Saoirse Ronan and Grace Coddington are artists in the craft of character-building
DOCUMENT JOURNAL – Saoirse Ronan was 16 when she did her first Vogue photoshoot, under the creative direction of Grace Coddington. Then a rising star with the first of an eventual four Oscar nominations under her belt, the young actor used her considerable ability to fully embody Pre-Raphaelite muses, gazing at the heavens as an exquisitely doomed Ophelia, and running through overgrown castle gardens and untamed forests as a rogue Arthurian queen. The shoot is the perfect distillation of their shared capacity to convey an entire story in a single moment, with Ronan as its subject and Coddington as its mastermind. Photographed by Steven Meisel, the portraits beckon you into the fantastical world of a flaming-haired, barefooted woman, consumed in dramas of lore and legend—exactly the kind of mesmerizing, narratively rich images which characterize Coddington’s decades-long reign as American Vogue’s creative director. In the foreword Ronan later wrote for Grace: The American Vogue Years (Phaidon), she expressed a sentiment common among those who have been lucky enough to work with the fashion editor: “A fire as bright as her hair is brought to everything she makes room for in her heart. A burst of character and brilliance!”
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Saoirse Ronan to Lead Steve McQueen’s World War II Movie ‘Blitz’ for Apple
VARIETY – The film tells the stories of a group of Londoners during the aerial bombing of the British capital during the war.
Saoirse Ronan is set to lead Steve McQueen’s World War II epic “Blitz” for Apple TV+.
First announced back in November, the project tells the stories of a group of Londoners during the aerial bombing of the British capital during the war. McQueen is writing, directing and producing the film, which is expected to begin shooting later this year.
Ronan, who is Irish, stars in the forthcoming films “Foe” and “See How They Run.” Her recent credits include Francis Lee’s “Ammonite,” opposite Kate Winslet, and Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women,” in which she starred as Jo March. It’s still unclear what specific role she’ll be playing in “Blitz,” though it will mark the actor’s first project with the British helmer. Ronan will star alongside an “unknown newcomer” that’s yet to be revealed.
Saoirse Ronan Plays ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You ‘About Her ‘See How They Run’ Co-Stars
ELLE UK – ‘There’s too many people in this cast!’ Saoirse Ronan jokingly groans during a game of Knowing Me, Knowing You, to mark the release of See How They Run.
The Irish actor, best known for bringing Jo March to life in Greta Gerwig’s 2019 adaptation of Little Women, embodying Mary Queen of Scots in the film of the same name, portraying a relatable angsty teen in Lady Bird and garnering her first (of four) Oscar nomination at the age of 13 for her role in Atonement, c0-leads a pretty impressive ensemble cast in her latest film.
Ronan plays an ambitious police officer paired with seasoned, yet unorthodox, detective (Sam Rockwell), in a ‘whodunnit’ murder mystery comedy where the scene of the crime is a theatre (showing London’s long-running production, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap).
The production, directed by This Country’s Tom George, has a very impressive cast, hence Ronan’s struggle to pick the correct co-star in answer to our trivia questions. Joining Ronan and Rockwell are David Oyelowo, Ruth Wilson, Adrien Brody, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Reece Shearsmith and Harris Dickinson.
Ronan and Oscar-winner Rockwell shared all of their scenes together and forged a friendship off screen too, with Ronan telling us: ‘He’s the best. I’d only heard wonderful things about him as a person. He’s just one of the most exciting actors that we have. I had the best time working with Sam Rockwell, he feels like a proper friend now.’
Another actor – though not in this film – that she has a fond association with is Brad Pitt. Ronan was held as a baby by the Troy actor when she was brought onto set by her father Paul who was filming The Devil’s Own, with Pitt.
‘I hope he doesn’t get weirded out by this… that I’ve spent years telling people that he held me as a child. My mission is to make sure his children also know that I was held by Brad Pitt as a child,’ she jokes.
Upon learning that her co-star Shearsmith has previously said his most prized possession is part of The Wicker Man, signed by Sir Christopher Lee, Ronan divulged that hers is something she was gifted after shooting Little Women alongside Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen and Timothée Chalamet.
‘My favourite thing that was given to me was a copy of Little Women but by Jo March because there’s a whole sequence at the end of the movie where she gets her book published… I have a copy of it and Jo’s name is underneath the title which is very special.’
See How They Run is in cinemas from September 9th.
Saoirse Ronan chats to Brian Lloyd about her upcoming movie ‘See How They Run’. She tells Brian why she loved doing her first all-out comedy, why she insisted on using her own Irish accent for the movie, and how much she values humour as a narrative device.
‘See How They Run’ is a mystery comedy film directed by Tom George, written by Mark Chappell, and produced by Damian Jones and Gina Carter. Saoirse Ronan stars alongside Sam Rockwell, Adrian Brody, Ruth Wilson, and Reece Shearsmith.
In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard and eager rookie Constable Stalker take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theater underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.
Today (April 12), Saoirse is celebrating her 28th birthday! I’d like to wish a very happy birthday to Saoirse!
Check out Jack’s cute birthday Instagram post for Saoirse!