After departing EastEnders, Rose Ayling-Ellis’ next TV job has been made public.
The actress who portrayed Frankie Lewis, Mick Carter’s (Danny Dyer) daughter, left for a new position in Scotland in September.
The ITV drama Code of Silence will include Rose in a new role.
The television show will focus on Alison Woods, a Deaf caterer who is striving to help her Deaf mother, Julie, while also making ends meet.
Alison is contacted by DC Ashleigh Francis while working one of her two jobs at the police canteen. She asks her to lip read the talks of some dangerous criminals, which catapults her into a brand-new and thrilling world.
The police probe is soon opened up by Alison’s interpretation of the gang’s covert meetings. She becomes attracted to Liam, one of the primary suspects, which complicates her views regarding the case.
By agreeing to collaborate with the police, Alison understands she is putting herself in danger, and she knows she should back off when problems threaten to affect her personal life.
Can she let go, though?
Rose Ayling-Ellis expressed her excitement about taking on the job of Code of Silence and working with the amazing Mammoth Screen team in a statement about her new position.
“I knew I wanted to be a part of this movie when I first read Catherine Moulton’s screenplay because it was clear that her first-hand knowledge and insight had allowed her to construct a really realistic character. I am so happy ITV are as eager as we are to bring this to life, and I can’t wait to get to began!’.
Rose Ayling-Ellis is one of the UK’s brightest performers, and Catherine Moulton is one of our most promising young writers, so this truly is a marriage made in heaven, said Damien Timmer, founder and chief creative officer of Mammoth Screen. Code of Silence is a gripping thriller that will force you to see the world differently.
As the first Deaf participant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2021, Rose also made history.
Together with her professional partner Giovanni Pernice, she went on to win the competition.
She most recently appeared in the BBC initiative Sing for the King, which saw choirs from all around the country sing during the King’s Coronation Concert, along with Amanda Holden, Motsi Mabuse, and Gareth Malone.
Unify, an all-deaf sign ensemble that uses BSL to sign music lyrics, benefited from Rose’s mentoring.