Saoirse RTE One Movie talk interview aired a few weeks ago. You can watch it below/inside.
Lindsey Nov 11th, 2012 Image Gallery, Public Events 0 Replies
Saoirse was honored at the Kerry Film Festival 2012 last month with a Maureen O’Hara Award.
The annual Maureen O’Hara Award to celebrate outstanding women in cinema was this year presented to one of Ireland’s brightest young stars, Saoirse Ronan, who attended the ceremony to accept the award. Speaking after the ceremony, Saoirse Ronan said: “I had a wonderful time at the Kerry Film Festival! It was a real honour to receive the Maureen O’Hara Award and I’m delighted I got a chance to meet some of the talented filmmakers at the event. I hope to come back again soon!”
Public Appearances from 2012 > 10.15.12: Kerry Film Festival 2012
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Saoirse is expected to attend the “Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” world premiere in Los Angeles tomorrow. “The Host” co-stars Jake Abel and Max Irons are also expected to make and appearance. Thanks to D for the heads up!
Yahoo! Movies is one of the sites that will host a live stream for the premiere, so be sure to tune in tomorrow (November 12) at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m PT and we might get a glimpse of Saoirse on the carpet. We will also add the first red carpet pictures as soon as possible.
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Famous photographer Rankin released a message on his official twitter page saying he had a shoot with Saoirse. He released the first photo of the shoot, which can be found in our gallery. He also re-tweeted a message from hair stylist Raphael Salley which implies that they shot a cover for the magazine Dazed & Confused.
Photoshoots from 2012 > 2012: Session 07
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SHE’S just turned 18 — but Saoirse Ronan has insisted she WON’T go off the rails like so many other child stars.
The Carlow lass has been a serious Hollywood player since she was nine — drawing comparisons with troubled talent like Lindsay Lohan.
But in a revealing interview, Saoirse said she looks to a different type of starlet for inspiration.
The level-headed actress rejected the temptation of Hollywood throughout her teens — choosing instead to look to the likes of Natalie Portman and Jodie Foster, both former child stars who went on to win Oscars.
She revealed: “Natalie Portman is very good and Jodie Foster — they were child actresses as well and I think they took a great route.
“They were able to go into adulthood as successful actresses, so they’re certainly people I look up to.”
And now that’s she all grown up, she’s planning her next moves — both on-screen and off.
She said: “I really want to go to college. I also want to travel more and see the world and have some experiences that don’t have to do with movie sets.
“I’d be interested in studying cinema and maybe history. I’d love to learn some languages too. I was born in New York, so I’d love to study at New York University.”
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Variety is reporting that Saoirse is set to star in Wes Anderson’s next movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
Having established herself as one of the leading dramatic actresses of her generation with turns in “Atonement” and “The Lovely Bones,” Saoirse Ronan is looking to try her hand at lighter fare, as she’s set to play the female lead in Wes Anderson’s next movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
As Variety first reported, Ralph Fiennes will star in the period pic alongside Jude Law and Anderson regulars Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, among others. While Anderson is fond of working with the same troupe of actors, he has actively recruited international thesps he’s never worked with before such as Fiennes, Law and now Irish thesp Ronan.
The director has said that the story, set 85 years ago in a Hungarian hotel, is partly inspired by the witty films of Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch (“The Shop Around the Corner”).
Anderson is producing the Euro-set pic with his “Moonrise Kingdom” collaborators Scott Rudin and Steven Rales of Indian Paintbrush. Production is skedded to start early next year in Germany.
Ronan, who was nominated for an Oscar at the age of 13 for her supporting perf in “Atonement,” will next be seen in Andrew Niccol’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel “The Host,” which Open Road Films will release March 29. Thesp is attached to star in Working Title’s drama “Mary Queen of Scots” and most recently wrapped Kevin Macdonald’s “How I Live Now,” while Neil Jordan’s “Byzantium” and Geoffrey Fletcher’s “Violet & Daisy” are awaiting release.
Ronan is repped by CAA and Macfarlane Chard.
MTV published a new interview with Saoirse talking about “Byzantium“. Thanks to asimo for the heads up!
If you value your soul—or your jugular—you best steer clear of Saoirse Ronan. The Irish actress is getting up close and very personal with the human race in a pair of upcoming film roles. In “The Host,” she plays alien Wanderer, who implants herself inside an unwitting woman, taking over control. In “Byzantium,” she plays vampire Eleanor, who—no surprise—enjoys slurping up pints of O-neg.
