Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan has been described as “absolutely extraordinary” in her new role in Brooklyn by the man who penned the book.
The acclaimed actress (20) has finished filming on the movie based on the novel of the same name by award-winning Irish author Colm Toibin.
Co-starring Domhnall Gleeson, it tells the story of a young woman named Eilis who moves from a rural town in Ireland to the bright lights of Brooklyn as she tries to follow her dreams.
Once in the US, Eilis is initially homesick, but soon settles down in the city and falls in love with an Italian plumber called Tony, who is played by Emory Cohen.
And having seen the first version of the movie, which saw Nick Hornby writing the screenplay, Toibin was left singing the praises of the Carlow native.
“It’s very, very emotional. It’s the first time I suppose she’s doing a part as a lead actress as an adult on her own and she’s absolutely extraordinary,” he said.
“I thought, maybe this is for people who remember emigration but all the young people who came from the publishers and agency in London, they were all in tears of the choice she had to make.
“Was she going to stay in Ireland or was she going to go back to Brooklyn and the guy, the American actor Emory Cohen plays it as pure charm. He’ll do anything to win her.”Continue Reading
While sorting trough some files for the site we came across the on set photos of “Brooklyn” which we forgot to add before. The movie filmed earlier this year and is expected to be released sometime next year. Saoirse stars alongside Domhnall Gleeson.
2015: Brooklyn > Last Uploads
I’ve added shoot takes from Wonderland Magazine of Saoirse and also the interview. Enjoy!
Photoshoots > Photoshoots from 2014 > 2014: Session 02
One of the youngest actresses to be nominated for an Oscar, it was clear from the outset that Saoirse Ronan was destined for big things, and that’s before you throw her actor father Paul Ronan into the mix. Earning the election at just 13 for her role in 2007’s Atonement, she went on to star alongside the likes of Susan Sarandon (in 2009’s The Lovely Bones) and Cate Blanchett (2011’s Hanna). Now, at just 20 years old, Ronan already has a reputation for role picking done right.
When we catch her jetlagged and cocooned in blankets on a sofa in her home in Ireland, Ronan is doing what any sensible girl would do: indulging in a 24-hour marathon of Homeland, her latest obsession. We talk through upcoming films Stockholm, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn, dream director collaborations and why integrity is paramount.
Saoirse attended the 2014 ISPCC luncheon yesterday in the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. We have added the photos in our gallery.
Public Appearances from 2014 > Sep 05 | 2014 ISPCC luncheon