Famous Irish T V & Movie Producers

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 1 Gabriel Byrne

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Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: May 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Walkinstown, Dublin, Ireland
Irish actor Gabriel Byrne is best known for his Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated role of Dr. Paul Weston in the series In Treatment. He has also been part of movies such as Stigmata and End of Days. He is also a seasoned theater actor and has narrated several audiobooks.

 2 Ruth Negga

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Born to an Irish mother and an Ethiopian father, Ruth Negga didn’t look back after grabbing a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for the Best Newcomer, with her performance in the play Duck. She also played both Ophelia and Prince Hamlet in two different productions of the play.

 3 Sharon Horgan

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hackney, London, England

London-born Irish actor and writer Sharon Horgan is best known for her BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated writing for the series Catastrophe. She has also won awards for her acting in the sitcom Pulling and established the production company Merman. She is the sister of former rugby player Shane Horgan.

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 4 Patrick McGoohan

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States
Died: January 13, 2009

Though born in the US, Patrick McGoohan moved to the US with his family as a child and later became one of Britain’s best-known actors. Fans loved him as John Drake in Danger Man and as Number Six in The Prisoner. He is also known for his Emmy-winning performance in the series Columbo.

 5 Walter O'Brien

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Famous As: Business Person
Birthdate: February 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: County Wexford, Ireland

Irish IT expert and entrepreneur Walter O'Brien produced the CBS action-drama TV series Scorpion, which was inspired by his life. It is believed he established Scorpion Computer Services at age 13 and had an IQ of 197 as a child, though many such claims by him remain unproved.

 6 Liam Cunningham

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Initially an electrician who worked at a Zimbabwean safari park, Liam Cunningham changed his luck by applying for an acting school after coming across an ad. The Irish actor is known for his signature stare and thick Irish accent and became internationally renowned as Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones.

 7 Donal Logue

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
The Harvard University graduate is a film and television actor, the lead role in The Tao of Steve being a highlight of his career. Since his debut in 1992, Donal Logue has been cast in supporting roles in a number of films. The Canadian-born American, who is also a producer and writer, holds a license for driving Class-A commercial vehicles.
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 8 Brendan O'Carroll

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Finglas, Dublin, Ireland

Apart from being a comedian, Brendan O'Carroll is also a fine writer. Best known as Agnes Brown from the sitcom Mrs. Brown's Boys, he later played the role in various spin-offs and a couple of movies too. He has also penned several books and screenplays.

 9 Eamonn Holmes

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Famous As: Journalists
Birthdate: December 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Best known for his long stints as a presenter of shows such as GMTV, This Morning, and Sky News Sunrise, Irish journalist Eamonn Holmes has also campaigned for animal welfare and Alzheimer’s awareness. He has also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother and hosted game shows such as The Rich List.

 10 Roman Coppola

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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: April 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France

The son of director Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Coppola is best known for his Academy Award-nominated screenplay of Moonrise Kingdom. He faced the camera for the first time as an 8-year-old in his father’s The Godfather: Part II. He has also directed music videos for artists such as Green Day and Daft Punk.

 11 Conor Woodman

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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: March 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Galway

Irish author, director, and broadcaster Conor Woodman is best known for hosting the TV show Around the World in 80 Trades. Starting his career as a financial analyst, he eventually became an investigative journalist. With time, he branched out into film-making as well. Also a fiction writer, he is planning to launch a novel series soon.

 12 Jamie Bamber

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK

Born in England, to an American father and an Irish mother, Jamie Bamber grew up in both England and France. The LAMDA alumnus is best known as Lee Adama from Battlestar Galactica and has also played major roles in series such as Law & Order: UK and movies such as Pulse 2: Afterlife.

 13 John Carney

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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: April 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland Ireland

Initially a bassist and vocalist for the Irish rock band The Frames, John Carney later gained fame as the executive producer of the rom-com anthology Modern Love. His award-winning music drama Once was filmed on a budget of 100,000 Euros on 2 digital camcorders but grossed $7 million in its first 3 months.

 14 Cecelia Ahern

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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Best known for her iconic bestselling debut novel PS, I Love You, which was made into a hit movie later, Irish author Cecelia Ahern has won many accolades, including the British Book Award. The daughter of former Irish PM Bertie Ahern, Cecelia has also produced the sitcom Samantha Who?

 15 Danny O'Carroll

Danny O'Carroll
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Born to legendary Irish comedian Brendan O'Carroll, Danny O'Carroll was no stranger to entertainment as a child. He is best known to audiences as Buster Brady from the series Mrs. Brown's Boys and its theatrical and movie versions. Having dropped out of school due to dyslexia, he now supports childhood illness charities.

 16 Daragh O Malley

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Born to a minister father and a doctor mother, Daragh O Malley started appearing in plays as a student and won recitation prizes, too. Best known as Patrick Harper from the series Sharpe, he also gained accolades for his appearance as Big Daddy in a production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

 17 Pat Shortt

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland

Pat Shortt is best known for his award-winning performance as Josie in the Irish film Garage. He started his career as part of the duo D'Unbelievables with fellow comedian Jon Kenny. He is also one of the few actors from Ireland to be featured on an Irish postage stamp.

