From foster homes to Oscar nom

Barry Keoghan

Irish actor Barry Keoghan has overcome a challenging childhood to earn an Academy Award nomination for THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN. The Irish actor’s vulnerable and abused islander Dominic Kearney gives the film moments of warmth and much of its emotional punch. Among Keoghan’s many new fans is Gary Lineker, who was quick to applaud the nomination on social media, while McDonagh, who wrote the part for the actor, already regards him as “one of the best actors of his generation in the world today, let alone in Ireland”.

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Beyond acting with Barry Keoghan

Barry Keoghan

Barry Keoghan goes beyond acting and has revealed he has taken two surprising side careers – boxing and construction. And in a sign just how serious he is about getting in the ring the Irish actor revealed he is facing a fight next month. The 30-year-old also revealed he has second job outside acting working with his girlfriend Alyson Sandro’s brothers and their own construction business. He said: ‘I’m going out and doing that three times a week, early in the morning. I’m satisfied by the end of the day. I feel like I’ve really worked, practically and creatively.’

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Keoghan Shares THE BATMAN Audition

Barry Keoghan has shared his audition tape that landed him the role of the Joker in Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN. The actor, 29, revealed in a new interview with GQ UK that he sent the unsolicited tape to Reeves’ team soon after hearing about the project. Keoghan was angling for the part of the Riddler, which first went to Jonah Hill and then finally to Paul Dano. However, the video caught Reeves’ attention and secured the DUNKIRK star a spot in the cast as another Batman villain — the Joker.

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Barry Keoghan: One To Watch

Irish actor Barry Keoghan (ETERNALS) has been a major factor of critics and audiences’ radar for years, especially after giving a chilling performance in THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER. Allow us to point you in the right direction with the following list of his great movies you can stream and/or digitally rent now, starting with the aforementioned, blockbuster epic that nudged him further toward the A-list.

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