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Irish star Barry Keoghan among Variety's '10 actors to watch'

Irish star Barry Keoghan has been listed among Variety's '10 actors to watch for 2017' list.

The former Love/Hate star made the Hollywood publication's annual watch list following a critically acclaimed turn in Christopher Nolan's war epic Dunkirk, alongside Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles.

The Dublin-born star is also set to appear with fellow Irish actor Colin Farrell and actress Nicole Kidman in The Killing of a Sacred Deer this November.

The film won the Best Screenplay award at this year's Cannes Festival.

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Cillian Murphy, Barry Keoghan, Harry Styles and Kenneth Branagh attend the Dunkirk New York Premiere (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Keoghan appears on the 2017 Variety list with English actor Daniel Kaluuya, who recently appeared in Get Out; The Big Sick's Kumail Nanjiani; Kiersey Clemons, who is set to appear in Justice League; and Patti Cake$ star Danielle Macdonald.

Other stars who have appeared on Variety's 'actors to watch' list include Adrien Brody, Viola Davis, Brie Larson, Octavia Spencer and Lupita Nyong'o - as well as Irish stars Eve Hewson and Stuart Townsend.

Keoghan got his big break into acting as the 'cat killer' Wayne in RTE's Love/Hate in 2013

He also appeared in Yann Demange's Northern Ireland-based film '71 in 2014, as well as roles in The Lobster and Mammal.

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