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:
James Bond actor from Drogheda.
Star of Millar’s Crossing, The Usual Suspects, Spider and End of Days.
Star of Phone Booth, Minority Report, In Bruges, Miami Vice.
Stumbled into an acting career before winning an Oscar.
Well known as a fast-living, fun-loving man – living life to the full.
Star of 28 Days Later, Inception, Batman Begins, Breakfast in Pluto.
Star of Schindler’s List, Gangs of New York, Taken, Michael Collins.
Star of The Quiet Man and Irish national treasure.
Star of Atonement, The Lovely Bones, The Way Back, Hanna.
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