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Jamie Dornan, Carl Frampton, Rory Best, Mary Peters, Michael O'Neill or Eamonn Holmes - Which Northern Ireland stars would you like to see on a Translink bus?

Metro legends shortlist has been revealed - now it's over to you

By Claire Williamson

Published 21/04/2016

Jamie Dornan: Actor Jamie Dornan is known around the globe for playing Christian Grey in the film 'Fifty Shades of Grey', which had one of the biggest opening weekends of all time for an R-rated film. Jamie also plays a leading role in BBC's 'The Fall', a successful hit series credited with helping put Belfast on the film and television production map. While you can trace his roots to Holywood, Jamie launched his modelling career in Belfast and he also attended school in the city.
Jamie Dornan: Actor Jamie Dornan is known around the globe for playing Christian Grey in the film 'Fifty Shades of Grey', which had one of the biggest opening weekends of all time for an R-rated film. Jamie also plays a leading role in BBC's 'The Fall', a successful hit series credited with helping put Belfast on the film and television production map. While you can trace his roots to Holywood, Jamie launched his modelling career in Belfast and he also attended school in the city.
Eamonn Holmes: TV Personality Award-winning broadcaster Eamonn Holmes started his career in Belfast on UTV's 'Farming Ulster' programme. He has since gone on to present GMTV for 13 years and he currently hosts Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes on Sky News. With nearly 1million Twitter followers, he is beloved across the UK. He also retains close ties with his home city and supports a number of initiatives to better the city.
Michael O'Neill: Football Manager Northern Ireland football manager Michael O'Neill has brought Northern Ireland to its first major championship since the World Cup in 1986 and he is doing it in style by topping the European qualifier group. Because of these successes, Michael has received a lot of credit for uniting the country around sport. As a player himself, he made 44 appearances with Glentoran and has retained close ties with the club and city.
Dame Mary Peters: Athlete Dame Mary Peters, CH, DBE is known for both her gold medal victory at the 1972 Olympics and her philanthropy work through Mary Peters Trust. Mary is a well-known name and face in Belfast as Mary Peters Track is named after her and she is a Lord Lieutenant for the City of Belfast.
Rory Best: Rugby player. Rugby star Rory Best is a constant fixture at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast and rugby stadiums around Europe. In 2016, Rory became the captain for Ireland, the first Ulster rugby player to captain Ireland's team since the late 1990s. He is known as a leader on the field and is well-regarded by sports fans in Belfast and beyond.
Carl Frampton MBE

Jamie Dornan, Carl Frampton, Rory Best, Mary Peters, Michael O'Neill or Eamonn Holmes - which Northern Ireland stars would you like to see on the side of a Translink bus?

Translink's Metro Legends is your chance to honour local heroes who have excelled in their industry, made a positive impact and shine the spotlight on Belfast for all the right reasons.

The winner will be showcased and celebrated on a unique double decker Metro bus wrap.

And you have control over which face you could see travelling through the streets of Belfast.

The shortlist was compiled following the public nominating legends they felt were an inspiration and ambassador for Belfast.

An independent judging panel have selected the local legends to go through to the public vote.

And now it's over to you for the final say of which well-known faces you could see travelling through the streets of Belfast.

The voting will be open until May 12 when votes will be counted and verified.

The two legends with the most votes will be announced at the grand unveiling of the official ‘Metro Legends' bus during Bus and Train Week from June 6-12, 2016.

Check out our gallery to see why the five members of the Metro Legends judging panel chose the six individuals.

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