Saoirse Ronan seems to be an actress that cannot put a foot wrong at the moment. With critical and box office acclaim from the age of thirteen, she has chosen a range of projects confirming her versatility as an actress. Off the success of her Oscar Nominated performance in Lady Bird, the Irish starlet again flexes her accent muscle, in coming of age dram On Chesil Beach.
Following the relationship of Ronan’s Florence with future husband Edward (Billy Howle). Set in 1950’s England the changes of the 60’s feel miles away from the pairs scenic life and traditional courtship. Yet the pair experience tension and misunderstandings that linger all the way up to their wedding night. The film is a tender tale of how fear can shape our decesions and lives long term.
Adapted for the screen by Ian McEwan, based on his own best selling book of the same name. The film is directed by Dominic Cooke in his first feature film after a long theatre career. The film also features Anne-Marie Duff, Emily Watson and Samuel West.
To celebrate the films release Lionsgate UK have released two new clips
The film is in cinemas now.