Saoirse Ronan (born 12.04.1994)
Saoirse Ronan is an Irish actress.
Childhood: Saoirse Ronan was born in The Bronx, New York City but raised County Carlow, Ireland. Her parents are Paul, an actor, and Monica Ronan. She was homeschooled after moving to Ireland. She has said that she pronounces her name 'Sir-sha' although most Irish people pronounce it 'Seer-sha'.
Acting career: Saoirse Ronan made her acting debut in the TV medical drama 'The Clinic' in 2003 before appearing in the thriller series 'Proof'. In 2007, she was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for her role in 'Atonement' opposite Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. In the same year she appeared alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd in 'I Could Never Be Your Woman'. In 2008, she starred in 'Death Defying Acts' and 'City of Ember', though the former was poorly received at the box office. In 2009, she played a murdered teenager in Peter Jackson's 'The Lovely Bones' alongside Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon and Stanley Tucci. The following year she was in 'The Way Back' with Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell and Ed Harris, In 2011, she starred as the young assassin title character in the action thriller 'Hanna' with Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana. In 2013, she starred in the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's 'The Host' with Diane Kruger and Max Irons and she was also announced to be starring in vampire flick 'Byzantium' opposite Gemma Arterton.
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan celebrated her 21st birthday in a big way in America, because she has been turned away from bars so many times.
The Brooklyn star has been drinking in pubs for years back home, because the age consent laws kick in earlier in Ireland and the U.K., but she has had to wait to sip booze in America, which has often been frustrating for The Lovely Bones actress.
And so when she turned 21 last April (15), she went wild.
"In Ireland we start drinking alcohol at, like, 12-years-old, so it's not a big thing," she told Live! with Kelly and Michael on Friday (15Apr16). "But, I've been working over here since I was young, so I've been turned away from bars and pubs.
Get a taste of Irish talent this St. Patrick's Day.
In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, we recognise some of the world's top Irish actors and the impact they've had on the Hollywood film industry. The list could go on forever of course, but these are just a few whose performances on the big screen have stuck with us.
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Today (March 17th) is the day that the Irish celebrate the life of the Patron Saint of Ireland, usually by drinking Guinness and wearing silly hats with shamrocks on. It's not a holiday very well understood to people outside of Ireland and, indeed, even less so outside the UK. However, we've decided to weigh in on the festivities by honouring some of the world's favourite Irish people - namely, actors that have risen to Hollywood stardom.
Chris O'Dowd found fame on 'The IT Crowd'
Saoirse Ronan - The countdown begins for the Irish film industry's biggest night of the year, acknowledging and rewarding the industry's great work and achievements in this Golden Age of Irish Cinema, at the annual Awards Ceremony taking place at the Round Room of the Mansion House on Monday 14th March 2016. The Ceremony & Red Carpet will be broadcast primetime on TV3 and highlight and news clips will be distributed worldwide. The Lord Mayor will welcome the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins along with 500 guests from across the world of Film & Drama, all coming together to celebrate the continued great work and success of Ireland's home industry. The Irish Academy will also welcome Liam Neeson to Dublin to celebrate his Outstanding Contribution to Cinema and will also welcome Roma Downey who will receive the Inaugural Irish Diaspora Award. Nominations are announced in all categories and have been shortlisted by Irish Academy Members alongside a specialist Jury panel of industry experts from around the world. Number of Nominations for Best Film Titles My Name is Emily - 8 Room - 8 Sing Street - 8 Brooklyn - 7 Viva - 7 The Survivalist - 4 Number of Nominations for Best Drama Titles An Klondike - 9 Rebellion - 8 Vikings - 5 Penny Dreadful - 3 Game of Thrones - 2 Academy CEO, Aine Moriarty stated that: "What a superb year for Irish production and this year's Nominations showcase to the world what Ireland's small but excellent film industry has to offer. Irish creative talent is delivering world-class standards of work and we look forward to showcasing and celebrating their achievements at the Ceremony". The feature films nominated for Best Film this year are Brooklyn, John Crowley's depiction of a young Irish woman's emigration to New York in the 1950's; Simon Fitzmaurice's touching teenage road movie My Name is Emily; the heart wrenching story of a kidnapped young woman and her son in Room; the entertaining and musical com - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 14th March 2016
Saoirse Ronan - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016
Jodie Foster was too scared to eat after deciding she didn't need her mother's help with her career.
The Hollywood actress has been performing since she was a child and has some of cinema's greatest films, like The Silence of the Lambs and Taxi Driver, to her name. She grew up in Los Angeles and had help from her mum Evelyn in her early years. But when Jodie, 53, was in her late teens she decided to take things into her own hands, unaware of how it would affect her personally.
"I really hit a bad patch," she recalled to Interview magazine. "I didn't know what to do with myself. I didn't know how to be on my own. I was a little scared to go to my room by myself. I can't just come home from work and not eat anything. So how was I going to go have dinner all by myself? So I learned as the years went on. I learned how to cook and keep myself occupied so it felt like I was home. I brought my own sheets because it felt like home."
Jodie was interviewed by Irish actress Saoirse Ronan, 21, for the publication, who agreed with how important home cooked food is, recalling when she first moved to London by herself how comfort food helped.
