Sunday 23 July 2017

'Love/Hate' star Barry Keoghan rubs shoulders with Nicole Kidman at Cannes

Dublin actor Barry Keoghan laughs with co-star Nicole Kidman on the red carpet for the screening of Irish film ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ at the Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Getty Images
Dublin actor Barry Keoghan laughs with co-star Nicole Kidman on the red carpet for the screening of Irish film ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ at the Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Getty Images
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Rising Irish star Barry Keoghan had his moment in the spotlight alongside Nicole Kidman on the red carpet in Cannes.

The actor - who is better known as the cat-killer from 'Love/Hate' - was pictured rubbing shoulders with his co-star at the film festival.

The 24-year-old from Dublin was all smiles as he posed for pictures with Ms Kidman at the world premiere of 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer', which was selected for the prestigious Palme d'Or. He has received rave reviews for his role in the horror film, which co-stars Colin Farrell and Alicia Silverstone.

The movie tells the story of a surgeon who adopts a teenager named Martin (Keoghan). But as the teen's actions grow increasingly sinister, the doctor is forced to make a terrible decision.  It is helmed by The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos.

70th Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film
70th Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France. 22/05/2017. (L-R) Cast members Barry Keoghan, Nicole Kidman, Raffey Cassidy pose. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Nicole (49) and Barry appeared on the red carpet alongside writer/director Lanthimos and fellow stars Raffey Cassidy and Sunny Suljic. 

Since Love/Hate wrapped Barry has carved out a successful big screen career with a critically acclaimed turn in Belfast thriller '71 opposite Jack O'Connor and the comedy Life's a Breeze.

70th Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film
70th Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France. 22/05/2017. (L-R) Cast members Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, director Yorgos Lanthimos, cast members Sunny Suljic, Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, producer Ed Guiney, and actor Andrew Lowe pose. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

The young actor has also been lined up to star in Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk'. He said in a recent interview his background growing up in Dublin's inner city provided inspiration for darker roles. He and his brother were taken into care when he was five and he was raised by his granny.

"Heroin came into Dublin and it caught every family," he said. "My mother was one of the unlucky ones. She got caught on it and then passed away."

Irish Independent

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