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.


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.

Did you know?

Singing Cork barman has fans across the world - a video of the Irish music loving barman singing while he poured a pint went viral as people became enchanted by his easy going style and great voice. Check out his video.

Have you heard about…

Irish people warned about the ‘Celtic curse’ - a potentially deadly blood condition, that harms the liver, heart and pancreas, has been labelled the ‘Celtic Curse’ because more people in Ireland are prone to it than people from other countries. Find out more.

What about this…

‘Irish giant’ Tom Crean was one of the bravest and toughest explorers of the early part of the 20th century. Thanks to his positivity and faith, he managed to not only survive horrific conditions but also save the lives of his colleagues. Find out more.

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