 18 Kevin McClory

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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: June 8, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
Died: November 20, 2006

Best remembered as the producer of the James Bond flick Thunderball, Irish director-producer Kevin McClory had a long-drawn legal battle with the author of the James Bond novel series Ian Fleming. Previously part of the British Merchant Navy, he was once stranded on a raft at sea and narrowly escaped death.

 19 Riyadh Khalaf

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Famous As: Television producer
Birthdate: February 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bray, Ireland

Apart from launching a pirate radio station at age 16, Riyadh Khalaf also became a successful YouTuber pretty early. A prominent LGBTQ+ advocate, he has been part of queer-centric documentaries and has penned a book on LGBTQ issues. He won season 15 of Celebrity MasterChef and has appeared on podcasts, too.

 20 Maia Dunphy

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Famous As: Television producer known for Maia Dunphy's What Women Want
Birthdate: August 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dalkey, Ireland

 21 Anna Nolan

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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: October 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Anna Nolan created ripples as a lesbian former nun in the first season of Big Brother, where she ended up as the runner-up. The popular TV personality later hosted shows such as The Great Irish Bake Off and The Afternoon Show. She also led the production company Coco Television as its development head.

 22 Tony Lundon

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Galway, Ireland

Best known as part of the British-Irish pop group Liberty X, Tony Lundon has also hosted the quiz show TOAST. While he failed to make it to the winning group of the show Popstars, he and the other runners-up ended up forming Liberty. He later performed solo and launched a production company too.

 23 Kieran O'Reilly

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ireland

A police detective who worked with the drug unit, Irish actor Kieran O'Reilly is best known to international audiences as White Hair from the popular series Vikings. Interestingly, he made his acting debut playing an undercover policeman in Love/Hate. He also sings for the rock trio Hail the Ghost.

 24 Nora Twomey

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Famous As: Animator
Birthdate: October 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland

Irish animator and voice actor Nora Twomey is best known for co-founding the animation studio Cartoon Saloon. She also directed the Oscar-nominated animated films The Secret of Kells and The Breadwinner. A school drop-out, she initially worked in a factory, before studying fine art and then animation.

 25 Nuala O'Faolain

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: May 9, 2008

Apart from being a journalist and author, Nuala O'Faolain had also taught English literature. Best known for her 2 bestselling autobiographies, Are You Somebody? and Almost There, she was a true-blue feminist who often spoke about the rigid dogmas she faced while growing up in Catholic Ireland.

 26 Charles B. Fitzsimons

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 8, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 14, 2001

Better known as the younger brother of Hollywood sensation Maureen O'Hara, Irish actor and producer Charles B. Fitzsimons later moved to the US. Initially an attorney, he also became the youngest in his country to get a law degree. He also led the Producers Guild of America as its executive director.

 27 Lumsden Hare

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 17, 1874
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland
Died: August 28, 1964

Stage actor/director Lumsden Hare had his first stint as an actor on stage at age 19 and gradually mastered character roles in plays of George Bernard Shaw. Known for plays such as What Every Woman Knows, he later stepped into films and mostly played the roles of priests, doctors, or aristocrats.

 28 Michael J. Dolan

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1884 AD
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: October 21, 1954

Remembered for his long-term association with the Abbey Theatre and for films such as Scrooge, Irish actor Michael J. Dolan later also took over the management of the former. He was also known for his appearances in plays by Teresa Deevy, such as The King of Spain's Daughter.

 29 Herbert Brenon

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 13, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dún Laoghaire Kingstown, Ireland
Died: June 21, 1958

Irish director, screenwriter, and actor Herbert Brenon initially worked as a Broadway call boy and also performed in vaudeville with his wife before he became a sensation in the silent-film era. While shooting for Neptune’s Daughter, one of his best-known films, he was injured in a water tank explosion.

 30 Terry McMahon

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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Mullingar, Ireland

The award-winning writer-director of the Irish drama film Patrick's Day, Terry McMahon also acted in the movie. He has also appeared in films such as Batman Begins and has lectured on cinema at institutes such as Trinity College. He is also known for his viral speech This is Our Ireland.

 31 Shelah Richards

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 23, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: January 19, 1985

Though born to a lawyer father and an activist mother, Shelah Richards was interested in the arts since the very beginning. An actor and director, known for projects such as Return to Glennascaul, she later directed series such as The Riordans and also led the RTE as its drama director.

 32 Ria Mooney

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 30, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
Died: January 3, 1973

Ria Mooney scripted history when she became the woman to serve the Abbey Theatre as a producer. A fine actor, she was known for her roles in projects such as This Other Eden and Riders to the Sea. Starting her acting career as a child, she later studied art too.

 33 Neasa N

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland
Died: December 18, 2014

Spending her initial days playing the violin and teaching at the drama school at the Abbey Theatre, Neasa N had also worked as a civil servant before her marriage. She later became a noted radio personality, renowned for her drama performances in English and Irish. She also recited poetry on radio.