VANITYFAIR.COM: Lou Reed may not have written the Velvet Underground song “Pale Blue Eyes” picturing Saoirse Ronan (How could he? She wasn’t born yet), but every close-up of this Irish American actress wafts its lyrics toward us. Especially in Brooklyn, adapted from Colm Tóibín’s novel by fellow novelist Nick Hornby, where Ronan’s uplifted glances, snowdrop complexion, and demure poise as Eilis Lacey, an immigrant trying to find her place in the raucous melting pot of New York, achieve the wistful beauty of a ballad and won Ronan an Oscar nomination for best actress. An inspiration figure, Ronan’s Lacey is the Statue of Liberty’s kid sister, back when the American Dream still had a fresh dew. Heartbreak looms in so many of the films Ronan luminates, from Atonement to The Lovely Bones, but she is no maid of constant sorrow on-screen. Twice she has played a teenage assassin, in Violet & Daisy and Hanna, and she took part in the rococo caperings of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. In a bit of dream casting, Ronan plays Nina in the upcoming film of Chekhov’s The Seagull, co-starring Corey Stoll, Annette Bening, and Elisabeth Moss, among others; wake us when it arrives.
On January 2nd Saoirse attended the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards. Almost a month later, photographer Patrick Fraser (The Wrap) added to his Instagram 2 new portraits from that event. Be sure to check them in our gallery, because they’re really lovely!
Photoshoots > 2016 > Session 04 (Patrick Fraser for The Wrap)
Saoirse attended the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards last night. She was nominated in Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category but she lost to Brie Larson – Saoirse showed up on stage to present an award to actor Idris Elba. I’ve updeted the gallery with the photos from the red carpet and inside the show.
Events & Appearances > 2016 > JAN 30 | 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Arrivals
Events & Appearances > 2016 > JAN 30 | 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Inside
Fox Searchlight Pictures presented Saoirse Ronan Retrospective last night. I’ve added some photos to the gallery.
Events & Appearances > 2016 > JAN 29 | Fox Searchlight Pictures presents Saoirse Ronan Retrospective
I’ve added photos of Saoirse arriving in Los Angeles yesterday. She’s in LA to attend SAG Awards tonight!
Candids > 2016 > JAN 29 | Arriving At LAX Airport
I’ve added the very first still of Saoirse as Nina Zarechnaya in her upcoming movie “The Seagull” to the gallery.
Film Productions > The Seagull (2016) > Stills
It also was revealed that movie has its test screening on January 26 and it will be promoted on the 66th Berlin International Film Festival next month.
Saoirse Ronan attended Q&A after a screening of “Brooklyn” at the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC last night (Jan 27). I’ve added some MQ photos to the gallery, taken by people in the audience.
Events & Appearances > 2016 > JAN 27 | “Brooklyn” screening at the Museum of the Moving Image