Raquel Cassidy

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  • Trivia

    • Raquel has a degree in biological anthropology. She started on her PhD studies in west Africa, but became disillusioned and returned home to embark on her acting career.

    • Raquel is 5'7" tall.

    • Before taking up roles, Raquel does a lot of research to help her fully adopt a character. Research for Party Animals included watching BBC Parliament, whilst she has also visited M15 for a separate role.

    • Raquel is fluent in Spanish, French and German.

    • Raquel has also acted on radio, having acted in 'The Furniture Play' (BBC),
      'Baby First' (BBC) and 'The Love A Life Can Show Below' (BBC Radio 4).

    • Raquel has taught in real life - she taught English as a foreign language.

    • Raquel left the hit British show Teachers after just two seasons because she feared being typecasted.

    • Raquel attended Girton College at Cambridge University.

  • Quotes

    • Raquel: If life is going well, I watch quality things like period dramas and The Blue Planet. But other times, I'll trawl through anything Freeview has to offer. I do believe TV can ruin your mind, but it can also be a really good friend.

    • (on a childhood crush on Martin Shaw)
      Raquel: A friend and I used to fantasise about being Bodie and Doyle in sewing classes.

    • (On why she decided to become an actress)
      Raquel: I always wanted to since I was very small. Probably being the youngest in your family and your family making you perform! I also like to communicate things. I always wanted to work in development or acting. I started research into maternal and child health in Africa but I gave that up and became an actress.