Home News TV Listings Movies Oscars Music Video Photos Radio Book Club Life & Style


Irish actors on Stars of Tomorrow list

1 of 1 Aisling Franciosi and Sam Keeley
Aisling Franciosi and Sam Keeley

Irish actors Sam Keeley (What Richard Did) and Aisling Franciosi (Jimmy's Hall) have been chosen as 'Stars of Tomorrow' in a major focus on new talent in the film industry publication Screen International.

After she was cast in the TV series The Fall, Dublin-born Franciosi starred in Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall and the series Quirke.

Keeley, who is from Offaly, also starred in The Other Side of Sleep, directed by Rebecca Daly.

Screen International Contributing Editor Fionnuala Halligan consults with industry experts to find the best rising talents in Britain and Ireland.

Commenting on her selection this year, Halligan said: "I've had my eye on Sam and Aisling for a while, particularly with Sam whom I noted in his debut The Other Side of Sleep some years ago. It's no surprise to me how his career is powering on."

Halligan added: "Aisling registered strongly with me in The Fall and it was a coincidence that she had been cast in Jimmy's Hall."

Actors who previously featured as 'Stars of Tomorrow' include Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Robert Pattinson, James McAvoy and John Boyega, who has recently been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII.

James Hickey, Chief Executive of the Irish Film Board, said: "We are delighted to see Sam and Aisling achieve international recognition for their work. They have both worked on projects that have been financed by the IFB and we hope they go on to achieve long-lasting careers."

add your own comment
User contributions and/or comments do not, unless specifically stated, represent the views of RTÉ.ie or RTÉ.
Click here for Terms of use