Ireland may have been capped by the domineering power of Great Britain but this ‘emerald’ country on British Isles has more to it than just beer and revelry. It is when you study closely about Irish culture and tradition that you would realise the country has been the address of some of the world famous men and women. From ingenious inventors to creative litterateurs, national heroes to prodigious leaders, it has an impressive lot of people with extraordinary achievements and accomplishments. What’s more, the country is not just about wit and wisdom – Ireland has produced some of the most talented and ingeniously gifted actors and actresses. Topping the list is Pierce Brosnam, popularly identified as James Bond, from the 1994 to 2005 Bond series. But that is not all. George Brent, Kenneth Branagh, Sarah Bolger, Daniel Day Lewis, Alison Doody, Brenda Ficker, Barry Fitzgerald, Aidan Turner and Barry McGowen are all Irish film and theatre personalities who have made their way into our hearts through their bountiful baggage of excellent works. Discover interesting facts and trivia about the life and works of Irish film and theatre personalities with this section.
Jack GleesonJack Gleeson
20 May 1992
Actor
Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953
Actor

Cillian MurphyCillian Murphy
25 May 1976
Actor

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
02 April 1977
Actor

Aidan GillenAidan Gillen
24 April 1968
Actor

Saoirse RonanSaoirse Ronan
12 April 1994
Actress
Richard HarrisRichard Harris
01 October 1930
Actor, Singer-Songwriter, Producer, Director

Colin FarrellColin Farrell
31 May 1976
Actor

Robert SheehanRobert Sheehan
07 January 1988
Actor

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker
Conor WoodmanConor Woodman
21 March 1974
Film Director

Jonathan Rhys MeyersJonathan Rhys Meyers
27 July 1977
Actor
Stuart TownsendStuart Townsend
15 December 1972
Actor, Director

Michael GambonMichael Gambon
19 October 1940
Actor

Peter Seamus O'ToolePeter O'Toole
02 August 1932
Actor
Brendan GleesonBrendan Gleeson
29 March 1955
Actor

Katie McGrathKatie McGrath
03 January 1983
Actress
Gabriel ByrneGabriel Byrne
12 May 1950
Actor

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner
19 June 1983
Actor

Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
18 September 1988
Singer, actor, songwriter
Evanna LynchEvanna Lynch
16 August 1991
Actress

Sinéad CusackSinéad Cusack
18 February 1948
Actress
Aisling BeaAisling Bea
16 March 1984
Actress, Stand up Comedian

Kerry CondonKerry Condon
04 January 1983
Actress

Jonas ArmstrongJonas Armstrong
01 January 1981
Actor

Colm MeaneyColm Meaney
30 May 1953
Actor
Sarah BolgerSarah Bolger
28 February 1991
Actress
Art ParkinsonArt Parkinson
19 October 2001
Actor

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918
Comedian

Sorcha CusackSorcha Cusack
09 April 1949
Actress

Dominique McElligottDominique McElligott
05 March 1986
Actress
Andrea CorrAndrea Corr
17 May 1974
Musician

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Dylan MoranDylan Moran
03 November 1971
Comedian, Writer, Actor

Dervla KirwanDervla Kirwan
24 October 1971
Actress

Wilfrid BrambellWilfrid Brambell
22 March 1912
Actor

Richard ToddRichard Todd
11 June 1919
Actor
William Desmond TaylorWilliam Desmond Taylor
26 April 1872
Actor, Director

Ruth BradleyRuth Bradley
27 January 1987
Actress
Amy ShielsAmy Shiels
21 February 1991
Actress

Colin O’DonoghueColin O’Donoghue
26 January 1981
Actor, Musician

Maureen O’HaraMaureen O’Hara
17 August 1920
Actress
Micheal NeesonMicheal Neeson
22 June 1995
Actor, Son of Liam Neeson & Natasha Richardson

Katherine RyanKatherine Ryan
30 June 1983
Comedian
Domhnall GleesonDomhnall Gleeson
12 May 1983
Actor

Ruth NeggaRuth Negga
07 January 1982
Actress

Adrian DunbarAdrian Dunbar
01 August 1958
Actor

Jimmy CarrJimmy Carr
15 September 1972
Actor, Comedian, Television presenter

Paddy McGuinnessPaddy McGuinness
14 August 1973
Comedians
Rory GallagherRory Gallagher
02 March 1948
Musician

Sharon HorganSharon Horgan
13 July 1970
Actress

Patrick McGoohanPatrick McGoohan
19 March 1928
American-Irish actor

Liam CunninghamLiam Cunningham
02 June 1961
Actor
Christine LampardChristine Lampard
02 February 1979
Television presenter

James HewittJames Hewitt
30 April 1958
Military Leaders
Brendan CoyleBrendan Coyle
02 December 1963
Actor

Maria Doyle KennedyMaria Doyle Kennedy
25 September 1964
Actress

Chris HughtonChris Hughton
11 December 1958
Footballer
Fionnula FlanaganFionnula Flanagan
10 December 1941
Actress

Gary LightbodyGary Lightbody
14 June 1976
Singer
Martin McGuinnessMartin McGuinness
23 May 1950
Politician

Nadine CoyleNadine Coyle
15 June 1985
Singer

Feargal SharkeyFeargal Sharkey
13 August 1958
Singer
Roman CoppolaRoman Coppola
22 April 1965
Filmmaker

Jamie BamberJamie Bamber
03 April 1973
Actor
Cyril CusackCyril Cusack
26 November 1910
Actor

Mick McCarthyMick McCarthy
07 February 1959
Football manager

Nauheed CyrusiNauheed Cyrusi
19 October 1982
Actress

Keith DuffyKeith Duffy
01 October 1974
Singer-Songwriter
Keith DuffyKeith Duffy
02 June 1966
Bass Guitarist
Velvet McIntyreVelvet McIntyre
24 November 1961
professional wrestler

Gavin FridayGavin Friday
08 October 1959
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer, Singer,

Edward Gordon CraigEdward Gordon Craig
16 January 1872
Actor, Director, Illustrator, Scenographer,

Melanie Clark PullenMelanie Clark Pullen
02 July 1977
Actress
Andrew CherryAndrew Cherry
11 January 1762
Actor, Songwriter