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Actor of the Week: SAOIRSE RONAN

Updated: Dec 11, 2020


Age: 26

Birthday: 12th April


Saoirse Ronan is an Irish and American actress. Primarily noted for her roles in period dramas since adolescence, Ronan has received various accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and nominations for four Academy Awards and five British Academy Film Awards.



Ronan had her breakthrough in the role of a precocious teenager in Joe Wright's Atonement (2007), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She followed this with starring roles of a murdered girl seeking closure in Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones (2009) and a teenage assassin in Hanna (2011). She garnered critical acclaim for playing a homesick Irish immigrant in 1950s New York in Brooklyn (2015), the eponymous high school senior in Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird (2017), and Jo March in Gerwig's Little Women (2019). Ronan was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for all three performances, and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for Lady Bird.



On stage, Ronan portrayed Abigail Williams in the 2016 Broadway revival of The Crucible. In the same year, she was featured by Forbes in two of their 30 Under 30 lists. Ronan has spoken out about social and political issues of Ireland.



ACADEMY AWARDS - NOMINATIONS: 4

2020 - Best Leading Actress: LITTLE WOMEN

2018 - Best Leading Actress: LADYBIRD

2016 - Best Leading Actress: BROOKLYN

2008 - Best Supporting Actress: ATONEMENT


GOLDEN GLOBES - NOMINATIONS: 4 WINS: 1

2020 - Best Leading Actress: LITTLE WOMEN

2018 - (WINNER) Best Leading Actress: LADYBIRD

2016 - Best Leading Actress: BROOKLYN

2008 - Best Supporting Actress: ATONEMENT


BAFTA AWARDS - NOMINATIONS: 5

2020 - Best Leading Actress: LITTLE WOMEN

2018 - Best Leading Actress: LADYBIRD

2016 - Best Leading Actress: BROOKLYN

2010 - Best Supporting Actress: THE LOVELY BONES

2008 - Best Supporting Actress: ATONEMENT


How do you rate Saoirse Ronan's movies?









WATCH SAOIRSE RONAN THIS WEEK


ON TV:



FILM: Little Women (2019)

Friday 11th December, Sky Cinema Premiere, 12:15pm & 8:00pm

Ronan is outstanding in the fantastic cast and adaptation of the classic novel.


FILM: Brooklyn (2015) (Age 12)

Thursday 10th December, BBC4, 8pm

Another fantastic Oscar nominated performance from Ronan as the young Irish woman missing home as she sets up a new life in New York.




ON NETFLIX:


FILM: Atonement (2007) (Age 15)

Ronan received her first Oscar nomination - at the age of 14! - in this epic war romance movie.


ON AMAZON PRIME:

FILM: Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013)

Ronan adds her vocal talents to this animated comedy.



What's your favourite Saoirse Ronan role / movie?









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