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** Joe Wright directed her in ''Atonement'' and ''Hanna''.

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** Joe Wright Creator/JoeWright directed her in ''Atonement'' and ''Hanna''.


* ''Film/TheFrenchDispatch'' (2020) as a mysterious woman



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*** She also ended up on the shortlist for Yelena Belova in ''Film/BlackWidow'', alongside her ''Little Women'' co-stars Creator/EmmaWatson and Creator/FlorencePugh, who ended up winning the role.


* ''Ammonite'' (TBA) as Mary Anning



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* ThoseTwoActors: With Creator/TimotheeChalamet, who was her love interest in ''Film/LadyBird'' and ''Film/LittleWomen2019'' (both Creator/GretaGerwig productions) and whom she appears in alongside an ensemble cast in ''Film/TheFrenchDispatch''.


* StarMakingRole: Briony Tallis in ''Literature/{{Atonement}}''.
* ThoseTwoActors: Played with. She has shared two roles with the legendary Creator/KatharineHepburn. They both played Jo March in adaptations of ''Literature/LittleWomen'' (Hepburn in the [[Film/LittleWomen1933 1933 film]] and Ronan in the [[Film/LittleWomen2019 2019 film]]), and they have both played Mary, Queen of Scots (Hepburn in ''Mary of Scotland'' in 1936, and Ronan in ''[[Film/MaryQueenOfScots2018 Mary, Queen of Scots]]'' in 2018).

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** Creator/WesAnderson, in ''The Grand Budapest Hotel'' and ''The French Dispatch''.
** Gerwig has even discussed this in [[https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/greta-gerwig-saoirse-ronan-what-makes-unique-collaboration-work-1273960 an interview]]:
--->'''Gerwig:''' I could tell that Wes was not 100 percent thrilled that I was working with her. He loves her. I remember I asked Wes about Saoirse. He read the script and was like, "Saoirse can do anything. She can do absolutely anything." I may be projecting, but I think he might’ve been a little jealous because he’s trying to take her back. (Laughter.) We're in a round robin with Joe Wright.
* StarMakingRole: Briony Tallis in ''Literature/{{Atonement}}''.
* ThoseTwoActors: Played with. She has shared two roles with the legendary Creator/KatharineHepburn. They both played Jo March in adaptations of ''Literature/LittleWomen'' (Hepburn in the [[Film/LittleWomen1933 1933 film]] and Ronan in the [[Film/LittleWomen2019 2019 film]]), and they have both played Mary, Queen of Scots (Hepburn in ''Mary of Scotland'' in 1936, and Ronan in ''[[Film/MaryQueenOfScots2018 Mary, Queen of Scots]]'' in 2018).
''Literature/{{Atonement}}'' launched her to mainstream success.


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* ActorSharedBackground: Eilis Lacey from ''Film/{{Brooklyn}}'' is the only Irish character she has played to this day.
* BeautyInversion: Downplayed but she opted not to hide her acne in ''Film/LadyBird'' at the request of director Greta Gerwig.
* ContractualPurity: Her parents would only allow her to play Susie in ''Film/TheLovelyBones'' if the book's graphic rape scene wasn't included in the film. Besides that, she has never had much of a family friendly image, shockingly enough. Films like ''Film/ICouldNeverBeYourWoman'', ''{{Literature/Atonement}}'', ''Film/TheWayBack'' and ''{{Film/Hanna}}'' helped avoid this. The only remotely family friendly project she did as a child star was ''Film/CityOfEmber''.
* DyeingForYourArt: She's a redhead in ''{{Film/Byzantium}}'', ''Film/TheHost'' and ''Film/MaryQueenOfScots2018'', and light blonde in ''How I Live Now''.
* FakeNationality: Her specialty. Saoirse has played English, Scottish, Polish and Finnish characters. Her role as Agatha in ''The Grand Budapest Hotel'' is the first time she's used her real accent in a film (although her character is actually a citizen of a fictional Central European country). She finally got to play an Irish character in ''Brooklyn'' - but still using a different accent to her natural one.
* FakeAmerican: Most of her roles. She could do the accent flawlessly in her first film at age twelve - ''Film/ICouldNeverBeYourWoman''. Technically she's originally from New York City, but she grew up in Ireland so her accent is a Dublin one.



