Friday 15 November 2019

Yvonne Keating prepares for BAFTAs with cameraman beau John Conroy

Yvonne Keating, boyfriend John Conroy
Yvonne Keating, boyfriend John Conroy

Laura Butler

He's been nominated for a prestigious industry award and Yvonne Keating couldn’t be happier for her camera man boyfriend John Conroy.

The category shortlists for the 2014 BAFTA Craft Awards, which takes place on April 27 in the UK, were announced yesterday and mother-of-three Yvonne told the Herald of her delight to hear that her other half has been given the nod for his work on BBC crime drama Luther, starring Idris Elba.

John is up for the Photography and Lighting gong in the entertainment production section. He will battle it out with George Steel, who captured Peaky Blinders on camera, for the top prize.

“I’m so happy for John, he is on cloud nine,” Yvonne told this newspaper.

“He is the most talented man I know so it’s a well deserved nomination. He feels privileged and very lucky to be recognised for his cinematography by BAFTA,” she said.

The academy honours those who work behind the scenes on some of the biggest productions on UK and Irish screens, with the best in costume design, editing and sound also celebrated. 

Ripper Street, The Graham Norton Show and Downton Abbey are among the others to receive nominations, but Cork man Cillian Murphy’s Peaky Blinders is leading the way.

The BBC Two hit, which is currently shooting its forthcoming installment, will compete in six categories, including nods for Original Music and Production Design.

No doubt Yvonne will accompany her other half to the ceremony, hosted by Stephen Mangan, next month.

Yvonne Keating and new boyfriend John Conroy

The Malahide-based model started dating John in 2012, several months after she and ex husband Ronan Keating announced the end of their 14-year marriage.

The love birds met on the set of Yvonne’s teenage daughter Missy's first film, Dark Touch and got to spend more time together in between scenes on the set of The Sea, another project Missy and John were both working on.

Meanwhile, this year's Sundance London lineup has been unveiled – and it will feature some Irish talent.

Lenny Abrahamson's Frank, starring Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson, has been listed in the 2014 festival programme and will be screened alongside movies such as

Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station.

A total of 15 films which originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah earlier this year will be shown, including Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin, David Cross's black comedy Hits and Ryan Reynolds-starring psychological drama The Voices.

Sundance London 2014 will be held from April 25-27 at The O2, and will include 21 feature films and 18 short films across five sections.

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