Personal life
Cave was born in west London, and is the second eldest of five siblings. Her father works as a general practitioner. Her grandfather was Chief Secretary of Hong Kong, Sir Charles Philip Haddon-Cave.
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.
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.
Cave runs the website www.pindippy.com, which features, amongst other creations, short videos written by and starring her.
|2009||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||Lavender Brown|
|2010||The Science of Cool||TBA|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2||Lavender Brown|