Continue reading: Jodie Foster: 'Taking Control Of Career Was Terrifying'
Hozier has recruited fellow Irish star Saoirse Ronan to play a battered girlfriend in his new video.
The Brooklyn star plays a domestic abuse victim in the promo for Cherry Wine.
Announcing the news on his website, the Take Me to Church singer writes, "I tried to get across the difficulty of coming to terms with and facing up to domestic violence and the dynamic of an abuse relationship.
"I'm honoured to be joined by Saoirse Ronan, video director Dearbhla Walsh and Moe Dunford in spreading awareness on this issue."
Continue reading: Saoirse Ronan Plays Domestic Abuse Victim In New Hozier Video
Romantic drama Brooklyn has been named the first winner of the 2016 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards.
The movie, about an Irish immigrant resettling in New York, took home the golden BAFTA mask for Outstanding British Film on Sunday night (14Feb16), beating off competition from 45 Years, The Danish Girl, Ex MAChina, The Lobster and documentary Amy.
The film is also nominated for awards including Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan, Supporting Actress for Julie Walters, and Adapted Screenplay for author Nick Hornby.
The show kicked off with a comedy Kiss-Cam segment which featured stars including Dame Maggie Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio, Bryan Cranston and Julianne Moore, and Eddie Izzard and Rebel Wilson locking lips for the camera.
Continue reading: Brooklyn Is An Early Bafta Winner
Veteran British actress Julie Walters is reprising her role in critically-acclaimed drama Brooklyn for an upcoming TV spin-off for the BBC.
Based on the novel by Colm Toibin, Brooklyn follows young Irish woman Eilis Lacey, played by Saoirse Ronan, who emigrates to America in the 1950s.
The film adaptation, directed by John Crowley, is up for three Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress for Ronan, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Nick Hornby, and now it's been revealed producers at Wildgaze Films are developing a TV project, too.
According to reports, the BBC series will focus on the boarding house Ronan's character first stops at upon arrival in New York City, which was run by shrewd Irish landlady Mrs. Keogh.
Continue reading: Julie Walters Reprising Brooklyn Landlady For Tv Spin-off
Actress Saoirse Ronan Can't Even Bear To Think About What She'll Wear On The Red Carpet At The Academy Awards, Because She Fears She'll Jinx Her Big Night At The Oscars.
The 21-year-old has been nominated in the Best Actress category at the 2016 Academy Awards for her work in period drama Brooklyn and stylist Elizabeth Saltzman has her hands full creating Saoirse's look for the ceremony.
The star is thankful her Oscars attire has been left in the hands of professionals, as she is convinced if it was left up to her, she would somehow destroy the outfit.
“(My stylist Elizabeth's) been sketching for the last month, but I’m so superstitious I haven’t even talked about it," Saoirse admitted to USA Today. "I haven’t said the word 'Oscar' for the last year."
Continue reading: Saoirse Ronan: 'I'm Superstitious About Oscars Dress'
This sci-fi drama won Best British Independent Film among others.
While the world is waiting with bated breath for the nominations for the Oscars and Golden Globes, the UK is celebrating their independent success as Alex Garland's sci-fi drama 'Ex Machina' takes home four awards at the Moët British Independent Film Awards.
Ex Machina wins big at the BIFAs
It's the innovative independent films that really shape the international film industry, and it's important that they're recognised for their efforts. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, 'Ex Machina' proved to be a huge hit and took home awards for Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Outstanding Achievement in Craft which went to visual effects artist Andrew Whitehurst. As part of a BIFA screening event, the film will be shown at selected cinemas on December 13th 2015.
Who will be up for nomination in the main categories next year?
The odds are on for the predictions of the 88th Academy Award nominations, and it seems to be all about the biopics with four topping the odds for the Best Picture category and the same ones taking over the Best Director category.
There's been plenty of great movies this year but only five can be selected for a Best Picture nomination. Whilst there was unending hype for such flicks as 'Inside Out', 'Mad Max: Fury Road', 'Spectre' and 'The Hateful Eight', they fail to make the top five when it comes to the betting odds.
Spotlight is the top favourite for Best Picture
Continue reading: Spotlight, The Revenant And Steve Jobs Among Oscars 2016 Predictions
At 21, Saoirse Ronan can't help but see the parallels between her family's life and the plot of her new movie Brooklyn.
Like her character in the film, Saoirse's parents moved from Ireland to New York in the 1980s, and she was born in the Bronx in 1994. "I was 3 and a half when we moved back, so this movie is really my mother and father's story," she says. "They struggled and it was hard. There were times they were doing well with work, and there were times they were broke."
Saoirse Ronan plays Eilis in the film Brooklyn
Brooklyn is set in the early 1950s, and Saoirse enjoyed reconnecting to New York while she made the movie. "I loved the spirit and energy of the place," she says. "If you're coming from a small town in Ireland and you were never exposed to American people and American culture, it can be absolutely terrifying. Last year I moved away to London, and I went through that experience of my character. I was excited but also I felt very scared about the new experience, after being away from the security of home and my parents."
Continue reading: Brooklyn Draws Parallels To Saoirse Ronan's Life
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