Honour for Saoirse Ronan at Palm Springs fest

Los Angeles, Nov 14 (IANS) Actress Saoirse Ronan is set to be honoured at the upcoming 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) next year.

The 21-year-old actress will receive the International Star Award at the Awards Gala held on January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center here, reports aceshowbiz.com.

“From her unforgettable roles in ‘Atonement’, ‘The Lovely Bones’, ‘Hanna’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, we have seen Saoirse grow from a young girl to the accomplished actress she is today,” festival chairman Harold Matzner said.

“In John Crowley’s new film ‘Brooklyn’, Ronan gives a mesmerising performance as a young woman from Ireland who is offered the chance of a new life in New York,” he added.

The statement continued: “Ronan embodies the grace and depth of a classic Hollywood screen star. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is honoured to present the 2016 International Star Award to her.”

The International Star Award is given to an actor or actress who has achieved both critical and commercial recognition across the globe throughout their body of work.

Previous recipients include “Biutiful” star Javier Bardem and “Hitchcock” star Helen Mirren.

The Festival will run between January 1 to 11, 2016.

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