FranciosiAislingCVJan12.pdf [CV, 221KB]
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Aisling first appeared on screen as Katie in The Fall for BBC and then as Phoebe Griffin, the young female lead and daughter to Gabriel Byrne, in BBC’s Quirke on both BBC One and RTE in early 2014. Aisling has just been awarded the IFTA for 2015 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama for her appearance as Katie in season two of The Fall. She will soon travel to Prague to begin work in a recurring role in LEGENDS starring Sean Bean for FOX/TNT.
Aisling appeared as Marie in Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2014 prior to an acclaimed general release and more recent appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival 2015 in New York. Aisling also recently appeared opposite Aiden Gillen in the European Space Agency produced short Ambition directed by Academy Award nominee Tomek Baginski (see below). In June 2014 she was named as the first Irish actress to be included in Screen Daily UK’s prestigious Stars of Tomorrow 2014 issue alongside actors like Maisie Williams and Eleanor Tomlinson .
Aisling made her professional theatre debut on the Gate stage in Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol in 2009. Since then she has performed at the Gate in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and, for Corcadorca, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Cork Opera House.
Aisling is a classically trained singer and has obtained a grade 8 with the ABRSM. She made her professional singing debut in Il Trovatore and La Boheme with Opus 1 opera company and went on to sing in the Ellen Kent Opera company’s production of Tosca. She also sang in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat_(Bill Kenwright Productions) in the Gaiety Theatre. Aisling has reached grade 7 in piano with the ABRSM.
Aisling is fluent in Italian, Spanish and French, with a bachelor degree in French and Spanish from Trinity College Dublin.