SAOIRSE RONAN (Melanie/Wanda) was 13 years old when she earned an Oscar nomination for her critically acclaimed starring performance in Joe Wright's Atonement. She is currently in production on Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel opposite Ralph Fiennes and Bill Murray. She has also wrapped production on the independent feature How I Live Now directed by Kevin McDonald and upcoming will begin Working Title's Mary Queen of Scots and How To Catch a Monster directed by Ryan Gosling. Ronan will next be seen in Neil Jordan's Byzantium, opposite Gemma Atterton, which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. IFC will release the film this Spring.
In 2011, Ronan played the title role in Hanna, about a teenage girl trained from birth to be an assassin. Directed by Joe Wright, the film starred Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana. Previously Ronan was honored by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival for her performance in The Lovely Bones, directed by Peter Jackson, and nominated for a BAFTA Award in the Leading Actress category.
Other film credits include Violet and Daisy, The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir and starring Ed Harris, Colin Farrell and Jim Sturgess; City of Ember, starring Bill Murray, Tim Robbins and Toby Jones; Amy Heckerling's I Could Never Be Your Woman, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd; Bill Clark's The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey; and Gillian Armstrong's Death Defying Acts, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Guy Pearce.
Ronan currently resides in Ireland with her parents Monica and Paul.
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