Dublin actor Barry Keoghan feared he would be barred from his own film premiere after sneaking into his local cinema growing up

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Dublin actor Barry Keoghan feared he would be barred from his own film premiere after sneaking into his local cinema growing up
Dublin actor Barry Keoghan feared he would be barred from his own film premiere after sneaking into his local cinema growing up

Dublin actor Barry Keoghan has revealed he was worried about going to the premier of one of his movies because he was BARRED from the cinema.

The 25-year-old said he’d sneak into the local cinema with his friends as a teenager to watch films for free.

Years later, when one of his films received a festival premiere in the same cinema, he was worried that he’d still be banned from entering.

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“I was thinking, ‘What happens if I go to this premiere and I’m still barred? Would they let me in?’” he told the Guardian.

The Dunkirk actor would sneak in, run upstairs and get chased.

“All that ‘young kid’ kind of thing,” he said.

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The Dubliner has risen to fame since appearing on RTE’s Love/Hate by appearing in films like The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Dunkirk, and the upcoming Black 47 and American Animals.

Actors Sunny Suljic, Nicole Kidman and Barry Keoghan attend the ‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ photocall during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival (Image: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Keoghan’s mum died of an overdose in the early 90s, and he was placed in foster care along with his brother. The brothers were moved between 13 different homes before they started living with his grandmother.

“Me and my brother, we stuck together. “The foster families were good to me and then my nanny took me in,” he said.

He is still close to his family, including his brother Eric, who encouraged him to pursue acting.

He said that taking up acting was unheard of where he’s from.

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“Being one of the lads and all, you don’t just go, ‘Oh, I want to be an actor’. “They’d laugh and joke about it,” he said.

But he got the “seal of approval” from Eric.

Keoghan says that he still hasn’t gotten used to the Hollywood glitz and glamour.

“No, I don’t think that feeling of ‘holy shit, I’m in Hollywood’ ever goes. “I’m just a kid, a kid from the block.”

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Source: Celebrity News Ireland