Barry Keoghan dedicates BAFTA win to his son

Pic: Instagram/Barry Keoghan

Barry Keoghan picked up his first BAFTA win this Sunday for his breathtaking performance in The Banshees of Inisherin.

The Dublin actor was clearly overwhelmed when he walked up on stage as he admitted that he hadn’t really prepared anything to say as he picked up the award.

He flew through his speech, thanking director Martin McDonagh as well as his co-stars Brendan Gleeson, Colin Farrell and Kerry Condon.

He also dedicated the award to his son, Brando, his late mother, who passed away when he was a child, Ireland and specifically, “the kids that are dreaming to be something from the area that I came from”.

The actor is hopeful that they can see his success and follow in his footsteps.

Speaking to the press after the award, he revealed that he would be celebrating his win in a very relaxed manner. After the ceremony, Barry headed back to his hotel room and ordered room service to mark the occasion with son, Brando.

He added that he planned to keep the award under a picture of his mother, who died when he was a child.

“It encourages the arts at home and we are an island of storytelling and great actors and poets and writers,” he said of his award.

“And this helps the industry massively at home and encourages people to send the scripts in and go for what they want to do.”

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