Aidan Turner #4 of MovieFone's list of 10 "Irish Actors We Love"


We've highlighted our favorite Irishmen working in the movie industry and Irish films for the whole family, but this year we're also celebrating St. Patrick's Day by shining a green spotlight on 10 rising Irish stars -- talented young men and women of the Emerald Isle that will become household names soon enough.

From one of the youngest Oscar nominees in Academy Award history and a second-generation thespian to the inhabitant of one of TV's most-despised characters and the child of Ireland's biggest celebrity, these 10 actors have promising futures as Hollywood's next Liam Neeson, Kenneth Branagh, and Maureen O'Hara.

10. Eve Hewson


9. Martin McCann

8. Evanna Lynch / Luna Lovegood

7. Jack Gleeson / King Joffrey

6. Sarah Bolger / Queen

5. Jack Reynor

4. Aidan Turner / Irish Jesus

3. Robert Sheehan

2. Domhnall Gleeson..what Bill Weasley?!

1. Saoirse Ronan / HBIC


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