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Raffey For W Magazine

Raffey appears in a new editorial! This time she did it in W Magazine with two beautiful photos taken by photographer Jeff Henrikson. Check below part of the article and the previews of the images added to the gallery.

Raffey Cassidy’s entrée into the acting world was a complete accident—and not particularly auspicious. At the age of seven, she was waiting for one of her elder brothers, who at the time was an aspiring actor, outside of an audition for a BBC drama when the casting director, in need of a young girl for a small role, spotted her and asked if she’d like to give it a try. “I don’t remember much other than sitting under a table hacking away,” says Cassidy, now 16 and a high school student in her native Manchester, England. “It was a little coughing and dying part. But I loved being on set immediately—mostly the costumes and the makeup at the time. And I’ve been working ever since.”

And working with some of Hollywood’s biggest names, no less. Her breakthrough, in 2015’s sci-fi adventure flick Tomorrowland—in which she played an animatronic girl—had her sharing the screen with George Clooney. In 2017, she was Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell’s troubled teen daughter in Yorgos Lanthimos’s eerie thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer, which won Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival. And most recently, she played both a young Natalie Portman and Portman’s daughter in Vox Lux, which centers on a school shooting survivor who, after singing at a memorial, becomes a hugely successful—though deeply damaged—pop star. “It’s definitely the dark side of fame. She never really deals with the aftermath of the trauma so it’s all coming back when she’s older,” says Cassidy of Celeste, the role she shares with Portman.

And share it they actually do. This isn’t the sort of younger-self role that’s relegated to a few flashback scenes. Cassidy helms the first hour of the movie solo and, once Portman appears on the screen, the willowy Brit—who slips seamlessly into the role of Albertine, Celeste’s introverted teen daughter—more than holds her own. As the Washington Post review of the film said —in the headline, no less—“Natalie Portman gets top billing but is upstaged by an actress you’ve never heard of.” […]


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Raffey for Dazed

Raffey recently recorded a new editorial for the February edition of Dazed Digital! She did a beautiful photo session with the photographer Laura Jane Coulson, and she wore the Miu Miu SS19 clothes. Her stylist was Elizabeth Fraser-Bell. The number of the magazine is now available. If you want to acquire it, you can do it here. Next, you can read the interview published by the magazine on its website!


Ever had a sliding-doors moment? Chances are you won’t know if you’ve experienced one of those instances in life where everything could have changed. Or maybe you haven’t had one yet. For 17-year-old Raffey Cassidy, her own came early and distinct, one day when she was tagging along with her older brother to an audition.

“It’s a funny story,” the young Mancunian begins, sitting in an east London cafe late on a Sunday afternoon. “I actually got into acting because my brother, Mossie, had an audition after school. I was with him and they said, ‘We need another girl. Would you like to come in and try?’ So I went in and had a go. Literally, the audition was (me) coughing: I coughed and died and that was me. I ended up getting the part.”

In 2019, somewhere between acclaim and anonymity, Raffey Cassidy moves freely – but for how much longer? Just seven years old at the time of her television debut, the actress has now been appearing on screen for longer than she hasn’t, starring in films alongside George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell and Natalie Portman. In person, the teenager is the antithesis of her recent roles. Cassidy plays a troubled girl who grows up too fast in this year’s Vox Lux and a girl who grows to become trouble in 2017’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer, taken advantage of by a sleazy rock star in the former and muttering “Fuck you” to her mother from her hospital bed in the latter. The real Raffey is curious and considered, giving you the distinct feeling that she has spent her childhood warming up for greatness. Her smart screen choices have paid off – these are performances that show all the signs of imminent arrival. Continue reading Raffey for Dazed

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Raffey for Vogue

Yesterday, Vogue Darling published on his site the interview they did to Raffey for the magazine British Vogue, which will be released in the month of June. They also posted a image of the photoshoot she did with the photographer Leon Mark and a beautiful selfie taken by Raffey. Below you can see the images, in addition to the article:


