Best Irish Actors

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1Jonathan 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 BrosnanPierce Brendan Brosnan is an Irish actor and film producer who after leaving comprehensive school at age 16, began training in commercial illustration.
3Liam NeesonLiam John Neeson is an actor from Northern Ireland. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years.

Very underrated actor! cannot forget Schindler's List and his recent Taken! Truly entertaining to watch! - curlyqgirly

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

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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

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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. - Esteluki

8Stuart Townsend
9Chris O'Dowd
10Colin MorganV2 Comments

The Contenders

11Ciaran 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!

12Colin O'Donoghue

He's the best actor!

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13Brendan Gleeson

He's good in every film - martinbrody

14Niall MacGinnis
15Kenneth Brannagh
16Colm Meaney
17Mick Lally
18Patrick Bergin
19Peter O'Toole
20Richard Harris
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