As you may have heard, the Irish contingent made their presence felt at last night's BAFTAs.

Not only did Cillian Murphy win an award for 'Leading Actor' for the titular role in Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer', but Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott were on hand to present an award, and Barry Keoghan was also nominated for his role in 'Saltburn' (losing out to his fellow Irishman, Murphy.)

Oh, and honorary Irishwoman Ayo Edebiri was also in attendance...

The mood at the backstage press conference was clearly jovial, and when asked about how he felt accepting an award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Murphy replied that he was a "really proud Irishman".

"I have to say that," he joked, laughing, "but of course I am. It means a lot to be Irish. I don't know what else to say."

He then added, jokingly, "Should I sing a rebel song?"

Murphy is now hot favourite to win an Oscar on March 10th for his 'Oppenheimer' role, and can next be seen in Irish film 'Small Things Like These', an adaptation of Claire Keegan's novel which premiered at the Berlinale last week.