Birth Place Matching "Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actor | Henry V
Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. He has two siblings, William Branagh, Jr. (born 1955) and Joyce Branagh (born 1970). When he was nine, his family ...
3. Stephen Rea
Actor | The Crying Game
Stephen Rea was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He attended Belfast High School and the Queen's University, where he studied English. He later trained at the Abbey Theatre School in Dublin. In 1970s, he acted in the Focus Company in Dublin with the talented Gabriel Byrne and Colm Meaney. After ...
4. Ciarán Hinds
Actor | The Woman in Black
Ciarán Hinds was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 9, 1953. He was one of five children and the only son. His father was a doctor who hoped to have Ciarán follow in his footsteps, but that was not to be. It was his mother Moya, an amateur actress, who was the real influence behind his ...
Actress | The Hunger Games
Born in 1970 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Paula Malcomson is an extremely prolific film and television actress with numerous credits to her name. Malcomson began her career in the early 1990s with small parts primarily in film before scoring higher-profiles roles in the Oscar-nominated film The ...
Actress | The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Patricia Quinn was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She was beginning to break into television when she was offered the role of "the Usherette/Magenta" in Richard O'Brien's "Rocky Horror Show", the role she would become best known for. Patricia continued to work hard after "Rocky Horror" and soon...
Actor | Hamlet
Ian McElhinney is a Northern Irish actor and director best known for his roles as General Dodonna in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Val-El in Krypton, and as Ser Barristan Selmy in the HBO series, Game of Thrones.
Over a career spanning more than thirty years, McElhinney has accumulated a number of ...
12. Martin McCann
Actor | The Survivalist
Martin McCann grew up with a brother and sister in the Divis Flats area of Falls Road in Belfast.
In 2006 Lord Richard Attenborough cast McCann in his film after seeing him play Alex in a stage production of A Clockwork Orange. Attenborough called Spielberg and recommended McCann. He was invited to ...
13. Geraldine Hughes
Actress | Rocky Balboa
Geraldine Hughes (born 1970) is a Northern Irish film, television and stage actress. She was born in West Belfast and lived in the Divis flats for a time. She won a private scholarship and attended university in America. She is best known for her portrayal of "Little Marie" in 2006's Rocky Balboa. ...
15. Jonjo O'Neill
Actor | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Jonjo O'Neill was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1978. He moved to England to study at the Guildford School of acting from 1996 to 1999. He is now a well known British stage actor and is Resident Artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company, perhaps best known for his portrayals of Richard III ...
16. Shane Brolly
Actor | Underworld
Brolly was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The son of Clark Brolly, 1930-2014, a salesman, and Rosemary Brolly. The third of four siblings, he has two brothers: Clark and Michael 1968-2006, and one sister, Cathy.
Growing up in Belfast in a mixed religion home was difficult for the young Brolly. ...
17. Una O'Connor
Actress | Bride of Frankenstein
Delightful character actress who held her own against such acting heavyweights as Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Tyrone Power, Barbara Stanwyck, and Sydney Greenstreet. Often cast by studio heads as comic relief thanks to her thick Irish accent and rubber-faced expressions, most notably in ...
18. Frances Tomelty
Actress | The Amazing Mrs Pritchard
Frances Tomelty was born on October 6, 1948 in Belfast, Northern Ireland as Frances Eleanor Tomelty. She is an actress, known for The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006), Bullshot Crummond (1983) and Vanity Fair (1998). She was previously married to Sting.
20. Ian Beattie
Actor | Alexander
Ian Beattie is a Northern Irish actor best known for his roles as Antigonus in Oliver Stone's film Alexander, and as Ser Meryn Trant in the HBO series, Game of Thrones.
For Beattie, acting has always been a part of his life, beginning at an early age when he toured Northern Ireland in a circus with ...
21. Damian O'Hare
Damian O'Hare was born on August 13, 1977 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) and Hatfields & McCoys (2012). He has been married to Georgie Hurford-Jones since ...
22. Geraldine O'Rawe
Actress | Mariette in Ecstasy
Geraldine O'Rawe was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and studied drama in London at the Webber Douglas Academy, with appearances early on in her career at the Moving Theatre Company, the Everyman Theatre and the Gate Theatre, London.
Her acclaim in these stage roles quickly led her to a role in ...
23. Siobhan McKenna
Actress | Doctor Zhivago
Siobhan McKenna was born on May 24, 1923 in Belfast, Northern Ireland as Siobhan Giollamhuire Mac Cionnaith. She was an actress, known for Doctor Zhivago (1965), King of Kings (1961) and The DuPont Show of the Month (1957). She was married to Denis O'Dea. She died on November 16, 1986 in Dublin, ...
24. Sam Kydd
Actor | Crane
Sam was a very well known, un-sung, British Actor from 1946 to his death in 1982. He was originally born in Northern Ireland but came over to London England as a boy with his mother and her brothers, setting up home in Bayswater, then Shepherd's Bush, then Chiswick. He was sent to Dunstable school....
