SAOIRSE RONAN (pronounced "sear-shaā€¯) Ronan began her acting
career at the age of 9.
In 2007, she received worldwide acclaim for her portrayal of the 13-year-old
Briony Tallis in Focus Features' Atonement, which was her first film with
Hanna director Joe Wright. The performance earned her Academy Award,
BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, and Critics' Choice Award nominations,
among others. She was honored with Irish Film and Television (IFTA) Awards for
both Best Supporting Actress and Rising Star.
She subsequently won the IFTA Award for Best Actress, honoring her
performance as Susie Salmon in Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones. The
portrayal also earned Ms. Ronan a Critics' Choice Award; an award from the
Santa Barbara International Film Festival; and a BAFTA Award nomination for
Best Actress, among other honors.
Among her previous screen credits are Gil Kenan's City of Ember, with Bill
Murray, Tim Robbins, Toby Jones, and Harry Treadaway; Amy Heckerling's I
Could Never Be Your Woman, opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd; Bill
Clark's The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey; and Gillian Armstrong's
Death Defying Acts, in which she starred alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and
Ms. Ronan was most recently seen in Peter Weir's The Way Back, starring
alongside Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, and Colin Farrell. She has wrapped
production on Violet & Daisy, from Academy Award-winning writer/director
Geoffrey Fletcher, with Alexis Bledel and James Gandolfini.
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