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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Love/Hate's Barry lands new movie role

Actor Barry Keoghan: Photo: Damien Eagers
Actor Barry Keoghan: Photo: Damien Eagers

He may be known as the infamous cat killer on RTE hit show Love/Hate, but Barry Keoghan's star is on the rise.

Barry (21) took to Twitter to announce his new role with Six Feet Under actress Rachel Griffiths in the movie 
Mammal.

"I've been cast in a leading role with the brilliant Rachel Griffiths in a film called MAMMAL directed by Rebecca Daly," he wrote.

The Dublin actor has experienced great success of late having also recently filmed Trespass Against Us.

The film follows a clan of Irish Travellers who wreak havoc in the British countryside, but one is trying to find a way to escape the 
criminal ways of his outlaw family.

The film was shot in the UK and stars top Irish actors Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson. Music giants 
The Chemical Brothers are set to write and perform the score. Barry also had some familiar faces on set as Love/Hate co-stars Brian Gleeson and 
Killian Scott also feature in the film.

Barry also starred in Stay which was shown at the Galway Film Fleadh earlier this month and also features in Belfast thriller '71.

The young actor has previously said that he wants to challenge himself following his big 
break on the IFTA-winning TV show.

"I want to challenge myself. I want to try accents, try different characters. It's about changing up your roles and that's where the respect comes from," he explained.

"If you look at big actors like Leonardo DiCaprio or Daniel Day Lewis, they all have completely different roles. I would love to follow in the path of Leonardo - he is my God.

Barry has also spoken about how the experience of foster care made him determined to succeed as an actor.

"I went through foster care. I lived with my nanny and 
auntie since I was ten. It's not easy but it has made me who 
I am. I don't go around complaining about it, I get on with it".

Although he does admit that starring in Love/Hate hasn't meant a huge boost in his bank balance.

"I would've looked at actors when I wasn't in acting and think they are rich. But you have to survive and pay bills. It's tough but the money has to come second".

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