As the release date draws near, we have new clips from ‘On Chesil Beach’! Check it out:
Whoever thought Saoirse would rest after awards season couldn’t be more wrong! The first interview for the ‘On Chesil Beach‘ press is out and in it you can see Saoirse and author Ian McEwan discussing the making of the movie as well as other points. Watch the video below:
Saoirse attended the Focus Features presentation at CinemaCon yesterday! Our gallery has been updated with images from the event.
Saoirse was photographed while leaving a hotel in New York City a couple of days ago. Our gallery has been updated with the images.
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Our gallery has been updated with images of Saoirse at the premiere of The Seagull at the Tribeca Film Festival.
We have added a few new portraits of Saoirse with Greta Gerwig taken during last October’s London Film Festival Surprise Screening of ‘Lady Bird’. Check it out:
With On Chesil Beach, which will be in theaters next month, Saoirse Ronan sustains an unbroken streak of acting excellence that has encompassed The Grand Budapest Hotel, Brooklyn, and Lady Bird. The film is set in the narrowest sliver of historical time, the immediately pre-youthquake Britain of 1962, when, as Ian McEwan writes in the novella upon which the movie is based, “to be young was a social encumbrance . . . a faintly embarrassing condition for which marriage was the beginning of a cure.”
But the picture, directed by Dominic Cooke and co-starring Billy Howle, is tender toward its virginal newlywed protagonists rather than mocking and mean. “Satire creates distance. I wanted the reader, and now the viewer, to get right up close to them,” says McEwan, who handled the screenplay adaptation himself.
In bearing and appearance—”certainly beautiful, but in a sculpted, strong-boned way,” as the book has it—Ronan is uncannily right for the role of Florence Ponting, the violinist who takes the hand (but not willingly much else) of her groom, Edward Mayhew. “The physicality of Florence is so important, because there is so much that isn’t said,” Ronan explains. “And Ian writes with such love and understanding. I don’t think there are many films that have tackled this subject this way. Usually, it’s either a caricature, like American Pie, or overly sentimental.”