Kil­lar­ney star Buck­ley up for BAFTA Award

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS - By SINEAD KELLE­HER

KIL­LAR­NEY ac­tress Jessie Buck­ley is up for a top act­ing gong fol­low­ing her nom­i­na­tion for the EE Ris­ing Star Award at the up­com­ing BAFTA awards.

The Kerry film star has re­ceived huge ac­claim for her per­for­mance in the Bri­tish film Beast as well as her role in BBC drama of War and Peace.

She was named as one of pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional film in­dus­try trade mag­a­zine Screen In­ter­na­tional’s ‘Stars of tom­morow’ in 2017.

Cur­rent stars pre­vi­ously named on that list in­clude Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke, Natalie Dormer and Maisie Wil­liams; Marvel films’ stars Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch, Tom Hol­land and Tom Hid­dle­ston; and Star Wars ac­tors John Boyega and Felic­ity Jones.

They all ap­peared in the pres­ti­gious Screen In­ter­na­tional list shortly be­fore gain­ing mas­sive in­ter­na­tional fame. Tom Hol­land and John Boyega also pre­vi­ously won the Ris­ing Star BAFTA Award.

Jessie has now been an­nounced as one of five fi­nal­ists for the BAFTA ris­ing star award – the only award judged by the pub­lic at the an­nual film awards.

The Kil­lar­ney-born ac­tress is also joined on the pres­tigous nom­i­na­tion list by an­other Ir­ish film star with Kerry con­nec­tions. Barry Keoghan, who is best known for his per­for­mance in WWII drama Dunkirk, is orig­i­nally from Dublin but now lives in Beau­fort, where his girl­friend is orig­i­nally from. He also starred in Black 47 and made his de­but in Love/Hate.

Also on the list is Cyn­thia Erivo, who ap­pears in Wid­ows; Lakeith Stanfi from Selma and the TV se­ries At­lanta; and Leti­tia Wright, who was also in the Marvel Uni­verse movies.

Jessie Buck­ley

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