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.
Cillian MurphyCillian Murphy
25 May 1976
Actor
Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953
Actor

Saoirse RonanSaoirse Ronan
12 April 1994
Actress

Jessie BuckleyJessie Buckley
28 December 1989
Singer

Richard HarrisRichard Harris
01 October 1930
Actor

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
02 April 1977
Actor
Angela LansburyAngela Lansbury
16 October 1925
Actress

Colin FarrellColin Farrell
31 May 1976
Actor

Robert SheehanRobert Sheehan
07 January 1988
Actor
Michael GambonMichael Gambon
19 October 1940
Actor

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

Dominique McElligottDominique McElligott
05 March 1986
Actress

Jonathan Rhys MeyersJonathan Rhys Meyers
27 July 1977
Actor

Aisling BeaAisling Bea
16 March 1984
Actress, Stand up Comedian

Maureen O’HaraMaureen O’Hara
17 August 1920
Actress
Gabriel ByrneGabriel Byrne
12 May 1950
Actor

Katie McGrathKatie McGrath
03 January 1983
Actress

Evanna LynchEvanna Lynch
16 August 1991
Actress

Aidan GillenAidan Gillen
24 April 1968
Actor
Stuart TownsendStuart Townsend
15 December 1972
Actor, Director

Colm MeaneyColm Meaney
30 May 1953
Actor
Aisling FranciosiAisling Franciosi
06 June 1993
Actress

Sinéad CusackSinéad Cusack
18 February 1948
Actress

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker
Colin O’DonoghueColin O’Donoghue
26 January 1981
Actor, Musician

Jack GleesonJack Gleeson
20 May 1992
Actor
Amybeth McNultyAmybeth McNulty
07 November 2001
Actress

Dervla KirwanDervla Kirwan
24 October 1971
Actress

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918
Comedian
Sarah BolgerSarah Bolger
28 February 1991
Actress

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Dylan MoranDylan Moran
03 November 1971
Comedian, Writer, Actor
Andrea CorrAndrea Corr
17 May 1974
Musician

Wilfrid BrambellWilfrid Brambell
22 March 1912
Actor

Kerry CondonKerry Condon
04 January 1983
Actress

Sorcha CusackSorcha Cusack
09 April 1949
Actress
Richard ToddRichard Todd
11 June 1919
Actor
Conor WoodmanConor Woodman
21 March 1974
Film Director

Colm WilkinsonColm Wilkinson
05 June 1944
Singer, Actor

Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
18 September 1988
Singer, actor, songwriter

Bronagh GallagherBronagh Gallagher
26 April 1972
Actresses
Neil JordanNeil Jordan
25 February 1950
Film Director

Nauheed CyrusiNauheed Cyrusi
19 October 1982
Actress

Jonas ArmstrongJonas Armstrong
01 January 1981
Actor

Ruth BradleyRuth Bradley
27 January 1987
Actress

William Desmond TaylorWilliam Desmond Taylor
26 April 1872
Actor, Director
Art ParkinsonArt Parkinson
19 October 2001
Actor

Keith DuffyKeith Duffy
01 October 1974
Singer-Songwriter
Amy ShielsAmy Shiels
21 February 1991
Actress

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner
19 June 1983
Actor

Micheal NeesonMicheal Neeson
22 June 1995
Actor, Son of Liam Neeson & Natasha Richardson
Martin SheenMartin Sheen
03 August 1940
Actor

James HewittJames Hewitt
30 April 1958
Military Leaders
Katherine RyanKatherine Ryan
30 June 1983
Comedian

Domhnall GleesonDomhnall Gleeson
12 May 1983
Actor

Brenda FrickerBrenda Fricker
17 February 1945
Actress

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

Walter O'BrienWalter O'Brien
24 February 1975
Business Person
Chris O'DowdChris O'Dowd
09 October 1979
Actor

Mischa BartonMischa Barton
24 January 1986
Actress

Sharon HorganSharon Horgan
13 July 1970
Actress

Ruth NeggaRuth Negga
07 January 1982
Actress
Jason O'MaraJason O'Mara
06 August 1972
Actor

Nadine CoyleNadine Coyle
15 June 1985
Singer
Brian McFaddenBrian McFadden
12 April 1980
Singer-songwriter

Patrick McGoohanPatrick McGoohan
19 March 1928
Actor

Ruairi O ConnorRuairi O Connor
09 July 1991
Actor
Paddy McGuinnessPaddy McGuinness
14 August 1973
Comedians

Barry KeoghanBarry Keoghan
18 October 1992
Actor
Stephen GatelyStephen Gately
17 March 1976
Singer-songwriter

Ruth KearneyRuth Kearney
11 November 1984
Actor

Maureen O'SullivanMaureen O'Sullivan
17 May 1911
Actress
Brian GleesonBrian Gleeson
14 November 1987
Actor

Chris HughtonChris Hughton
11 December 1958
Footballer
Genevieve O'ReillyGenevieve O'Reilly
06 January 1977
Actress

Louisa HarlandLouisa Harland
1994 AD
Actress

Maria Doyle KennedyMaria Doyle Kennedy
25 September 1964
Actress

Brendan O'CarrollBrendan O'Carroll
15 September 1955
Writer
Roman CoppolaRoman Coppola
22 April 1965
Filmmaker
Eamonn HolmesEamonn Holmes
03 December 1959
Journalists

Mark McKennaMark McKenna
05 May 1996
Actor

Adrian DunbarAdrian Dunbar
01 August 1958
Actor

Liam CunninghamLiam Cunningham
02 June 1961
Actor
Fionnula FlanaganFionnula Flanagan
10 December 1941
Actress

David KellyDavid Kelly
11 July 1929
Actor

Mick McCarthyMick McCarthy
07 February 1959
Football manager

Brendan CoyleBrendan Coyle
02 December 1963
Actor

Bernie NolanBernie Nolan
17 October 1960
Actress
Paul RonanPaul Ronan
21 March 1965
Actor

Jamie BamberJamie Bamber
03 April 1973
Actor
Laura DonnellyLaura Donnelly
20 August 1982
Actress

Ned DennehyNed Dennehy
08 December 1965
Actor
Dave AllenDave Allen
06 July 1936
Comedian
Shane FilanShane Filan
05 July 1979
Singer