Nothing less could be expected from Saoirse Ronan, who gave a stellar performance in Nora Fingscheidt’s “The Outrun.” The actress recently won the Biarritz Nouvelles Vagues Festival‘s top acting honor for her performance in “The Outrun.”

The movie is adapted from an acclaimed memoir of the same name by Amy Liptrot. It follows the story of Rona, a young woman battling addiction, depicting her downward spiral in London and her steps toward recovery on the rugged Scottish coast.

Saoirse Ronan rises higher with her latest film, ‘The Outrun’

The four-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan has solidified her status in the film industry with her impeccable performance in “The Outrun.” With this latest role, she received some of the highest praise of her career, potentially setting the stage for another award run if “The Outrun” secures a U.S. release date.

The recent reception in Biarritz, where Ronan won the festival’s only acting award and the movie received the Culture Pass jury prize, could position it as a favorite for the award season.

The reason Ronan gave an impressive performance as Rona was because of the level of empathy she shared with the character. She found playing her character’s struggle with alcoholism to be “very upsetting,” as she had personally experienced the effects of addiction from those close to her. Among the many admirers of Ronan’s performance is The Guardian’s Adrian Horton, who said that her performance was “at once titanic and quiet, and utterly convincing even in the very difficult art of acting drunk.”

The 30-year-old actress made her acting debut in 2003 on the Irish medical drama series “The Clinic” and her film debut in “I Could Never Be Your Woman” (2007). She had her breakthrough role as a precocious teenager in “Atonement” (2007), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her career progressed with starring roles as a murdered girl seeking closure in “The Lovely Bones” (2009), a teenage assassin in “Hanna” (2011), and the supporting role of a baker in “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014). Moreover, Ronan received critical acclaim and nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing a homesick Irish immigrant in 1950s New York in “Brooklyn” (2015), the eponymous high school senior in Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” (2017), and Jo March in Gerwig’s “Little Women” (2019). She also won a Golden Globe Award for “Lady Bird.”

Now, after adding the acclaimed honor to her impressive resume, Ronan will next star in Steve McQueen’s World War II-set drama film “Blitz.” She will also lead the comic thriller “Bad Apples,” playing a primary school teacher disrupted by an unruly student.

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