Barry Keoghan is an Irish actor from Summerhill in Dublin. Keoghan is best known to Irish audiences for his roles in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer. He first rose to prominence as Wayne in hit Irish drama Love/Hate. He has also had star-making turns in Mark O’Connor’s Stalker, Yann Demange’s ’71, Rebecca Daly’s Mammal, in which he played a lead role alongside veteran Australian actress Rachel Griffiths. Keoghan also starred in Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy Traders, with Killian Scott; and Adam Smith’s Trepass Against Us, with Brendan Gleeson and Michael Fassbender.


Films in Production
Calm with Horses

Television in Production

Black ’47
American Animals
Light Thereafter
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Trespass Against Us
Candy Floss
The Break (Short)
North (Short)
Life’s a Breeze
Wasted (Short)
King of the Travellers
Between the Canals
Stand Up (Short)

For You
Jack Taylor: Priest
Fair City

Latest News

WRAP Fund Logo #Industry: Western Region Audiovisual Production Fund announces supported projects - Western Region Audiovisual Production Fund (WRAP Fund) has announced the projects which have received offers of support since the fund's foundation.
Black 47 - Image #IrishFilm: Famine epic Black ’47 available on Netflix from March 31st - Lance Daly's epic famine thriller, Black '47, will be available on Netflix from March 31st. The film was the highest-grossing Irish release of 2018.
EE BAFTA Rising Star 2019 #IrishTalent: Barry Keoghan and Jessie Buckley nominated for BAFTA’s EE Rising Star Award - Two Irish actors, Barry Keoghan and Jessie Buckley, have been nominated for the 2019 EE BAFTA Rising Star Award, alongside Cynthia Erivo, Lakeith Stanfield, and Letitia Wright.
Black '47 #IrishFilm: Famine epic Black ’47 now available to own on DVD and Blu-Ray - Lance Daly's epic famine thriller, Black '47, is now available to own via Wildcard Distribution. The film is the highest-grossing Irish release of 2018.
British Independent Film Awards #IrishAbroad: Element Pictures’ The Favourite and Disobedience compete at the 2018 British Independent Film Awards - Element Pictures' The Favourite & Disobedience compete at 2018 British Independent Film Awards. The Dig, Robbie Ryan, Barry Keoghan & Jessie Buckley nominated
Calm With Horses #IrishFilm: First image released for Nick Rowland’s Calm With Horses - The first image from Ripper Street director Nick Rowland's Irish-made drama Calm With Horses depicts lead Cosmo Jarvis and Irish actor Barry Keoghan.
Black '47 #IrishFilm: Black ’47 crosses the million euro mark at the Irish Box Office - Lance Daly's epic thriller set against the Great Hunger, Black '47, hit a major landmark last night, passing the €1 million mark at the Irish Box Office. 
Black '47 #IrishFilm: Black ’47 opens as highest-grossing Irish film of 2018 - Lance Daly's famine revenge western Black '47 has achieved the highest opening for an Irish film in Ireland since John Crowley’s Brooklyn in 2015.
Black '47 #Interview: Scannain Talks Black ’47 with actor James Frecheville - Scannain caught up with Australian actor James Frecheville, who plays Feeney in Black '47 to talk about the film. Black '47 is out now in Irish cinemas.
American Animals #Review: American Animals - Bart Layton's American Animals is a fresh, elegant and exciting heist movie with substance, and features a poignant turn from Dubliner Barry Keoghan.

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Founder and Managing Editor of Scannain. Head of Business Affairs at Treasure Entertainment. If found please return to a cinema. Always willing to lend a hand to an Irish film, actor or director in need.