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Famous TV Actors from Northern Ireland

Updated October 13, 2018 6.4k views74 items

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.
  • Liam Neeson1

    Liam Neeson

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Big C

    BirthplaceBallymena, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland, United States of America, United Kingdom

    Liam John Neeson (born 7 June 1952) is an actor from Northern Ireland. He has been nominated...  more

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  • Kenneth Branagh2

    Kenneth Branagh

    Conspiracy, Wallander

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom

    Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh (born 10 December 1960) is a Northern Irish actor, director,...  more

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  • Amanda Burton3

    Amanda Burton

    Silent Witness, Waterloo Road

    BirthplaceLondonderry, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Irene Amanda Burton (born 10 October 1956) is an Irish actress, well known for her television...  more
  • Ciarán Hinds4

    Ciarán Hinds

    Rome, Political Animals

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom

    Ciarán Hinds (; born 9 February 1953) is an Irish actor. A versatile character actor, he has...  more
  • Diane Craig5

    Diane Craig

    E Street, Out of the Blue

    BirthplaceBangor, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Australia

    Diane Mary Craig (born 9 June 1949) is an actress born in County Down, Northern Ireland but...  more
  • Van Morrison6
    Sir George Ivan "Van" Morrison OBE (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish...  more

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  • Gerry Brady7

    Gerry Brady

    River City

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    CEO and Chairman of Tayto, the mutli talented Gerry rose through the ranks of the potato crisp...  more
  • Gary Moore8
    Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011) was a Northern Irish guitarist and...  more

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  • Ray Stevenson9

    Ray Stevenson

    Dexter, Rome

    BirthplaceLisburn, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    George Raymond Stevenson (born 25 May 1964) is a Northern Irish actor. He is known for playing...  more
  • Michelle Fairley10

    Michelle Fairley

    Game of Thrones, 24: Live Another Day

    BirthplaceColeraine, Northern Ireland

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Michelle Fairley is a Northern Irish actress, best known for her roles as Catelyn Stark in the...  more

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  • Eamonn Holmes11

    Eamonn Holmes

    Hard Spell, The Rich List

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Northern Ireland

    Eamonn Holmes (born 3 December 1959) is a British journalist and broadcaster, best known for...  more
  • Susan Lynch12

    Susan Lynch

    Monroe, The Unloved

    BirthplaceCorrinshego, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom

    Susan Lynch (born 5 June 1971) is a Northern Irish actress. A three-time IFTA Award winner,...  more
  • Roma Downey13

    Roma Downey

    Touched by an Angel, The Bible

    BirthplaceDerry, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom

    Roma Downey (born 6 May 1960) is an actress, producer, and author from Derry, Northern...  more
  • James McCaffrey14

    James McCaffrey

    Rescue Me, Beautiful People

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom

    James McCaffrey may refer to: James McCaffrey (actor), Northern Irish–American actor, born in...  more
  • Roy Walker15

    Roy Walker

    The Comedians, Catchphrase

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,Northern Ireland

    Roy Walker may refer to: Roy Walker (baseball) (1893–1962), Major League Baseball pitcher Roy...  more
  • 16

    John Hallam

    The Black Adder, EastEnders

    BirthplaceLisburn, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom

    John William Francis Hallam (28 October 1941 – 14 November 2006) was a British character...  more
  • Nadine Coyle17

    Nadine Coyle

    Popstars: The Rivals, The Girls Aloud Party

    BirthplaceLondonderry, United Kingdom

    NationalityIreland, Northern Ireland

    Nadine Elizabeth Louise Coyle (born 15 June 1985) is an Irish singer, songwriter, actress, and...  more
  • James Greene18

    James Greene

    Alien Nation, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom

    James Greene is an actor who has appeared in numerous plays and series on United Kingdom...  more
  • John Lynch19

    John Lynch

    Labyrinth, Chimera

    BirthplaceCorrinshego, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom

    John Lynch (born 26 December 1961) is an Irish actor and novelist. He won the AFI (AACTA)...  more
  • Adrian Dunbar20

    Adrian Dunbar

    Death in Paradise, A Woman's Guide to Adultery

    BirthplaceEnniskillen, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom

    Adrian Dunbar (born 1 August 1958) is an actor and director from Enniskillen, County...  more
  • Colin Blakely21

    Colin Blakely

    The Beiderbecke Affair, Paradise Postponed

    BirthplaceBangor, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Colin George Blakely (23 September 1930 – 7 May 1987) was a Northern Irish actor. He is...  more
  • Pat Bishop22

    Pat Bishop

    Number 96, Brides of Christ

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland, Australia

    Patricia Mary Bishop (13 June 1946 – 28 March 2000) was a Northern Irish-born Australian...  more
  • George Best23
    George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a Northern Irish professional footballer who...  more

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  • Warren Christie24

    Warren Christie

    Alphas, October Road

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityCanada, Northern Ireland

    Hans Warren Christie (born 4 November 1975) is a Canadian television and film actor known for...  more
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    Peter Dickson

    Monkey Dust, Test the Nation

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Peter Dickson (born 23 June 1957) is a Northern Irish voiceover artist. He is best known as...  more