Best Irish Actors

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The Top Ten

1 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)))))

2 Pierce Brosnan Pierce Brosnan Pierce Brendan Brosnan is an Irish actor and film producer who after leaving comprehensive school at age 16, began training in commercial illustration.
3 Liam Neeson Liam Neeson Liam 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

Vote for him... or he WILL find you.

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

4 Colin Farrell Colin Farrell
5 Cillian Murphy Cillian Murphy Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor of stage and screen. Since making his debut in his home country in the late 1990s, Murphy has also become a presence in British and American cinemas noted by critics for his performances in a wide range of roles.

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

Underrated

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6 Gabriel Byrne
7 Stephen 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

8 Stuart Townsend
9 Chris O'Dowd
10 Colin O'Donoghue V 2 Comments

The Contenders

11 Colin Morgan V 2 Comments
12 Ciaran 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!

13 Brendan Gleeson

He's good in every film - martinbrody

14 Niall MacGinnis
15 Kenneth Brannagh
16 Colm Meaney
17 Mick Lally
18 Patrick Bergin Patrick Bergin Patrick Connolly Bergin (born February 4, 1951) is an Irish actor. His film appearances include Mountains of the Moon, Sleeping with the Enemy, Patriot Games, Map of the Human Heart, Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace, Eye of the Beholder and Ella Enchanted among many others.
19 Peter O'Toole Peter O'Toole
20 Richard Harris Richard Harris
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