RTE One did an interview with Saoirse and Neil Jordan on the set of their new film Byzantium. Thanks to ragetti for the heads up.
Online Segments and Interviews > 02.02.12 : The Works
#SAOIRSE RONAN – Volunteer lifeboat crew with Wicklow RNLI received a surprise visitor during their navigation course this morning (Monday 23 January 2012). Well known actress Saoirse Ronan dropped in to say hello while filming nearby. The actress was filming scenes for director Neil Jordan’s new film ‘Byzantium’ at Wicklow harbour.
Tommy Dover, Wicklow RNLI volunteer said, ” Saoirse kindly agreed to pose with some of the lifeboat crew from Wicklow RNLI and hear all about the work of the charity. We were delighted to welcome her and if she ever wants to sign up as lifeboat crew, she is more than welcome.”
The RNLI is holding their SOS fundraising day this Friday with events happening all around the country. Funds raised are going towards purchasing new lifejackets for the volunteer lifeboat crews. The target is €160,000.
Wicklow RNLI lifeboat crew are no strangers to famous actors visiting the lifeboat station. Both Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle called into the lifeboat station while they were filming The Guard nearby.
A bunch of new outtakes from Saoirse’s 2009 photoshoot for Teen Vogue have been added to the gallery. Enjoy! Please credit s-ronan.com when you post these photos elsewhere. Thanks.
Photoshoots from 2009 > 2009 : Session 02
Actress in a Lead Role Film
Received worldwide acclaim for Atonement. The performance earned her Academy, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award nominations. She was honored with IFTA Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Rising Star (Atonement) and Best Actress (The Lovely Bones) as well as a Critics’ Choice Award and BAFTA nomination for Best Actress.
Tom Hollander (Hanna), Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter), and Sam Riley (Control) have joined Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton in Neil Jordan‘s vampire movie Byzantium. Ronan and Arterton play a daughter and mother who are vampires who arrive in a small 18th century British town. Ronan’s character begins a relationship with a young man (Caleb Landry Jones) who’s dying of leukemia, which in turn forces him to struggle with his mortality and her to question her immortality.
Daily Mail doesn’t have any details on who the actors will play, but I’m happy to see Hollander in any movie. He’s a scene stealer and I’m curious to see what he’ll bring to the production.
ACTRESS Saoirse Ronan plans to keep her love life under wraps.
The Carlow teenager says that while she doesn’t mind dealing with fame, she plans to keep her love life private once she begins dating.
Talented Saoirse is no stranger to the media spotlight thanks to the success of her movies Atonement, Hanna, and The Lovely Bones, but although she admits she likes posing with fans for pictures and speaking to the media, Saoirse says her personal life will always be kept separate to her life as a famous actress.
Speaking to the Herald, the Hollywood star said she will be keeping family issues and personal romances behind closed doors.
“My personal life is private and the thing for me is that people know me for the films that I’m in, more so than who I am. But at the same time, I’m not going to completely put up a barrier. I get that people are interested in who I am and I think it’s nice to know who a person is, I can understand it.
“But I certainly wouldn’t be giving away my family secrets or anything. The love life seems to be such a fascination for the media now, too. If someone has done enough interesting things then you shouldn’t need to know about that. And I don’t think it’s that interesting, to be honest,” she explained.
Meanwhile, Saoirse (17) is currently working on her next movie, a vampire flick called Byzantium, which is currently being filmed in Ireland and directed by Neil Jordan. The talented star says she is happy to be at home for Christmas after a hectic few years travelling around the world.
And the actress says she loves going shopping in Dublin because she doesn’t get followed around by paparazzi. “I don’t get loads of attention. People will recognise me but they will just be like, ‘ah yeah’.”
“Hanna” star Saoirse Ronan is set to topline Kevin Macdonald’s “How I Live Now,” an indie drama based on the 2004 novel by Meg Rosoff.
Ronan will play Daisy, a teenage girl from New York City who travels to England to spend the summer with family in the English countryside. When World War II breaks out and insurgents invade, Daisy and a younger girl named Piper must survive alone in the woods as they try to make it to safety.
Jeremy Brock (Macdonald’s “The Last King of Scotland”) and Tony Grisoni wrote the script. Film 4 is producing the pic with Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind of Cowboy Films.
Ronan is currently filming Neil Jordan’s “Byzantium” and will next be seen opposite Alexis Bledel in Geoffrey Fletcher’s teen assassin pic “Violet & Daisy.” Irish thesp is also set to topline Andrew Niccol’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s young adult novel “The Host.”
Ronan is repped by CAA and Macfarlane Chard.
Here’s the plot of the book:
“Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy.
As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it’s a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy’s uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.”
Saoirse attended the book launch of Singing the Blues by Paul Huggard last Sunday. Here are the photos from the event.
Public Appearances from 2011 > 12.11.11 : Book Launch of “Singing the Blues”