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Aisling Franciosi (/ˈæʃlɪŋ/ Italian: [ˈɛʃliŋɡ franˈtʃoːzi]; born 6 June 1993[1][2]) is an Irish-Italian actress. She is known for playing the part of Katie Benedetto in the BBC Two crime drama television series The Fall,[3] her role as Kate Crawford in the TNT series Legends,[4] and for starring in the 2018 Australian film The Nightingale.

Aisling Franciosi
Aisling Franciosi.jpg
Franciosi in 2016
Born (1993-06-06) 6 June 1993 (age 26)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin
Years active2012–present

In 2016, Franciosi joined the cast of the HBO series Game of Thrones in the sixth and seventh seasons as Lyanna Stark.[5] In 2017, she took the lead role in The Nightingale, a period film set in Tasmania and directed by Jennifer Kent.[6]


Early lifeEdit

Franciosi was born in Italy and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. She is the third child of an Italian father and an Irish mother. She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Italian. She studied French and Spanish at Trinity College, Dublin.[7]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Jimmy's Hall Marie
2014 Ambition Apprentice Short film for the European Space Agency Rosetta mission
2016 Ambition – Epilogue Master Short film for the ESA Rosetta mission
2018 The Nightingale Clare
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Trivia Trish Episode 2.5
2013–2016 The Fall Katie Benedetto Main role
2014 Quirke Phoebe Griffin 3 episodes
2015 Vera Sigourney O'Brien Episode: "Muddy Waters"
2015 Legends Kate Crawford Main role (season 2)
2016–2017 Game of Thrones Lyanna Stark Episodes: "The Winds of Winter", "The Dragon and the Wolf"
2017 Clique Georgia Cunningham 6 episodes


Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2015 Irish Film and Television Award Best Actress in a Supporting Role The Fall Won [8]


  1. ^ "Aisling Franciosi". Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  2. ^ Franciosi, Aisling [@AisFranciosi] (6 Jun 2014). "Another year older and no wiser?!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Morgan Jeffery (5 January 2016). "The Fall will wrap up with a third and final series". Digital Spy.
  4. ^ "Legends: Sean Bean Returns in Season Two of TNT Series". TVSeriesFinale. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  5. ^ White, James. "Game Of Thrones: the Jon Snow revelation and what it all means", Empire Online, 28 June 2016. Retrieved on 28 June 2016.
  6. ^ Nordine, Michael (14 March 2017). "'The Nightingale': Jennifer Kent Begins Production on Her Follow-up to 'The Babadook'", IndieWire. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  7. ^ Greco, Patti. ""The Fall" Star Aisling Franciosi on Getting Tied Up by Jamie Dornan", Cosmopolitan, 26 January 2016. Retrieved on 28 June 2016.
  8. ^ "IFTA 2015 Nominees". The Irish Film & Television Academy. Archived from the original on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016.

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