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Saturday 31 January 2015

Saoirse Ronan pretty in punk at film awards night

Saoirse Ronan at last night's British Independent Film Awards
Saoirse Ronan at last night's British Independent Film Awards

Saoirse Ronan looked like a demure punk princess when she arrived at the British Independent Film Awards in a gothic floral dress.

Her gorgeous guna featured colourful panels in tangerine and yellow hues and was layered with black embroidered organza.

Saoirse paired her dress with strappy sandals and kept jewellery to a minimum. She wore her hair down and went for smoky eye makeup at the red carpet event.

Saoirse was going head to head with Dame Judi Dench at the awards hosted by Co Antrim actor James Nesbitt.

Nesbitt opened the event which he described as "better than the Baftas, more original than the Oscars and less Nazi than the GQ Awards".

Carlow native Saoirse was up for her role in How I Live Now in which she plays a foul-mouthed and angst-ridden teenager, while Dame Judi was nominated for her role in Philomena.

The film tells the true story of Philomena Lee's search for the son she was forced to give up for adoption in 1950s Ireland.

Irish co-production Philomena – filmed in Northern Ireland – chalked up a number of other nominations, including Best Film, Best Actor Category and Best Screenplay.

In the end, Lindsay Duncan won best actress for Le Week-End, James McAvoy best actor for Filth, Imogen Poots best supporting actress for The Look of Love and Ben Mendelsohn best supporting actor for Starred Up.

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