* InnocentBlueEyes: As Susie Salmon and Agatha, again.

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%% * InnocentBlueEyes: As Susie Salmon and Agatha, again. again.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** ''Film/{{Hanna}}'' is easily her most physical role.
** Retroactively with ''Atonement''. She carved a career playing heroic Woobies, making the spoiled BrattyHalfPint like Briony quite different.
* PlayingGertrude: In ''Film/TheLovelyBones'' Rose [=McIver=] plays her younger sister Lindsay but is six years older than her in real life. This does get justified as Saoirse eternally plays Suzie at fourteen, while Rose plays Lindsay across several years into adulthood.
* ProductionPosse:
** Joe Wright directed her in ''Atonement'' and ''Hanna''.
** Creator/GretaGerwig directed Ronan in ''Lady Bird'' and ''Little Women''.
* StarMakingRole: Briony Tallis in ''Literature/{{Atonement}}''.
* ThoseTwoActors: Played with. She has shared two roles with the legendary Creator/KatharineHepburn. They both played Jo March in adaptations of ''Literature/LittleWomen'' (Hepburn in the [[Film/LittleWomen1933 1933 film]] and Ronan in the [[Film/LittleWomen2019 2019 film]]), and they have both played Mary, Queen of Scots (Hepburn in ''Mary of Scotland'' in 1936, and Ronan in ''[[Film/MaryQueenOfScots2018 Mary, Queen of Scots]]'' in 2018).
* ThrowItIn: ''Film/LadyBird'' saw her and Beanie Feldstein wearing the same nail polish by coincidence one day. So the filmmakers decided they would wear matching nail polish for the rest of the film.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: She could've become a blockbuster actress, but didn't get a number of roles when auditioning, or simply turned them down.
** Auditioned for the role of Luna Lovegood in ''Film/HarryPotter'', which went to Creator/EvannaLynch.
** Turned down the role of Lyra in ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'' because she didn't want such a long-term commitment to a project. Her fears turned out to be unfounded anyway, as the film [[StillbornFranchise wasn't successful enough to warrant a full trilogy]].
** Auditioned for the part of Katniss Everdeen in ''Film/TheHungerGames''. It went to Creator/JenniferLawrence.
** She had to turn down the part of Tauriel in ''Film/TheHobbit'' because of other commitments, the role went to Creator/EvangelineLilly eventually. She was also in talks to play Itaril but when she backed out, the character was ultimately cut from the film.
** She was very nearly reunited with Creator/KeiraKnightley for ''Literature/AnnaKarenina'' but couldn't do it.
** She auditioned for Rey in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. The role went to Creator/DaisyRidley.
** It's rumored she was up for the role of ComicBook/ScarletWitch in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, which ended up going to Creator/ElizabethOlsen.
** She was always the first actress in mind for Eilis in ''Film/{{Brooklyn}}'' but was thought to be too young when the project was first greenlit - and Creator/RooneyMara was the original choice for Eilis. By the time the film actually got made, Saoirse was now old enough to play her.
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* ''Literature/{{Atonement}}'' (2007) as Briony Tallis

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* ''Literature/{{Atonement}}'' ''Film/{{Atonement}}'' (2007) as Briony TallisTallis (young)


She's best known for her roles in ''Film/{{Atonement}}'', ''Film/TheLovelyBones'', ''Film/{{Hanna}}'', ''Film/{{Brooklyn}}'' and ''Film/LadyBird''. She received UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations for the first and the latter two.

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She debuted in a short arc on ''Series/TheClinic'' but it was her role as an apologetic younger sister in ''Film/{{Atonement}}'' that marked her as a star to watch; it netted her an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination at the age of thirteen. She's best known also well-known for her leading roles in ''Film/{{Atonement}}'', ''Film/TheLovelyBones'', ''Film/{{Hanna}}'', ''Film/{{Brooklyn}}'' ''Film/{{Brooklyn}}'', ''Film/LadyBird'', and ''Film/LadyBird''. ''Film/{{Little Women|2019}}''. She received UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations Oscar noms for the first and the latter two.
last three as well.


