EXCLUSIVE: Barry Keoghan tells us how his own life has helped shape his acting skills 7 months ago

EXCLUSIVE: Barry Keoghan tells us how his own life has helped shape his acting skills

He also gives us some early details on his huge new US TV show.

In what feels like an incredibly small amount of time, Barry Keoghan has really made a name for himself in Hollywood.

Most people were probably first introduced to him as Wayne in Love/Hate, but in less than half-a-decade since then, his CV has racked up the likes of '71, Rebellion, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Mammal and Dunkirk.

This week sees Keoghan starring in two new huge projects, one of which is the epic Irish drama Black 47, and the other sees him working with the director of the incredible documentary The Imposter on the ground-breaking American Animals.

In it he plays Spencer Reinhard, one of a group of college students who decide to take it upon themselves to steal the most expensive book in the United States. Why? Well, that is half the mystery of the movie.

We were lucky enough to sit down with Barry in advance of the movie hitting the big screen, as well as the movie's director Bart Layton, and we chatted about everything from their favourite heist movies to how this new movie is their version of Fight Club and how Barry's life has fed into his career as an actor.

We also chat about Y, the new huge US series based on the hit cult graphic novel, which is set to be directed by Melina Matsoukas, who is best known for directing Beyonce's 'Lemonade' music video.

Check out the full interview right here:

Bart directs Barry and the rest of his co-stars, including Evan Peters (American Horror Story), Blake Jenner (The Edge Of Seventeen), and Ann Dowd (The Handmaid's Tale) in American Animals, which is released in Irish cinemas on Friday, 7 September.

Check out the trailer below:

Clip via Zero Media