Saoirse Ronan has revealed that she would love a role in the upcoming 'Hobbit' films to work with director Peter Jackson again.

The Oscar-nominated Irish actress is strongly rumoured to be in talks to play the character Itaril in the films, but she did not reveal any further details at the launch of the IFTAs in Dublin yesterday.

When asked if she would like to play the role, she replied: "Yeah if I was asked, certainly."

Her father Paul said that it would be great if she landed the Hobbit part, but did not say if she had been asked.

He told journalists: "It would be something that would be wonderful if it happens. I don't think all of the cast members have been chosen or asked yet because it's going to be such a long project.

"It's going to take a long time. She worked with Peter on 'The Lovely Bones'. After a couple of weeks with working with Peter it's like being part of his family.

"It would be wonderful to see them all again and to work with them again."