Byzantium’s Saoirse Ronan on vampire fantasy thriller flick

By John Hiscock Versatile teenage star Saoirse Ronan talks vampires, romance and having to turn down The Hobbit She is only 19, but the gifted young actress Saoirse Ronan is a veteran of film and television, having begun her career at the age of nine in the Irish TV medical drama The Clinic. Her big break came when she was 12 in Atonement, earning an Oscar nomination. Saoirse’s (pronounced Seer-sher) latest film is vampire thriller Byzantium – out today. She plays Eleanor, the daughter of a 200-year-old mother played by…

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Gemma Artenton from Hansel and Gretel witch hunter to a sexed-up vampire in ‘Byzantium’

By Jamie Neish British-born Gemma Arterton has quickly been rising through the ranks since breaking out in St Trinian’s six years ago. Her latest role, as a sexed-up vampire in Neil Jordan’s Byzantium, sees her try something completely different. Byzantium centers on two mysterious women, Clara (Arterton) and Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan), who seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. However, when Eleanor reveals their secret, that they’re 200 year-old vampires, to Frank (Caleb Landry Jones), it’s not long before their past catches up on them with deadly consequences.     You’ve…

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Gemma Artenton and Saoirse Roan the blood-sucking mother and daughter duo in ‘Byzantium’ – Captive Cinema

Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan star in Interview With the Vampire director Neil Jordan‘s lavish yet decadent tale of a blood-sucking mother/daughter duo whose dark 200-year history threatens to catch up with them at a run-down hotel on the English coast. Their story begins during the Napoleonic Wars, when young Eleanor (Ronan) is abandoned as Clara (Arterton) falls into a passionate love affair. Two centuries later, demure Eleanor and extroverted Clara are on the run when they seek sanctuary in a dilapidated coastal resort. There, Clara sets her sights on a lonely soul…

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