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James was born in Esher, Surrey. Her father is actor and musician Jamie Thomson, and her grandmother, Helen Horton, was an American actress. She began her education at Arts Educational School in Tring and subsequently went on to study acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, graduating in 2010. See full bio »
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 2016 The Kaiser's Last Kiss (filming)
Mieke de Jong
 2015/I Burnt
 2014 Text Santa 2014 (TV Movie)
Lady Rose MacClare (segment "Downton Abbey")
 2013/I Silent Treatment (Short)
The Girl
 2012 Fast Girls
Lisa Temple
 2012/IV Broken
Older Skunk
 2012 Wrath of the Titans
 2012/I Chemistry (Short)
 2011 Secret Diary of a Call Girl (TV Series)
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 2011 Chloe and Will's Hot Date Night (Short)
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I played Nina in 'The Seagull,' and I remember thinking it's incredible to see all the actresses in the past that've played her. It's quite strengthening. You feel a part of the family of actresses going through and giving something of themselves to the role. See more »


Although she played Hayley Atwell's daughter in Cinderella (2015), she is only seven years her junior in real life (this is somewhat of a moot point, as James had only played her character at an older age, several years after Atwell's character had died). See more »

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