- 03 Jan 19
Great news for the two Irish actors
This morning, it was revealed Kerry's Jessie Buckley and Dubliner Barry Keoghan have been shortlisted for this year's prestigious BAFTA Rising Star Award in the UK. The announcement comes six days before the full list of film nominations are unveiled.
Further nominees for the 2019 Rising Star award include Sorry to Bother You star Lakeith Stanfield, Black Panter actress Letitia Wright, and Cynthia Erivo from Steve McQueens’s Widows. The winner is decided by a public vote. Previous winners include John Boyega and James McAvoy. Last year, Daniel Kaluuya took home the award. The winner will be announced at the BAFTA Awards in London on February 10.
Buckley's upcoming films include Judy, a biopic about Judy Garland, she will play production assistant Rosalyn Wilder; the musical drama Wild Rose and the Benedict Cumberbatch thriller Ironbark.
Keoghan's new film, Irish crime-drama Calm with Horses, is currently in post-production. The Love/Hate star has received widespread acclaim for his performances in The Killing of a Sacred Deer and Dunkirk.
In September, the Dubliner talked to Hot Press about growing up in the inner-city, losing his mother at a young age, how he approaches acting, and what he’s learned from the likes of Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Cillian Murphy.
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) January 3, 2019