Three-time Oscar nominee SAOIRSE RONAN (Jo March) broke
into Hollywood at just 13-years-old with her critically-acclaimed performance as
Briony Tallis in Atonement, opposite Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. The role
garnered her Golden Globe, BAFTA and Oscar nominations.
This year, Ronan completed two projects: Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch,
in addition to the independent historical drama, Ammonite, alongside Kate
Winslet. Written and directed by Francis Lee (God's Own Country), and inspired
by the life of fossil hunter Mary Anning (Winslet), the film will be set in
1840's England, when Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea
(Ronan) develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
Last year, Ronan starred as the title character, Mary Stuart, in Mary Queen
of Scots, directed by Josie Rourke and written by Beau Willimon. The film
chronicles Mary's life, before and after being condemned to years in prison and
execution for allegedly attempting to overthrow her cousin Queen Elizabeth I
(Margot Robbie). Focus Features released the film in the US on November 15th.
In 2018, Ronan won a Golden Globe award and earned Oscar, Screen Actors
Guild, BAFTA, Critics' Choice and Independent Spirit award nominations for her
performance in Greta Gerwig's Golden Globe winning Lady Bird. The Scott Rudin
produced A24 film earned 197 nominations, including Oscar and Screen Actors
In 2017, Ronan appeared in the Oscar and Golden Globe nominated Loving
Vincent, an illustrated feature film about the life and death of Vincent Van
Gogh; Dominic Cooke's On Chesil Beach, based on Ian McEwan's novel by the same
name; and an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Michael
In 2016, Ronan made her Broadway debut as Abigail Williams in Ivo van Hove's
Tony nominated revival of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," alongside Ben Whishaw,
Sophie Okonedo, and Ciaran Hinds at the Walter Kerr Theater.
In 2015, Ronan starred as Eilis in Fox Searchlight's Brooklyn, directed by
John Crowley and written by Nick Hornby. Her portrayal of a young Irish woman in
the 1950s, forced to choose between two men and two countries, earned her
Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominations in the Lead Actress category. The
film was also nominated for Best Motion Picture of the Year.
In 2014, Ronan appeared in Wes Anderson's critically-acclaimed The Grand
Budapest Hotel, which detailed the adventures of a legendary concierge at a
famous European hotel between wars. The film also starred Ralph Fiennes, Adrien
Brody, Jude Law, Bill Murray and Edward Norton.
Ronan's other credits include Joe Wright and Focus Features' action-thriller
Hanna, in which she played the title character, a teenage girl trained from
birth to be an assassin; The Lovely Bones, directed by Peter Jackson and based
on the popular novel by the same name (honored by the Santa Barbara
International Film Festival and nominated for a BAFTA Award in the Leading
Actress category for her performance); The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir and
starring Ed Harris, Colin Farrell and Jim Sturgess; Lost River, Ryan Gosling's
directorial debut which premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival; Open Road
Films' The Host; City of Ember, starring Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, and Toby
Jones; Amy Heckerling's I Could Never Be Your Woman, starring Michelle Pfeiffer
and Paul Rudd; Bill Clark's The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey; Gillian
Armstrong's Death Defying Acts, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Guy Pearce;
and Stockholm, Pennsylvania, opposite Cynthia Nixon and directed by Nikole
Beckwith. She lent her voice for Justin and the Knights of Valour.
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