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.
Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
02 April 1977
Actor
Jack GleesonJack Gleeson
20 May 1992
Actor

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953
 

Cillian MurphyCillian Murphy
25 May 1976
Actor

Aidan GillenAidan Gillen
24 April 1968
Actor

Saoirse RonanSaoirse Ronan
12 April 1994
Actress
Colin FarrellColin Farrell
31 May 1976
Actor

Richard HarrisRichard Harris
01 October 1930
Actor, Singer-Songwriter, Producer, Director

Robert SheehanRobert Sheehan
07 January 1988
Actor

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

Jonathan Rhys MeyersJonathan Rhys Meyers
27 July 1977
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
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
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

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918
Comedian
Sorcha CusackSorcha Cusack
09 April 1949
Actress
Dominique McElligottDominique McElligott
05 March 1986
Actress

Richard ToddRichard Todd
11 June 1919
Actor

Andrea CorrAndrea Corr
17 May 1974
Musician

Dervla KirwanDervla Kirwan
24 October 1971
Actress
Dylan MoranDylan Moran
03 November 1971
Comedian, Writer, Actor

Wilfrid BrambellWilfrid Brambell
22 March 1912
Actor

William Desmond TaylorWilliam Desmond Taylor
26 April 1872
Actor, Director

Amy ShielsAmy Shiels
21 February 1991
Actress

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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
Adrian DunbarAdrian Dunbar
01 August 1958
Actor

Katherine RyanKatherine Ryan
30 June 1983
Comedian

Jimmy CarrJimmy Carr
15 September 1972
Actor, Comedian, Television presenter
Rory GallagherRory Gallagher
02 March 1948
Musician

Patrick McGoohanPatrick McGoohan
19 March 1928
American-Irish actor
Fionnula FlanaganFionnula Flanagan
10 December 1941
Actress

Cyril CusackCyril Cusack
26 November 1910
Actor

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