Anna Shaffer

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Anna Shaffer
Anna Shaffer.jpg
Shaffer in 2011
Born (1992-03-15) 15 March 1992 (age 25)
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 roles as Ruby Button in teen soap opera Hollyoaks and Romilda Vane in the Harry Potter film series.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Shaffer was born in London, and attended secondary school at Highgate Wood School in Haringey like her brother Joshua. She later attended Camden School for Girls in the Sixth Form.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

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, Shaffer said she would be leaving Hollyoaks in the new year in an interview with 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 , so I'm ready for a change but I'll be really sad to leave".[6] Shaffer made her on screen exit from Hollyoaks as Ruby on 13 February 2014. In 2014 she appeared in one episode of Glue as "Heather" and in 2016 she began filming Class in which she will appear as "Rachel".

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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

Television[edit]

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
2014 Glue Heather 1 episode
2016 Class Rachel 2 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Notes
2012 YDEK by Warehouse Republic Girl

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ruby isn't leaving 'Hollyoaks'". Digital Spy. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Meet the new Hollyoaks cast members set to sizzle on screen". Liverpool Echo. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Miles, Tina (28 December 2010). "Meet the new Hollyoaks cast members set to sizzle on screen". Liverpool Echo. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Kilkelly, Daniel (10 May 2011). "Ruby isn't leaving 'Hollyoaks'". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (3 January 2011). "2986: Jason visits the clinic with Heidi". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "'Hollyoaks' Anna Shaffer on Ruby exit: 'I want a fresh start'". Digital Spy. 

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