Hello! Welcome to I Heart Saoirse, a fansite for actress Saoirse Ronan. She is known for films such as "Atonement", "Hanna", "The Host" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel", and was most recently seen in "Brooklyn" - a film that got her an Academy Award nomination as Leading Actress, the 2nd she's received in her career. We have been sharing news, photos, videos and other information on Saoirse and her career since 2013, thanks to the support of many other fans around the world. We appreciate your visit, and hope you come back soon!
Bella   //   February 25,2016   //   0 Comments   •   Articles, Interviews

Wall Street Journal has published a new feature with Saoirse, in advance of the Oscars this Sunday and “The Crucible” previews next week. Read it below:

There’s a lot of giggling onstage at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Five young “witches” in pleated skirts and knee-high socks are stumbling across the set, practicing precise contortions for their big possession scene. Between runs, the lead witch leans her head cheerfully on another’s shoulder. “I’m so tired,” she says.

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, up for the best actress Oscar for her role in “Brooklyn,” is working toward her Broadway debut, in a new production of “The Crucible.” The Bronx-born, Irish-raised film star will play Abigail Williams, the slightly sympathetic villain in Arthur Miller’s Salem witch-hunt drama, opening March 31 with previews starting March 1.

The timing could be better. While in rehearsals, Ms. Ronan has spent weekends jetting around to awards events. On the first Friday of rehearsals she flew from New York to Los Angeles, attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, took a red-eye back for a Sunday photo shoot and returned to rehearsals Monday. Aside from the SAG Awards, she was also nominated for a Golden Globe, British Academy Film Award and Critics’ Choice Award (losing to Brie Larson at each), and has won a number of smaller awards.
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Gabby   //   February 24,2016   //   0 Comments   •   Articles, Interviews, Photoshoots

Saoirse is featured on the current issue of Interview Magazine, along actresses Winona Ryder, Jodie Foster and Charlotte Gainsbourg. We have updated our gallery with images from the photoshoot, and you can read the article below.

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When she emerges almost without warning from a snowbound wood as the semi-feral warrior namesake of 2011’s Hanna, Saoirse Ronan completely overwhelmed the world and her antagonists (including an evil spy played by Cate Blanchett) with an easy balance of almost preternatural talent and rigorously drilled skills. Same for the actress who, a few years earlier, at the ripe old age of 12, was cast in her major film debut in director Joe Wright’s sweeping 2007 adaptation of the Ian McEwan novel Atonement—and picked up an Oscar nomination for her troubles. In the nearly nine years since her first film, all Ronan has done is work with Peter Weir (The Way Back, 2010), with Peter Jackson, on the 2009 adaptation of Alice Sebold’s monumental best-seller The Lovely Bones, with Neil Jordan (Byzantium, 2012), and with Wes Anderson, playing the doomed baker-outlaw-romantic Agatha in 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

In 2015, the New York-born, Ireland-raised Ronan drew on her dual roots to play an Irish immigrant in New York in the 1950s, in the lauded romantic drama Brooklyn, and secured her second nomination from the Academy. This February, as she wound down campaign season and geared up for her part in the Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Ronan, now 21, talked to an actress and director who knows from the Oscars-two-time-winner Jodie Foster.

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JODIE FOSTER: Do you live with your parents at home?

SAOIRSE RONAN: I moved away to London when I was 19, actually about six months before we made Brooklyn. So by the time we made the film, I was still incredibly homesick. I don’t know if you found it this way when you were young, but to move away is very different from just working away from home. It was something that I needed and I wanted to do. I wanted to leave Ireland and have anonymity while I was young so I could be stupid and relaxed, I suppose. So I lived on my own and got used to paying bills every month and washing dishes and not leaving them in the sink for five days. New York was always the end goal for me. It was always inevitable that I’d move here because I’d had such a strong connection with it from a very young age. I guess because I know I have roots here, and the energy is really palpable. As soon as you land, you feel like invigorated or something. I feel like it’s a good place to be when you’re young.

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Bella   //   February 18,2016   //   0 Comments   •   The Crucible

Thanks to the New York Times, we’ve now added a new hq image of Saoirse Ronan and co-star Ben Whishaw in rehearsals for Broadway’s The Crucible (taken by Jan Versweyveld).

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Bella   //   February 18,2016   //   0 Comments   •   Brooklyn

We have updated the gallery with some new ‘Brooklyn’ promo stills and a behind the scenes image. Check it out!

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Gabby   //   February 17,2016   //   0 Comments   •   Articles, Interviews, Photoshoots

A new interview with Saoirse has been published by TIME OUT New York, along with a brand new photo session. Our gallery has been updated with the images, and you can read the article below.

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“I’m away to America,” Saoirse Ronan tells us, hiding her character’s nervousness behind a wall of sheer moxie in Brooklyn, the most stirring film of 2015. Don’t fight us on this one: You’ve either already seen it and rocked a smile-cry for two hours, or you’re going to (and you’re in for a treat). A wrenchingly beautiful Irish immigrant drama, Brooklyn does double duty, re-creating the 1950s-era borough in all its melting-pot diversity (and Dodgers-loving Italian boyfriends), while also giving the 21-year-old Ronan the kind of role—romantically conflicted, blooming, courageously open—that transforms young stars into icons.

Ronan, who was born in the Bronx to Irish parents and moved to the Emerald Isle when she was three years old, can’t really be compared to her peers—even the exceptional ones. She steals busy movies, like The Grand Budapest Hotel, with her classical, silent-era stillness. She possesses a lilting brogue that can win over even the most cynical cinephile. And with her Oscar nomination for Brooklyn—her second, the first being for a dazzling run, at age 13, in 2007’s Atonement—Ronan is the second-youngest performer in all of movie history who can call herself a two-time competitive veteran of Hollywood’s biggest night.

Now the actor wants to change things up. “One of the things I am very conscious of is doing something different every time,” she tells me in a corner booth of Alphabet City’s Ace Bar, where she’s just played pool and darts like an after-work regular. In late March, the actor takes on Broadway with the tricky role of Abigail, the vengeful Salemite of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, under the direction of high-concept theater heavyweight Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge, Scenes from a Marriage). There’s also her upcoming leading role in Lady Bird, the first feature directed by indie It girl Greta Gerwig—a film in which we can only hope Ronan becomes an eccentric new cousin to Gerwig’s Frances Ha character.

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Gabby   //   February 17,2016   //   0 Comments   •   Saoirse Ronan Fan

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.”

Gabby   //   February 14,2016   //   0 Comments   •   Award Shows, Events

Saoirse attended the EE British Academy Film Awards tonight, wearing a stunning Burberry gown. She was nominated as Best Actress for her work in the film ‘Brooklyn’, but the award went to Brie Larson. The film, however, did win as Best Picture, and Saoirse accepted the award along with her co-stars and the crew. Our gallery has been updated with images from the event, and we’ll add more as they are released.

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