Older Briony

Older Briony

Years and years after her misguided admission, Briony Tallis is an author. And her last book is by far her most personal.
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Briony Tallis reads a letter meant for her sister. It's the beginning of a tail spin for the character, one that will set in motion all the events of Atonement.
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Briony Tallis

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Briony Tallis is, really, the driving force behind Atonement. It is her lie that sets the events of the story in motion, as the scorned child accuses Robbie of a crime he did not commit. The rest of Briony's life is spent trying to make up for this error in judgment, trying to atone for it.

Played By
Saoirse Ronan
Full Name
Briony Tallis

Briony Tallis Quotes

Briony Tallis, aged 13: Cee?
Cecilia Tallis: Yes?
Briony Tallis, aged 13: Why don't you talk to Robbie anymore?
Cecilia Tallis: I do. We just move in different circles, that's all.

Briony Tallis, aged 13: Lola, can I tell you something? Something really terrible?
Lola Quincey: Yes please.
Briony Tallis, aged 13: What's the worse word you can possibly imagine?