Tuesday 17 September 2019

Irish girl on verge of stardom

STARLET: Saoirse acts with Keira Knightley in 'Atonement'
STARLET: Saoirse acts with Keira Knightley in 'Atonement'
Jane Last

Jane Last

BRAD PITT carried her around when she was a baby so it comes as no surprise that Irish schoolgirl Saoirse Ronan is on the verge of becoming a massive film star.

The 13-year-old sixth class pupil has got four major films already in the can and shooting has just begun on her fifth.

She is starring alongside established stars such as Michelle Pfeiffer, Catherine Zeta Jones, Keira Knightley and Guy Pearse.

Her proud parents Paul and Monica Ronan are now bracing themselves for the publicity that is sure to come their daughter’s way once the film premiere invites start winging their way to their Co Carlow home.

The starlet was cast opposite Michelle Pfeiffer for the upcoming film I Can Never Be Your Woman.

Then she stars alongside Keira Knightley and veteran actress Vanessa Redgrave in Atonement — which is expected to garner the schoolgirl rave reviews.

And it doesn’t stop there. She stars alongside Catherine Zeta Jones and Guy Pearse in Death Defying Acts and Nip/Tuck star Joely Richardson shares the silver screen with her in the upcoming Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Twomey.

All four films are scheduled for release before the end of this year.

What makes her roles even more interesting is that she doesn’t use her Irish accent in any of the films.

Saoirse accompanied her dad Paul when he was working on films such as the Devil’s Own (which starred Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt) and Veronica Guerin.

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