On the night of February 12 during the Miu Miu Women’s Tales event dedicated to New York Fashion Week, the director, screenwriter, and Polish producer Małgorzata Szumowska, premiere her short film entitled “Nightwalk” with the spectacular performance of Raffey Cassidy and the Polish model Filip Rutkowski.
Nightwalk is a silent story of two youths with different backgrounds sharing the weight of familial estrangement which begins as the protagonists embark on a life-changing stroll through the darkened streets of Warsaw, Poland. The once notoriously conservative city, now asleep, transforms into fields of liberation. The young girl and boy cross paths, sharing an immediate sense of understanding and reassurance of life within their rigid inherited gender roles. The film follows their simultaneous transformations, with building energy of excitement in their newly embodied freedom. Teen acting star Raffrey Cassidy, the fresh-face of young Snow White in Snow White and The Huntsman, brings her youthful innocence to the role of the daughter. No stranger to the house of Miu Miu, the brand’s AW18 campaign saw her modeling debut – all peachy flushed cheeks and smokey eyes, the perfect embodiment of the dark mystery and playful naivety that their collections encompass. Following her previous lead in Szumowska’s The Other Lamb, Cassidy’s work with the director continues to champion female empowerment in Miu Miu’s commission.
Of course, the night did not stop there. At the end of the screening, the moviegoers were off, jumping into the buses lining Second Avenue to be carried to dinner and then join the party with DJ Silvia Prada’s tracks.
On September 6, Raffey attended Variety Studio presented by AT&T during the 2019 Toronto Film Festival with to her castmate Michiel Huisman and director Malgorzata Szumowska to discuss “The Other Lamb”. Then, he attended the photocall at TIFF Bell Lightbox and Cocktail Reception at the Nordstrom Supper SuiteMARBL restaurant.
Check below the links and some previews of the photos in HQ added to the gallery. You can also see some portraits that were made during the festival with some of the members of the film.
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.” […]
Raffey has a new project, and something different from what I was used to doing! This time, she will lend her voice to Becky in the animated movie “Kensuke’s Kingdom.”
The film with an unknown release date will be based on the book of the same name written by Michael Morpurgo and will be directed by Neil Boyle and Kirk Hendry from a script written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
Kensuke’s Kingdom tells the story of Michael, who is taken by his family on a round-the-world sailing trip. When a storm strikes he is washed overboard and ends up on a remote island in the Pacific where he struggles to survive on his own. Unable to find food or water, as the boy and his dog curl up to sleep, Michael knows they cannot last long.
But he soon realises there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive. Following a close-run battle between life and death, the mysterious Japanese stranger – Kensuke – reluctantly allows Michael into his world and they begin to form a friendship. But something threatens to destroy the fragile world Kensuke has created on the island, and they must use all their courage, skills and resourcefulness to try to save it. Kensuke’s Kingdom is a thrilling adventure story with a poignant ecological message that will resonate with audiences across the world.
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
The Newport Beach Film Festival U.K. Honors evening celebrated its fifth anniversary on Thursday with several honorees and the presentation of Variety’s10 Brits to Watch at the Langham Hotel in London.
The star-studded celebration marks the kickoff of BAFTA Awards weekend and included honors to the Arts Champions, Breakout Talent, Artists of Distinction, Icons, and Outstanding Achievement in Cinema.
In addition, Variety presented the 2019 10 Brits to Watch, an honor they’ve been bestowing on British talent since 2013. This year’s class is: Rhianne Barreto, Raffey Cassidy, Paapa Essiedu, Jess Glynne, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Billy Howle, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Jessica Swale, Joivan Wade, and Fionn Whitehead.
In November Deadline organized “The contenders”, an event to promote several movies for the awards season. Vox Lux was one of them, and we finally two videos have been published from the film’s panel, with Raffey, Natalie Portman and Brady Corbet.