Who is Raffey Cassidy?
British actress Raffey Camomile Cassidy was born under the zodiac sign Scorpio on 12 November 2001, in Worsley, Salford, England. She has 21 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for portraying Denise in the 2022 horror comedy “White Noise”, which starred Greta Gerwig and Adam Driver, and was written and directed by Noah Baumbach. It follows the lives of members of a middle-class American family, and the movie won two of its 26 award nominations.
Raffey’s today quite active in the film industry and is currently shooting for the upcoming movies “The Brutalist” and “The Silence of Mercy”.
Education and early life
Raffey was raised in Salford alongside her siblings Finney, Mossie and Grace, by their father Simon Cassidy and mother whose name remains undisclosed; Simon’s an actor with 10 credits to his name, and is perhaps known best for playing Pep in the 2017 drama movie “Small Town Hero”. Raffey’s brother Finney’s an actor with eight credits, and her sister Grace has 10 acting credits.
Raffey studied acting at David Johnson Drama in Manchester and was seven when she made her debut film appearance, playing Ellen in the 2009 drama “Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen”, which starred Mark Gatiss and Bill Paterson, and was directed by Justin Hardy. It follows the outbreak of a deadly flu following the end of World War I; the movie was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor – Television for Bill Paterson.
Raffey studied at a local high school in London, England and upon matriculating in 2020 didn’t enroll at college.
Roles in TV series
Raffey’s appeared in just three TV series. Her debut role was playing one of the main characters Nora in all five episodes of the 2011 drama “32 Brinkburn Street”, which also starred Rebecca Callard and Maggie Steed, and was created by Karen Laws; it follows the lives of members of two families who lived in the same house, one in 1931 and the other in 2011.
In 2012, Raffey portrayed Freya in the episode “The Cloudwatch Club” of the family drama “Stepping Up”, which starred Molly Jones and Rhianna Hosmer, and follows a group of children as they’re progressing from elementary to high school.
In 2013, she played Beatrice Selfridge in nine episodes of the popular historical drama “Mr Selfridge”, which starred Jeremy Piven and Ron Cook, and was created by Andrew Davies; it follows the life of the founder of London’s department store Selfridge, and the series was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score), for Charlie Mole.
Roles in movies
In 2012, Raffey portrayed Young Angelique in the popular family fantasy comedy “Dark Shadows”, which starred Michele Pfeiffer and Johnny Depp, and was directed by Tim Burton. It follows vampire Barnabas Collins who’s been set free and has returned to his ancestral home after having been imprisoned for hundreds of years, and the movie won two of its 14 award nominations. Also in 2012, Raffey played Young Snow White in the critically acclaimed action adventure “Snow White and the Hunstman”, which won 13 of its 45 award nominations, including two Oscar nominations for Best Achievement in Visual Effects and Best Achievement in Costume Design.
The year 2015 saw her appear in three movies: the family adventure fantasy “Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism”, the action family adventure “Tomorrowland” and the short drama “Rust”.
In 2016, she played Anna in the critically acclaimed romantic action “Allied”, which starred Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt, and was directed by Robert Zemeckis. Set in 1942, the movie follows a Canadian intelligence officer who’s fallen in love with a female French Resistance fighter in North Africa, and it won one of its 11 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Costume Design.
Raffey’s also known for playing Kim Murphy in the 2017 mystery horror “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”, which starred Herb Caillouet and Barry G. Bernson, and was written and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. It follows a charismatic surgeon Steven who’s taken under his wing a teenage boy who’s now turned sinister, and the movie won seven of its 60 award nominations.
Some of Raffey’s most recent movie roles have been in the 2019 horror mystery “The Other Lamb”, the 2020 short drama “Nightwalk” and the 2023 animated action “Kensuke’s Kingdom” (voice role).
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— Miu Miu (@MIUMIUofficial) January 24, 2020
Raffey sang the song “Burn” in the 2017 movie “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and three songs in the 2018 movie “Vox Lux”.
Some of Raffey’s most recent talk-show appearances have been in “Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition”, “Made in Hollywood” and “IMDb on the Scene – Interviews”.
Awards and nominations
Raffey’s been nominated for four awards, including a 2015 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Youth Performance, a 2016 Young Entertainer Award for Best Leading Young Actress – Feature Film and a 2016 Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Youth Performance, all for “Tomorrowland”.
Love life and relationships
Raffey shies away from speaking about her love life in public and hasn’t mentioned any boys or girls whom she’s been with.
While most of Raffey’s fans believe that the young actress is currently focused on her career and isn’t pursuing love, there are today rumors circulating the internet, claiming that she’s been spotted spending time together with her non-celebrity American boyfriend in Los Angeles, California; several fans have claimed to have seen them but no evidence has been provided to support this, nor has Raffey taken the time to address the rumors.
There are also those who’ve claimed that she’s perhaps lesbian, and because of this doesn’t speak about her love life in public, but this hasn’t been addressed by Raffey either.
She seems to be unattached as of September 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Raffey doesn’t have an Instagram account as she prefers to keep her personal life away from media, but she’s still allowed for her fan page to be created; it’s today followed by close to 40,000 people and numbers over 180 pictures and videos uploaded onto it. Most of the content on the Instagram page features Raffey acting.
The British film magazine “Screen International” named Raffey Star of Tomorrow in 2013.
She wasn’t planning on launching her career when she was cast in her first role, but rather kept her brother company during an audition; it turned out that the producers needed a young actress.
Raffey’s passionate about a number of activities, and likes to spend her spare time dancing, playing tennis with her friends and cycling.
Tom Hardy’s one of her favorite actors, and some of her favorite movies include “Venom”, “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Lawless”.
Appearance and net worth
Raffey’s age is 21. She has blue eyes and brown hair, weighs around 115lbs (53kgs) and is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall.
Raffey’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of September 2023.