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How Saoirse Ronan became the most thrilling actor of her generation

The Irish star of ‘Little Women’, ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Brooklyn’ isn’t yet 30 but has already accumulated four Oscar nominations, while her new movie ‘The Outrun’ is already being tipped for awards next year. Geoffrey Macnab looks back on the impressively diverse career of a gifted child actor who grew up to be a consistently daring talent

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<p>Flown the coop: Irish actor Saoirse Ronan in her Oscar-nominated turn in ‘Lady Bird’ </p>


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