Irish&Scots

by pacman-00857 | created - 21 Dec 2016 | updated - 09 Dec 2018 | Public

1. Ewan McGregor

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson. He was raised in Crieff. At age 16, he left Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents ...

2. Liam Neeson

Actor | Kinsey

Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. He was raised in a Catholic household. During his early years, Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, a truck driver, an assistant architect and an ...

3. Michael Fassbender

Actor | Shame

Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. ...

4. 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. ...

5. Diarmaid Murtagh

Actor | Vikings

Diarmaid Murtagh was born in Kingscourt, County Cavan, Ireland. He is an actor, known for Vikings (2013), Dracula Untold (2014) and The Monuments Men (2014).

6. Hans Matheson

Actor | Sherlock Holmes

Hans Matheson was born in a caravan on August 7, 1975 at Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, located in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Shortly after, his family moved to Canterbury, Kent in England but Hans often spent his summer holidays on Stornoway with his grandparents. As a child, his parents Iain (Ado...

7. Billy Boyd

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Billy Boyd was born in 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Mary and William Boyd. The talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him ...

8. Graham McTavish

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Graham McTavish is a Scottish television and film actor, best known for his roles as Dougal Mackenzie in the popular TV series "Outlander" (2014-16), as Dwalin in the "The Hobbit" trilogy for Peter Jackson (2012-14) as well as the Saint of Killers in AMC's series "Preacher", based on Garth Ennis ...

9. Sylvester McCoy

Actor | The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Sylvester McCoy was born in Dunoon, Scotland. He spent much of his childhood in Dublin, Ireland. Before becoming an actor, as Percy Smith he trained as a priest, sold insurance and acted as a bodyguard for the Rolling Stones. He started his acting career as a part of the Ken Campbell Roadshow, at ...

10. Sarah Bolger

Actress | In America

Sarah Lee Bolger (born 28 February 1991) is an Irish actress. She is best known for her roles in the films In America (2002), Stormbreaker, and The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), as well as her award winning role as Lady Mary Tudor in the TV series The Tudors (2007), and for guest starring as ...

11. Art Parkinson

Actor | Kubo and the Two Strings

Art Parkinson was born on October 19, 2001 in Moville, County Donegal, Ireland. He is an actor, known for Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), San Andreas (2015) and Dracula Untold (2014).

12. Lauren Socha

Actress | Misfits

Lauren Marie Socha is an actress, known for her role in Misfits (2009).

She born June 9, 1990 in Derby, Derbyshire, England, to Kathleen (Lyons) and Robert Socha, and has Polish, English, Irish, and Italian ancestry. In 2010, Socha starred alongside Tim McInnerny in the short film Missing. She also ...

13. Rory McCann

Actor | Game of Thrones

Six foot six inches tall, with brown eyes and dark hair, Rory McCann from Glasgow began his working life at the top - as a painter on the Forth Bridge in Scotland. He came to notice in a television commercial for Scotts' Porridge Oats, in which he appeared as a scantily-clad hunk in a vest and kilt...

14. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Actor | Game of Thrones

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is an Icelandic professional strongman, actor, and former professional basketball player.

On 31 January 2015, Björnsson beat a 1000-year-old record set by Orm Storolfsson at the World's Strongest Viking competition in Norway, where he carried a 10 m (33 ft) long 650 kg (1,430...

15. Aimee Richardson

Actress | Game of Thrones

Aimee Richardson is an actress, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Miss Conception (2008) and My Mother and Other Strangers (2016).

16. Josephine Gillan

Actress | Game of Thrones

Experienced actress, model, singer and dancer. She was first seen in the first episode of Season 2 of the HBO series Game of Thrones in an uncredited role playing a prostitute, Josephine was recalled for Season 3 and her character was subsequently given the name Marei. Josephine returned as Marei ...

17. James Cosmo

Actor | Braveheart

James Cosmo was born on October 27, 1947 in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland as James Ronald Gordon Copeland. He is an actor, known for Braveheart (1995), Highlander (1986) and Troy (2004). He has been married to Annie Harris since May 24, 2000.

18. Lance Henriksen

Actor | Hard Target

An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing clean-cut FBI agents as he is psychotic motorcycle-gang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burned-out, world-weary homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch...

19. Lennie James

Actor | The Walking Dead

Lennie James was born in Nottingham to Trinidadian parents, and grew up in South London. His mother, Phyllis Mary James, died when he was 12. Lennie and his older brother went into a council children's home. When he was 16 he was fostered with a social worker who had two older children, and they ...

20. Sean Patrick Flanery

Actor | Powder

Sean Patrick Flanery was born in Lake Charles, La. and raised in a small town outside of Houston, Texas. While attending the University of St. Thomas in Houston, he saw a beautiful girl leaving a building on campus every Monday and decided to drop an English class and sign up for "whatever the hell...

21. Lola Flanery

Actress | Home Again

Lola Flanery was born in Los Angeles but moved to Toronto at the age of 3. She began her career in front of the camera as a model for campaigns such as Gap, Roots & Target.

At the age of 10 Lola decided to venture into the world of acting. Her first audition led to her first leading role alongside ...

22. Penelope Kathryn Golden

Actress | Instinct

Penelope Kathryn Golden is an actress, known for Instinct (2018) and Constance.



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