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

Colin FarrellColin Farrell
31 May 1976
Actor

Angela LansburyAngela Lansbury
16 October 1925
Actress

Saoirse RonanSaoirse Ronan
12 April 1994
Actress

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
02 April 1977
Actor
Richard HarrisRichard Harris
01 October 1930
Actor, Singer-Songwriter, Producer, Director

Jessie BuckleyJessie Buckley
28 December 1989
Singer

Stuart TownsendStuart Townsend
15 December 1972
Actor, Director
Robert SheehanRobert Sheehan
07 January 1988
Actor

Peter Seamus O'ToolePeter O'Toole
02 August 1932
Actor
Jonathan Rhys MeyersJonathan Rhys Meyers
27 July 1977
Actor

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker

Michael GambonMichael Gambon
19 October 1940
Actor

Aidan GillenAidan Gillen
24 April 1968
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

Conor WoodmanConor Woodman
21 March 1974
Film Director
Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
18 September 1988
Singer, actor, songwriter

Sinéad CusackSinéad Cusack
18 February 1948
Actress
Evanna LynchEvanna Lynch
16 August 1991
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

Sorcha CusackSorcha Cusack
09 April 1949
Actress

Jack GleesonJack Gleeson
20 May 1992
Actor
Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918
Comedian

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Dominique McElligottDominique McElligott
05 March 1986
Actress
Wilfrid BrambellWilfrid Brambell
22 March 1912
Actor

Andrea CorrAndrea Corr
17 May 1974
Musician

Dervla KirwanDervla Kirwan
24 October 1971
Actress

Nauheed CyrusiNauheed Cyrusi
19 October 1982
Actress
Richard ToddRichard Todd
11 June 1919
Actor
Dylan MoranDylan Moran
03 November 1971
Comedian, Writer, Actor

Neil JordanNeil Jordan
25 February 1950
Film Director

Colm WilkinsonColm Wilkinson
05 June 1944
Singer, 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

Bronagh GallagherBronagh Gallagher
26 April 1972
Actresses

Amy ShielsAmy Shiels
21 February 1991
Actress

Colin O’DonoghueColin O’Donoghue
26 January 1981
Actor, Musician
Micheal NeesonMicheal Neeson
22 June 1995
Actor, Son of Liam Neeson & Natasha Richardson

Maureen O’HaraMaureen O’Hara
17 August 1920
Actress
Domhnall GleesonDomhnall Gleeson
12 May 1983
Actor

Nadine CoyleNadine Coyle
15 June 1985
Singer

James HewittJames Hewitt
30 April 1958
Military Leaders
Jimmy CarrJimmy Carr
15 September 1972
Actor, Comedian, Television presenter

Katherine RyanKatherine Ryan
30 June 1983
Comedian
Chris O'DowdChris O'Dowd
09 October 1979
Actor

Sharon HorganSharon Horgan
13 July 1970
Actress

Ruth NeggaRuth Negga
07 January 1982
Actress

Paddy McGuinnessPaddy McGuinness
14 August 1973
Comedians

Patrick McGoohanPatrick McGoohan
19 March 1928
American-Irish actor
Brian McFaddenBrian McFadden
12 April 1980
Singer-songwriter

Brendan O'CarrollBrendan O'Carroll
15 September 1955
Writer

Maureen O'SullivanMaureen O'Sullivan
17 May 1911
Actress

Rory GallagherRory Gallagher
02 March 1948
Musician
Arlene FosterArlene Foster
03 July 1970
Political Leader

Adrian DunbarAdrian Dunbar
01 August 1958
Actor
Walter O'BrienWalter O'Brien
24 February 1975
Business Person

Eamonn HolmesEamonn Holmes
03 December 1959
Journalists

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

Jason O'MaraJason O'Mara
06 August 1972
Actor
Roman CoppolaRoman Coppola
22 April 1965
Filmmaker

Maria Doyle KennedyMaria Doyle Kennedy
25 September 1964
Actress

Shane FilanShane Filan
05 July 1979
Singer
Fionnula FlanaganFionnula Flanagan
10 December 1941
Actress

Martin McGuinnessMartin McGuinness
23 May 1950
Politician
Brendan CoyleBrendan Coyle
02 December 1963
Actor

Kian EganKian Egan
29 April 1980
Singer

Chris HughtonChris Hughton
11 December 1958
Footballer

Nicky ByrneNicky Byrne
09 October 1978
Singer-songwriter
Genevieve O'ReillyGenevieve O'Reilly
06 January 1977
Actress
Patrick MonahanPatrick Monahan
23 June 1976
Comedian

Aisling FranciosiAisling Franciosi
06 June 1993
Actress

Una HealyUna Healy
10 October 1981
Singer

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

Anthony StokesAnthony Stokes
25 July 1988
Football Player

Gary LightbodyGary Lightbody
14 June 1976
Singer

Luke KellyLuke Kelly
17 November 1940
Singer

Lola MontezLola Montez
17 February 1821
Stage dancer
Lisa HanniganLisa Hannigan
12 February 1981
Singer-songwriter

Mick McCarthyMick McCarthy
07 February 1959
Football manager
Dan O'HerlihyDan O'Herlihy
01 May 1919
Actor

Edward MulhareEdward Mulhare
08 April 1923
Actor
Roddy DoyleRoddy Doyle
08 May 1958
Writer
Cecelia AhernCecelia Ahern
30 September 1981
Novelist