Ireland has had a long and lasting love affair with the widescreen and cinema.
The Irish people love a good actor and we are proud of the many actors and actresses that have spawned and developed from Ireland. The list of Hollywood success stories from these shores is long and includes notables such as Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson, Brenda Fricker, Brendan Gleeson, Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Michael Fassbender, and of course stars of a previous generation, Peter O’Toole and Richard Harris. Ah yes, there are one or two rogues in there, but all of them have left a lasting mark that secures Ireland’s place among some of the worlds acting elite. If we include for Irish American actors the list widens and becomes even more impressive as we add names like Matthew McConaughey, Michael Sheen, George Clooney and Bradley Cooper.