Barry Keoghan is the talk of the town.
The Irish actor stars in one of 2023's buzziest movies, Emerald Fennell's Saltburn, alongside Jacob Elordi and Rosamund Pike, and scored himself a nomination at the 2024 Golden Globes for his role, firmly cementing him as one of Hollywood's stars of the moment (and an audience favourite, of course).
It's the perfect 'arrival' for the 31-year-old, after years of building towards a household name.
He won a BAFTA and received nominations for a Golden Globe and Academy Award for 2022's Banshees of Inisherin. He's starred in films like The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Dunkirk, The Green Knight. And if you’re a superhero buff, you may recognise him from The Batman or Eternals.
But while Keoghan's career is soaring in 2023, his story reads like a fairytale – and all fairytales start in tragedy.
Before you go on, watch the trailer for Banshees of Inisherin. Post continues below.
Keoghan discussed his childhood story in a 2018 interview on The Late Late Show, which resurfaced in 2023 as his career reached new heights.