- Michael Fassbender
He won the IFTA for Best Actor in 2011 for his role in Steve McQueen's Shame. Described as "a brilliant, ferocious performance" by The Hollywood Reporter, it was also nominated for BAFTA, Golden Globe and European Film Awards.
- Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson's credits include Into the Storm (for which he won an Emmy), The Guard, Gangs of New York, Troy, 28 Days Later, In Bruges, and Six Shooter.
- Chris O'Dowd
Chris is an Irish actor best known for playing Roy in the Channel 4 comedy, The IT Crowd. He has since become internationally well known for his starring role in Bridesmaids (2011) opposite Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph.
- Eva Birthistle
Eva's breakthrough role was in Ken Loach's Ae Fond Kis... for which she won The London Critics Circle Film Award for Best Actress and an IFTA for Best Actress in a Feature Film among other awards.
- Ruth Bradley
Ruth's television work includes 'Threesome', 'Beauty and the Beast' for ABC, 'Titanic', 'Primeval', 'Love/Hate', 'The Innocence Project' and 'Stardust'.
- Peter Coonan
Peter Coonan's recent projects include Brendan Grant's forthcoming feature Get Up And Go, Desire Under The Elms directed by Annie Ryan for The Corn Exchange
- Sharon Hargon
London based actress, writer, director and producer, Sharon Horgan is best known for her UK television work Pulling and Catastrophe.
- Jamie Dornan
Jamie Dornan was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, model and singer, known for 'Once Upon a Time', the intense portrayal of serial killer, Paul Spector, in the BBC drama The Fall and as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
- Amy Huberman
Amy Huberman is an Irish actress and writer who has starred in numerous productions since beginning her career in 2002 on RTÉ's On Homeground.
- Charlie Murphy
Charlie is an award winning theatre and screen actress. Well known for her recurring role as Siobhain in RTE's multi award winning TV drama Love/Hate
- Jack Reynor
Following his IFTA win, Jack was invited to become a Member to the Acting Chapter of the Irish Film & Television Academy in 2013. The actor spent much of 2013 filming a lead role in Michael Bay's blockbuster Transformers 4: Age of Extinction alongside Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci.
- Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse has become one of the most sought after young actresses in Hollywood, working with some of the world's leading directors including a second collaboration with Joe Wright (Hanna), Peter Weir (The Way Back), Peter Jackson (The Lovely Bones), Neil Jordan (Byzantium) and Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel).
- Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
A graduate of TCD and RADA Tom is an award winning theatre actor, best known for the role of Nidge over five seasons on the Irish TV Drama Love/Hate.
- Ruth Negga
Ruth Negga appeared on numerous television Including Love/Hate. Negga also appeared as Dame Shirley Bassey in the BBC production Shirley in 2011, and won the IFTA Award for Best Actress (Television) for her performance.