We have just launched our very own forum for Saoirse Ronan admirers! It has been brought to our attentin that IMDb is closing its message boards, and so it seemed like a good time for us to create a new place in which we could all talk about her work. You’re welcome to join us anytime, just head over to saoirse-ronan.com/forum and register!
We are starting a new tradition over @ I Heart Saoirse, in which we review the high points of Saoirse’s career at the end of yeach year. Our very first YEAR IN REVIEW is about an eventful one, featuring many award nominations and new film productions. Come along!
Following a very busy end of 2015, Saoirse started 2016 receiving a nomination at the Academy Awards for her work in ‘Brooklyn’ (x), a film that got her over 50 Best Actress nominations through the season. Still in January, it was announced that Saoirse had been cast as lead in ‘Lady Bird’, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut (x). The month ended with the release of the first promotional still from ‘The Seagull’ (x).
In February, Saoirse starred in Hozier’s music video for ‘Cherry Wine’, which benefited domestic abuse charities worldwide including the Irish charity Safe Ireland (x, x). Less than a week after the video’s release, Saoirse was cast as the lead in ‘On Chesil Beach’ (x), a film based on the 2007 book by Booker Prize-winning novelist Ian McEwan – who also wrote the novel ‘Atonement’, the film adaptation that resulted in Saoirse’s first Oscar nomination. This was also the month in which Saoirse started promoting her Broadway debut on ‘The Crucible’ (x).
In March, we got the first trailer for ‘Loving Vincent’ (x), a Vincent Van Gogh biopic that tells his story through interviews with those depicted in his paintings. Saoirse received her 9th nomination at the Irish Film and Television Awards for ‘Brooklyn’, which resulted on her 7th win – she’s been winning every year since 2009. In May, Saoirse took part in the charity fundraiser Red Nose Day, which aims to help millions of kids around the world (x).
On the second semester of the year, Saoirse was busy filming ‘Lady Bird’ (x) and ‘On Chesil Beach’, and promotions have been on hold for a while. She has 4 film productions set to be released in 2017: ‘The Seagull’, ‘On Chesil Beach’, ‘Loving Vincent’ and ‘Lady Bird’. Apart from ‘On Chesil Beach’, which she is still filming, all of them are currently on post-production.
As always, we wish Saoirse and her family the best in this coming year. May 2017 bring you all love, happiness and sucess. Thank you for supporting us! ❤️
Hello everyone! We have recently decided to start a fan project in honor of Saoirse’s 23rd Birthday, which is on April 12, 2017. Our current idea is to make her a scrapbook, containing any kind of content created by you guys and put together by us. That means you can write Saoirse a letter, make her a drawing, write her a song – anything you want, and we will include it in a fanmade book that will be sent her way in March. Pictures of yourself with DVDs of her films, her shows, autographed stuff, and even pictures with her (if you’re lucky to have one!) are also great ideas to include.
If you’re making her anything by hand – letter, drawing and etc – make sure the image you send us of it is clear. Needless to say, anything that seems disrespectful to Saoirse herself, her family or work colleagues will not be included. Other than that, feel free to let your imagination go wild. If it fits in a book, it will be on ours.
If you wanna take part in our project, please send the content you wish to include in the scrapbook to firstname.lastname@example.org until February 12, 2017, and make sure you include your name and preferably the place you are from. You can also e-mail us any questions you might have, or you can contact us via Twitter and Facebook.
Saoirse has confirmed she is still attached to the film MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS, which was first announced by Deadline back in 2012. Josie Rourke, the Donmar Warehouse’s artistic chief, has agreed to direct the motion picture, and filming begins in 2017. This project has been in and out of Saoirse’s IMDb page ever since we first opened the site, so we couldn’t be happier it is finally going into production.
Crowned the queen of Scotland before she was a year old, Mary added to that pedigree when her first husband became France’s king and she became queen consort in 1559. Despite that auspicious start, things didn’t go well from there. She later married her first cousin, a bad match that ended with his murder. When she quickly married the man suspected of orchestrating the killing, an uprising against the couple resulted in her imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle. Forced to abdicate her throne to her year-old son, she failed in an attempt to wrest back the throne and fled for the protection of her cousin, England’s Queen Elizabeth 1. If you’ve seen Elizabeth or any movie about that period, you know how well that worked out for Mary, who’d once claimed to be the rightful queen of England, a view embraced by Catholics. Once she was perceived as a threat by her cousin, Mary was confined and ultimately executed for complicity in a plot to assassinate Elizabeth.
Hello everyone! I’m so happy to announce our site is back online! We have changed our name from Saoirse Ronan Fan to I HEART SAOIRSE, and we have a new domain to go with it: saoirse-ronan.com. We love it and we hope you do too! Our complete gallery is back as well, of course, and you can access it through saoirse-ronan.com/gallery.
