Travers Peter called her an acting sorceress, and few can argue. The Irish-American hotshot is still in the relatively early stages of her career but she has been a constant in movie award circles over the past decade. Her ability to bring characters to life has endeared her to many. She has won a dozen of the awards she has been nominated for. There are even new bingo sites, like pgbingo.com, with Saoirse Ronan themes. This piece takes a look at some of the best films she has featured in.
Released in 2011, Ronan played the title character in this action thriller. The movie was about a 15 year old girl brought up in the Arctic wilderness to be an Assassin. She starred alongside other big names Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett. The movie featured dark fairy tale elements, which earned it generally positive reviews from critics. Ronan enjoyed universal acclaim for her performance and went on to win a PFCS award.
The Way Back
Released in 2010, Ronan played the character of Irena in The Way Back, a war dramatization, where she played the role of a polish orphan making a 4,000 mile trek from Siberia to India after escaping from prison. The movie was shot in Morocco, India and Bulgaria, and she featured alongside other established actors Ed Harris, Colin Farrell and Jim Sturgess. The movie was greeted with positive reviews and Ronan won her fourth IFTA Award for her performance.
Grand Budapest Hotel
Shot in Prague, the 2014 movie features Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Jude Law and Owen Wilson. Ronan played the role of Agatha in a movie that revolved around Ralph Fiennes and his escapades. However, Ronan received immense praise for her portrayal of the Agatha character. The movie received massively positive reviews from film critics and the public.
How I Live Now
Released in 2013, this movie is an adaptation of Meg Rosoff’s 2004 novel. In the film, Ronan played the role of a teenager that has been sent to live with her cousins on a remote farm in the United Kingdom during the outbreak of a war (fictional third world war). The movie was first screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival during the Special Presentation Section.
These are some of the best movies featuring Ronan. She is an exceptional talent that is showing signs that she will only get better as the years go by.