Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy Cillian Murphy was born in Cork in 1976.   He acted with the Cork theatre group Corcadorca and from there acted in both the play and film of “Disco…

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Katy Jurado

Katy Jurado obituary in “The Guardian” in 2002. Katy Jurado who has died at the age of 78, was one of the Latina actors who hit Hollywood long before the…

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Orla Brady

Orla Brady. TCM Overview Orla Brady was born and educated in Dublin.   While completing further studies in London she applied via the French enbassy for a bursary to study theatre in…

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Maxwell Reed

  Maxwell Reed  was born in Larne in Northern Ireland in 1919.   After a short time working as a merchant seaman, followed by a few appearances on stage, Maxwell Reed moved…

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Owen McDonnell

Owen McDonnell Owen McDonnell was born in Galway in 1974.   He studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.   He has returned to Ireland on several…

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Dermot Walsh

Dermot Walsh obituary in “The Guardian” in 2002. Dermot Walsh was born in Dublin in 1924 and studied and acted at both the Abbey theatre and at the Gate.   His…

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Audrey Dalton

Audrey Dalton (Wikipedia) Audrey Dalton was born in Dublin, the daughter of Emmet Dalton (1898–1978),an Irish soldier and film producer, who fought in World War I for the British but joined the Irish Republican Army and was…

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Aidan Quinn

Aidan Quinn. TCM Overview Aidan Quinn was born in the U.S. of Irish parents in 1959.   He spent much of his childhood in Ireland in Birr Co. Offaly.   Among his…

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Fidelma Murphy

Cork born Fidelma Murphy made her movie debut opposite Pat Boone in 1963 in “Never Put It in Writing”.     On the stage, she acted in Brian Friel‘s play, “Lovers”,…

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Constance Smith

Constance Smith “Irish Post” article. Dubbed the ‘new Grace Kelly’, Irish actress Constance Smith was a big-screen starlet before drink and drug addiction led her to an impoverished death 10…

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