobhán McKenna is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Siobhán McKenna Siobhán McKenna was an Irish stage and screen actress.

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Bronagh Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Bronagh Gallagher The Fitz, Over The Rainbow (UK) Bronagh Gallagher is a singer and actress from Derry, Northern Ireland. During her teens she got involved, through school, in drama and music activities, and joined a local amateur dramatics ...more

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Michael Legge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Michael Legge Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, Outcasts Michael Legge is an Irish actor. He has appeared in a number of stage, film, television and radio roles. He may be best known for playing the teenaged Frank McCourt in Alan Parker's 1999 film, ...more

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Valerie Lilley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Valerie Lilley Shameless, Emma, Albion Market Valerie Lilley is a Northern Irish actress who has played many television roles on dramas such as Doctors and Grange Hill. Lilley most recently appeared on Channel 4's serial drama Shameless ...more

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Geraldine Hughes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Geraldine Hughes Geraldine Hughes is a Northern Irish actress. She has appeared in films such as Duplex, Rocky Balboa and Gran Torino. She also played Mary Todd Lincoln in Killing Lincoln.

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Zara Turner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Zara Turner Midnight Man, Any Time Now, McCallum Zara Turner is a British actress.

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Geraldine O'Rawe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Geraldine O'Rawe Geraldine O'Rawe is a Northern Irish actress. O'Rawe was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London during the mid-1980s, and made her ...more

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Charles Lawson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Charles Lawson Bread Charles "Charlie" Lawson is a Northern Irish actor. He is best known for playing Jim McDonald in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.

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Gerard Murphy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Gerard Murphy The Scarlet Pimpernel, Charters and Caldicott, McCallum Eamon Gerard Murphy was an Irish film, television and theatre actor.

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Sean Caffrey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Sean Caffrey Edge of Darkness, Galloping Galaxies!, No Hiding Place Sean Caffrey is an actor.

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Eileen Pollock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Eileen Pollock Bread Eileen Pollock is a Northern Irish actress.

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Aislín McGuckin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Aislín McGuckin The Creatives Aislín McGuckin is a Northern Irish actress who was born in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland in 1974. Since 2004, she has been married to Aidan McArdle. She is best known for her role ...more

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Frances Tomelty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Frances Tomelty Strangers, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard Frances Tomelty is a Northern Irish actress.

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Shane Brolly is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Shane Brolly Chromiumblue.com Shane R. Brolly is an Northern Irish actor, writer, and director, most known for his role as Kraven in the Underworld franchise.

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Linda Martin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland
Linda Martin You're a Star, Popstars: Ireland Linda Martin is an Irish singer and television presenter. She is best known in Europe as the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992 with the song "Why Me?", and in Ireland as a ...more