Profits at Saoirse Ronan firm increase by 1,500%

2016 was a good year for the Irish actress...

Profits at Saoirse Ronan firm increase by 1,500%

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Profits at Saoirse Ronan's firm, Slaney Productions Ltd, rose sharply last year off the back of the Irish actress's starring role in Brooklyn.

Her portrayal of Eilis Lacey in the film, which charted a young woman's move from Wexford to New York in the 1950's, earned Ms Ronan an Oscar nomination.

Saoirse's company ended 2016 with a profit of more than €430,000, according to The Irish Times.

That was up from €27,832 in 2015 - an increase of 1,592%.

She followed that up with her Broadway debut, starring in Arthur Miller’s witch-hunt drama, The Crucible.

The company's cash pile increased from €46,286 to €453,110.

2017 is set to be another profitable year for the Carlow native - she plays roles in three projects which are currently in post-production (On Chesil BeachLady Bird, and Loving Vincent).

She also stars in The Seagull, which has been completed and has a further two projects in pre-production.

The actress also recently popped up in the video for Ed Sheeran's 'Galway Girl.'