The Top 10 Most-Rented Irish Actors List

by | Mar 17th, 2013 | 1:00AM | Filed under: Movie Lists, Other Bits, Quizzes, Contests & Polls

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

To celebrate today’s holiday, we thought we’d spotlight the Top 10 Most-Rented Irish Actors of the past year.

Can you guess which leading man from the Emerald Isle topped the list? No peeking! But here’s a hint: he was in our #1 slot last year, too.

Let’s get this countdown started…


The Top 10 Most-Rented Irish Actors of 2012/2013 at Redbox

(Click on any actor’s name to see which of his Redbox movies are at a box near you!)

10. Stephen Rea (Underworld: Awakening)

9. Brian Gleeson (Snow White & the Huntsman, The Eagle)

8. Sam Neill (The Vow)

7. Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, Haywire, X-Men: First Class, Jane Eyre)

6. Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight Rises, Red Lights, In Time)

5. Colin Farrell – he was #5 last year, too! (Seven Psychopaths, Total Recall, Horrible Bosses, Fright Night)

4. Liam Cunningham (Safe House, War Horse)

3. Brendan Gleeson (The Pirates! Band of Misfits, The Raven, Safe House, Albert Nobbs)

2. Ciarán Hinds (John Carter, The Woman in Black, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Tinker Tailer Solider Spy, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Rite, The Debt)


1. Liam Neeson

Once again, Mr. Neeson triumphs. And he didn’t even have to fight off any wolves! Over the past year he’s thrilled Redbox fans in everything from The Grey (there are those wolves!) to Taken 2 to The Dark Knight Rises to Battleship to Wrath of the Titans. Does this guy ever rest?

Top o’ the morning to you AGAIN, Liam — congratulations!

Check out Neeson’s films currently available at Redbox here!

17 Responses to “The Top 10 Most-Rented Irish Actors List”

  1. Sandy Avampato
    Posted on March 17, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Of course he is #1 — he is awesome!!

  2. Colette C.
    Posted on March 17, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Um…Michael Fassbender is GERMAN.

  3. Lisa
    Posted on March 17, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Where is Jonathan Rhys Meyers??

  4. Melissa Hart
    Posted on March 17, 2013 at 10:43 am

    It would be fun if red box put holiday movies in . Like Oldies Finian’s Rainbow, Darby O’Gil and the little people for St.Pats day.

  5. Peggy Licari
    Posted on March 17, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Sam Neill is not Irish. He is from New Zealand but was born in Ireland

  6. Angel
    Posted on March 17, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Have always admired Liam not surprised he’s number 1 He was great in movie *Love Actually* too:)

  7. juan sanchez
    Posted on March 17, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    congrats mr. neesen

  8. Judy
    Posted on March 18, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Love Liam Neeson he is the best!

  9. Ralph Quarles
    Posted on March 22, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Colin Farrell deserves to move up, don’t you think!

  10. Brad
    Posted on March 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I heard Sam Neil is most sophisticated of this list, but I don’t believe everything I read.

  11. Julie Bartelt
    Posted on March 22, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Mr. Neeson triumphs! Love watching his movies…..

  12. J. Davis Rorer
    Posted on March 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Liam Neeson

  13. Brandy hamilton
    Posted on March 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    LIAM he rocks!

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  15. Jennifer
    Posted on March 26, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Fassbender has a German father & Irish mother; he was born in Germany, raised in Ireland, so he can still be called Irish. Jonathan Rhys Meyers belongs on this list too!! (From Paris w/Love, August Rush, The Tudors, Bend it Like Beckham etc.)

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  17. Joseph Slaughter
    Posted on April 14, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Liam N. is my guy & a very good actor.