Saoirse Ronan: 6 Things You Need To Know About The Oscar Nominee

Caroline Leaper

Saoirse Ronan is the girl of the moment, with Best Actress nominations coming in thick and fast for her stunning performance in Brooklyn, plus a wardrobe that most would kill for. Here’s what you need to know about the Irish beauty…

1. You Pronounce Saoirse Like ‘Sur-Sha’
Just in case there was any doubt in your mind, before we proceed with the following 5 points…

2. Saoirse Is The Toast Of Hollywood
Yes, thanks to her leading role as Eilis in the John Crawley-directed Brooklyn, 21 year-old Miss Ronan has found herself competing against Tinseltown heavyweights Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence in the race for the Best Actress Oscar. We can’t even remember what our biggest achievement was as a 21 year-old, but it definitely didn’t involve wearing couture on a red carpet.


3. She’s Been In So Many Other Brilliant Films
You knew the face, didn't you? It's because Saoirse's not really a Hollywood newcomer at all, in fact she's actually kind of a veteran. From the Grand Budapest Hotel to The Lovely Bones, she’s been acting her socks off since she was a teen, building up an IMDB page that many an older, more established actor would kill for. From the BAFTAs to the Screen Actors Guild awards, she’s had dozens of other awards nods too.


4. She Was Nominated For An Oscar When She Was Just 13
So Saoirse’s big breakthrough role came at the tender age of 13 when she was cast alongside Keira Knightley in 2007’s Atonement. Playing the young Briony Tallis, she was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress award, but lost out to Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls. #Robbed.


5. Her Style Is Impeccable
Folks, meet our 2016 fashion crush. Colourful and quirky, yet polished and cool, Saoirse’s wardrobe contains a playful mix of labels from Burberry and Michael Kors, to Emilia Wickstead and Gucci. She’s got red carpet dressing down to a tee (well she’s been practicing since she was 12 after all) and we’re predicting a marathon of gorgeous gowns as she takes awards season by storm. Want evidence? See some of her most recent fashion hits in the gallery above.


6. She’s Friends With LOTS Of A-Listers
Oh how we love the small, small world that is Hollywood. We’ve spotted pics of Saoirse hanging out with everyone from Ryan Gosling to James Corden as she navigates the world’s biggest film sets, but in our book, nothing quite beats this adorable picture of her with Vanessa Redgrave. Sorry Saoirse, we couldn’t resist.

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