Wednesday 13 December 2017

Barry Keoghan hits the red carpet with Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles for Dunkirk London premiere

Barry Keoghan (right) attending the Dunkirk world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 13, 2017. See PA story SHOWBIZ Dunkirk. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Barry Keoghan (right) attending the Dunkirk world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 13, 2017. See PA story SHOWBIZ Dunkirk. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Jane Last

Jane Last

BARRY Keoghan has come a long way from the controversy that engulfed him after his character killed a cat on hit RTE series Love/Hate.

His star is continuing to rise as he posed on the red carpet last night for the premiere of his latest film, Dunkirk.

The much-anticipated movie - directed by Christopher Nolan, of The Dark Knight and Inception fame - also stars fellow Irish actor Cillian Murphy, One Direction singer Harry Styles, Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy.

Confident Barry (24), who hails from the north inner city, showed off his boxing moves on the red carpet as a female friend accompanied him to the world premiere of the film in London's Leicester Square last night.

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 plays a young boy who helps ferry injured soldiers on his boat from the beaches of Dunkirk during World War II.

The film tells the story of Operation Dynamo, which saw thousands of Allied soldiers from the UK, France, Belgium and Canada evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk as the German army advanced towards them between May 26 and June 4, 1940, in the early stages of the war.

Cillian Murphy attending the Dunkirk world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 13, 2017. See PA story SHOWBIZ Dunkirk. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Cillian Murphy attending the Dunkirk world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 13, 2017. See PA story SHOWBIZ Dunkirk. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

"There were times when I was sitting on the boat with Cillian, and there were planes coming toward us and we really did think the planes were going to hit us," Barry said previously of his time shooting the war epic.

Barry, hailed by Hollywood insiders as the "next big thing", boxes three times a week and has recently taken up photography.

Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley attend the world premiere of Dunkirk at the Odeon Leicester Square in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 13, 2017. See PA story SHOWBIZ Dunkirk. Photo credit should read: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire
Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley attend the world premiere of Dunkirk at the Odeon Leicester Square in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 13, 2017. See PA story SHOWBIZ Dunkirk. Photo credit should read: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

He last graced the red carpet in May during the Cannes Film Festival alongside Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell. Their film The Killing Of A Sacred Deer earned rave reviews.

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Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley attend the world premiere of Dunkirk at the Odeon Leicester Square in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 13, 2017. See PA story SHOWBIZ Dunkirk. Photo credit should read: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire
Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley attend the world premiere of Dunkirk at the Odeon Leicester Square in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 13, 2017. See PA story SHOWBIZ Dunkirk. Photo credit should read: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire
Prince Harry (R) and actors Mark Rylance (L) and Tom Hardy (C) attend the 'Dunkirk' World Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on July 13, 2017 in London, Britain. REUTERS/Eamonn M. McCormack/Pool
Prince Harry (R) and actors Mark Rylance (L) and Tom Hardy (C) attend the 'Dunkirk' World Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on July 13, 2017 in London, Britain. REUTERS/Eamonn M. McCormack/Pool

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