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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 Guy Pearce.

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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