The 80s was a time that saw child celebrities emerge in their numbers in music and movies. A lot of them have become famous adult stars that are loved and celebrated today. Raffey Cassidy belongs to the class of the early 2000s.
This blue-eyed, freckled beauty is a fast-rising English actress and has already made her mark with some big movies and collaborations with veterans within the industry. She is known mostly for her roles in Snow White and the Huntsman, Mr. Selfridge, and Tomorrowland.
Raffey Cassidy Bio, Age
Raffey is a true English girl. She was born in England, in a town called Worsley on August 30, 2002. She attended Moorside High School located in Swinton.
Her career did not start intentionally. She had accompanied her brother to an audition and was waiting outside when they announced that they needed someone to play the role of a little girl. She accepted the offer on the spot.
The movie became her first ever gig. The title of the movie is Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen, where she played the role of a little girl called Ellen. She was just seven years old at the time.
This role opened up several other television show opportunities for young Raffey. This includes 2011’s 32 Brinkbun Street, where she played the role of Nora. In 2012 and 2013, she was in Stepping Up as Freya and Mr. Selfridge as Beatrice respectively.
In 2012, she also starred alongside Johnny Depp for the Warner Bros movie Dark Shadows. The same year, she also appeared as the young Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman alongside veterans like Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, and Kristen Stewart.
The next year, she starred in a short film The Beast, as a character named Mia. She followed that up by portraying the android Athena in the 2015 sci-fi movie Tomorrowland alongside Hugh Laurie and George Clooney. Cassidy also portrayed the character Molly in Amber Entertainment’s movie Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism. She collaborated with Emily Watson and Dominic Monaghan on the movie.
She also played the role of Anna Vatan in the 2016 feature film Allied. In 2017, she was Kim Murphy in the horror movie The Killing of a Sacred Deer alongside Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell. Her other short film features include roles in The Beast in 2013, Rust in 2015, and Miranda’s Letter in 2016.
Raffey Cassidy Family
Her father’s name is Simon Cassidy but her mom doesn’t seem to be in the picture anymore as there is nothing known about her.
Raffey Cassidy’s family members are definitely comfortable with a camera in their faces. She is the runt of the litter. Raffey has three older siblings; a brother Finney Cassidy, and two sisters, Grace and Mossie Cassidy. They are all actors, although none of them have hit the heights that Raffey has reached. Raffey’s is a close family that likes being together on all of their travels.
Height, Quick Facts
Granted, Raffey may still be growing, so, her height is likely to change in the future. She stands at a respectable height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.65m) which is pretty good for a teenage girl.
Raffey was named on the “Stars of Tomorrow” magazine from Screen International in 2013. She currently holds the record for being the actor to be named on the annual list.
Raffey showed a bit of her independent streak during the shooting of Tomorrowland. The actress spent a couple of months preparing herself in the areas of gymnastics, martial arts, and swimming. She had resolved to perform most of her own stunts for the movie.
During this time she had already been attending a David Johnson Drama, a drama school in Manchester for two years. For these two months, she was under the personal tutelage of her drama instructor, who happened to be David Johnson himself. At the same time, she was also fully involved in the school’s production of Hanky Panky, a production that debuted the very next month.
Raffey is an enthusiastic actress with an infectious personality. She has frequently received praise from many people that have worked with her. George Clooney was apparently very impressed with her work ethic, dedication, and talent that he appreciated her by getting her a diamond bracelet.