25. Stephen Hagan
Actor | Stan Lee's Lucky Man
Stephen Hagan was raised in the village of Greenisland in County Antrim, Belfast, Ireland. He was born into a family that had an established property developing business and had possible career avenues in either that business or accounting. However, Stephen opted to pursue his passion for acting ...
26. Terry George
Writer | Hotel Rwanda
Terry George was born on December 20, 1952 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is a writer and producer, known for Hotel Rwanda (2004), In the Name of the Father (1993) and Some Mother's Son (1996). He has been married to Margaret Higgins since 1978. They have two children.
27. Derek Thompson
Actor | The Long Good Friday
Derek Thompson was born on April 4, 1948 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for The Long Good Friday (1980), Casualty (1986) and The Gentle Touch (1980). He is married to Dee Sadler. They have one child. He was previously married to Christine.
28. Patrick O'Kane
Patrick O'Kane is an actor from Belfast, Northern Ireland who has built up a considerable body of work on the British stage since graduating from the Central School of Speech and Drama. He has appeared in classic and contemporary roles as a member of Britain's leading theatrical companies, ...
29. Moyna MacGill
Actress | The Picture of Dorian Gray
Moyna MacGill was born on December 10, 1895 in Belfast, Ireland [now Northern Ireland], UK as Charlotte Lilian McIldowie. She was an actress, known for The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), The Twilight Zone (1959) and Miriam Rozella (1924). She was married to Edgar Isaac Lansbury and Reginald Denham....
31. Nick Hamm
Director | Driven
Nick Hamm is a BAFTA award-winning British director and producer whose work extends to feature films, television and theatre.
Hamm spent many years as a resident director with the Royal Shakespeare Company, focusing on both Shakespeare and contemporary playwrights; the latter including, Howard ...
33. James Ellis
Actor | Nightingales
James Ellis was born on March 15, 1931 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was an actor, known for Nightingales (1990), Playing the Field (1998) and Z Cars (1962). He was married to Robina Ellis and Beth Ellis. He died on March 8, 2014 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.
34. C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis was born in 1898 and brought up in a very strict, religious household. While he was quite young, his mother died of cancer but the "stiff upper lip" in favour at the time meant he wasn't allowed to grieve. He became an Oxford don and led a sheltered life. He seriously questioned his ...
38. Jackie Wright
Actor | The Benny Hill Show
One of twelve children, Jackie Wright started out as a body builder in the car trade, even working for a time in America upholstering Cadillacs. After the Depression he drifted back to his native Belfast and travelled the country as a music-hall trombonist and supporting comic. By the 1960s, Jackie...
39. Niall Wright
Actor | 6Degrees
Niall Wright trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and recently graduated in 2017. He was born in Belfast, Ireland and studied a Business degree at University College Dublin. Niall's recent TV credits include Amazon's 6 part series Lore. He also appeared as the lead role in all three ...
40. David Holmes
Composer | Killing Eve
David Holmes was born in Belfast the youngest of 10 children. David collected vinyl throughout his teenage years and became a club DJ at the age of 15. David's taste of music as a teenager was very eclectic, ranging from Motown R&B, Latin jazz, punk rock, film scores, and disco. During these years ...
42. Eithne Dunne
Actress | Shake Hands with the Devil
Eithne Dunne was born in 1917 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She was an actress, known for Shake Hands with the Devil (1959), Pride and Prejudice (1967) and Love's Labour's Lost (1965). She was married to Gerard Healy. She died on December 22, 1988 in London, England.
43. Eamonn Holmes
Actor | The All Star Impressions Show
Eamonn Holmes was born on December 3, 1959 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for The All Star Impressions Show (2009), Sky News: Sunrise (1989) and Hollyoaks (1995). He has been married to Ruth Langsford since June 26, 2010. They have one child. He was previously married to ...
46. Steve Furst
Actor | Chalet Girl
Steve began his career in comedy as a stand up before finding notoriety as lounge cabaret performer Lenny Beige. After a Channel 4 show and 2 BBC TV series of Lenny Beige's Variety Pack Lenny Beige's Variety Pack (2000) Steve began to branch out into other character roles devising a few solo ...
48. Albert Sharpe
Albert Sharpe was born on April 15, 1885 in Belfast, Ireland [now Northern Ireland], UK. He was an actor, known for Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959), Royal Wedding (1951) and Brigadoon (1954). He died on February 13, 1970 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
49. David Kerr
Director | Johnny English Strikes Again
David Kerr is a BAFTA-winning comedy director. David has been the pilot / lead director of iconic TV shows including "Inside No.9", "Fresh Meat", "Whites" and "That Mitchell and Webb Look."
In 2018, David directed "Johnny English Strikes Again" for Working Title/Universal Studios, starring Rowan ...