, an Irish movie site, has posted a list of who they think are the Top 10 Irish actors.  The late Richard Harris, Brendan Gleeson and Ciaran Hinds made the list!

2. Richard Harris: Born in Limerick in 1930, Harris moved to England in the hope of becoming a director. An exceptionally difficult career to get into in those days, Harris instead got into acting and we’re very glad he did. Harris was a versatile and powerful screen actor with career highlights being This Sporting Life (his first starring role), Camelot and The Field. He appeared as Dumbledore in the first two installments of the Harry Potter series before his death in 2002.

4. Brendan Gleeson: Brendan Gleeson has carved out a great career for himself – with key roles in Hollywood fare, prestigious parts in worthy TV drama (he won an Emmy for his role as Churchill) and occasionally popping home to work with up and coming Irish talent (In Bruges, Perrier’s Bounty). He is currently rubbing shoulders with the Hollywood elite as he takes a central role as a CIA operative in Paul Greengrass’ Iraq thriller Green Zone; for which he does a very convincing Southern American accent.

8. Ciaran Hinds: Perhaps not the most familiar name on our list, chances are you’ll at least recognise the face. Despite treading the boards almost constantly, he also has a huge list of great films to his name. Hinds shows up in many of the best films of the last twenty years including Munich, There Will Be Blood, In Bruges and the recent winner of Best Film at the IFTA’s; Eclipse. Soon to be seen in Todd Solondz’s Life During Wartime.

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