Today is our beloved Saoirse’s Birthday!! She is now 22 glorious years old. We hope she has had a wonderful day, next to the people she loves. Congratulations, Saoirse!
Saoirse attended the 88th Academy Awards last night, in which she was nominated for Best Actress for the film “Brooklyn”. She wore a stunning custom made Calvin Klein dress, and mentioned several times she chose to use green in honor of her Irish heritage. Our gallery has been updated with images from the red carpet, as well as images of her preparation for the event and from her arrival at the Vanity Fair after party.
Public Appearances > 2016 > Vanity Fair Oscar Party (February 28)
Photoshoots > 2016 > Session 13
Saoirse has a new project! She is set to star in ‘On Chesil Beach’, based on the 2007 tome by Booker Prize-winning novelist Ian McEwan – who also wrote the novel ‘Atonement’, the film adaptation that resulted in Saoirse’s first Oscar nomination. The news come from Variety.
Saoirse Ronan is set to topline “On Chesil Beach,” based on the 2007 tome by Booker Prize-winning novelist Ian McEwan.
Pic is produced by Number 9 Films’ Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, the team behind Oscar-nominated “Carol” and “Youth.”
Dominic Cooke, who has recently helmed TV mini-series “The Hollow Crown” starring Tom Hiddleston, will direct the project. It is skedded to lense in Autumn this year.
Ronan, who is also up for best actress at this year’s Academy Awards for her role in 1950s-set Irish immigrant story “Brooklyn,” will play the lead role of Florence in “Chesil Beach.”
The story is set in Blighty in 1962 and sees a young and talented violinist (Florence) dream of a career on a concert stage and the perfect life she will create with an earnest young history student (Edward). It follows the precise depiction of two young lovers to the touching story of how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives.
Project marks the second time Ronan has been cast in a pic based on a McEwan tome: The thesp played alongside James McAvoy and Keira Knightley in 2007’s “Atonement,” directed by Joe Wright. The thesp will also reunite with Number 9 Films after they worked together on vampire pic “Byzantium.”
Number 9 Films has a rep for producing high-quality and prestigious adaptations. In addition to producing “Carol” alongside Christine Vachon’s Killer Films (which has received six Oscar nods this year), the shingle has just finished lensing “The Limehouse Golem,” based on the tome by Peter Ackroyd, 2012’s “Great Expecations,”directed by Mike Newell and an adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s “Midnight’s Children.”
This week, it was announced that Saoirse will take part in Hozier’s music video to help raise awareness for the #FaceUpToDomesticViolence campaign. We have now added a new photo in hq, taken by Barry McCall, of Saoirse and Hozier in anticipation of the video “Cherry Wine” (to be released this Valentine’s Day). The single is now available on iTunes, with all proceeds going to domestic abuse charities.
Hozier and Saoirse Ronan have teamed up for a new campaign to shed light on the issue of domestic violence, with the Oscar-nominated actress starring in his latest video – which comes out this Sunday, February 12, on iTunes to benefit domestic abuse charities worldwide including the Irish charity Safe Ireland.
Irish director Dearbhla Walsh, who has directed episodes of EastEnders and The Tudors, was behind the camera for the video for Cherry Wine, which sees Ronan play a woman dealing with a physically abusive relationship alongside Waterford actor Moe Dunford, star of Patrick’s Day and Game of Thrones.
The single is being released on February 14, and all proceeds from downloads will be donated to international domestic abuse charity organisations.
Hozier, who wrote the song from the male perspective of an abuse sufferer, said: “Domestic violence is an ongoing issue in our society, the statistics of which are shocking and the effects of which damage whole families, communities and span generations.
“With the song Cherry Wine, I tried to get across the difficulty of coming to terms with and facing up to domestic violence and the dynamic of an abusive relationship. I’m honoured to be joined by Saoirse Ronan, Dearbhla Walsh and Moe Dunford in spreading awareness on this issue.”
Ronan added: “I am equally honoured to join Hozier to create awareness for the #FaceUpToDomesticViolence campaign with the release of Cherry Wine as a charity single. The song has always been one of my favourite tracks on his album. I hope through the video and song we can shine light on the issue and complexity of domestic abuse and in doing so help those caught up in the cycle of domestic violence”.
Source: RTÉ Ten
Our gallery has been updated with scans from New York Magazine’s Spring Fashion Issue, which features a new photoshoot of Saoirse (previously posted here) and an article on her career and upcoming Broadway debut on ‘The Crucible’. Thanks to my friend Luciana, from jessica-chastain.com, for sending them our way!