Wednesday 26 July 2017

Barry Keoghan to return to home soil for red carpet premiere with love Shona Guerin

Barry Keoghan attends the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Barry Keoghan attends the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 24, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Barry Keoghan (right) attending the Dunkirk world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Actor Barry Keoghan will make a triumphant return to his home city tomorrow, when he attends the red-carpet premiere of his new movie, Dunkirk.

But the Dublin-born star (24) won't be attending the glitzy event at Smithfield's Lighthouse cinema alone - he is expected to be accompanied by his stunning new leading lady, Shona Guerin.

The pair have been dating for the past few months and she has been accompanying the former Love/Hate star on Dunkirk's international promotional tour.

The make-up artist, from Killarney, Co Kerry, turned heads in a gorgeous red gown - from Malahide store Cari's Closet - at the premiere in London's Leicester Square on Thursday.

Barry Keoghan (right) attending the Dunkirk world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London
Barry Keoghan (right) attending the Dunkirk world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London

Prince Harry was the guest of honour on a star-studded night, and the royal met with members of the cast.

Shona wrote on Instagram after the celebrity-filled event how she was "one proud little lady" when it came to her other half, who she also accompanied to Paris last month, where he was named as one of Dior's new ambassadors.

She is clearly smitten with the talented actor, writing a gushing post to him.

"Thank you for being a little pup and making me laugh constantly. You deserve the world," it said.

Tipped as a major star in the making, Keoghan has been receiving rave reviews for his role in Dunkirk, which tells the story of the evacuation of Allied forces from the beaches of France in 1940.

The film, directed by Christopher Nolan, co-stars Cillian Murphy, One Direction star Harry Styles, Tom Hardy and Kenneth Branagh.

Keoghan plays the part of a young boy who helps ferry injured soldiers on his boat.

It comes shortly after the release of The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, another critically-acclaimed movie that saw Barry co-starring with Hollywood heavyweight Nicole Kidman.

Originally from Dublin's north inner city, Keoghan has spoken previously about his tough upbringing and how it made him stronger.

He was raised by his grandmother after his mum passed away in tragic circumstances.

After getting his big break as the "cat killer" in Love/Hate, he went on to work on a string of well-received movies including The Lobster and Mammal, before landing the part on Dunkirk.

Herald

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