Character: Eleanor Webb
Director: Neil Jordan
Writers: Moira Buffini (play), Moira Buffini (teleplay)
Other Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley and Caleb Landry Jones
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
Runtime: 118 min
On the run for murder, two young “sisters” arrive penniless at an English seaside town. Clara is a fiercely modern woman who has her eyes on the future and no time for the past. Teenager Eleanor is shy and innocent. Yet, they both hide the same secrets: They are really mother and daughter, and they are both … vampires!
Eleanor is exhausted by 200 years on the run and desperate to settle down. But little does she know that her mother has been protecting her all of the years from their own kind, “The Brotherhood”. To escape them, they must either blend in or continue running away. But just as they think they may have escaped, their past rapidly catches up with them.
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Trivia & Facts
· Saoirse Ronan actually plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s complicated Piano Sonata Opus 2, No. 3, having undergone an intense 12-week crash course in piano lessons.
Quotes from the character
Quotes from Saoirse
Quotes from Cast & Crew
“I’ve watched her work for the last six years and I’ve always wanted to work with her, she’s incredible. She brings everything, doesn’t she? She’s amazing, very extraordinary. She’s so young and so kind of tough and accomplished at the same time.”
– Neil Jordan
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