Wednesday 26 October 2016

Move over Miss Ronan, there's a new Saoirse set to take the acting world by storm

Sasha Brady

Published 26/04/2016 | 11:31

Saoirse Jackson. Photo: Twitter
Saoirse Jackson. Photo: Twitter
Saoirse Jackson. Photo: Facebook

Irish actress Saoirse Jacskon has just landed a major TV role before she's even graduated from drama school.

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The 22-year-old, who grew up in Donegal and Derry, won a role in the new Sky 1 thriller The Five.

Producers were so impressed with her talents that they wrote the part of her character Sasha especially for Saorise.

"I got really lucky on my last year in drama school. I auditioned for an extra part in The Five, just one line really, and I kept getting called back," she said of her role in the ten-part drama series.

Saoirse Jackson. Photo: Facebook
Saoirse Jackson. Photo: Facebook

Saoirse divided her childhood between Derry and Greencastle, Co Donegal, where her parents ran a small hotel. She attended the local drama club in Greencastle and also did a lot of acting at secondary school in St Cecelila's College in Derry.

She then moved to Manchester to study acting at Arden School of Theatre.

Saoirse Ronan (Reuters)
Saoirse Ronan (Reuters)

The aspiring actress is a massive fan of fellow Irish star Saoirse Ronan and has recently signed to the same agency as Michael Caine and John Hurt in London, 42.

She now lives in London and is already winning rave reviews for her debut theatre performance in Of Mice and Men as it tours the UK with the Birmingham Repetory Centre.

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