Elaine Cassidy

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Elaine Cassidy
Born(1979-12-31) 31 December 1979 (age 34)
Kilcoole, County Wicklow, Ireland
OccupationActress
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Stephen Lord (m. 2007)
 
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For the fictional character, see Elaine Cassidy (Doctors).
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Elaine Cassidy
Born(1979-12-31) 31 December 1979 (age 34)
Kilcoole, County Wicklow, Ireland
OccupationActress
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Stephen Lord (m. 2007)

Elaine Cassidy (born 31 December 1979)[1] is an Irish actress and is best known for playing the lead character Abby Mills in the American CBS TV series Harper's Island, Felicia in Felicia's Journey opposite Bob Hoskins, Runt in Disco Pigs opposite Cillian Murphy, Lydia in The Others, and Katherine Glendenning in The Paradise.

Early life[edit]

Elaine Cassidy was born in Kilcoole, County Wicklow.[2] Her first role was as the title character in a school production of Pinocchio when she was five.[1]

Career[edit]

In 1996, she was nominated for the Most Promising Actress at the Geneva Film Festival for her role in The Sun, the Moon and the Stars.[1] She played the starring role in Felicia's Journey with Bob Hoskins, for which she was nominated Best Actress at the 20th Genie Awards.[citation needed] She has won 2 Irish Film and Television Awards IFTA, for Best Actress in a Lead Role in Film in 2003 for her role as Runt in Disco Pigs, opposite Cillian Murphy, and in 2010 for Best Actress in a Lead Role in Television for her role as Abby Mills in the American CBS TV series Harper's Island.[citation needed] She was also nominated for an IFTA in 2005 as Best Actress in a Lead Role in Television for her role as "Maud Lilly" in the BBC BAFTA nominated drama Fingersmith,[citation needed] in 2007 as Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Film for her role as Sandra in And When Did You Last See Your Father? alongside Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth, and in 2009 as Best Actress in a Lead Role in Television for her role as Annie Mulcahy in Little White Lie.

She is also a stage actress, appearing in The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2002) and The Crucible (2006) with the Royal Shakespeare Company and in There Came A Gypsy Riding at the Almeida Theatre in 2007.[3] She appeared in the music video for Coldplay's "The Scientist".[4]

She also plays Maureen in the one-off ITV drama special of the book Just Henry, which was made into film in August 2011 and screen on ITV on 18 December 2011.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to actor Stephen Lord, whom she met on the set of The Truth. They live in Greenwich, London, with their daughter Kila, born on 16 September 2009.[5]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1994Stranger Within Me, TheThe Stranger Within MeMichelleShort film
1995Mission Top SecretMaryEpisode: "The Crown Jewels Are Missing"
1996Sun, the Moon and the Stars, TheThe Sun, the Moon and the StarsShelley
1999Felicia's JourneyFelicia
2001Others, TheThe OthersLydia
2001Disco PigsRunt / Sinead
2001Lost World, TheThe Lost WorldAgnes ClunyTV film
2002Bay of Love and Sorrows, TheThe Bay of Love and SorrowsCarrie Matchett
2003WatermelonAnna RyanTV film
2005Uncle AdolfGeli RaubalTV film
2005FingersmithMaud LillyTV miniseries
2005Ghost Squad, TheThe Ghost SquadDet. Amy Harris7 episodes
2006Truth, TheThe TruthCandy
2007When Did You Last See Your Father?Sandra
2007Room with a View, AA Room with a ViewLucy HoneychurchTV film
2008Little White LieAnnie MulcahyTV film
2009Dr HooZaraTV series
2009Harper's IslandAbby Mills13 episodes
2011Just HenryMaureenTV film
2011Miraculous Year, TheThe Miraculous YearBrona McKinneyTV film
2012The ParadiseKatherine GlendenningTV series
2014The LoftEllie SeacordFilm

Theatre[edit]

Awards[edit]

YearAwardCategoryResultRole
1996Geneva Film FestivalMost Promising ActressWonShelley in The Sun, the Moon and the Stars
2000Golden Satellite AwardBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, DramaNominatedFelicia in Felicia's Journey
Genie AwardBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleNominated
2002British Independent Film AwardBest ActressNominatedRunt in Disco Pigs
2003IFTABest Actress in a Feature FilmWon
2005Best Actress in TelevisionNominatedMaud Lilly in Fingersmith
2008Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Feature FilmNominatedSandra in And When Did You Last See Your Father?
2009Best Actress in TelevisionNominatedAnnie Mulcahy in Little White Lie
2010Best Actress in TelevisionWonAbby Mills in Harper's Island

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