* ''Film/{{Little Women|2019}}'' (2019) as Jo March

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* ''Film/{{Little Women|2019}}'' (2019) as Jo Josephine "Jo" March


* ''Literature/LittleWomen'' (2019) as Jo March

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* ''Literature/LittleWomen'' ''Film/{{Little Women|2019}}'' (2019) as Jo March


She's best known for her roles in ''Film/{{Atonement}}'', ''Film/TheLovelyBones'', ''Film/{{Hanna}}'', ''Film/{{Brooklyn}}'' and ''Film/LadyBird'' (she received UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations for the first and the latter two).

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She's best known for her roles in ''Film/{{Atonement}}'', ''Film/TheLovelyBones'', ''Film/{{Hanna}}'', ''Film/{{Brooklyn}}'' and ''Film/LadyBird'' (she ''Film/LadyBird''. She received UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations for the first and the latter two).two.


* ''Violet & Daisy'' (2011) as Daisy

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* ''Violet & Daisy'' ''Film/VioletAndDaisy'' (2011) as Daisy


Saoirse Una Ronan (born April 12, 1994 in New York City) is an Irish-American film actress.[[note]]"Saoirse" is the Irish Gaelic word for "freedom". While the name is most commonly pronounced "seer-sha", Ronan herself pronounces it "sur-sha, to rhyme with inertia"; this is one of several regional variations in how the name is pronounced, and for Irish people is an immediate indication of Ronan's upper-middle class Dublin background.[[/note]]

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Saoirse Una Ronan (born April 12, 1994 in New York City) is an Irish-American film actress.[[note]]"Saoirse" is the Irish Gaelic word for "freedom". While the name is most commonly pronounced "seer-sha", Ronan herself pronounces it "sur-sha, "sur-sha", to rhyme with inertia"; "inertia"; this is one of several regional variations in how the name is pronounced, and for Irish people is an immediate indication of Ronan's upper-middle class Dublin background.[[/note]]


Saoirse Una Ronan (born April 12, 1994 in New York City) is an Irish-American film actress.[[note]]"Saorsie" is the Irish Gaelic word for "freedom". While the name is most commonly pronounced "seer-sha", Ronan herself pronounces it "sur-sha, to rhyme with inertia"; this is one of several regional variations in how the name is pronounced, and for Irish people is an immediate indication of Ronan's upper-middle class Dublin background.[[/note]]

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Saoirse Una Ronan (born April 12, 1994 in New York City) is an Irish-American film actress.[[note]]"Saorsie" [[note]]"Saoirse" is the Irish Gaelic word for "freedom". While the name is most commonly pronounced "seer-sha", Ronan herself pronounces it "sur-sha, to rhyme with inertia"; this is one of several regional variations in how the name is pronounced, and for Irish people is an immediate indication of Ronan's upper-middle class Dublin background.[[/note]]


Saoirse Una Ronan (born April 12, 1994 in New York City) is an Irish-American film actress. Her name is traditionally prounounced "Seer-sha", and is the Irish Gaelic word for "freedom".[[note]]Ronan herself pronounces it "sur-sha, to rhyme with inertia"; this is one of several regional variations in how the name is pronounced, and for Irish people is an immediate indication of Ronan's upper-middle class Dublin background.[[/note]]

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Saoirse Una Ronan (born April 12, 1994 in New York City) is an Irish-American film actress. Her name is traditionally prounounced "Seer-sha", and [[note]]"Saorsie" is the Irish Gaelic word for "freedom".[[note]]Ronan "freedom". While the name is most commonly pronounced "seer-sha", Ronan herself pronounces it "sur-sha, to rhyme with inertia"; this is one of several regional variations in how the name is pronounced, and for Irish people is an immediate indication of Ronan's upper-middle class Dublin background.[[/note]]

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