Aisling Franciosi portrays "Sister Ruth," the youngest of the Sisters. Fragile Ruth is perhaps too eager to impress. She is quick with languages and teaches lace work to the older girls.
Irish-Italian actress Franciosi has firmly cemented herself as one to watch within the industry.
Last year, Franciosi starred in Jennifer Kent’s critically lauded The Nightingale, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize. Her performance garnered glowing reviews and led to an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award for Best Actress, European Shooting Stars Award at the Berlinale International Film Festival and a Gotham Award nomination for Breakthrough Actor. The National Board of Review recognized The Nightingale as one of their Top 10 Independent Films of the year.
Franciosi will next be seen in Franka Potente’s Home alongside Kathy Bates and starring opposite Sandra Bullock and Viola Davis in the Netflix adaptation of Unforgiven from director Nora Fingscheidt, and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie.
In 2015, Franciosi won an Irish Film and Television Award for her role of “Katie Benedetto” in Alan Cubitt’s BAFTA Award-nominated crime drama The Fall, starring opposite Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson. Her additional television credits include the HBO limited series I Know This Much Is True alongside Mark Ruffalo, National Geographic’s Genius: Picasso led by Antonio Banderas, the BBC Three drama Clique, TNT’s Legends and the hugely successful HBO series Game of Thrones as “Lyanna Stark.” Franciosi’s feature credits include Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall, a 2014 Cannes Film Festival competition titled Vera, Quirke and Trivia.
Franciosi is also a classically trained opera singer, having performed in La Bohème, Tosca and Il Trovatore.