One of Raffey Cassidy parents is Simon Cassidy who taught her to act from a young age. On the other hand, Raffey mother remains anonymous.
Raffey comes from a theatrical home where she started studying acting at seven. 21 years old actress was highly praised for her acting career in Tomorrowland, and her award-winning movie Snow White is set to release on December 30.
The actress received glowing reviews for her work in a Summerland and was predicted to become Hollywood’s next great name. The Science fiction movie’s review about the actress has indicated it right. The British actress with eyes like an amused husky puppy has played her characters well opposite big stars at times.
However, Raffey got into movies through a pure accident while her older brother auditioned for a part in a BBC drama. Cassidy was at the studio and just happened to be at the casting agency. The agency wanted a girl and approached her for the role. Cassidy moved up from minor TV roles to the part of a young Eva Green in Tim Burton’s 2012 adaptation of Dark Shadows at the age of 9.
As mentioned earlier, when she played the smart android Athena in the 2015 film Tomorrowland, her abilities were brought to light. She experienced astounding progress between Tomorrowland and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. It led critics to compare her to Carey Mulligan.
Raffey Cassidy Parents
Raffey Cassidy father Simon Cassidy is an actor from Emmerdale and Doctors. The mother of actress Raffey remains anonymous.
According to Raffey Cassidy’s Facebook post in 2015, she wanted her mother’s name to remain anonymous to the questions asked by her fans. To the question asked about her mom, the author of her profile responded to respect the star’s privacy.
It is worth saying that Raffey’s acting followed the trail of her family members. For Raffey, acting came very naturally because of the environment around the house. Being one of the youngest in the family, she had an opportunity to watch her brothers, sisters, and even her father perform in the movies. Aside from acting, Cassidy has developed a keen interest in fashion.
Raffey says said that she has decided to become an actor and fashion designer at the same time. She has met the creative directors of Louis Vuitton and Burberry while sitting in the first row at their respective runway presentations. It might even be her next mission in life. An actor’s life is very hectic and scheduled. But, Raffey has family genes of defying all the odds when it comes to excelling in any field.
In 2009, Raffey made her acting debut as young Ellen in the television film Spanish Flu: The Fallen Forgotten. This includes Nora’s appearance in the 2011 season of the BBC television series Manchester 32 Brinkbun Street boosted her presence. She played Freya in Stepping Up in 2012 and Beatrice in Mr Selfridge in 2013.
Raffey Cassidy Siblings
Raffey Cassidy siblings Grace Cassidy, Finney Cassidy and Mossie Cassidy, are aspiring actors.
Performing arts have shaped the acting careers of the Cassidy siblings. They believe in the expression and exploration of acting and theatre.
Raffey Cassidy sister Grace Cassidy is the eldest of them all. She is 29 years old actress born on March 24, 1993.
Grace likes to call herself ZIP because the nickname has a quick and energizing pronunciation. She has been an actress for 17 years, majoring in drama and theatre arts at the Goldsmiths University of London. Grace enjoys looking for novel ways to apply her talents and pick up new ones. She loves participating in short plays and facilitating courses on “public speaking” for teenagers.
Cassidy’s most recognizable characters involve The Rachel Towers in the BBC children’s drama Grange Hill. She has also played a number of smaller parts in television shows like The Street, The Chase, and Marian, Again. Cassidy also made a guest appearance in the drama series Casualty 1909. She shared a scene with her real-life brother Mossie Cassidy.
She is renowned for her role in the soap opera Emmerdale, which she joined on July 17, 2009, and departed from the Emmerdale series on April 28, 2012.
Finney Cassidy is a British actor born on June 5, 1998. Finney was the reason Raffey received her first role on BBC.
He attended the renowned National Youth Theatre in Britain to learn acting. While still a college student, Finney received his first professional part after performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival. It honoured him with a National Student Drama Festival award. Hence, after receiving his degree, Finney joined the Donmar Theatre for the UK production of Josie Rourke’s The Machine.
Cassidy’s first acting role was as Cameron Marsh in the Disney film The Evermoor Chronicles (2014). It reprised the part for two seasons in the twenty-episode TV series (2014). However, Finney wanted to pursue his career as a professional soccer player but could not carry on with the dream because of a Knee injury.
Mossie Cassidy played the role of Joe in the TV series Casualty 1909 (2009). He played the role alongside his sister Grace Cassidy.
However, the actor has left his acting career and has been absent from Social media and showbiz news. Apart from Finney, Grace, Raffey and Mossie, the Cassidy family has one more brother who is young to come into movies, Ridley Cassidy.
Mossie and all other family members reside together in their Manchester home. They help each other by suggesting remarks and possible roles for upcoming movies.