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Thursday 17 August 2017

From Dunkirk to Dublin - Cillian and Barry take WWII thriller back home

Cillian Murphy and Barry Keoghan at the premiere Photo: Brian McEvoy
Cillian Murphy and Barry Keoghan at the premiere Photo: Brian McEvoy
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

It was a hero's welcome for Cillian Murphy and Barry Keoghan at the Dublin premiere of 'Dunkirk' last night.

The red carpet was rolled out at the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield for the release of Christopher Nolan's action movie about the 1940 evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk in World War II.

Already getting rave reviews online, the movie sees Murphy reuniting with Nolan - who he previously worked with on the Batman blockbusters.

"I just feel very privileged to work on a film like this and to work with Chris every time because he's one of the greats," he told the Irish Independent.

Jack Reynor and Madeline Mulqueen. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Jack Reynor and Madeline Mulqueen. Photo: Brian McEvoy

"He's one of the greatest directors, so for any actor you'd want to selfishly work with someone like that."

Murphy's co-star Barry Keoghan is now being tipped as one to watch - but the former 'Love/Hate' star insisted he's not going to swap his home town of Dublin for the bright lights of Hollywood.

"Jesus, no. I feel that it's a great place to be [LA] - good vibes or whatever, but here I feel I have my feet on the ground, or in the mud as it may be.

"I'm surrounded by good people and I just think over there it could get to my head and I don't want that. Taking the movie home is unreal," he said.

Keoghan was joined by his new girlfriend, Shona Guerin, and actor friend Jack Reynor.

Irish Independent

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