Raquel Cassidy interview, Summer 2007

From Teachers to Party Animals via Lead Balloon, Raquel Cassidy is rarely off our screens these days. Julian Hall talks to the actress sleeping late, empathising with murderers and ‘getting mucky’…

I’ve arranged to meet Raquel Cassidy at a cafe next door to the Royal Court Theatre in London’s Sloane Square where her fellow actor Kristin Scott Thomas is appearing in a play. On my way there I can’t help drawing parallels between them; they are both pale, brunette, serene actors who often put in mesmeric performances. Scott Thomas has a reputation for being difficult to interview – would Cassidy also share this trait?

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