Raffey Cassidy is 15 years old but her screen credits already read like those of an actress more than twice her age. Later this year she’ll star in Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux alongside Natalie Portman and Jude Law, while previous co-stars include Nicole Kidman (The Killing of a Sacred Deer), George Clooney (Tomorrowland), Brad Pitt (Allied) and Charlize Theron (Snow White and the Huntsman). Until now her age has meant mainly “child of” roles, but as she enters her late teens, Manchester-born Cassidy is excited by the new shift in Hollywood. “There are a lot of interesting and cool parts at the moment, especially about the teenage experience. It’s a good time to be an actress.” What label would Britain’s next screen sensation choose to collect her Oscar in? “Chloé, Louis Vuitton, Chanel… or Topshop.”

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Raffey for Heroine Magazine

Raffey made a new and amazing photo session for Heroine Magazine. The photos were made by the talented photographer Fabien Kruszelnicki, and you can see them in our gallery. Be sure to check it!
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Raffey for V Magazine

Raffey recently recorded a new editorial for the March edition of V Magazine! She wore an incredible Louis Vuitton outfit, which you can see in the images I added to the gallery. The magazine number is available at the kiosks now and you can also request your copy at Next, look at the article published by the magazine on its website!

Like most 16-year-olds, Raffey Cassidy has just returned home from school, and is starting on her homework. Unlike most 16-year-olds, today that includes an interview—this very one—to promote her latest project: psychological horror film The Killing of a Sacred Deer, co-starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, and Alicia Silverstone, and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, known for 2015’s The Lobster. “I have a really normal life, to be honest,” the actress swears over the phone from her family home in Manchester. Of course, “normal” is relative and, for Cassidy, shuffling between sets and school halls is exactly that.

As the youngest of five children, Cassidy grew up watching her siblings, 24-year-old Grace and 22-year-old Finney, navigate acting from an early age. “Grace was first and then when Finney started I remember seeing how much fun they had with acting,” remembers Cassidy, whose acting chops were first discovered when she accompanied her brother to one of his auditions. That eventually led to roles in 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman and 2015’s Tomorrowland, which she refers to as “the first big thing I’ve ever done.” It was beneficial that, throughout the process, she could take cues from veteran George Clooney. “Through observing him, it was helpful to see the way he not only acts but the way he behaves on set,” she recalls. “The way he treats everyone with respect was something that will stay with me forever.”

Cassidy’s experience on The Killing of a Sacred Deer was similar. “Because Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell have such different personalities, I learned so much from both of them,” she says. “Nicole was always such a caring person who made everyone feel comfortable on set. Colin always made you feel quite comfortable as well because he was always having a joke—which was necessary because The Killing of a Sacred Deer was so dark. We were always having fun and laugh- ing on set, which you probably wouldn’t expect.”

Comedy may be an area Cassidy explores next. “I want to see how it all goes down on set,” she says. Her future hopes also include pur- suing a career in fashion design, perhaps at Central Saint Martins or the New School’s Parsons School of Design. The interest was piqued after she sat front row at this past London Fashion Week. “I used to want to work in prosthetics for film,” she says, “[But] in the last year, I went to the Louis Vuitton and Burberry fashion shows and that set me on wanting to do fashion. I was so inspired by the runway.” Still, “I’m always changing my mind,” says Cassidy. “Acting has always been the one thing I want to do.”

Cassidy has her acting career on hold at the moment, as she’s currently finishing high school and preparing to take her GCE test (England’s GED equivalent). Even so, she has thought about her future dream cast: “Definitely Britt Robertson,” she says. “Saoirse Ronan—I haven’t worked with her but I’d love to one day. George Clooney, definitely. Obviously, I’d want my brothers and sisters in it.” Working with her siblings would indeed help her preserve the balance she’s struck between being a career actress and a teenager. “I enjoy having the two different worlds,” she says, before correcting herself: “No, the best of both worlds.” Considering all of the momentum she’s gained just over the past couple of years, though, it might not be long until the two become one.