Saoirse Una Ronan (born April 12, 1994) is an Irish actress who was born in the United States. Since her adolescence, Ronan has been known for her roles in period dramas, and she has received numerous awards and nominations.
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Saoirse Una Ronan (born April 12, 1994) is an Irish actress who was born in the United States. Since her adolescence, Ronan has been known for her roles in period dramas, and she has received numerous awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe Award and a Critics' Choice Movie Award, as well as nominations for four Academy Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five British Academy Film Awards.
Ronan made her acting debut in 2003 on The Clinic, an Irish medical drama. She made her cinematic debut in I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007) before breaking out in Joe Wright's Atonement (2007) as a precocious adolescent, earning her an Academy Award nod for Best Supporting Actress, making Ronan the seventh-youngest candidate in the category.
She went on to feature in a number of films, including Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones (2009) as a murdered girl seeking closure and Hanna (2011) as a teenage assassin, as well as a minor part as a baker in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).
For her role as a homesick Irish immigrant in 1950s New York in Brooklyn, she received critical praise and a second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role (2015). She was also the eighth-youngest Best Actress candidate at the age of 21.
She went on to play the titular high school senior in Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird (2017) and Jo March in Gerwig's Little Women (2019), both of which won her Academy Award nominations for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical victory. She also acted in Francis Lee's Ammonite with Kate Winslet (2020).
Hanna Hanna (2011) · Brooklyn Eilis (2015) · Atonement Briony Tallis, aged 13 (2007)
Greta Gerwig wrote and directed Little Women, a 2019 American coming-of-age historical drama film. It is the sixth cinematic version of Louisa May Alcott's 1868 book of the same name.
It follows the March sisters—Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth—through their lives in Concord, Massachusetts throughout the nineteenth century. Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, and Chris Cooper are among the ensemble cast members.
The picture was first developed by Sony Pictures in 2013, with Amy Pascal joining as a producer in 2015 and Gerwig joining as a screenwriter the following year. Gerwig wrote the script in 2018, drawing influence from Alcott's past works.
That same year, she was promoted to director, and this was her second picture as a solo director. Filming was conducted in Massachusetts from October to December 2018, with editing starting the day after filming ended.
Little Women: Directed by Greta Gerwig. With Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen.
Greta Gerwig's solo directorial debut, Lady Bird, is a 2017 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Greta Gerwig. It is a narrative about a high school senior and her poor relationship with her mother, set in Sacramento, California from autumn 2002 to fall 2003.
Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Lois Smith feature with Saoirse Ronan in the lead role. On September 1, 2017, the film debuted at the Telluride Film Festival, and A24 distributed it in the United States on November 3, 2017.
Gerwig's script and directing, as well as Ronan and Metcalf's performances, gained critical praise. Many reviewers regarded it as one of the finest pictures of 2017, as well as one of the best films of the decade.
Lady Bird was named one of the ten finest films of the year by the National Board of Review, the American Film Institute, and Time magazine.It received five nominations for the 90th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Metcalf), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Director.
The film won two Golden Globe Awards—Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy (for Ronan)—and was nominated for two more at the 75th Golden Globe Awards. It was also nominated for three Academy Awards in the United Kingdom.
Lady Bird: Directed by Greta Gerwig. With Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges.
Francis Lee wrote and directed Ammonite, a romantic drama film set to be released in 2020. The film is partially based on the biography of Kate Winslet's character, British paleontologist Mary Anning.
The story revolves around Anning's speculative love relationship with Charlotte Murchison, portrayed by Saoirse Ronan. In addition to Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Alec Secăreanu, and Fiona Shaw, the film stars Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Alec Secăreanu, and Fiona Shaw.
On September 11, 2020, the film made its global debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. Transmission Films distributed it in Australia on January 14, 2021, and Lionsgate released it in the United Kingdom on March 26, 2021.
Ammonite: Directed by Francis Lee. With Sarah White, Liam Thomas, Sam Parks, Kate Winslet.
Peter Jackson directed The Lovely Bones, a 2009 supernatural thriller drama film based on a script he co-wrote with Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. It stars Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, and Saoirse Ronan and is based on Alice Sebold's 2002 book of the same name.
