Killarney actress Jessie Buckley delivered a beautiful and powerful rendition of her song 'Glasgow' at the BAFTA's last week, despite narrowly missing out on winning the 'Best Actress' award for which she was nominated.
Buckley, who was nominated for her role in the critically acclaimed film 'Wild Rose', lost out to Renée Zellweger for her role in 'Judy', a film that Buckley also starred in. Jessie's performance, which can now be viewed on our Facebook page, was so powerful that it left Zellweger fighting back tears as she beamed proudly up at her co-star and friend.
As the camera panned around the audience, other stars such as Brad Pitt, Daniel Kaluuya and star of 'The Crown' and Oscar winner Olivia Colman were enraptured by the Kerry actress' performance. In a sign of how fast Buckley's star is rising, Zellweger name-checked her in her acceptance speech.
"Jessie Buckley, you are a superstar! I'm so proud of you for this evening. You are such a special person. You elevate everything that you do and I love you and I admire you, and I'm just so grateful for our collaboration. Thank you for our friendship. Thank you!" she said.
In an interview before the awards ceremony, Buckley said that she was in shock to be nominated and that she was just determined to enjoy it all as much as she could.
Buckley was recently back on our big screens for her role as Queen Victoria in the film 'Dolittle', and she has two more films set for release later this year - 'Misbehaviour 'and 'Ironbark'. In 'Misbehaviour', the 30-year-old will join Kiera Knightly and Greg Kinnear as she takes up the role of Jo Robinson while in 'Ironbark', Buckley will star as Sheila Wynne alongside Benedict Cumberbatch.