Sonya Cassidy

Sonya Cassidy (born c.1987/1988) is a British actress.

Sonya Cassidy
Known forThe Paradise


Cassidy is known for her roles as Clara in the BBC period drama The Paradise,[1] as Celine Ashworth in the police detective series Vera, as the Oracle in Syfy fantasy series Olympus,[2] and as Hester in the Channel 4 science fiction series Humans.[3] Cassidy stars in AMC television series Lodge 49. She also has some film appearances and has also done theatre work.[4][5][6][7]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013The Fifth EstateAlan's secretary
2016Breaking the BankAnnabel[8]
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009DoctorsEllen HarknessEpisode: "A Bit Of What You Fancy"
2009LewisAlisonEpisode: "The Quality of Mercy"
2009The TudorsChristine, Duchess of MilanEpisode: "Search for a New Queen"
2010Midsomer MurdersBeatrice DanielsEpisode: "The Made-to-Measure Murders"
2012–2013The ParadiseClaraMain role
2012–2014VeraCeline AshworthRecurring role, 8 episodes
2013EndeavourJoyce MorseEpisode: "Home"
2014The Great FireCatherine of BraganzaTV miniseries
2015OlympusOracleMain role
2016Ripper StreetLeda StarlingEpisode: "Some Conscience Lost"
2016The RebelVerityEpisode: "Charity"
2016HumansHesterRecurring role, 8 episodes[9]
2018The Woman in WhiteCountess FoscoMain role
2018Lodge 49Liz DudleyMain role[10]


  1. Barbara Hodgson (9 November 2013). "BBC drama The Paradise turns on the passion". The Journal. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Retrieved 2016-08-20. ...while another cast member who’s a vocal chameleon is Sonya Cassidy (no relation) who plays Denise’s colleague Clara...
  2. Keith Uhlich (2 April 2015). "'Olympus': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-08-20.
  3. Frances Taylor (30 October 2016). "Humans series 2 cast: Who is Hester? An interview with actress Sonya Cassidy". BT TV. Retrieved 2016-12-19. She gained consciousness and was taken in by Leo and Max, but just who is Hester in the Channel 4 drama?
  4. Michael Billington (4 May 2009). "Guardians/Muhmah". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-08-20. Denied a family wedding herself, Sonya Cassidy's wonderfully touching Molly sits alone desolately watching home movies of other people's nuptials.
  5. Ray Bennett (4 October 2009). "Inherit the Wind -- Theater Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Associated Press. Retrieved 2016-08-20. Sonya Cassidy has the most difficult task as the love interest for the man on trial, but she handles the character's earnest but clumsy speeches well.
  6. Michael Billington (15 November 2011). "The Lion in Winter - review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-08-20. Amongst the sons, Joseph Drake stands out, while Sonya Cassidy lends the mistress a delicately erotic presence.
  7. Matt Trueman (25 November 2013). "Mucky Kid, Theatre503, review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2016-08-20.
  8. George Simpson (6 May 2016). "EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: Kelsey Grammer stars in new comedy Breaking the Bank". Daily Express. Retrieved 2016-08-20. “To get mum back, you’ve got to get the bank back,” is the advice of his daughter Annabel, portrayed by the beautiful Sonya Cassidy.
  9. Alex Ritman (21 April 2016). "Carrie-Anne Moss Joins AMC's A.I. Series 'Humans'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-08-20. Other new additions announced Thursday include Marshall Allman (True Blood), Sonya Cassidy (The Paradise) and Letitia Wright (Cucumber/Banana)...
  10. "Lodge 49 Cast & Crew".

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