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We mark St. Patrick's Day with an appreciation of Colin Farrell, Bono, Peter O'Toole and more Emerald Isle gems.
Stuart Townsend was born December 15, 1972, in Howth, County Dublin. His most notable roles are of the characters Lestat de Lioncourt in the 2002 film adaptation of Anne Rice's 'Queen of the Damned,' and Dorian Gray in the 2003 film adaptation of Alan Moore's 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.'
Roma Downey was born May 6, 1960 and raised in Derry, Northern Ireland. She is most famous for playing angel Monica on the TV series 'Touched by an Angel.' She was also the executive producer of the TV miniseries 'The Bible,' in which she also played the role of Mother Mary. Downey and her husband Mark Burnett produced the movie version of the series, 'Son of God.,'
Actor and comedian Chris O'Dowd was born and raised in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland on October 9, 1979. He is known for playing Thomas-John, a wealthy venture capitalist who begins a romance with Jessa on the hit series 'Girls.' He has also appeared in the comedy 'The IT Crowd' and several films, including 'Gulliver's Travels,' 'Bridesmaids" and 'This Is 40.'
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born July 27, 1977, in Dublin. The actor is best known for his roles in "Velvet Goldmine," "Bend it Like Beckham," and "Match Point." on television he has starred in the miniseries "Elvis," and as King Henry VIII on the Showtime series "The Tudors."
Peter O'Toole was born on Aug. 2, 1932, in Connemara, County Galway. The legendary actor of stage and screen gained stardom in 1962's "Lawrence of Arabia." He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards without a win and was given an honorary Oscar in 2003.
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