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Raquel Josephine Dominic Cassidy (born 22 January 1968) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Phyllis Baxter in the last three seasons of the television series Downton Abbey (2013–2015). She will reprise the role in a feature film adaptation of the same name (2019).
Raquel Josephine Dominic Cassidy
22 January 1968
Early life and educationEdit
Born to a Spanish mother and an English father, she was the third child and only daughter born to the couple. Born and brought up in Fleet, Hampshire, she was educated at Farnborough Hill Convent, and then Girton College, Cambridge, where she studied modern languages and then biological anthropology. She later pursued a PhD in biological anthropology, but she abandoned it to pursue a career in acting.
Cassidy is best known for her 2013–2015 television role as rehabilitated thief and ladies maid Phyllis Baxter in Downton Abbey. Other roles include Susan Gately in Teachers (series 1 and 2), the Home Office Junior Minister Jo Porter in Party Animals, Cassie Turner in The Worst Week of My Life, Nancy Weeks in Moving Wallpaper, Miss Hardbroom in The Worst Witch and Mel in Lead Balloon.
|2002||Do I Love You||Romy|
|2002||Before You Go||Felicia|
|2007||The Boat People||Alice|
|2007||Tick Tock Lullaby||Maya|
|2013||Das Andere Kind||Valerie Almond|
|2019||Cliffs of Freedom||Christina Vakrinos|
|2019||Downton Abbey||Phyllis Baxter|
|1998||Killer Net||WPC Pamela Boxer|
|1999||The Bill||Lola Chaves (Victim)|
|2003||Red Cap||Staff Sgt. Neve Kirland|
|2004||The Worst Week of My Life||Cassie Turner|
|2005||According to Bex||Chris|
|2006–2011||Lead Balloon||Mel Davies|
|2007||Party Animals||Jo Porter|
|2008||Agatha Christie's Poirot: Mrs McGinty's Dead||Maureen Summerhayes|
|2008–2009||Moving Wallpaper||Nancy Weeks|
|2009||New Tricks||Susanna Morton||1 episode (The Truth Is Out There)|
|2011||DCI Banks||Dr Elizabeth Waring||1 episode (Friend Of The Devil)|
|2011||Land Girls||Diana Granville|
|2011||Doctor Who||Foreman Miranda Cleaves||2 episodes (The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People)|
|2012||Hustle||Dana Deville||Episode 4 of Series 8, Filmed in September 2011|
|2012||Midsomer Murders||Diana DeQuetteville|
|2013||A Touch of Cloth||Clare Hawkchurch|
|2013–2015||Downton Abbey||Phyllis Baxter|
|2017–||The Worst Witch||Miss Hardbroom||13 episodes (Filming)|
|2017||Silent Witness||Dr Eva Vasquez||Episode 9-10, Series 20)|
|2017||W1A||Tasmin Howard||Episode 5, Series 3|
|2018||Strangers||Rachel Hargreaves||5 episodes, Series 1|
|2008||Spending My Inheritance||Jo|
|2015||Ed Reardon's Week||Suzan|
|1997||Twelfth Night||Viola||Royal Court Theatre|
|Threesome||Ruth||Old Red Lion Theatre|
|2002||Possible Worlds||Joyce||Tron Theatre|
|2004||MacBeth||Lady MacBeth||International tour|
|2005||Anna Karenina||Anna Arkadyevna Karenina||Royal Lyceum Theatre|
|2006||Mirandolina||Mirandolina||Royal Exchange Theatre|
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