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SHOOTING STARS 2019

Aisling Franciosi • Actress

"TV and film feel a little bit more intimate than theatre"

BERLIN 2019: Irish actress Aisling Franciosi, selected for the 2019 Shooting Stars, talks to us about her work

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Aisling Franciosi, classically trained as a singer and pianist and fluent in Italian, first appeared in BBC series The Fall for which she received the Irish Film and Television Award as Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2015. She was cast in Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall [+see also:
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, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2014. Most recently, she played the lead in The Nightingale by Jennifer Kent, which won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival 2018. Franciosi was honored as one of Screen Daily's prestigious "Stars of Tomorrow" in 2015.