Dublin boy Barry Keoghan is now an Irish superhero!
The new role follows memorable performances in the films “Dunkirk”, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”, for which he won an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, “Mammal”, and “Calm with Horses”, for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
He also played the cat killing Wayne, in RTÉ drama “Love/Hate” but now Barry is the aloof loner Druig in Marvel Studios’ “ETERNALS” and just one of the outstanding ensemble cast of the film in cinemas now.
We caught up to catch up about the film, his famous fellow Dublin flats fan and what it’s like to be in the Marvel universe.
“ETERNALS” follows a group of heroes from beyond the stars who had protected the Earth since the dawn of man. When monstrous creatures called the Deviants, long thought lost to history, mysteriously return, the Eternals are forced to reunite in order to defend humanity once again.
The cast includes Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, with Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, with Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena.
“ETERNALS” could have been funnier but is still a great superhero ride with spectacular special effects and a great perfomance from Barry. “ETERNALS” gets ★★★★