Friday 22 September 2017

Irish actor Barry Keoghan listed as 'actor to watch' for 2017 by Variety

Actor Barry Keoghan arrives for the world premiere of Dunkirk in London, Britain, July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Actor Barry Keoghan arrives for the world premiere of Dunkirk in London, Britain, July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Barry Keoghan attends the Warner Bros. Pictures 'DUNKIRK' US premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 18, 2018 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Cillian Murphy, Barry Keoghan, Harry Styles and Kenneth Branagh attend the Warner Bros. Pictures 'DUNKIRK' US premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 18, 2018 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Barry Keoghan and Shona Guerin at the Dublin Premiere of the film Dunkirk at the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
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Irish actor Barry Keoghan's success is going from strength to strength.

Following his role in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk alongside Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles, the Summerhill native has been listed as one of Variety's '10 actors to watch for 2017'.

Keoghan is set to star in The Killing of a Sacred Deer alongside Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman this November, while he's currently working on two more films.

Past honorees in Variety's prestigious list include Oscar winners and nominees Viola Davis, Brie Larson and Lupita Nyong'o.

Cillian Murphy, Barry Keoghan, Harry Styles and Kenneth Branagh attend the Warner Bros. Pictures 'DUNKIRK' US premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 18, 2018 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Cillian Murphy, Barry Keoghan, Harry Styles and Kenneth Branagh attend the Warner Bros. Pictures 'DUNKIRK' US premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 18, 2018 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

Despite his growing profile, the former Love/Hate star (24) recently told the Herald that he would never forsake his home city 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 go to my head and I don't want that," he said.

"Taking the movie home is unreal, as is getting to tell this story, which a lot of Irish people don't know about. There were a lot of Irish in it but young lads don't know about it."

Barry Keoghan and Shona Guerin at the Dublin Premiere of the film Dunkirk at the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin.
Pictures Brian McEvoy
Barry Keoghan and Shona Guerin at the Dublin Premiere of the film Dunkirk at the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy

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