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Irish actors on the silver screen

For such a small country, Ireland has produced a surprising number of leading Hollywood actors who’ve appeared in numerous Oscar winning films. Here is a small selection of them:

Photo Copyright - Siebbi CC3Pierce Brosnan

James Bond actor from Drogheda.

Gabriel Byrne. Photo Copyright Ian Smith CC2Gabriel Byrne

Star of Millar’s Crossing, The Usual Suspects, Spider and End of Days.

Colin Farrell. Photo Copyright - Tabercil CC2Colin Farrell

Star of Phone Booth, Minority Report, In Bruges, Miami Vice.

Brenda Fricker. Photo Copyright - Alan Light CC2Brenda Fricker

Stumbled into an acting career before winning an Oscar.

Richard HarrisRichard Harris

Well known as a fast-living, fun-loving man – living life to the full.

Cillian Murphy. Photo Copyright - Tom Sorensen CC3Cillian Murphy

Star of 28 Days Later, Inception, Batman Begins, Breakfast in Pluto.

Liam Neeson. Photo Copyright - Karen Seto CC2Liam Neeson

Star of Schindler’s List, Gangs of New York, Taken, Michael Collins.

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Maureen O'HaraMaureen O’Hara

Star of The Quiet Man and Irish national treasure.

Saoirse Ronan. Photo copyright - gdcgraphics CC2Saoirse Ronan

Star of Atonement, The Lovely Bones, The Way Back, Hanna.


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