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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Monkey Dust, Test the Nation, Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon Peter Dickson is a voice actor.