Irish Actors Steal the Spotlight: Share of Voice Revealed




It looks like the Irish charm has been working well in Hollywood as of late, with multiple Irish actors gaining respect in the industry by carving out their own niche when it comes to their acting styles.

Among the charismatic and talented Irish actors stealing the spotlight at the moment are Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Cillian Murphy, and Barry Keoghan, who have all landed major parts in movie productions last year and this year, and have been shortlisted and won many awards. Let’s dive into their individual journeys and the remarkable impact they’ve had on cinema as of late.


Andrew Scott: The Enigmatic and Ego-less actor.

Known for his magnetic presence and versatility, Andrew Scott has become a red-carpet favourite. From his iconic role as Moriarty in “Sherlock” to his captivating performance in “Fleabag,” Scott’s ability to balance charm and intensity is reflected not only in his acting but also in his red-carpet and public appearances, and his next starring role in the much-anticipated “All of Us Strangers,” a beautifully nuanced film directed by Andrew Haigh.

Data Insight: According to Onclusive’s Social Listening tool, Andrew Scott has generated a notable 30,000 mentions in Irish media in January alone, contributing to a 7% share of voice amongst the other leading Irish actors. Fans on social media consistently praise his on and off screen charisma, and individual acting styles.


Paul Mescal: The Family Favourite

With his breakout role in “Normal People,” Paul Mescal has swiftly become a household name. Much to fans delight, Paul Mescal co- stars alongside Andrew Scott in upcoming film “All of Us Strangers”. Their collaboration promises to bring chemistry to deliver a a cinematic masterpiece, exploring themes of loss, love, and hope. On the red carpet, Mescal exudes a unique blend of youthful energy and sophistication, making him a standout presence at major events.

Data Insight: Onclusive’s Social Listening tool reveals an impressive 83,000 mentions in Irish media for Paul Mescal this month, solidifying his status with an 18% share of voice. Fans appreciate not only his acting skills but also his fashion sense, such as his iconic GAA shorts, making him a hot topic on social media during award shows and premieres.


Cillian Murphy: The Pride of Ireland

A veteran in the industry, Cillian Murphy’s timeless appeal extends from the silver screen to the red carpet. Renowned for his roles in “Peaky Blinders” and his award winning lead role as Robert Oppenheimer in Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer”, Cillian Murphy’s is captivating in his on-screen performances, and his acting is highly regarded by all members of the industry.

Data Insight: Social media conversations around Cillian Murphy demonstrate an admiration for his performances in various screen plays, especially his role in Oppenheimer in mid-2023. Impressively, he boasts a significant share of voice with 249,000 mentions in Irish media, commanding a remarkable 55% share of voice.


Barry Keoghan: The Lovable Rogue

As one of Ireland’s most promising young talents, Barry Keoghan brings a fresh and unique perspective to the world of acting and has gained a considerable amount of attention for this within the industry and in the public realm. With roles in acclaimed films like “Dunkirk” and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” Keoghan’s unique style sets him apart, and this is certainly seen in his most recent blockbuster “Salt Burn”, which has set the social media world alight with responses to both the film’s plot and the role his character plays within it.

Data Insight: Barry Keoghan’s recent surge in fame is evident with a noteworthy 94,000 mentions in Irish media. The release of new movies such as “The Banshees of Inisheerin” and “Saltburn” has propelled him into the limelight, earning him an impressive 21% share of voice.


A New Era for Irish Talent

In conclusion, the red carpet is witnessing a new era dominated by Irish talent. Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Cillian Murphy, and Barry Keoghan are not only leaving their mark in the world of movies and TV but also redefining it. As these actors continue to captivate audiences worldwide, their share of voice in Irish media solidifies their status as influential figures both in the entertainment industry and on the red carpet.


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