Thursday February 20, 2020

From Love/Hate to Hollywood hot property

Barry Keoghan’s sheer talent as an actor, aged just 25, has created a buzz around him reminiscent of a young Colin Farrell , while his professional ferocity and intense actorly approach calls to mind Daniel Day-Lewis

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

2nd September, 2018
Barry Keoghan: ‘With American Animals, I did not break accent for eight weeks’ Pic: Getty

‘To play Conor McGregor: that’d be nice.”

I can’t see Barry Keoghan grinning over the phone, but I can hear the smile in his voice. The Dublin actor with the impish face and the engaging demeanour has just been asked to speculate on his dream roles - and it makes sense that he doesn’t shrink back from the UFC fighter biopic idea, even if their looks don’t quite match. (If McGregor...

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