Colin Farrell, 44 – Born in Castlerock, Farrell has been one of the hottest Irish guys on the scene since he starred in Tigerland in 2000. He went on to star in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report (2002), Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He’s been cast as The Penguin in the new Batman film out in 2022. Farrell was hit with a sex tape scandal back in 2005 with Playboy model Nicole Narain leaking the video of the pair having sex. Colin certainly didn’t lose any fans who were impressed with his big Irish dick.
Cillian Murphy, 44 – Another Batman Begins alumni having played The Scarecrow, Murphy was born in Douglas, Ireland. Cillian has starred in huge movies 28 Days Later in 2002 and Dunkirk in 2017, also directed by Christopher Nolan like Batman Begins and The Dark Knight which he pops up in too. With his gorgeous beguiling eyes, he can get away with playing the terrifying Tommy Shelby in cult classic Peaky Blinders. The show is set in Birmingham just after the First World War following the Shelby crime family. The show made the rare leap from BBC2 to BBC1 for the fifth series where it will remain when the sixth and last season comes out later in the year.
Aiden Turner, 37 – Turner was born in Clondalkin just outside Dublin and first rose to fame playing a troubled vampire in Being Human which ran for two series on the BBC. He hit the big time playing the dwarf Kili in The Hobbit Trilogy but it wasn’t until he turned up in the lead role on BBC’s reboot of eighties Cornwall set series Poldark that people really took notice. With some hot press pics depicting a shirtless Turner, the show soon grabbed the viewers… and the headlines.
Andrew Scott, 44 – Born in Dublin, Scott went to Trinity College but didn’t graduate. Not that that mattered when he got his breakthrough part as Moriarty in BBC hit TV series Sherlock, for which he won a TV BAFTA. From there he went onto one of the most decorated and praised shows of all time, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag. He made viewers around the world swoon as the ‘hot priest’ who she falls for. Scott is out and gay in real life and stated in the Independent in 2013 "Mercifully, these days people don't see being gay as a character flaw. But nor is it a virtue, like kindness. Or a talent, like playing the banjo. It's just a fact. Of course, it's part of my make-up, but I don't want to trade on it."
Jack Reynor, 29 – Although Jack was born in Colorado, his Irish mother took him back to the motherland aged 2. Jack started acting early and hit the big time in 2013 appearing in Transformers: Age of Extinction which made $1.1billion at the box office, becoming the highest grossing film of all time in China. Since then he’s appeared in Hollywood movies On the Basis of Sex and awesome horror flick Midsommar. You can see him in the new Tom Holland movie Cherry that’s just been released on Apple+.
Liam Neeson, 68 – Born in County Antrim in Northern Ireland, Neeson is still sexy at nearly 70. His eclectic career has included Star Wars (The Phantom Menace, 1999), the first of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Batman Begins (2005) and World War 2 epic Schindler’s List back in 1993. He became a fully-fledged action star in the Taken series which ran from 2008-2014. Neeson has had his fair share of controversies as well, saying on Ireland’s Late Late Show that the MeToo movement was a ‘witch hunt’. A further furore erupted when he said what many perceived was a racist anecdote which he then had to elaborate on but was defended but he likes of Whoopi Goldberg and Ralph Fiennes.
Robert Sheehan, 33 – Hailing from Portaoise in County Laois Sheehan made a name from himself in British TV series Misfits which you can catch now on Netflix. He currently stars in Umbrella Academy, also on Netflix. Robert has spoken openly about experimenting with his sexuality in the past but identifies as heterosexual.
Allen Leech, 39 – From Killiney in County Dublin, Allen is the quintessential Irishman. The perfect mix of cheeky, sincere and sexy, Leech’s breakthrough role came in Irish LGBT movie Cowboys and Angels where he played gay fashion student Vincent. He hit the big time when he played Tom Branson in uber-smash television show Downton Abbey in 2010, a role he still holds today in the movie series that followed the series. He was named one of GQ Magazine’s 50 best dressed men in Britain in 2015 and you will have seen him playing Freddy Mercury’s manager/lover Paul Prenter in Bohemian Rhapsody.