Saoirse Ronan

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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys. Photograph: Helen Sloan/HBO

“The single most positive thing to happen to the screen industry in Northern Ireland is Game of Thrones.” That’s the assessment of Richard Williams, (...)

Amy  Molloy: “We’re all on the same page with the world we’re creating and the story we’re wanting to tell”

In countless women’s wardrobes across Ireland hangs a sweatshirt emblazoned with a single word: “Repeal”. Far from being a fashionable brand name, the(...)

Actor Saoirse Ronan at Scoil Chaitríona, Drumcondra, Dublin, during a Penguin Talks event for students.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

“Talking over you – I’m not really into that. When someone calls you a little lady or an angel – I’m not into that either.” Actor Saoirse Ronan, who h(...)

A scene from ‘Lords of Chaos’

During the 1980s, at a moment when American fantasists were busy inventing the “Satanic Panic”, an ocean away, Norway’s black metal musicians were com(...)

Lucas Hedges (22) comes across as articulate and unaffected. Photograph: Mark Schaefer

There are times when one actor seems to be in everything – remember the Year of Chastain? – but that ubiquity rarely involves someone so young as Luca(...)

 Olivia Colman in ‘The Favourite’. Photograph: Atsushi Nishijima/Fox Searchlight Films/AP

Every year, at awards season, we get arguments about the fidelity of films supposedly based on true stories. No such movie has ever stuck rigidly to l(...)

 Artist Robert Ballagh rejected claims that his recent letter to The Irish Times on ‘outsiders’ in Irish arts management smacked of jingoism. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Robert Ballagh’s recent intervention in the debate over the funding of the Abbey Theatre was shot down by many commentators but the artist is not for (...)

Saoirse Ronan: 'I was just a kid who was in stuff, and was very lucky to be that.' Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

In a hotel room somewhere in London, Saoirse Ronan lies on a sofa, her back rigid against one of its arms, her legs straight out in front of her. She (...)

Saoirse Ronan rides out in armour that matches her blue eyes

 A few weeks ago, the distributors of Josie Rourke’s workmanlike historical drama embarked on one of the era’s more ill-considered social-media c(...)

Saoirse Ronan on Friday during ‘A Conversation with’ at the Google Foundry Dublin, to promote the release of ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Saoirse Ronan is such an obliging interviewee, she has taken to writing her own headlines. “Women: they just don’t get on,” she quips during her live (...)

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