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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.
The actresses star opposite each other in Mary, Queen of Scots
Ladybird star Saoirse Ronan is the latest actress to take on a period drama detailing the British monarchy and will appear as Mary, Queen of Scots in the upcoming self-titled film due out on Friday (18 Jan). The Oscar-nominated actress stars opposite Margot Robbie - who plays Elizabeth I - and has revealed the pair were kept apart so they could experience real shock at each other's radical transformations.
Saoirse Ronan is taking on the role of Mary, Queen of Scots
In the film Ronan plays the titular Mary, who is Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18. She defies pressure to remarry; instead, returning to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne.
They unveil a new music video sketch for 'Saturday Night Live'.
'Saturday Night Live' preached some strong truths on its latest episode last weekend, with a special music video skit devoted to reminding the world that sexual harassment isn't a new thing, and women have been campaigning to be treated with respect since the dawn of time.
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With everyone talking about the various sexual harassment scandals that have been uncovered in Hollywood recently since Harvey Weinstein was exposed, anyone would have thought that this is a totally new issue. That's why Saoirse Ronan, Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Leslie Jones and Melissa Villaseñor got together for a music video skit entitled 'Welcome To Hell' to sing about how women have always had to look out for themselves.
The film has scored a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Greta Gerwig has scored a critical hit with her directorial debut Lady Bird.
The coming-of-age film has earned a 100 per cent fresh rating on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes, making it now the best reviewed movie on the site - beating Toy Story 2.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Greta shared her surprise and delight at the film’s critical reception, admitting that at first she didn’t believe it.
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Explore the life of one of the world's greatest visionary artists, Vincent Van Gogh, in a stunning biopic spanning his early life through to the last months before his suicide by gunshot wound in 1890 at the age of just 37. We see his world from the perspective of those who knew him the best, including his brother Theo and the postmaster Roulin. Of course, many people mocked him for his eccentricities, for he suffered badly with poor mental health for most of his life; one incident relating to which saw him cut off his own ear and subsequently become hospitalised. Ironically, he never sold any of his paintings, but his talent has lived through more than a century and his works are some of the most priceless pieces in the world.
Shot in the incredible, technicolour style of the Dutch Post-Impressionist artist himself, including animated versions of some of his most famous pictures, 'Loving Vincent' is the world's first painted biographical feature film. Written and directed by Dorota Kobiela ('The Flying Machine') and the Academy Award winning Hugh Welchman ('Peter & the Wolf') in his directorial debut, the making of the film was partially funded by a Kickstarter campaign to enable the training of oil painters in their pursuit of becoming painting-animators, eventually spanning 65,000 frames with a team of 115 painters. A further writing credit was also attributed to Jacek Dehnel.
'Loving Vincent' has already won several prizes including the Audience Award at Annecy International Animated Film Festival, two Golden Trailer Awards for Best Foreign Animation/Family Trailer and Best Foreign Graphics and a Golden Goblet at the Shanghai International Film Festival for Best Animation Film. It was also nominated for the People's Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature at Melbourne International Film Festival.
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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.
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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."
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The Hollywood Film Awards fire the starting pistol on awards season in the movie industry.
British star Carey Mulligan was among the winners at the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards for her central role as Maud in the new movie Suffragette, a laundry worker who joins the fight for the right for women to vote.
The 30 year old star, who gave birth to her first child with husband Marcus Mumford just a few months ago, won Best Actress at the 2015 edition of the gongs, which are the first major ceremony in a long run of black-tie events leading up to the Academy Awards on February 28th.
The Hollywood Film Awards winners are announced in advance and are not televised, but prominently features movies not on general release and are a reasonable indicator of what will be on offer during awards season.
Eilis Lacey's life in Ireland has drawn to a standstill, there's no work and her life is quickly stagnating. It's the 1950's and the lure of the US is too strong to ignore. Landing in an entirely different country, New York is a vast site to behold but her future looks brighter now she's stateside. One of Eilis' biggest problems will be adjusting to life away from her family but there are a few people living in her new home who might be there to help.
After finally feeling like Brooklyn might be a place Eilis could find a new home, her past life catches up with her and she must pick a path to follow.
These new clips from Brooklyn give you a feeling of what to expect from the movie which is out now.
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Director John Crowley and writer Nick Hornby never even try to temper the flood of emotions that this story elicits, instead wading straight in. Thankfully, they manage to resist sentimentality at every step, although perhaps some more offhanded, edgy humour would have helped balance it better. Because as is, this film can be rather overwhelming at times, thanks to the sensitive, honest performances from the cast and a subject most people can identify with: how it feels to leave home.
It opens in 1950, as Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) is reluctantly preparing to leave her home and family in rural Ireland for a new life in New York City, arranged with the help of an Irish priest, Father Flood (Jim Broadbent). As she settles into the boarding house run by Mrs Kehoe (Julie Walters), she gets a department store job and starts studying bookkeeping, all of which helps take her mind off her homesickness. She also meets the persistent, charming Italian-American Tony (Emory Cohen), and they fall lustily in love. Just as life doesn't seem so bad after all, Eilis gets bad news and has to travel home to see her family. There, she meets the eligible bachelor Jim (Domhnall Gleeson). And now she will have to make a decision about where her home is.
The film's tone is open and emotive from the very start, with warmly glowing cinematography, a surging musical score and lots of over-serious conversations. The hills of Ireland have never looked so green, the bustling streets of Brooklyn never seemed quite so exciting. There are some comedic touches here and there, but the main tone here can be summed up in the word "yearning". This is a film that's easy to identify with for anyone who has ever moved away from home, especially as it explores conflicting loyalties and unexpected opportunities. These themes are much stronger than the romantic triangle that drives the film forward.
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Taking your first steps into adulthood is never easy, but for a young Irish woman named Eilis Lacey it's about to get more complicated than she ever could have imagined. She is encouraged to travel across the Atlantic to Brooklyn, New York by her local priest Father Flood, seeking opportunities and a promising career. Once there she settles into a job and a place of residence, but becomes overcome by homesickness when she starts to receive letters from home. Confused about whether or not she wants to continue her life in Brooklyn, the question is answered for her when she meets a handsome bachelor named Tony at a dance who is everything she could want in a partner. However, after tragedy strikes at home, she is forced to return, and she really can't be sure if she'll make it back to Brooklyn - especially when a former flame catches her eye once again.
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