Oscar Actors: Ronan, Saoirse

SAOIRSE RONAN was 13 years old when she earned

a Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her critically acclaimed starring performance in Joe Wright’s “Atonement.”

She is currently in production on Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel opposite Ralph Fiennes and Bill Murray. She has also wrapped production on the independent feature How I Live Now directed by Kevin McDonald and upcoming will begin Working Title’s Mary Queen of Scots and How To Catch a Monster directed by Ryan Gosling. Ronan will next be seen in Neil Jordan’s Byzantium, opposite Gemma Arterton, which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. IFC will release the film this Spring.

In 2011, Ronan played the title role in Hanna, about a teenage girl trained from birth to be an assassin. Directed by Joe Wright, the film starred Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana.