Saoirse Ronan's dad appearing in popular Irish soap opera tonight
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Saoirse Ronan's dad appearing in popular Irish soap opera tonight

WHILE Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has been enjoying the lavish spoils that come with being nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards, her father has been busy preparing for his Fair City debut.

Paul Ronan has been a working actor since the early 90’s, having studied his craft in New York.

The 52-year-old has had previous roles in Love/Hate, Striking Out, The Tudors and Ballykissangel. He has also appeared alongside Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt in The Devil’s Own and with Kevin Spacey in Ordinary Decent Criminal.

Now, Ronan will be taking on the role of Anto Collins in Ireland’s longest-running and most popular soap.

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Paul will play dad to characters Hayley and Harmony, who will rock up tonight much to the dissatisfaction of daughter Hayley. Hayley, played by Rebecca Grimes, suspects her dad is hiding something.

The show will air on RTE One tonight at 8 pm.