We've highlighted our favorite Irishmen working in the movie industry and Irish films for the whole family, but this year we're also celebrating St. Patrick's Day by shining a green spotlight on 10 rising Irish stars -- talented young men and women of the Emerald Isle that will become household names soon enough.

From one of the youngest Oscar nominees in Academy Award history and a second-generation thespian to the inhabitant of one of TV's most-despised characters and the child of Ireland's biggest celebrity, these 10 actors have promising futures as Hollywood's next Liam Neeson, Kenneth Branagh, and Maureen O'Hara.

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