Raffey Cassidy

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Raffey Cassidy
Raffey Cassidy on the Tomorrowland panel at MCM London Comic Con (cropped).jpg
Cassidy in 2015
Born
Raffey Camomile Cassidy

(2001-11-12) 12 November 2001 (age 20)
Worsley, Salford, England
OccupationActress
Years active2009–present
RelativesGrace Cassidy (sister)

Raffey Camomile Cassidy (born 12 November 2001) is an English actress. She has had roles in films including Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Mr Selfridge (2013), Tomorrowland (2015) and The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017).

Early life[edit]

Raffey Camomile Cassidy was born on 12 November 2001[1] in Salford, England.[2][3] Her father teaches acting and she grew up in a family where her siblings were also involved in the entertainment business. Cassidy took acting classes at David Johnson Drama in Manchester.[4][5] Her first part came unexpectedly as she was accompanying her older brother Mossie 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”.[6]

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 Audio-Animatronic Athena in Disney's Tomorrowland, with George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, and Britt Robertson.[7]

On the television front, Cassidy co-starred in Mr. Selfridge, alongside Jeremy Piven.[7]

In 2013 Cassidy was named on Screen International magazine's Stars of Tomorrow. At that time, she was the youngest actor ever to be featured on the annual list.[8][9]

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

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Key
Denotes productions that have not yet been released Denotes productions that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Dark Shadows Young Angélique Bouchard
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
Tomorrowland Athena
Rust Georgie Short film
2016 Miranda's Letter Miranda
Allied Anna Vatan
2017 The Killing of a Sacred Deer Kimberly "Kim" Murphy
2018 Vox Lux Young Celeste / Albertine
2019 The Other Lamb Selah
2020 Nightwatch Girl Short film
2022 White Noise Denise
TBA The Silence of Mercy dagger Arild Post-production
TBA Kensuke's Kingdom dagger Becky (voice) Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen Ellen Television film
2011 32 Brinkburn Street Nora 5 episodes
2012 Stepping Up Freya Episode: "The Cloudwatch Club"
2013 Mr Selfridge Beatrice Selfridge 9 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raffey Cassidy (30 August 2017). Raffey Cassidy Vox Lux Movie Premiere. YouTube (YouTube interview). Black Hollywood Live. Event occurs at 0:07. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  2. ^ Fitzpatrick, Katie (26 May 2015). "Meet Raffey Cassidy: The 12-year-old tipped to be the next big name in Hollywood". Manchester Evening News.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Alumni of David Johnson". David Johnson Drama. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  5. ^ Fitzpatrick, Katie (17 July 2015). "Meet David Johnson - the drama tutor whose past students include Anna Friel and the late Anne Kirkbride". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Why young actress Raffey Cassidy is the next British breakout star - Interview Magazine". Interview Magazine. 9 November 2017.
  7. ^ 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.
  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.

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