Born and raised in Nottingham & Mansfield, Cassie Bradley is a British actress known for her work with Sam Mendes and Marianne Elliott at the National Theatre and her screen appearances on BBC, ITV and Channel 5.
Bradley trained at The Oxford School of Drama. In her final year of training she performed an original short written for her by Patrick Marber. Upon graduating, she was cast by Mendes in the National Theatre’s production of King Lear, starring alongside Simon Russell Beale.
She returned for her second season with the National Theatre Company in 2016, playing Maggie Pearson in Marianne Elliott & Ben Power’s celebrated production of Husbands and Sons with Anne-Marie Duff. She received critical acclaim for her role as Dimitri Mitropoulos in the groundbreaking 2017 all-female production of Posh by Laura Wade.
On screen she is best known for playing Leigh-Anne Carr in Casualty (BBC: 2017/2018), Natalie Watkins in Coronation Street (ITV: 2018/2019) and Mary Magdalene for History Channel worldwide (2019).
In 2018 she began filming ITV’s feature length drama Torvill & Dean, playing the spirited young skater Leanne. Bradley performed all her own ice skating for the role which aired on Christmas Day.
In 2019 she joined the cast of Coronation Street for ITV. Her portrayal of impulsive trainee barber Natalie made waves in the British press and earned her national award nominations, including Best Bad Girl at the Inside Soap Awards.
She is currently appearing in McDonald & Dodds for ITV Drama.
Bradley is a passionate advocate for working class actors. She works with outreach programmes at the National Theatre, Luminary Bakery and Arts Emergency. She regularly contributes to articles and panels campaigning for greater opportunities for actors from low socioeconomic backgrounds.