Saoirse Ronan wins award for Brooklyn

Saoirse Ronan is having a good year so far; last night the 21 year old actress won a New York Film Critics Circle Award for best actress for drama Brooklyn. As if that wasn’t enough, she has also been named on Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 list.

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Saoirse plays a young Wexford woman who emigrates to New York in the 1950s in Brooklyn, but is torn between her new life and old homeland. The film is being tipped for further nominations as awards season kicks off next month.

Saoirse began her career at 13 in Atonement in 2007 alongside Keira Knightley and was nominated for an Oscar. Perhaps this could be her year!