Famous Northern Irish Film & Theater Personalities

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Liam Neeson
(Northern Irish Actor Best Known for His Role as Oskar Schindler in 'Schindler's List')
Liam Neeson
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Birthdate: June 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ballymena

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.

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Jamie Dornan
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Birthdate: May 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland

One of the most popular model-turned-actors from Northern Ireland, Jamie Dornan was named by Vogue in its list of 25 Biggest Male Models of All Time. He earned international recognition after portraying Sheriff Graham Humbert in Once Upon a Time. Known for his looks and acting skills, Dornan is regarded as one of the greatest film actors of Ireland.

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Caitriona Balfe
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Birthdate: October 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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 4 
Andrew Scott
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Birthdate: October 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Colin Morgan
(Northern Irish Actor Known for the Title Character in the BBC Fantasy Series ‘Merlin’)
Colin Morgan
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Birthdate: January 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Armagh, Northern Ireland
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.
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Ciarán Hinds
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Birthdate: February 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Ciarán Hinds is an Irish actor who is popular for playing villainous roles, Ciarán Hinds has contributed immensely across all three major acting mediums: films, television and theatre. In 2020, Ciarán Hinds was ranked 31st on The Irish Times newspaper's Ireland's greatest film actors list.

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Glenn Quinn
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Birthdate: May 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 3, 2002
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Eve Hewson
(Actress)
Eve Hewson
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Birthdate: July 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ireland
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Fiona Shaw
(Actress)
Fiona Shaw
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Birthdate: July 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cobh, County Cork, Ireland
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Ronan Keating
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Birthdate: March 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Swords, Dublin, Ireland
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Clive Standen
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Birthdate: July 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: County Down, Northern Ireland, UK
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James Nesbitt
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Birthdate: January 15, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK
 13 
Ray Stevenson
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Dagonet’ in the Film ‘King Arthur’)
Ray Stevenson
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Birthdate: May 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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.
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Sally Rooney
(Novelist)
Sally Rooney
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Birthdate: February 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland
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Conleth Hill
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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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Alison Doody
(Actress)
Alison Doody
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Birthdate: November 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Stephen Rea
(Irish Actor Known for His Films: ‘V for Vendetta’, ‘Michael Collins’ and ‘Interview with the Vampire’)
Stephen Rea
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Birthdate: October 31, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
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.
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Allen Leech
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Birthdate: May 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Killiney, County Dublin, Ireland
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Paula Malcomson
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Birthdate: June 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belfast

Paula Malcomson is a Northern Irish actress best known for playing Abby Donovan in the American crime drama TV series, Ray Donovan. Despite being a Northern Irish, Malcomson has worked in many American TV series and films. She portrayed the role of Mrs. Everdeen in the Hunger Games film series and has appeared in popular American TV series like ER.

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Michelle Fairley
(Northern Ireland Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Catelyn Stark’ in the TV Series ‘Game of Thrones’)
Michelle Fairley
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Birthdate: July 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Northern Ireland
Northern Irish actor Michelle Fairley soared to fame as Catelyn Stark in the iconic series Game of Thrones. She is also known for her roles in Suits and 24: Live Another Day. She is an Olivier Award-nominated theater actor, too, and has appeared in films such as The Others.
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Dermot Morgan
(Comedian)
Dermot Morgan
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Birthdate: March 31, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 28, 1998
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Ardal O'Hanlon
(Comedian)
Ardal O'Hanlon
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Birthdate: October 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland
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Amanda Burton
(Northern Irish Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Sam Ryan’ in the TV Series ‘Silent Witness’)
Amanda Burton
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Birthdate: October 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland

North Irish actress Amanda Burton is best known for playing Beth Glover in the TV series Peak Practice. As a teenager, she studied drama at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre. She began her career with roles in stage productions and eventually branched out into TV as well. Besides acting, she is an ambassador for the charity The Children's Trust.

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Orla Brady
(Actress)
Orla Brady
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Birthdate: March 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Graham Linehan
(Comedian)
Graham Linehan
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Birthdate: May 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Eoin Macken
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Birthdate: February 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Frances Tomelty
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Birthdate: October 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Daughter of actor Joseph Tomelty, Irish actor Frances Tomelty amazed audiences playing a blind woman in the series Death in Paradise. She met her former husband, singer Sting of The Police fame, at the rock musical Rock Nativity, and they got married a couple of years later. 
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Glen Hansard
(Songwriter)
Glen Hansard
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Birthdate: April 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Richard Dormer
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Birthdate: November 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK
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Niamh Cusack
(Actress)
Niamh Cusack
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Birthdate: October 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Stephen Boyd
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Birthdate: July 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Glengormley, Northern Ireland, UK
Died: June 2, 1977
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Samantha Mumba
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Birthdate: January 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Patrick Bergin
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Birthdate: February 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Susan Lynch
(Actress)
Susan Lynch
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Birthdate: June 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Corrinshego, Newry, Northern Ireland, UK
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Elaine Cassidy
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Birthdate: December 31, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kilcoole, County Wicklow, Ireland
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Jonathan Aitken
(Politician)
Jonathan Aitken
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Birthdate: August 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Victoria Smurfit
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Birthdate: March 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Shane Lynch
(Singer)
Shane Lynch
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Birthdate: July 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Eddie Jordan
(Businessman)
Eddie Jordan
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Birthdate: March 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Damian McGinty
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Birthdate: September 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland
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Ken Doherty
(Snooker Player)
Ken Doherty
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Birthdate: September 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
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Bronagh Gallagher
(Actress and Singer)
Bronagh Gallagher
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Birthdate: April 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland

Irish singer and actress Bronagh Gallagher has been active in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. Becoming involved in drama and music activities as a teenager, she initially worked as a hairdresser and a singer with a local band before making it big. Her career as an actress eventually took off and she has since appeared in many films.

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Valene Kane
(Actress)
Valene Kane
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Birthdate: January 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newry, Northern Ireland
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Dave Finlay
(Professional wrestler)
Dave Finlay
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Birthdate: January 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
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Ruby Murray
(Singer)
Ruby Murray
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Birthdate: March 29, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Donegall Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: December 17, 1996
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Michael Legge
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Birthdate: October 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland
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Thomas Sheridan
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Birthdate: 1719 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: August 14, 1788
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Adam Maxted
(Reality Star and Professional Wrestler)
Adam Maxted
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Birthdate: March 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Sinead Hegarty
(Reality Star)
Sinead Hegarty
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Birthdate: July 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ireland