Combine your love of St. Patrick’s Day with your pop culture knowledge and brush up on the who’s who of Ireland’s celebrity exports.
23 and living the dream—Saoirse Ronan is an Irish actress that, if she isn’t already, should be on your radar. You may have heard of a little film called Lady Bird, which won the affections of critics and audiences worldwide. Although it went home empty handed at this year’s Oscars, the film, much due to Ronan’s talented portrayal of a coming-of-age woman, will stick with you for years to come.
Peaky Blinders, although not for the faint of heart, is a Netflix fan favorite. Murphy plays Thomas Shelby, a 1920s gangster in Birmingham, England, who deals with his fair share of family drama. As with many of his projects, Cillian’s role as Shelby is one of his best. Pop the popcorn and put on your comfiest sweats, because you probably won’t be leaving the couch anytime soon.
You may know him as one of the five members of boy band One Direction, but Niall is plucking his guitar strings to the tune of a different (solo) beat. More mellow and less thumping bass, Horan’s sound is a departure from that of One Direction, with his intimate Flicker World Tour reflecting this new direction.
If you consider yourself a movie buff, Barry’s name may be familiar. With one of the standout roles in 2017’s Dunkirk—a critically acclaimed WWII drama—Keoghan made his mark in the world of film. That same year, he was in The Killing of a Sacred Deer along with Nicole Kidman and fellow Irish actor Colin Farrell, making his already impressive resume even more accomplished at only 25.
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