The story follows a slain girl who watches over her family from "the in-between," torn between exacting revenge on her perpetrator and letting her family recover. The film was produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Walsh, Jackson, and Aimee Peyronnet, with Steven Spielberg, Tessa Ross, Ken Kamins, and James Wilson serving as executive producers.
It was an international co-production between the United States, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. Principal filming started in New Zealand and Pennsylvania in October 2007. Brian Eno created the film's soundtrack.
The Lovely Bones was published in New Zealand on December 26, 2009, and globally in January 2010. The film's release date in North America was pushed back many times, with a restricted release on December 11, 2009, and a broader release on January 15, 2010.
It received mostly unfavorable reviews from reviewers; the tale and its message were mostly panned, with praise focused on the visual effects, Peter Jackson's directing, and Ronan and Tucci's performances.
The Lovely Bones is a 2009 supernatural thriller drama film directed by Peter Jackson from a screenplay he co-wrote with Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.
Brooklyn is a romantic period drama film directed by John Crowley and written by Nick Hornby that is based on Colm Tóibn's 2009 book of the same name. The film is a collaboration between the UK, Ireland, and Canada.
Saoirse Ronan plays the lead, with Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters providing support. The story follows Eilis Lacey, a young Irishwoman who emigrated to Brooklyn in search of work in 1951.
She marries an Italian plumber named Tony there before being forced to choose between her native Enniscorthy and her new life in Brooklyn. Filming started in Ireland in April 2014 and lasted three weeks before being transferred to Montreal, Quebec for another four weeks.
Coney Island was used for additional shooting. The film, Brooklyn, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2015. It premiered in limited release in the United States on November 4, 2015, and in the United Kingdom on November 6, 2015.
It was eventually exhibited at the Special Presentations section of the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2015. Lionsgate distributed it in theaters in the United Kingdom and Ireland on November 6, 2015.
Brooklyn: Directed by John Crowley. With Saoirse Ronan, Hugh Gormley, Brid Brennan, Maeve McGrath.
Mary Queen of Scots is a 2018 historical drama film directed by Josie Rourke (in her feature directorial debut) and based on John Guy's 2004 book Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart, with a screenplay by Beau Willimon.
Mary, Queen of Scots is played by Saoirse Ronan, while Queen Elizabeth I is played by Margot Robbie. In supporting roles, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant, and Guy Pearce appear.
Mary Queen of Scots had its international debut on the last night of AFI Fest on November 15, 2018, and was released in the US on December 7, 2018, and in the UK on January 18, 2019.
The film got mixed reviews, with acclaim for the acting (especially Ronan and Robbie) and costumes, but criticism for the narrative and various historical mistakes. The film garnered three nominations at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards, as well as two nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, for Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Robbie was nominated for a SAG Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work.
Mary Queen of Scots is a 2018 historical drama film directed by Josie Rourke and with a screenplay by Beau Willimon
Atonement is a romantic war drama film directed by Joe Wright and starring James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Romola Garai, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Vanessa Redgrave, which was released in 2007.
It is based on Ian McEwan's book of the same name, published in 2001. Beginning in the 1930s, the film follows a crime and its ramifications over the period of six decades.
It was made for StudioCanal and shot in the United Kingdom. It was released theatrically in the United Kingdom on 7 September 2007 and in North America on 7 December 2007.
It was distributed by Universal Studios across much of the globe. Atonement premiered at the 2007 Vancouver International Film Festival and the 64th Venice International Film Festival, becoming Wright the youngest filmmaker to ever open the latter event, at the age of 35.
The picture was a financial success, grossing around $129 million worldwide on a $30 million budget. It was praised for its performances, emotional depth, Wright's directing, Dario Marianelli's soundtrack, cinematography, and graphics by reviewers.
Atonement is a 2007 romantic war drama film directed by Joe Wright and starring James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Romola Garai
Ronan made her TV debut in the 2003 prime-time medical drama The Clinic on Irish national network RTÉ, and later in the mini-series Proof. Ronan auditioned for the role of Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at the same time, but Evanna Lynch won the part.
Saoirse, on the other hand, had Hanna straight away. She saw Hanna's ability to appear harsh and frightening one minute and weak the next. With her bleached eyebrows and golden hair, Saoirse would come on camera looking like an alien. She'd be this 16-year-old kid hanging around on set the next day.