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Thursday 30 October 2014

That's really nice! Mrs Brown joins our heartthrobs on richlist

MRS Brown has had the last laugh again – and it's all the way to the bank.

While screen hunk Michael Fassbender, Hollywood bad boy Colin Farrell and action hero Liam Neeson would expect to be appear on a showbiz rich list, Agnes Brown is right up there with them.

They're all flashing the cash after making it into a top 50 showbiz Rich List compiled by OK! magazine

That's right; Finglas native Brendan O'Carroll is standing shoulder to shoulder with some of Hollywood biggest names after making it into the OK! annual Rich List.

The BAFTA winning comedian entered the list at No. 47 – with reported earnings of over €9m over the past year.

And Brendan has foul-mouthed matriach Agnes Brown to thank for his overwhelming success.

The BBC sitcom, the stage show and a deal for upcoming movie; Mrs Brown: De Filum have all help secure O'Carroll's place on the list.

 

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Castleknock native Colin Farrell is the highest entry from Ireland at No 16, earning €13.7 million last year alone.

Colin is currently in New York filming his latest movie, Winter's Tale, and is arguably Ireland's most in demand silver screen actor.

Big budget films, such as Total Recall, earned him his place on the list.

And with a string of blockbusters films, including Taken 2, Wrath Of The Titans and The Grey under his belt, it's no surprise Liam Neeson also made the list.

Taken star Liam Neeson is one place below Farrell, earning over €13m last year. Neeson has said that he is flattered that he is still offered leading roles in action films, despite being 60.

Kerryman and Prometheus star Michael Fassbender came in at No. 22 in OK! magazine's annual countdown, earning a cool €12.5m.

While Mullingar man Niall Horan and his One Direction bandmates came in at No. 28, thanks to their No. 1 albums and sell-out tours which earned them €11.4m last year.

It's little surprising to hear that Westlife beat the world's biggest boyband. The boys came in at No. 19 having earned over €13m last year.

The magazine credits the lads final, sell-out tour and their greatest hits album for their sky high earnings.

However, it's unlikely the four lads will make the cut next year now they have gone their separate ways and given Shane Filan's money woes.

The singer was declared bankrupt in the UK last June, owing €23m to a number of banks. The bankruptcy proceedings followed the collapse of a property business that he owned with his brother Finbarr.

Chat show host Graham Norton is at No. 43 and is estimated to have an impressive €9.1m in his bank account. Last year, Norton sold his production company to ITV and earns an enviable six-figure pay packet at the BBC.

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