Hozier and Saoirse Ronan have teamed up for a new campaign to shed light on the issue of domestic violence, with the Oscar-nominated actress starring in his latest video – which comes out this Sunday, February 12, on iTunes to benefit domestic abuse charities worldwide including the Irish charity Safe Ireland.
Irish director Dearbhla Walsh, who has directed episodes of EastEnders and The Tudors, was behind the camera for the video for Cherry Wine, which sees Ronan play a woman dealing with a physically abusive relationship alongside Waterford actor Moe Dunford, star of Patrick’s Day and Game of Thrones.
The single is being released on February 14, and all proceeds from downloads will be donated to international domestic abuse charity organisations.
Hozier, who wrote the song from the male perspective of an abuse sufferer, said: “Domestic violence is an ongoing issue in our society, the statistics of which are shocking and the effects of which damage whole families, communities and span generations.
“With the song Cherry Wine, I tried to get across the difficulty of coming to terms with and facing up to domestic violence and the dynamic of an abusive relationship. I’m honoured to be joined by Saoirse Ronan, Dearbhla Walsh and Moe Dunford in spreading awareness on this issue.”
Ronan added: “I am equally honoured to join Hozier to create awareness for the #FaceUpToDomesticViolence campaign with the release of Cherry Wine as a charity single. The song has always been one of my favourite tracks on his album. I hope through the video and song we can shine light on the issue and complexity of domestic abuse and in doing so help those caught up in the cycle of domestic violence”.
Source: RTÉ Ten
Saoirse was photographed upon her arrival at LAX Airport in earlier today, and we have added the images to our photo gallery.
Thanks to the official account of the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival, we have several videos of Saoirse’s appearance at the Outstanding Performer of the Year ceremony last night. Watch them below.
Saoirse attended the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival last night, in which she was honored with the Outstanding Performer of the Year award. The event included a conversation with Saoirse on stage, where she was asked about her career and her performance in the film ‘Brooklyn’. Our gallery has been updated with images from the event, including her arrival, her interviews, her Q&A and her acceptance speech.
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Saoirse attended the 88th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon today, and our gallery has been updated with the first pictures from the event. We’re hoping we’ll get more later, so make sure you keep an eye on our social networks!
Our gallery has been updated with scans from New York Magazine’s Spring Fashion Issue, which features a new photoshoot of Saoirse (previously posted here) and an article on her career and upcoming Broadway debut on ‘The Crucible’. Thanks to my friend Luciana, from jessica-chastain.com, for sending them our way!
Thanks to New York Magazine, we now have the first image of Saoirse rehearsing for her Broadway debut on ‘The Crucible’, which is set to open on March 1st. Saoirse is pictured with actor Ben Whishaw.
Saoirse is the covergirl of New York Magazine’s Spring Fashion issue. We have uploaded the featured photoshoot to our gallery, and you can read the article below.
Eight years ago, Saoirse Ronan made her first impression on U.S. audiences in Atonement as Briony, the confused, vengeful girl whose lie sets the plot in motion. That watchful, unsettling performance won her an Oscar nomination at age 13. Since then, she has made a couple of film appearances per year at most (a child assassin holding her own against Cate Blanchett in Hanna; a clever baker in The Grand Budapest Hotel), staying more or less above the Hollywood fray (thanks in large part to the grounding influence of her parents — her father, Paul, is a working actor). That may prove tougher now: At 21, she’s again an Oscar nominee, this time as a leading actress, for her performance as Irish immigrant Eilis in Brooklyn. Ronan’s own immigration experience was the opposite of Eilis’s: She was born in the Bronx and lived there until she was 3, then moved back to Ireland. But now she’s returned to the city that has such a hold on her imagination to make her Broadway debut in The Crucible as Abigail Williams — a confused, vengeful girl not unlike her first big role. We talked to her about going onstage for the first time and discussing child stardom with Jodie Foster. Her name, by the way, is pronounced Sir-sha.
The upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible has pushed back its first Broadway preview date so that Saoirse Ronan can attend the Oscars, where she has been nominated for her performance in the film Brooklyn. The Crucible, also starring Ben Whishaw and Tony winner Sophie Okonedo, will now begin performances on March 1; it had previously been set to start on February 29. Directed by Ivo van Hove, the show has additionally moved its opening night date to March 31 (from April 7).
Miller wrote The Crucible to parallel the McCarthyism of the 1950s. Set during the Salem witch trials of the 1690s, the play tells tales of morality, deceit and ignorance. The drama focuses on Abigail Williams (Ronan), a young woman so obsessed with John Proctor (Whishaw) that she is determined to have his wife (Okonedo) burned at the stake.
In addition to Whishaw, Okonedo and Ronan, The Crucible will star Ciarán Hinds, Bill Camp, Jim Norton, Tavi Gevinson and Jason Butler Harner. The production will also feature Tina Benko, Teagle Bougere, Michael Braun, Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut, Jenny Jules, Thomas Jay Ryan, Elizabeth Teeter, Ray Anthony Thomas, Brenda Wehle and Erin Wilhelmi.
The Crucible will play a strictly limited 20-week engagement through July 17 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
For Vanity Fair’s Hollywood 2016 issue, they have asked actresses to show off their “secret talent”. In this segment, Saoirse shows how she can make us the perfect cup of tea. Watch the adorable video below!
The first promo clip for Saoirse’s Broadway debut, “The Crucible,” has been released online. The previews begin on February 29th. Check it out.
— The Crucible (@TheCrucibleBway) February 2, 2016