Saoirse Ronan on how her comfort level with acting has changed over the years and why she thinks of her performances in a similar way to approaching music
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Three-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan broke into Hollywood at just 13-years-old with her critically acclaimed performance as Briony Tallis in ATONEMENT, opposite Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. The role garnered her Golden Globe, BAFTA and Oscar nominations. (Continue Reading)
Ronan filmed two projects in 2019 which are both set for release later this year: Wes
Anderson’s new film, THE FRENCH DISPATCH, which Searchlight Pictures will release in July; and Francis Lee’s AMMONITE, in which she will star alongside Kate Winslet. Written and directed by Lee (GOD’S OWN COUNTRY), and inspired by the life of fossil hunter Mary Anning (Winslet), the film will be set in 1840’s England, when Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea (Ronan) develop a relationship, altering both of their lives as they know them. Neon will release the film this fall.
Last year, Ronan starred as Jo March in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN alongside Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Meryl Streep, and Laura Dern. Her performance earned her Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominations in the Lead Actress category. The film received 183 nominations, including Oscars, and grossed over $206 million globally. Sony released the film on Christmas Day.
In 2018, Ronan won a Golden Globe award and earned Oscar, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice and Independent Spirit award nominations for her performance in Greta Gerwig’s Golden Globe winning LADY BIRD. The Scott Rudin produced A24 film earned 197 nominations, including Oscar and Screen Actors Guild. Later that year, Ronan starred as the title character, Mary Stuart, in Focus Features’ MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, directed by Josie Rourke and written by Beau Willimon.
In 2017, Ronan appeared in the Oscar and Golden Globe nominated LOVING VINCENT, an illustrated feature film about the life and death of Vincent Van Gogh; Dominic Cooke’s ON CHESIL BEACH, based on Ian McEwan’s novel by the same name; and an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL, directed by Michael Mayer.
Saoirse Ronan: Latest Acting News & Tips
“It’s very intimate. There are certain moments where it feels like it’s just you and the lens.” – Saoirse Ronan on Film Acting
“The first preview for me is a really special performance because nobody else has seen it. And in comes the character that’s been missing from your production the whole time, which is the audience.” – Jenny Jules
Ronan goes into detail about the challenges of shooting a period piece and the significant amount of emotional scenes in the film
“I literally have never, ever, done a professional play before.” – Saoirse Ronan
Brooklyn: An Irish immigrant (Saoirse Ronan) in 1950s New York falls for a tough Italian plumber (Emory Cohen), but faces temptation from another man (Domhnall Gleeson) when she returns to her homeland for a visit.
I hope Anderson adds Fiennes to his growing list of actors who he works with because this collaboration is well worth seeing again and again.
Even for a son of a Hollywood legend like Jeremy Irons, actor Max Irons can assure that auditions don’t always go smoothly. When he tried out for The Host, the audition went so poorly he was sure he wouldn’t get the role.