Rising Star: Raffey Cassidy
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Happy Monday everyone! I have finally gotten around to upload high quality screencaptures of “Vox Lux“, which were long overdue. A huge thank you to Maddie, for helping me with these. If you’d like to know more about Raffey’s roles in the film, you can check out the project page and view the screencaptures by clicking on the thumbnails below:

Labels: Film

Can you believe it?! March 20th, 2020 marks the 7th anniversary of Rising Star! During those seven years online, we watched Raffey grow into a beautiful young women who gets to live her dream and is enjoying every second of it. I can’t wait to see what’s next for our talented girl and the site will be here for wherever life takes her! Happy birthday, Rising Star!

To celebrate, Rising Star finally has a new look. The old one was online for two years and I felt like we needed a change. A huge thank you to my dear friend Katie who – as always – put together the stunning new header for the site!

Last but not least, thanks to YOU for visting the site and supporting us throughout the years! As some of you may know in order to keep Rising Star online we have to pay for our running costs. In the past, we have received generous donations from some of you to help our fansite stay available and free from advertisements. If you would like to support us, please consider a small donation – any amount is appreciated and helps us cover our costs. You can click the button below or click here for more information.

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During the last couple of days, I’ve been uploading missing photos from recent events to the gallery. I apologise for the lack of updates, but I’m back now and will be sharing news on Raffey with you regularly again! Below is a list of the new additions, be sure to check them out – there are tons of gorgeous new photos of Raffey which you’ll love!

070x Miu Miu Women’s Tales #19: “Nightwalk” (2020)
051x The Other Lamb (2019)
014x AT&T ON LOCATION – Toronto International Film Festival
017x “The Other Lamb” Photocall – Toronto International Film Festival
007x “The Other Lamb” Cocktail Reception – Toronto International Film Festival
040x “The Other Lamb” Photocall – 67th San Sebastian Film Festival
008x “The Other Lamb” Press Conference – 67th San Sebastian Film Festival
018x “The Other Lamb” Premiere – 67th San Sebastian Film Festival
026x Paris Fashion Week – Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2020
014x “The Other Lamb” UK Premiere – 63rd BFI London Film Festival
006x Louis Vuitton New Bond Street Maison Reopening
017x The 40th London Film Critics’ Circle Awards
004x New York Fashion Week – Miu Miu ‘Women’s Tales’ Party & Dinner
013x Gareth Cattermole (2019)
001x Peter Hapak (2019)
001x Jay L. Clendenin (2019)
004x Leeor Wild (2019)
020x Juan Naharro G. (2019)
001x Clara Euler (2019)

Labels: Film, Photoshoots, Public Appearances

Yesterday, the official trailer for Raffey’s most recent film “The Other Lamb” was released! The storyline definitely looks very interesting and I can’t wait to watch the full film! Raffey plays a teenage girl named Selah. Here is the synopsis, if you don’t know what it’s about yet:

For her entire life, the cult she was born into has been all that teenage Selah (Raffey Cassidy) has known. Along with a band of similarly cloistered young women she lives seemingly unstuck in time, cut off from modern society in a remote forest commune presided over by a man called Shepherd (Michiel Huisman), a controlling, messiah-like figure with a frightening dark side. But when her insular world is rocked by a series of nightmarish visions and disturbing revelations, Selah begins to question everything about her existence—including her allegiance to the increasingly dangerous Shepherd. Awash in images of primal, dreamlike dread, this provocative fable is a haunting vision of adolescent awakening and revolt.

Be sure to watch the trailer for the film below! I have also uploaded screencaptures of the trailer, posters and promotional stills for the film to our gallery which you can view here.

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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

Great news – Raffey has booked a new project! Instead of standing in front of the camera, Raffey will be lending her voice to a character named Becky in an upcoming animated film called “Kensuke’s Kingdom“. The film is based on the book of the same name written by Michael Morpurgo. Congratulations, Raffey! Read what the film is about below:

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.

Source: Ffilmcymruwales.com

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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

We finally have a full length trailer for “Vox Lux“, in which Raffey portrays the roles of Young Celeste and Albertine! The film is set to be released on December 7, I definitely can’t wait to see the film. Here’s the official synopsis from the film’s website:

VOX LUX begins in 1999 when teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor (Stacy Martin) survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of catastrophe — while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, the now 31-year-old Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mother to a teenage daughter of her own and struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention.

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, be sure to watch it below. It looks very different from Raffey’s previous projects, so I’m more than excited to see how she handled playing two different characters in one film!

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On October 15, Raffey attended the 62nd BFI London Film Festival alongside her co-star Jude Law and director Brady Corbet for the UK premiere of “Vox Lux“! As always, Raffey looked absolutely beautiful on the red carpet, wearing her hair in a cute braid which suits her well, don’t you agree?! Be sure to check out the photos from the red carpet in our gallery.

Labels: Film, Public Appearances

Hi everyone! I apologize for the lack of updates, but college has been keeping me busy recently. However, I have finally had time to catch up and will be rolling out all the news within the next couple of days, so be sure to check back regularly so you won’t miss anything! Today we are starting out with a bunch of gorgeous photos of Raffey at Paris Fashion Week! Raffey once again got to attend a fashion show for one of her favorite designers, Miu Miu, this time for their Spring/Summer 2019 collection. I have uploaded 22 stunning photos of Raffey at the event to our gallery, be sure to check them out!

In addition to the photos, there has also been a video of Raffey arriving at the show uploaded to Youtube. I have embedded it for you to watch below.

Labels: Public Appearances