Barry Keoghan

Academy Member

Barry Keoghan was born in Summerhill, Dublin on 17th October 1992. Since making his break as ‘Wayne’ on RTE’s Love/Hate, Barry has gone onto work with some of the worlds best actors including Cillian Murphy, Michael Fassbender and Mark Rylance. In 2017, Barry was included in the Hollywood Reporter’s Top 20 Rising Stars under 35.

After receiving a Leading Actor IFTA nomination for his role in the acclaimed Mammal, Barry was cast in Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic Dunkirk, which went on to receive a host of Oscar nominations in early 2018. At the 2018 IFTA Film and Drama Awards, Barry picked up the Leading Actor - Film Award for his unnerving performance in The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

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Awards & Recognition

The Killing of a Scared Deer
  • IFTA Award Winner, Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Film (2018)
  • COFCA Award Nominee, Best Supporting Actor (2018)
  • Chlotrudis Award Winner, Best Supporting Actor (2018)
  • Evening Standard British Film Award Nominee, Best Supporting Actor (2018)
  • Independent Spirit Award Nominee, Best Supporting Male (2018)
  • ICS Award Nominee, Best Supporting Actor (2018)
  • OFTA Film Award Nominee, Best Breakthrough Performance: Male (2018)
  • Seattle Film Critics Award Nominee, Best Supporting Actor (2017)
  • Seattle Film Critics Award Nominee, Best Villain (2017)
  • FFCC Award Nominee, Best Supporting Actor (2017)
  • FFCC Award Nominee, Pauline Kael Breakout Award (2017)
  • Fright Meter Award Nominee, Best Supporting Actor (2017)
  • VVFP Award Nominee, Best Supporting Performance (2017)
Mammal
  • IFTA Winner, Best Actor in a Lead Role - Film (2016)
Hamptons International Film Festival
  • Variety 10 Actors to Watch Winner (2017)
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards
  • SDFCS Award Nominee, Breakthrough Artist (2017)

Key Credits

  • Black 47 (2018), Hobson
  • American Animals (2018), Spencer Reinhard
  • Dunkirk (2017), George
  • The Killing of a Scared Deer (2017), Martin
  • Tresspass Against Us (2016), Windows
  • Mammal (2016), Joe
  • Rebellion (2016), Cormac McDevitt
  • '71' (2014), Sean Bannon
  • Love/Hate (2013), Wayne