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Saoirse Ronan is Unfazed by Stardom

March 18, 2008

Irish actress Saoirse Ronan got her start in Ireland on the television series "The Clinic" and "Proof" before parlaying her small-screen success into a career in Hollywood.  She could be seen as the 13-year-old version of the character Briony Tallis in the highly acclaimed drama Atonement.  Her work in that film garnered her strong notices, as well as Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress.  She followed up that critically acclaimed work by taking the central role of the ill-fated adolescent girl, Susie Salmon, in Peter Jackson's 2008 adaptation of Alice Sebold's acclaimed novel The Lovely Bones.

Saaoirse’s star is certainly rising, one week, rubbing shoulders at the Oscars and the next, hanging out with Guy Pearce and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Sydney.  How is this 13-year-old dealing with the sudden fame?  Read More

Rising star: Carlow teenager Saoirse Ronan, right, with Hollywood stars Guy Pearce and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Sydney to promote
their new film, Death Defying Acts