Birth Place Matching "Dublin, Ireland, UK" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | The Quiet Man
In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made...
2. Sara Allgood
Actress | How Green Was My Valley
Dublin-born Sara Allgood started her acting career in her native country with the famed Abbey Theatre. From there she traveled to the English stage, where she played for many years before making her film debut in 1918. Her warm, open Irish face meant that she spent a lot of time playing Irish ...
3. Oscar Wilde
Writer | The Picture of Dorian Gray
A gifted poet, playwright and wit, Oscar Wilde was a phenomenon in 19th-century England. He was illustrious for preaching the importance of style in life and art, and of attacking Victorian narrow-mindedness.
Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1854. He studied at Trinity College in Dublin before ...
4. Bram Stoker
Writer | Dracula
Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1847, and gained fame for his novel "Dracula" about an aristocratic vampire in Transylvania. The sequel, "Dracula's Guest," was not published for 17 years after the publication of "Dracula," two years after Stoker's death. Stoker also wrote "The Mystery ...
One of the twentieth century's most original and important writers, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969, Samuel Beckett was the author of 'Waiting for Godot' (1952), one of the few plays in theatrical history to redefine the possibilities of the medium. Long fascinated by the cinema (...
Writer | My Fair Lady
The Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925, acquired a reputation as the greatest dramatist in the English language during the first half of the 20th Century for the plays he had written at the height of his creativity from "Mrs. ...
7. James Joyce
Writer | The Dead
Joyce was born at 41 Brighton Square, Rathgar, Dublin, on 2 February 1882. His father invested unwisely, and the family's fortunes declined steadily. Joyce graduated from University College Dublin (UCD), in 1902. He briefly studied medicine in Paris but his mother's impending death from cancer ...
10. Dudley Digges
Actor | The Invisible Man
Dudley Digges was born on June 9, 1879 in Dublin, Ireland, UK. He is known for his work on The Invisible Man (1933), The Emperor Jones (1933) and Raffles (1939). He was married to Mary Roden Quinn. He died on October 24, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA.
11. Herbert Brenon
Director | Beau Geste
Herbert Brenon was born on January 13, 1880 in Dublin, Ireland, UK as Alexander Herbert Reginald St. John Brenon. He was a director and writer, known for Beau Geste (1926), Ivanhoe (1913) and Sorrell and Son (1927). He was married to Mrs. Herbert Brenon. He died on June 21, 1958 in Los Angeles, ...
12. Maurice Good
Actor | The Avengers
Maurice Good was born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. He was an actor, known for Five Million Years to Earth (1967) know as Quatermass and the pit in the United Kingdom and Ireland, They Came from Beyond Space (1967) and Murder Most Foul (1964). He died on May 10, 2013 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland...
Writer | Dancing at Lughnasa
William Butler Yeats was born on June 13, 1865 in Sandymount, County Dublin, Ireland, UK. He was a writer, known for Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), Colette (2018) and Words Upon the Window Pane (1994). He was married to Georgiana Hyde-Lees. He died on January 28, 1939 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France.
14. Sheridan Le Fanu
Writer | Vampyr
Irish poet and author of novels and stories dealing with the macabre and the supernatural. He was editor and proprietor of the Evening Mail in Dublin from 1839 to 1858. His story "Carmilla", featuring lesbian vampires, is probably the first story to appear in English about lesbianism. His novel "...
15. Brian Robinson
Actor | 2 Broke Girls
Brian Joseph Robinson was born in Dublin, Ireland. He began acting in 2003. He trained at the 'Gaiety school of Acting' and then went on to further his craft at 'The Irish Film Actors Studio'. Brian moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and went on to appear in such TV shows as 2 Broke Girls, Hit the Floor ...
16. Victor Herbert
Soundtrack | Duck Soup
Every professional recording artist today owes their livelihood to some degree to Victor Herbert. Working closely with John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin and others, he was the driving force in founding the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) on February 13, 1914. He became...
17. Eric Mayne
Actor | The Conquering Power
Dublin-born Eric Mayne was educated at Westminster and Durham in England and spent almost thirty years on the stage in both London and his native Ireland. He had a penchant for Shakespearean roles and in later years lectured in Shakespeare at the Los Angeles University College.
Mayne, with his ...
20. Anita Reeves
Actress | Into the West
Anita Reeves was born in Dublin in 1948 and studied acting on a part-time basis at the Brendan Smith academy whilst working as a laundress. Inspired by fellow Irish actress Maureen Potter she appeared at the Gaiety Theatre with the original cast of 'Dancing at Lughnasa' and played Mrs Lovett in '...
23. Viviana Ross
Actress | One Shot Left
Viviana was born on August 1995 in Dublin, Ireland, to romanian parents. Six Years later she and her family moved to Germany where she grew up trilingual.
Viviana was a born performer - as a child she danced and sang at every opportunity. She began acting as a member of the School Theatre and made ...
Actor | The Spanish Dancer
Charles A. Stevenson was born on November 6, 1851 in Dublin, Ireland, UK as Charles Alexander Stevenson. He was an actor, known for The Spanish Dancer (1923), Passion Flower (1921) and Peter Pan (1924). He was married to Frances Riley and Kate Claxton. He died on July 2, 1929 in New York City, New ...
29. Trevor Courtney
Director | The Square Story
Trevor Courtney is an Dublin born film maker. After completing an MA in Animation at the ECA in 2008, he completed his 2nd short film 'King Pawn' which was screened at festivals internationally and picked up the 'Dom Kino' award in Russia for the best cinematic film. Following this, Trevor set up '...
31. Charles Lawlor
Soundtrack | 42
Vaudeville singer and actor who composed the music for the old standard song, The Sidewalks of New York, in 1894, with lyricist James W. Blake. In 1924, blind and in poor health, Lawlor told the New York Times that he and Blake had sold the publishing rights to the song for $5,000 and received no ...
32. Hal Forde
Actor | The Vanderhoff Affair
Hal Forde was born on February 9, 1876 in Dublin, Ireland, UK. He was an actor, known for The Vanderhoff Affair (1915), The Primrose Path (1915) and Mayblossom (1917). He was married to Marion Edith Murts. He died on December 4, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
35. Max Levitas
Fought Oswald Moseley's fascists in Cable Street in 1936.
39. Robert Anderson
Sir Robert Anderson KCB (29 May 1841 - 15 November 1918) was the second Assistant Commissioner (Crime) of the London Metropolitan Police, from 1888 to 1901. He was also an intelligence officer, theologian and writer.
Anderson was born in Mountjoy Square, Dublin, Ireland. His father, Matthew Anderson...
43. Patrick Pearse
Patrick Pearse was born on November 10, 1879 in 27 Great Brunswick Street, Dublin, Ireland, UK as Patrick Henry Pearse. He died on May 3, 1916 in Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, Ireland, UK [now Republic of Ireland].