Jessie Cave

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Jessica "Jessie" Cave (born 5 May 1987) is an English actress who is best known for her role as Lavender Brown in the film version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.


[edit] Personal life

Cave was born in west London, and is the second eldest of five siblings. Her father works as a general practitioner.[1] Her grandfather was Chief Secretary of Hong Kong, Sir Charles Philip Haddon-Cave.[1]

A former county-level swimmer and ex-national tennis player, she studied Illustration and Animation at Kingston University, and English Literature at The University of Manchester, but left before completing the courses. She had originally intended to study stage management at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and worked in London as a stagehand, before deciding to pursue acting.[1]

[edit] Career

Cave made her debut in the drama Summerhill, that was shown on CBBC in early 2008.

An open casting call was held for the part of Lavender Brown in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on 1 July 2007. Cave, who came from an agency, beat over 7,000 girls who turned up for the audition and obtained the role as Lavender.[2]

Cave also had a minor role in the 2009 film Inkheart as a Water Nymph.[3]

In June 2009, she made her West End début, playing "Thomasina" in a revival of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia at the Duke of York's Theatre.[4]

Cave appeared in the play Breed at Theatre 503, playing the role of Liv, from 21 September to 16 October 2010.[5]

On the 4 February 2011, she appeared as a one-off character in the CBBC children's Drama Sadie J.[citation needed]

Cave runs the website, which features, amongst other creations, short videos written by and starring her.

[edit] Filmography

Film & Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Summerhill Stella
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Lavender Brown
2009 Inkheart Water nymph
2010 Science of Cool, TheThe Science of Cool TBA
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Lavender Brown
2011 Sadie J Hermione

[edit] References

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