Best Irish Actors


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The Top Ten

Jonathan Rhys Myers
He is just The Genius! Jonny is the only actor in the world, who has such a powerful gift of reincarnation! Thank you, Ireland, for Jonathan! Sorry for terrible English, from Moscow with love)
Thanks for your votes! Jonathan is a really gifted actor and very handsome man! You are always in our hearts, Jonny)))))

2Pierce Brosnan

3Liam Neeson
Very underrated actor! cannot forget Schindler's List and his recent Taken! Truly entertaining to watch!


Liam Neeson is amazing.
Liam Neeson needs some serious recognition. He's such an epic person. Such an epic actor. Taken is epic. Schindlers List Eis epic. Batman is epic. This guy is just epic. Epic

4Colin Farrell

5Cillian Murphy
Don't even get me started. He's a brilliant, underrated actor. He can disappear into a role and wow you. A transvestite, split personality, zombie killer, psychotic doctor, terrorist (Red Eye), a scientist, a film-noir buff, an illusionist or whatever in Red Lights. I also love that he isn't HOLLYWOOD! You don't see scandals about him in the news and he keeps his personal life very separate. When asked about his family, he ignores and doesn't say a damn thing. He plays truly, dynamic characters and no one else could play them except for him.
I love Cillian Murphy, 28 days later, sunshine, batman begins, their all great movies. I love it how he goes for the more complicated roles and not the really simple roles. He has stared in a lot of american films but manages to maintain his irish accent because I loved that kind of accent.
He's so underrated! One of my favorites

6Gabriel Byrne

7Stephen Rea
I was torn apart between Byrne and Rea, because I adore both. They have that certain something, I don't know what it is. Obviously being Spanish I find their Irishness incredibly atracctive, but there's something more.

They're both extraordinary actors, they're acting monsters. But this time I'm going to give my point to Stephen because I think he is less known and he deserves better.


8Stuart Townsend

9Chris O'Dowd

10Ciaran Hinds
I'm sorry but any list without Ciaran Hinds in at least the top 3 is incomplete, worse yet in "Irish actors" - CiarĂ¡n is better than Colin Farrel by far!

The Contenders

11Colin O'Donoghue
He's the best actor!

12Brendan Gleeson

13Niall MacGinnis

14Kenneth Brannagh

15Colm Meaney

16Mick Lally

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