8. Cillian Murphy
Since bursting on to stage and screen in Disco Pigs with renowned Cork theatre company, Corca Dorca, Cillian Murphy’s career has taken him far and wide: exploring space in Sunshine, wreaking havoc on Gotham in The Dark Knight trilogy, breaking hearts as a broken rebel in The Wind That Shakes The Barley. But no matter the alternate reality, Murphy always comes home. He lives in south Dublin – though you can catch him in post-war Birmingham on BBC smash hit, Peaky Blinders.