Raffey Camomile Cassidy is an English actress born in a town called Worsley, near Manchester, on August 30, 2002. Her father is Simon Cassidy, a master of acting and her siblings are the actors Grace, Finney and Mossie Cassidy. Although she grew up in a family where her responsibilities were involved in the entertainment business, her career did not start intentionally. She, at the tender age of 7, accompanied her brother Finney to an audition and while she waited outside, the casting directors announced that they needed a girl and she accepted the offer immediately.
Raffey debuted as an actress in 2009 in a television movie titled Spanish Flu: The Fallen Forgotten playing little Ellen. This role opened up many other television program opportunities for the young actress. This includes the BBC series Manchester 32 Brinkbun Street in 2011 with the role of Nora. In 2012 and 2013, she was in Stepping Up as Freya and Mr. Selfridge as Beatrice respectively.
In 2012, she debuted on the big screen with Johnny Deep. The Warner Bros movie was directed by Tim Burton and was titled Dark Shadows. In it, Cassidy played the young version of Eva Green with the role of Young Angelique. In the same year, she also appeared as Young Snow White, in the action film Snow White and the Hunter with Charlize Theron.
The following year, he starred in a short film called The Beast as Mia. She followed that up by portraying Molly Moon in the 2015 film, Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism, which was based on Georg Byng’s novels. In it, Raffey learned many fun choreographies and even recorded an original song for the film’s soundtrack. Also, perfectly personified the wonderfully complex character, Athena, in Tomorrowland, an adventure movie and science fiction from Disney. In the film, she shared credits with actors George Clooney, Hugh Laurie and Britt Robertson, and made most of her own incredible stunts instead of her double, which she enjoyed learning a lot. She spent two months training in gymnastics, swimming, martial arts and driving. During the same year, she also appeared in the short films Rust and The Heist Before Christmas.
In 2016, she played Miranda in the short film Miranda’s Letter and Anna Vatan, daughter of Brad Pitt in the finale of the feature film Allied. In 2017, she was Kim Murphy, daughter of Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in the horror film, written and directed by the Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos The Killing of a Sacred Deer.
During an interview, Raffey talked about the rarity of the audition for the movie, and said: “In London, I auditioned with Yorgos [Lanthimos], which was great because I had to do weird things like talk as fast as I could and when I needed to breathe, I had to faint.” Also, she perfected her American accent by watching the Disney channel and singing Ellie Goulding’s popular song ‘Burn’ in her scenes.
Currently, the 15-year-old actress has just filmed the movie Vox Lux with Natalie Portman, and awaits its release next year. Also, she debuted as a model on the catwalk of the Hotel Regina for a special invitation and at the last minute of Miuccia Prada during the Miu Miu event held in Paris, France.
When Raffey is not acting, she is a teenager who still lives with her parents and siblings in Manchester, United Kingdom and who likes to do gymnastics, dance and spend time with her friends. Currently she attends school and works hard for her GCSE exams, to soon attend a university and become an incredible fashion designer. Also, she loves doing special effects make up, and at the moment she is not interested in social networks, since she prefers to keep her life private.