Anna Shaffer

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Anna Shaffer
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Born (1992-03-15) 15 March 1992 (age 22)
London, England, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009–present
Television Hollyoaks

Anna Shaffer (born 15 March 1992) is an English actress, best known for her role as Ruby Button in teen soap opera Hollyoaks, and for her role as Romilda Vane in the Harry Potter film series.[1][2]

Early Life and career[edit]

Anna was born in London, and attended secondary school at Highgate Wood School in Haringey, London. She later attended Camden School for Girls in the Sixth Form.

On 19 December 2007 she was cast in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as Romilda Vane, the fourth year student who tried to use a love potion on Harry. She would then reprise this role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2010 and 2011.

In December 2010, the Liverpool Echo reported that eighteen-year-old Shaffer would be joining the cast of Hollyoaks as Ruby, the sister of Duncan Button (Dean Aspen).[3] Shaffer originally auditioned for the role of Leanne Holiday, but she was later cast as Ruby. Shaffer relocated to Liverpool, where Hollyoaks is filmed, for the role. She began filming her scenes in late 2010.[4] Shaffer made her first on-screen appearance as Ruby in the episode broadcast on 3 January 2011.[5] In May 2011, it was speculated that Shaffer would be leaving Hollyoaks.[4] However, this was denied and a show spokesperson told Digital Spy "We don't want to spoil the storylines for the viewers, however we can confirm that Anna Shaffer is with Hollyoaks for the foreseeable future."[4]

During 2012, she appeared in the music video for YDEK by Warehouse Republic, then in October 2013, it was reported that Anna would be leaving Hollyoaks in the new year, with Anna speaking about it to Digital Spy on 23 November, saying "I've loved my time at Hollyoaks and playing Ruby, but I've just got itchy feet and I want a new, fresh beginning. Obviously we film up in Liverpool and I miss London, my parents, my brother and my boyfriend, so I'm ready for a change but I'll be really sad to leave".[6] Schaffer made her on screen exit from Hollyoaks as Ruby on 13 February 2014.



Year Title Role
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Romilda Vane
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2


Year Title Role Notes
2011–14 Hollyoaks Ruby Button Regular cast member
First appearance: 3 January 2011
Last appearance: 13 February 2014
Nominated for "Sexiest Female" at The British Soap Awards 2013

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Notes
2012 YDEK by Warehouse Republic Girl


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