Local interest in this year’s BAFTAs

Daryl McCormack. Pic: Daryl McCormack/Instagram

A Tipperary actor has been nominated for a British Academy Film Award.

Nenagh’s Daryl McCormack is in the running for the Rising Star Award at this year’s BAFTAs as well as facing off against Paul Mescal and Colin Farrell in the Best Actor Category.

The 29 year old made his breakthrough on the big screen last year in the comedy drama Good Luck to You, Leo Grande which starred Emma Thompson.

He has also appeared in Peaky Blinders, Fair City and Bad Sisters.

Among the other nominations for the Rising Star Award are Sheila Atim (The Woman King), Aimee Lou Wood (Living), Emma Mackey (Emily) and Naomi Ackie (Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody).

Meanwhile, Thurles actress Kerry Condon, who is one of the stars of The Banshees of Inisherin, is up for Best Supporting Actress.