Barry Keoghan's star continues to rise.
The Dublin-native has an enviable resume that boasts roles in films by Christopher Nolan and alongside greats such as Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Tom Hardy, and Cillian Murphy.
The 26-year-old has been named by industry publication, The Hollywood Reporter, as one of its seven rising TV stars "poised for a breakout in 2019."
The "Dunkirk" and "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" actor landed the main part in FX's "Y" pilot, based on popular comic Y: The Last Man.
Even at this early stage, the outlet is already calling the project a "slam dunk". Keoghan will star as Yorick Brown, the last surviving human with a Y chromosome after a mysterious plague wipes out the male chromosome, alongside actresses Diane Lane and Imogen Poots.
Ah here leave it out https://t.co/I50AcRlMzk— Barry Keoghan (@BarryKeoghan) December 15, 2018
Keoghan relocated to Brooklyn earlier this year to film the highly anticipated pilot.
The young star gave a revealing interview to Ryan Tubridy on a recent episode of "The Late Late Show," opening up about his traumatic childhood as the son of a mother who died of drug addiction.
He told the host that he and his brother were shuttled between 13 foster homes during their Dublin youth because their mom was addicted to heroin.
“The drugs hit the area and affected all the families. She was one who got caught,” the star said.
“We went into foster care. The families were good to us that we went to, we went to a few of them. As a kid, you don’t know what’s happening …you get attached and them boom, let’s move over here … it’s only when you get older you can look back and get a bit of perspective.”
Simalar to a young Daniel Day-Lewis here https://t.co/9wkJFZ1tM8— Barry Keoghan (@BarryKeoghan) December 10, 2018
Keoghan was 12 when his mother succumbed to her addiction. She was “30, 31,” he remembers.