Famous Northern Irish Actors

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 1 Liam Neeson

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ballymena, Northern Ireland

The recipient of multiple awards, actor Liam Neeson has been ranked among  the '100 Sexiest Stars in Film History'. One of the highest-grossing actors of all time, he first rose to prominence in the 1990s with his title role in the epic drama film Schindler's List. Since then, he has appeared in many other critically acclaimed films.

 2 Andrew Scott

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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 3 Colin Morgan

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Armagh
Colin Morgan is best known for his multiple-award-winning performance in Merlin. He made waves with his theater performances and has also narrated several audiobooks and documentaries. He was seen in the series Humans and The Fall, and the movies Benjamin and Island. He hates social media and practices ethical consumerism.

 4 Glenn Quinn

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 3, 2002

 5 Ronan Keating

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Swords, Dublin, Ireland

 6 Allen Leech

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Killiney, County Dublin, Ireland

 7 Conleth Hill

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Irish actor Conleth Hill is best known for playing Varys in the HBO series Game of Thrones. A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he made his Broadway debut in the play Stones in His Pockets. An accomplished stage actor, he is the recipient of two Laurence Olivier Awards. He also acts in TV shows and films. 

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 8 Stephen Rea

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 31, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belfast
Stephen Rea is best known for his Academy Award-nominated role of Fergus in The Crying Game. He has also appeared in films such as V for Vendetta and Interview with the Vampire. He won a BAFTA for The Honourable Woman and was nominated for one for The Shadow Line.

 9 Ardal O'Hanlon

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland

 10 Ray Stevenson

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lisburn, United Kingdom
Ray Stevenson is best known as Dagonet from the film King Arthur and as Titus Pullo from the series Rome. He has also played the Marvel characters Frank Castle/The Punisher in Punisher: War Zone and Volstagg in the Thor franchise. He voiced Gar Saxon in two Star Wars series.

 11 James Nesbitt

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 15, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK

 12 Graham Linehan

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 13 Dermot Morgan

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 31, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 28, 1998

 14 Stephen Boyd

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Glengormley, Northern Ireland, UK
Died: June 2, 1977

 15 Glen Hansard

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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: April 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 16 Richard Dormer

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK

 17 Eoin Macken

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 18 Patrick Bergin

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 19 Shane Lynch

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 20 Thomas Sheridan

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1719 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: August 14, 1788