Rising Star: Raffey Cassidy
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2019 started off as a busy year for Raffey, she is once again seen in an editorial, this time for W Magazine! The editoral was posted a couple of days ago on the magazine’s website, including two stunning new photos of Raffey photographed by Jeff Henrikson. I have added an excerpt of the article below, be sure to read the full article and view the gorgeous new photos in our 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.”[…]

Source: Wmagazine.com

Labels: Editorials, Photoshoots

Hi everyone and welcome back to Rising Star! It’s been a couple of months since I had time to update the site. As always, college has been keeping me busy, but my exams are over and I’m back to share the news with you! A lot has happend in the past three months. Raffey has been busy attending events to promote her new film “Vox Lux“, stood in front of the camera for two editorials and was honored by Variety as one of their 10 Brits to Watch on their annual list! I have uploaded a bunch of photos to the sites’ gallery and listed all the new additions for you to go through below – enjoy!

005x Dazed Magazine
008x The Last Magazine
008x Newport Beach Film Festival UK Honours Event
003x The Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarowski
008x Premiere of Neon’s “Vox Lux” – After Party
045x Premiere of Neon’s “Vox Lux” – Red carpet
001x Josh Telles; Deadline’s The Contenders New York Photo Studio
006x The Contenders New York, presented by Deadline, USA
001x Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 10th Annual Governors Awards
010x Neon and the Cinema host the after party for “Vox Lux”
004x The Contenders Los Angeles, presented by Deadline, USA

Labels: Editorials, Photoshoots, Public Appearances

Hey everyone, I have some more British Vogue content to share with you today! A couple of days ago they shared a quick but fun behind the scenes video on their Instagram account from Raffey’s photoshoot for her feature as a Vogue Darling, in which we get to see her pose in different outfits. Be sure to watch it below, I just love seeing how much fun Raffey has in front of the camera!

Labels: Editorials, Photoshoots

Earlier today, Raffey’s Vogue Darling feature was posted online! We now have the image of Raffey shot for British Vogue by Leon Mark in a higher quality, which I have uploaded to our gallery. I have also uploaded Raffey’s selfie with the cute filter which was featured in the article as well. You can also read an excerpt of the article below!

In the June issue of British Vogue, 15-year-old Raffey Cassidy is the latest rising star to step into the role of Vogue Darling.

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.”

“Stacy Martin gave me one book, Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams by Sylvia Plath, at the start of filming Vox Lux and another, Just Kids by Patti Smith, at the end. The Plath one is now my favourite.”

“I absolutely love hoodies, especially skate ones. I used to skateboard to school but I don’t any more because it’s all uphill.” […]

Source: Vogue.co.uk

Labels: Editorials

I have something very fun to share with you today! Raffey is featured in the June 2018 issue of the British Vogue magazine as a Vogue Darling! On her page, Raffey reveals some of her favorite things including fashion items. The magazine is available on newsstands now if you’d like to get your own copy. In case you can’t grab one, I have added a scan of her feature for you to view to our gallery, click on the image below to see it in full size!

Labels: Editorials

WOW! Raffey has been quite busy lately filming her new feature film and doing photoshoots for magazine editorials. Another one that was just published was shot by amazing photographer Fabien Kruszelnicki for Heroine Magazine! As always, Raffey looks absolutely beautiful in these new images and you can totally tell that she enjoys standing in front of the camera. If you’re interested in purchasing a copy you can order it online here, Raffey is featured in Issue 8. Be sure to view the gorgeous new images in our gallery by clicking on the thumbnails below!

Labels: Editorials

Raffey once again stood in front of the camera to shoot an editorial for the March issue of V Magazine! I have added two stunning images from the shoot to our gallery, in which she got to wear another fantastic outfit designed by Louis Vuitton. The magazine issue is available on newsstands now and you can also order your copy online here. Luckily for us, they have also published the article online. You can read an excerpt of it below.

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.” […]

Source: Vmagazine.com

Labels: Editorials

Hello everyone! As you’ve probably already noticed, Rising Star finally has a brand new look thanks to my dear friend Katie! On our new header you can see Raffey’s stunning new editorial that she did with Flaunt Magazine in January. She got to wear designer brands such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Burberry and MIU MIU for the shoot, which she must’ve have loved since she wants to be a fashion designer one day! I have added the photos to the image gallery.

In addition to the actual shoot, they also did a short ‘Flaunt Film’ in which Raffey talks about images she likes to use for her acting as well as acting tips for young actors. Be sure to watch it below!

Labels: Editorials

Raffey recently shot a new editorial for Interview Magazine which was published online. Raffey is dubbed as ‘the next British breakout star’ and praised for her work alongside Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell! In the article, Raffey also reveals her strange audition process for “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and talks about wanting to study fashion at university after school. You can read an excerpt below, the full article is available on Interview’s website.

It takes a strong actor to hold their own on screen alongside heavyweights like Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell. Yet in The Killing of a Sacred Deer by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, 15-year-old Raffey Cassidy turns it up to 11 as the coquettish daughter of a reckless surgeon. Born into a creative family that includes a father who lectures on acting and several siblings who also work in the entertainment industry, it was only a matter of time before a young Raffey signed up to the family biz. Her entry into film was sheer luck. Her older brother was auditioning for a role on a BBC drama and “I just happened to be there,” Cassidy recalls over the phone. “The [casting agency] needed a girl and it just snowballed from there.”

Cassidy traded up from bit parts on TV to Tim Burton’s remake of Dark Shadows [2012] age 9, playing a young Eva Green. It wasn’t until her role in Tomorrowland [2015] that her talents came to shine in a starring role as a wise android named Athena. The two years between Tomorrowland and The Killing of A Sacred Deer bore witness to astonishing growth that saw her pegged as the next Carey Mulligan. Though her quick rise brought her to dizzying new heights, it was getting the part of Kim Murphy in Sacred Deer which left her feeling faint. “In London, I did an audition with Yorgos [Lanthimos], which was cool because I had to do weird things like speaking as fast as I can and when I needed to breathe, I had to faint,” she says. Lanthimos, impressed at her fainting skills, cast her as Murphy. “A week later I found out that I got the part.” […]

Source: Interviewmagazine.com

Labels: Editorials

Raffey was lucky enough to be selected for a fashion editorial for Paper Magazine! It was a fun photoshoot for Burberry’s Fall 2017 collection, in which she got to model alongside Blondey McCoy, Lennon Gallagher Levi Dylan, Iris Law and Kelvin Bueno. I have added the four images from the shoot to our gallery.

In addition to the images, Paper Magazine also published a short behind the scenes video on Facebook, in which you can catch a couple quick glances of Raffey during the shoot. If you’re interested in seeing how the actual images were taken and what a photoshoot looks like, be sure to watch the video below!

Labels: Editorials