DREAM BIG: 9 Irish stars who are about to break Hollywood 6 years ago

DREAM BIG: 9 Irish stars who are about to break Hollywood

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From Saoirse to Lenny, us Irish have been cracking Hollywood for fun in recent years. But who will be next to achieve their dream and break onto the A-list?

With thanks to Budweiser, here's our answer.

Laurence O'Fuarain

It all started in a drama school in Inchicore for Laurence.


His next role will be in Jim Sheridan's latest film, The Secret Scripture, alongside Hollywood A-lister Rooney Mara.

That's progress.


Clip via MFI Magazine


Aidan Turner

Turner's career is going from strength to strength, with his new show Poldark earning fantastic reviews at home and abroad.


Eoin Macken


Macken has been circling super stardom in recent years, with a main part in NBC's hit show The Night Shift the highlight of his CV.

Over the next few months, you will see him in supernatural horror The Forest and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

His star is certainly on the rise.

Clip via Eoin Macken


Gerard Barrett

The only director on our list, Barrett has already shown the world his capabilities with the fantastic Pilgrim Hill and heartbreaking Glassland. His star is set to shine much brighter after his upcoming movie, Brain on Fire, is released.

It stars Mad Men's Carrie Anne Moss and Thomas Mann from Me, Earl and the Dying Girl.

It's going to be fantastic.

Sarah Green

Ms. Green graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting in 2006. Since then she has carved out a very succesful career, both in movies and in the gaming world.

She has recently lent her talents to the Bradley Cooper movie, Burnt, as well as the highly rated Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag video game.

A superb actor who will only go onto bigger things.

Sarah Greene

Katie McGrath

You know her as the babysitter that fell into a dinosaur's mouth in Jurassic World.

You will know her as the star of the stars of Guy Ritchie's Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.

The former Trinity student is set for big things.

Clip via Geekesse

Colin O'Donoghue

O'Donoghue cut his acting teeth on the likes of Fair City and The Clinic, but he's a long way from Carrickstown now.

The Drogheda native has been sailing onto higher plains as Captain Hook in the ABC show Once Upon a Time.

His next step will be starring alongside Gabriel Byrne in Carrie Pilby.

Clip via C-odonoghue. com

Moe Dunford

Dunford's has rightly been hailed as one of Ireland's finest actors.

He blew audiences away in Terry McMahon's Patrick's Day and his acting in Vikings has gained him admirers all over the world.

Although his IMDb seems pretty sparse at the moment, it certainly won't stay that way for long.

 Clip via IFTAAwards

Phil Burke

Irish Canadian actor, Phil Burke, has been steadily climbing up the Hollywood ladder, taking on star roles in TV shows Hell on Wheels and The Knick.

His performances are consistently hitting the spot and it seems to be just a matter of time before he becomes a major name in American movie business.

Clip via MaximoTV

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