Raffey Cassidy

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Raffey Cassidy
Raffey Cassidy on the Tomorrowland panel at MCM London Comic Con (cropped).jpg
Raffey Cassidy on the Tomorrowland panel at MCM London Comic Con
Born (2002-08-30) 30 August 2002 (age 16)
Worsley, Manchester, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009–present
Relatives Grace Cassidy (sister)

Raffey Cassidy (born 30 August 2002) is an English actress. She is known for her roles in The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Mr Selfridge (2013), and Tomorrowland (2015).

Early life[edit]

Raffey Cassidy was born on 30 August 2002[1][2] in Worsley, Manchester, England.[3][4] Her father teaches acting and she grew up in a family where her siblings were also involved in the entertainment business. Her first part came unexpectedly as she was accompanying her older brother on an audition for a role on a BBC drama. The casting crew needed a girl and, according to Cassidy, she "just happened to be there”.[5]

Career[edit]

Cassidy's credits include Universal Pictures' Snow White and the Huntsman, opposite Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, and Chris Hemsworth, and Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, with Johnny Depp for Warner Bros. In 2015, Cassidy completed production as Molly in Amber Entertainment's Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism, with Emily Watson and Dominic Monaghan, and starred as the android Athena in Disney's Tomorrowland, with George Clooney and Hugh Laurie.[6]

On the television front, Cassidy co-starred in Mr. Selfridge, alongside Jeremy Piven.[6]

In 2013 Cassidy was named on Screen International magazine's Stars of Tomorrow. She is the youngest actor to be featured on the annual list.[7][8][9]

Cassidy is also featured in some short films, such as The Beast,[10] Rust, and Miranda's Letter.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Dark Shadows Young Angelique Bouchard
2012 Snow White and the Huntsman Young Snow White
2013 The Beast Mia Short film
2015 Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism Molly Moon
2015 Tomorrowland Athena
2015 Rust Georgie Short film
2016 Miranda's Letter Miranda Short film
2016 Allied Anna Vatan
2017 The Killing of a Sacred Deer Kim Murphy
2018 Vox Lux Young Celeste & Albertine

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen Ellen TV movie
2011 32 Brinkburn Street Nora
2012 Stepping Up Freya
2013 Mr Selfridge Beatrice Selfridge

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017". United Press International. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Raffey Cassidy biography and filmography | Raffey Cassidy movies". Tribute. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Katie (26 May 2015). "Meet Raffey Cassidy: The 12-year-old tipped to be the next big name in Hollywood". Manchester Evening News.
  4. ^ Furness, Hannah (22 May 2017). "Manchester schoolgirl soaks up glory at Cannes Film Festival before heading home for exams". The Telegraph. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Why young actress Raffey Cassidy is the next British breakout star - Interview Magazine". Interview Magazine. 9 November 2017.
  6. ^ a b Fitzpatrick, Katie (26 May 2015). "Raffey Cassidy: George Clooney's Tomorrowland co-star winning rave reviews". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  7. ^ Glennie, Alasdair (24 June 2013). "Is this little girl Britain's next big film star? Actress Raffey Cassidy becomes youngest ever to make influential UK Stars of Tomorrow list". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  8. ^ Lachno, James (28 June 2013). "Raffey Cassidy: 11-year-old British actress could be next Carey Mulligan". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  9. ^ "One to watch: Raffey Cassidy, Actress, 11". The Independent. London. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKw5p0P0DEk
  11. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk8aVLKW9us

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