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First look at Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn: world exclusive clip

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Saoirse Ronan will return to screens next month to star in new romance drama Brooklyn. The 21-year-old plays young Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey who is forced to move Stateside in search of a better life, after her native Ireland is hit with hard times in the fifties.


In a world exclusive video obtained by HELLO! Online, fans of the Atonement star can see Saoirse in full character, celebrating the end of her book-keeping exams.

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She is all set to spend the weekend at Coney Island with her boyfriend Tony, a sweet Italian immigrant, but she doesn't quite realise just how much preparation is needed. Her fellow lodgers in her all-female boarding house come to her rescue, and dish out fashion advice ahead of her big date.


Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen star as Eilis and Tony in Brooklyn

"We're going to Coney Island at the weekend," says Eilis.

"Oh boy," says a fellow lodger.

"What does that mean?" says Eilis, before she is bombarded with questions.

"Do you have a bathing costume? Do you have sunglasses?" ask two girls.

"Well I was going to...," says Eilis.


The romance drama will be released in UK cinemas on 6 November

"You need sunglasses. I read that if you don't wear them on the beach people will talk about you."

"And what exactly will they say Sheila?" says landlady Mrs. Kehoe, who is played by the hilarious Julie Walters.

"That's the thing Miss. You'll never know because they'll never say it to your face," says a timid lodger.

"Diane is right though Eilish," says Mrs. Kehoe. "You need to think carefully about your costume. It's the most Tony will ever have seen of you. You don't want to put him off!"

Brooklyn, a period drama directed by John Crowley and written by Nick Hornby, will be released in UK cinemas on 6 November.

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