It’s the latter that MTV News’ Josh Horowitz quizzed Saoirse about while at the Toronto International Film Festival, and while she admitted she isn’t necessarily an avid consumer of vampire mythology, she can relate to the bloodsuckers’ base instincts.
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is to receive the Maureen O’Hara Award at next month’s Kerry Film Festival.
The ‘Atonement’ and ‘Byzantium’ actress is expected to attend the October 9-25 festival to receive the award, which is presented to women who have excelled in film.
Ronan’s involvement in this year’s Kerry Film Festival coincides with the announcement of the festival’s programme.
It will open on October 9 with a screening of ‘Pilgrim Hill’, the acclaimed debut feature from local filmmaker Gerard Barrett.
The feature won the Bingham Ray New Talent Award at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh and was filmed in North Kerry.
Other highlights on the festival programme include more than 100 short films, including BAFTA-winning short ‘Pitch Black Heist’, starring Michael Fassbender and Liam Cunningham.
The judging panel of the Short Film Awards this year will include Dave Fanning, Paul Duane (Barbaric Genius), writer, director and producer Terry George (Some Mother’s Son) and Jam Media’s John Rice (Roy).
Irish features screening include ‘The Rás Tailteann’, ‘Shamrocracy’ and ‘The End of the Earth is My Home’, as well as accomplished filmmaker Tom Tywker’s ‘Three / Drei’.
The festival, which is now in its 13th year, takes place in venues across the county between October 9 to 25, featuring in Tralee between October 9–13; Listowel (16–18); Kenmare (18) and Waterville (25).
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Two new outtakes from Nylon 2010 January issue photoshoot by Marley Kate have been added. Credit of the photos goes to Access Saoirse.
Photoshoots from 2009 > 2009 : Session 10
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TORONTO – Everyone has a word or phrase they probably use too much. For example, my friends will tell you I’m prone to use the word “literally” in conversation way too often. Or, when doing interviews, to say “I’m curious” about three or four times to a subject (eke). She might be embarrassed to read it, but Saoirse Ronan has the distinctly British habit of saying “brilliant’ during conversation just as much as I say “literally” (perhaps more actually). It’s partially because she’s just coming out of her teenage years, but it also a sign of her impressive enthusiasm regarding her work.
Ronan, a former best supporting actress nominee for “Atonement,” was in Toronto this past week for the world premiere of Neil Jordan’s “Byzantium.” The vampire flick premiered to positive reviews at this year’s fest and was snatched up by IFC Films only a few days after its debut. Originally intended as a stage play, this original story from the mind of writer Moria Buffini (“Jane Eyre”) tells the tale of two female vampires from the beginning of the 19th Century who have been traveling around Ireland (and who knows where else) trying to survive. Unlike other vampire flicks the rules are different for the bloodsuckers in “Byzantium.” They aren’t super-strong. They can’t fly or jump tall buildings with a single bound. They don’t burst into flames when hit by sunlight. They aren’t cold to the touch. Nor are they allergic to garlic or scream in pain at the presence of a cross. They are just like you and me except they just happen to be immortal thanks to sucking the blood of, um, you and me.
“Byzantium” features Ronan and the always delightful Gemma Arterton (“Clash of the Titans,” the underrated Tamara Drewe”) as her “sister.” The superb cast is rounded out by Sam Riley (probably the most commercial film he’s made so far), the always fantastic Tom Hollander, a too skinny for comfort Caleb Landry Jones, ready to explode Thure Lindhardt, a transformative Warren Brown and everyone’s favorite new stock villain actor, Johnny Lee Miller.
The night after the premiere Ronan sat down to talk about the vampire world of “Byzantium,” the appeal of starring in a movie adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s “The Host” and Kevin Macdonald’s intriguing “How I Live Now.”
HitFix: During the premiere last night, there was a moment when you walked off the stage and someone yelled out ‘I love you!’ You got a big laugh when you yelled back, ‘I love you too!’
Saoirse Ronan: I know. That is so nice.
Does that happen often? Is that surprising to you?
I have that happen a bit, but I don’t know. IWhenever anyone says that I think it’s so lovely. It’s such a nice thing for them to say and it sounded like she really meant it as well, so it was nice.