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Some of the best actors out there are Irish (whether you know it or not). Here is our list of some of the most notable on this lovely St. Patrick's Day.


Pierce Brosnan

Brosnan has been a longtime star but has aged like a fine wine, as his career spans over decades. He is best known for his roles James Bond (as Bond himself), Mamma Mia, and The Thomas Crown Affair.

Saoirse Ronan

Ronan has truly risen to the top throughout the years, with her breakout role in The Lovely Bones, for which she won a Critic's Choice Award for Best Young Performer. She is also known for her lead role in Lady Bird, which earned her the spot as Best Actress at the Golden Globes.

Cillian Murphy

Cork-born actor Cillian Murphy is the star of Netflix crime show Peaky Blinders which has acclaimed national success.

Liam Neeson

Best known for his roles in Taken, Schindler's List, and Love Actually, (among others) Liam Neeson is a true Irish treasure. Fun fact: the 68-year-old holds citizenship in Ireland, Britain, and America.

Evanna Lynch

Do you recognize this Harry Potter star? Irishwoman Evanna Lynch played the role Luna Lovegood in the series.

Ruth Negga

Ruth is an Ethiopian-Irish actress who is best known for her role as Mildred Loving in the film Loving. For this she was nominated for Best Actress at the 2017 Academy Awards!

Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis is revered as one of the greatest actors of all time, and you guessed it- he's Irish! The Lincoln star has won three Oscars for best actor (which is the current record, subtle flex) and countless other awards.

Colin Farrell

The famously Irish actor Colin Farrell has starred in many popular films, like The Gentlemen, AVA, and Solace.

Domhnall Gleeson

Son of another famous Irish actor, Brendan Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson has made a name for himself in films like Peter Rabbit, About Time and Ex Machina.

Maureen O'Hara

The late Irish star, Maureen O'Hara was best known for her poignant roles in films such as The Parent Trap (1961), and Miracle on 34th Street.

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