FranciosiAislingCVJan12.pdf [CV, 221KB]
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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, most recently she played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet for Corcadorca at the Cork Opera House.
In 2013 Aisling was cast as Phoebe Griffin, the young female lead, in the new TV mini-series Quirke starring Gabriel Byrne, Geraldine Somerville and Michael Gambon, produced by the BBC and Element Pictures and based on the John Banville novels written under the pen name of Benjamin Black. The series of three 90 minute films is due to air on BBC 1 in May of 2014. In 2012 Aisling was cast as Katie in_ The Fall with Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan which aired to record numbers on BBC One in 2013. She is currently shooting season 2 of the same series in Belfast. In 2013 Aisling was cast in the central role of Marie in Ken Loach’s forthcoming feature film _Jimmy’s Hall which is due for general release in the Spring of 2014.
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 also reached grade 7 in piano with the ABRSM.
Aisling spent the first few years of her life in Italy and settled in Dublin at five years of age. She has fluent Italian and Spanish and is more than proficient in French. She took a bachelor degree in languages, studying French and Spanish at Trinity College Dublin.