Downtown Abbey actress Raquel Cassidy talks about how joining Downtown Abbey group was the best decision she has made.
Joining the cast of Downtown Abbey in its fourth season, she has made many emotional relationships with the cast and the show itself.
We all agree that Cassidy’s role as Maid Phyllis Baxter is not the major character in the show but Raquel does not seem to care. What she care about is her character and how she is going to give it her all. Despite that she has had an opportunity to be involved in major set pieces, so that those few moments are enough to make her feel special and make her adrenaline rush.
Raquel expressed how the shooting of the last scene of the series was excruciatingly hard for her to bear, being the member of the show for two years. Rather than co-actors, having been performing such a challenging yet exciting TV series has made them more of a family.
Now that the show has ended, Raquel has shown her interested in performing in French movies.
“I may be doing a French film – I’ve been offered a part, but… I’m really excited about it. But it’s gone a bit quiet. It’d be really lovely, because I’d like to work with a French director and French actors, I’d really love it. It would be fantastic. It would be really different, but like I say, I was offered the part, and then they’ve all disappeared!”
Together with the cast of the show, she won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series from Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Prior to working on the big or small screen, Raquel has worked in theater. Although she had Ph.D. in biological anthropology, she discontinued pursuing her career in the field of acting. For her, it might just be the best decision she had made. She might have become a great anthropologist but it would not have what is was passionate about.
Despite nearing her fifties, Cassidy is very beautiful and she certainly looks much younger than her actual age. She is considered as one of the most beautiful women of her age. She has an average height of 5 feet 7 inch and it really compliments her beauty.
Much of her personal life has not been disclosed by her. There are no records about her dating partners or her boyfriend anywhere on the internet. It seems she is not married. She has not disclosed any preference from her potential husband either. Similarly, she does not have children outside marriage. It is highly unlikely that she is lesbian just because she chose not to disclose her relationship status to us.
Raquel has also appeared in other TV shows such as Lead Balloon and Teachers.
According to the database on the internet, her net worth as of late 2015 is estimated to be around $5 million.