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Young Irish actress Saoirse Ronan makes mark in 'Atonement'

Young Irish actress Saoirse Ronan makes mark in 'Atonement'

Her role in "Atonement" earned Saoirse Ronan a Golden Globe nomination, but she has not read the Ian McEwan novel the movie is based on.
Ronan is only 13, and the book deals with sexual themes.
"Atonement" is Ronan's third film, but the Irish actress (whose first name is pronounced "SUR'-shuh") is already getting attention for her role as the young Briony Tallis.
In 2008, she will appear with Bill Murray in the action-fantasy "City of Ember" and star as a con artist in "Death Defying Acts" alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones. She also has the lead role in Peter Jackson's film version of "The Lovely Bones" _ another book she has not read because of the mature content.
Based on the Alice Sebold best-seller, "The Lovely Bones" is the story of 14-year-old Susie Salmon, who is raped and killed. She narrates her story from heaven as she looks down on her family as they try to cope with the tragedy.
Ronan auditioned for the part on videotape with her father Paul Ronan, a well-known Irish stage actor. The teenager says she is still "trying to get my head around" the fact that she is in a film by Peter Jackson, who directed "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.


Updated : 2021-06-21 03:40 GMT+08:00