Carlow actress Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for a Golden Globe award following her starring role in the recent hit movie Brooklyn. The 21-year-old is nominated in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture for Drama category alongside Cate Blanchett(Carol), Brie Larson(Room), Rooney Mara(Carol) and Alicia Vikander(The Danish Girl). Ronan plays Eilis in the film, a woman torn between her love for her native homeland in Ireland and the life that she has made for herself in America since emigrating. She also has to deal with her feelings for an Italian man who she fell in love with and secretly married while in the states. Ronan was born in New York but moved to Carlow in 1997 before she later moved to Howth. Her first big acting role came in 2003 when she featured in RTÉ medical drama The Clinic.
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