List of Famous people born in Munster, Ireland
Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor. He began his career performing as a rock musician. After turning down a record deal, he began his acting career in theatre, and in short and independent films in the late 1990s. His first notable film roles include Darren in Disco Pigs (2001), Jim in 28 Days Later (2002), John in Intermission (2003), Jackson Rippner in Red Eye (2005), and Patrick "Kitten" Braden in Breakfast on Pluto (2005). For Breakfast on Pluto, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, and won an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor. Murphy is known for his collaborations with director Christopher Nolan, playing the Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012); as well as appearing in Inception (2010) and Dunkirk (2017).
Rebecca Quin is an Irish professional wrestler and actress. She is currently signed to WWE, under the ring name Becky Lynch. She is assigned to perform on the Raw brand, but has been on maternity leave since May 2020. Lynch is one of WWE's biggest and highest paid stars. Twitter named her 6th on their list of Top Female Athletes Worldwide in 2019.
Roy Maurice Keane is an Irish football manager and former professional player. He is the joint-most successful Irish footballer of all time, having won 19 major trophies, 17 of which came at Manchester United, in his club career. He served as the assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland national team from 2013 until 2018. Regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, in 2004 Keane was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players. In 2007, The Times placed him at number 11 in their list of the 50 "hardest" footballers in history.
Jack Gleeson is an Irish actor who is best known for his critically acclaimed role of Joffrey Baratheon on the HBO television series Game of Thrones (2011–2014). Following this role, Gleeson semi-retired from acting and has since taken part in independent theater and the 2020 BBC miniseries Out of Her Mind.
Clodagh McKenna, is an Irish-born chef, author of cookbooks, columnist and television presenter. McKenna has demonstrated cookery on The Rachael Ray Show, ITV's This Morning and hosted several television series and writes a column for the Evening Standard.
Joseph Denis Irwin is an Irish former professional footballer who played as a left back from 1983 to 2004.
Fiona Shaw is an Irish actress and theatre and opera director. She is known for her roles as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter film series (2001–2010), Marnie Stonebrook in the fourth season of the HBO series True Blood (2011), and Carolyn Martens in the BBC series Killing Eve (2018–present).
Caoimhín Odhrán Kelleher is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Liverpool.
Shane Patrick Long is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Championship club AFC Bournemouth, on loan from Southampton, and the Republic of Ireland national team. He also played hurling for the Tipperary county team in his early life.
Stephen James Ireland is an Irish former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.