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List of famous film actors and actresses from Northern Ireland, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Northern Ireland has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Northern Irish screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Northern Ireland and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

This list features film actors like Paul McLoone and Eamonn Holmes.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Northern Ireland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Northern Irish film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Liam Neeson Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, Schindler's List

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Kenneth Branagh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Kenneth Branagh Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chariots of Fire, Henry V

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Sam Neill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Sam Neill Jurassic Park, The Hunt for Red October, Jurassic Park III

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Ciarán Hinds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Ciarán Hinds Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, There Will Be Blood, Road to Perdition

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Stephen Rea is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Stephen Rea V for Vendetta, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, The Crying Game

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Susan Lynch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Susan Lynch Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, From Hell, Elizabeth: The Golden Age

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James Greene is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
James Greene Sherlock Holmes, Empire of the Sun, Les Misérables

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Bronagh Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Bronagh Gallagher Pulp Fiction, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Sherlock Holmes

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James McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
James McCaffrey American Splendor, Hide and Seek, Max Payne

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Patrick Magee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Patrick Magee A Clockwork Orange, Chariots of Fire, Barry Lyndon

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Ray Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Ray Stevenson Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Other Guys

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Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Van Morrison Roger Waters: The Wall: Live in Berlin, Gaelic Spirit: Bringing Together the Best in Irish Music, Jerry Lee Lewis & Friends

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Mark Ryder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Mark Ryder Robin Hood, Five Minutes of Heaven, Small Island

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Colin Blakely is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Colin Blakely A Man for All Seasons, Murder on the Orient Express, The Pink Panther Strikes Again

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John Lynch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
John Lynch In the Name of the Father, The Secret Garden, Sliding Doors

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Michelle Fairley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Michelle Fairley Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I, The Others, Hideous Kinky

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Warren Christie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Warren Christie Apollo 18, This Means War, Malibu Shark Attack

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Ian McElhinney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Ian McElhinney The Boxer, Leap Year, City of Ember

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Gary Moore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Gary Moore The Trial, The Strat Pack: Live in Concert, Gary Moore and the Midnight Blues: Live at Montreux 1990-1997

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Gerard McSorley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Gerard McSorley Braveheart, The Constant Gardener, War Horse

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Robert McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Robert McKenzie Duel in the Sun, My Little Chickadee, In Old California

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John Hallam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
John Hallam Flash Gordon, The Wicker Man, Dragonslayer

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Adrian Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Adrian Dunbar The Crying Game, My Left Foot, Richard III

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Stuart Graham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Stuart Graham Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hunger, Shadow Dancer

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Michael Smiley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Michael Smiley Shaun of the Dead, The World's End, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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Siobhán McKenna is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Siobhán McKenna Doctor Zhivago, King of Kings, Philadelphia^! Here I Come!

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Shane Brolly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Shane Brolly Underworld, Underworld: Evolution, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

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Bríd Brennan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Bríd Brennan Excalibur, Shadow Dancer, Dancing at Lughnasa

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Conleth Hill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Conleth Hill Whatever Works, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, The Shore

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Jonathan Harden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Jonathan Harden Ghost Machine, Five Minutes of Heaven, Dreams of a Life

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Antonia Campbell-Hughes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Antonia Campbell-Hughes Albert Nobbs, Breakfast on Pluto, Bright Star

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Roma Downey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Roma Downey The Bible, Borrowed Hearts, Come Dance at My Wedding

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Gerard Murphy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Gerard Murphy Batman Begins, The King of Comedy, Waterworld

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Eamonn Holmes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Eamonn Holmes Three and Out, The All Star Impressions Show

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Harry Towb is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Harry Towb Patton, Barry Lyndon, The Blue Max

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Andrew Simpson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Andrew Simpson Notes on a Scandal, Inherent Vice, Song for a Raggy Boy

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Joseph Tomelty is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Joseph Tomelty Moby Dick, Hobson's Choice, Hell Is a City

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Geraldine Hughes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Geraldine Hughes Gran Torino, Rocky Balboa, Duplex

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Noel Willman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Noel Willman Doctor Zhivago, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Kiss of the Vampire

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Declan Mulholland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Declan Mulholland Time Bandits, War of the Buttons, Brannigan

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Eleanor Methven is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Eleanor Methven The Boxer, Becoming Jane, The Snapper

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Flora Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Flora Montgomery Basic Instinct 2, Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor, The Daisy Chain

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Frances Tomelty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Frances Tomelty Chéri, The Field, Bullshot

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Peter Dickson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Peter Dickson A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman, The All Star Impressions Show

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Diane Craig is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Diane Craig Ned Kelly, In Her Skin, Travelling North

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Marie Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Marie Jones In the Name of the Father, Whole Lotta Sole, You^! Me & Marley

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Richard Dormer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Richard Dormer Mrs Henderson Presents, My Boy Jack, '71

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Amanda Burton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Amanda Burton Bronson, The Commander: Virus, The Commander: Blackdog

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Patricia Quinn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Patricia Quinn The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, The Lords of Salem

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Pat Bishop is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Northern Ireland
Pat Bishop Don's Party, The Right Hand Man