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

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.
Black 47 #IrishAbroad: IFC Films to release Lance Daly’s Black ’47 in the US on September 28th - U.S. distributors IFC Films have signed a deal to release Lance Daly’s famine epic Black '47 in the US from September 28th.
Black 47 #IrishFilm: Watch the gripping trailer for Lance Daly’s Black ’47 - Wildcard Distribution has released the official trailer for Lance Daly's famine-revenge epic Black '47, which they will release in Irish cinemas from Sep 5
Barry Keoghan #IrishTalent: Barry Keoghan cast as lead in FX’s adaptation of comic-book Y: The Last Man - Dubliner Barry Keoghan has been cast as the lead for U.S. TV channel FX's adaptation of Y: The Last Man, which will be titled Y.
Black '47 #IrishFilm: Lance Daly’s epic famine-western Black ’47 to hit Irish cinema screens on September 7th - Wildcard Distribution has announced that they will release Lance Daly's famine-revenge epic Black '47 in Irish cinemas from Friday, September 7th with previews on August 31st, September 1st and 2nd.

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