Rising Star: Raffey Cassidy
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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!

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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This week Raffey was featured as a ‘rising talent‘ in the British publication ES Magazine! Luckily for us, the article was also published online along with a stunning new photo of Raffey. You can read Raffey’s part of the article below, also be sure to click on the photo to see it in full size!

Raffey Cassidy

Worsley-born Cassidy has been acting for more than half her life: the 15-year-old#s career accidentally kicked off when she was seven and waiting for her brother Finney while he auditioned for the BBC’s Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen in 2009. The producers suddenly decided they needed a little girl, invited Cassidy in and she won the part (her brother, who still acts, didn’t. Oops). Since then it’s been one starry production after another, from Tomorrowland with George Clooney in 2015 to Allied with Brad Pitt in 2016 — although her favourite role was playing the young Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman, alongside Kristen Stewart (‘I had a really cool daily training routine of swimming, gymnastics and martial arts for nine months’). The next big deal is creepy thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer (the cult film of early 2018, FYI) starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, in which Cassidy’s American accent comes from watching the Disney Channel.


What would you do if not acting?

‘I’d really want to be a fashion designer. Me and my sister are actually making a dress for my mum.’

Source: Standard.co.uk

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Hello everyone! I apologize for the lack of updates, but college has recently started and is keeping me rather busy. However, I definitely do not want to keep these gorgeous images from you! In August, Raffey was photographed by Rich Hardcastle for the October issue of Hello! Fashion Magazine UK! Raffey is wearing a stunning dress by Italian designer Vivetta, which I absolutely adore! If you’d like to see the new photos, be sure to check them out in the gallery by clicking on the thumbnails below:

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Hello everyone! Welcome back to the brand new and improved version of Rising Star! I felt that it was time for a new look, since the old layout had been online for nearly a year. Let me know what you think of the new site in the chatbox! The layout features the gorgeous photos from Raffey’s photoshoot for the Dutch May issue of “Harper’s Bazaar“, shot by Paul Scala. I simply ADORE these new photos and could not resist using them. Click on the thumbnails below to view the full versions in our gallery!

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