Rose Ayling-Ellis is an English actress. Deaf since birth, she is a British Sign Language user. She is best known for playing the role of Frankie Lewis, in the BBC soap opera EastEnders (2020–2022).
Rose Ayling-Ellis recently made her West End stage debut in As You Like It, at new West End venue @sohoplace theatre in London.
In 2021, she became the first deaf contestant to appear on Strictly Come Dancing, and with Giovanni Pernice, won the nineteenth series. She is the recipient of the Visionary Honours for Inspirational Person of the Year.
She has taken part in a number of stage productions, including Mother Courage (Royal Exchange); Faith, Hope And Charity R&D (National Theatre), Peter Pan (Birmingham Rep) and Herons Workshop (Lyric Hammersmith). Her television credits include Summer of Rockets, Casualty and Signs for Change.
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