The speaker is correct - Irish speakers pronounce an "epenthetic vowel" between certain consonant pairs that is not written. This habit persists in the English spoken in Ireland, where "film" is pronounced "fillum" and the name Colm is quite common, pronounced "Colum".
Well, actually, I think both usages are correct. The term "actor" can be used as a gender-neutral noun. See, for example, this discussion and the links therein: http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/3349/female-actor-or-actress