Raquel Cassidy - 'Martha'
Raquel Cassidy (born Fleet, Hampshire, UK) is one of the most talented and versatile actresses in the UK with a string of TV, film, radio and stage appearances to her credit. Best known for her role as Susan Gately in the hit Channel 4 series Teachers, Raquel first came to public attention in the role of Miss Fontaine in Anthony Neilson’s The Censor at the Finborough Theatre that later transferred to London’s Royal Court Theatre and won The Time Out Live Award.
After leaving Teachers in 2002, Raquel went on to appear opposite Tamsin Outhwaite in the gritty BBC military police drama Red Cap. She then returned to her comedy roots in The Worst Week of My Life and co-starred in the recent UK cinema hit Festival.
Her most recent television appearances include appearing as Mel Spleen in the Jack Dee comedy Lead Balloon as the Home Office Junior Minister Jo Porter in Party Animals (both for the BBC) and as Nancy Weeks as part of the stellar ensemble cast in ITV’s Moving Wallpaper.
Theatre work includes Mirandolina (Manchester Evening News Best Actress award 2006) at the Royal Exchange Manchester, Anna Karenina at the Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, Out of Joint's Macbeth at the Arcola Theatre and World Tour and most recently the National Theatre production of Mark Ravenhill's Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat in which she played four different characters.
Nightwalking – ‘Martha’
(UK, 2008, 3mins, short)
Moving Wallpaper – ‘Nancy Weeks’
(ITV, 2008, 12x30mins, drama)
Poirot – ‘Maureen’
(ITV, 2008, 1x100mins, drama)
The Boat People – ‘Alice’
(UK, 2007, 88mins, feature)
Party Animals – ‘Jo Porter’
(BBC, 2007, 8x50mins, drama)
Lead Balloon – ‘Mel Spleen’
(BBC, 2006-8, 14x30mins, comedy)
Festival – ‘Petra Loewenberg’
(UK, 2005, 107mins, feature)
Redcap – ‘Staff Sgt. Neve Kirland’
(BBC, 2005, 5x60mins, drama)
The Worst Week of My Life – ‘Cassie’
(BBC, 2004, 4x29mins, comedy)
Before You Go – ‘Felicia’
(UK, 2002, 94mins, feature)
Teachers – ‘Susan Gately’(C4, 2001-2, 18x50mins, comedy)