Paula Malcomson & Barry Keoghan to be Honoured at Oscar Wilde Awards
PAULA MALCOMSON TO BE HONORED WITH AN OSCAR WILDE AWARD & BARRY KEOGHAN NAMED THE “WILDE CARD”
Paula Malcomson and Barry Keoghan join Mark Hamill as honorees at the US-Ireland Alliance’s 13th annual Oscar Wilde Awards. The event will be held on 1 March at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot in Santa Monica. Abrams will emcee. The Irish band, The Academic, will perform at the event known for its casual, house party atmosphere.
Born and raised in Belfast, Malcomson moved to New York’s East Village at 18 and began acting shortly thereafter. Her first film was TOMBSTONE followed by roles in THE GREEN MILE, AI, HAMLET, and all four instalments of THE HUNGER GAMES, to name a few. She is probably best known for her roles as Trixie on DEADWOOD, for which she received a SAG Award nomination, and Abby Donovan on RAY DONOVAN, garnering an IFTA nomination. Last year, she worked in the UK for the first time starring opposite Sean Bean in Jimmy McGovern’s highly acclaimed series BROKEN. Paula just completed work on the BBC series COME HOME, opposite Christopher Eccleston. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Belfast.
Young Irish actor, Barry Keoghan, will be honoured as the “Wilde Card”, presented to up-and-coming Irish talent. Saoirse Ronan was a previous recipient of this award. Barry’s latest film is acclaimed documentarian Bart Layton’s first scripted film, AMERICAN ANIMALS, which is based on the true story of four college students who stole valuable manuscripts from a university library in Kentucky. Barry co-starred in Yorgos Lanthimos’ KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, opposite Colin Farrell & Nicole Kidman. The film premiered in competition at Cannes in May.
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