Magazine article Screen International

Aisling Franciosi, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

Magazine article Screen International

Aisling Franciosi, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

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ACTOR: Like everyone else who watched TV series The Fall, casting director Kahleen Crawford's eyes were drawn to Aisling Franciosi as the precocious teenage neighbour of the serial killer played by Jamie Dornan.

Ultimately, it led her to cast the Dublin-born actress as a rebellious teenager in Ken Loach's Cannes Competition title Jimmy's Hall.

Franciosi, whose father is Italian and who speaks Italian, French and Spanish fluently enough to want to appear in films in all those countries, is the first Irish actress to appear in Stars of Tomorrow.

Hailing from a family of academics, 22-year-old Franciosi studied French and Spanish at Trinity College, Dublin (juggling her course with theatre roles in the Irish capital), leaving in her fourth year for a role in the BBC One drama Quirke opposite Gabriel Byrne.

"I knew always that acting was what I wanted to do," she says. …

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