The most popular Dublin actor – as voted by Dubliners

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Who beat these superstars to be named the favourite Dublin actor by Dublin cinema fans?

Movie fans in Dublin have voted for their favourite actors and actresses from their county and it may come as a surprise to learn that Hollywood superstar Colin Farrell didn’t top their list.

Other huge stars to miss out on the number one spot included Maureen O’Hara, Gabriel Byrne and Brenda Fricker.

That honour went to the veteran actor and star of classic Irish movies such as Calvary, The Guard and In Bruges, Brendan Gleeson.

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Who beat these superstars to be named the favourite Dublin actor by Dublin cinema fans?

The survey was taken by Odeon Cinemas ahead of the opening of a nine-screen cinema in Charlestown next week. Odeon quizzed 1,000 Dubliners over their favourite stars of film and TV.

The highest placed actress on the list was the Oscar winning legend Brenda Fricker. Colin Farrell was second on the list, followed by Colm Meaney and Gabriel Byrne.

Brendan’s son Domhnall Gleeson also made the top 10 after a recent run of films that has included Ex Machina, Brooklyn and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.

Here are the top fourteen Co Dublin actors, as voted by the people of Dublin:

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Brendan Gleeson

1) Brendan Gleeson
2) Colin Farrell
3) Colm Meaney
4) Gabriel Byrne
5) Brenda Fricker
6) Amy Huberman
7) Aidan Gillen
8) Maureen O’Hara
9) Domhnall Gleeson
10) Fionnula Flanagan
11) Aidan Turner
12) Alison Doody
13) Andrew Scott
14) Sarah Bolger

Congratulations to the stars who made the top 14. Look out for films starring Dublin’s finest coming up in the next 12 months including, Suffragette, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Lobster, Spectre, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur and plenty more.


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