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Lily James was born Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson in Esher, Surrey, to Ninette (Mantle), an actress, and Jamie Thomson, an actor and musician. 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... See full bio »

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Cinderella
Cinderella Cinderella
(2015)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
(2016)
Baby Driver
Baby Driver Debora
(2017)
Burnt
Burnt Sara
(2015)

Filmography

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 2017 Darkest Hour
Elizabeth Layton
 2017 Baby Driver
Debora
 2016 The Tale of Thomas Burberry (Short)
Betty
 2016 The Exception
Mieke de Jong
 2016 War & Peace (TV Mini-Series)
Natasha Rostova
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Natasha Rostova
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Natasha Rostova
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Natasha Rostova
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Natasha Rostova
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Natasha Rostova
 2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Elizabeth Bennet
 2012-2015 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Lady Rose MacClare
- Christmas Special (2015) ... Lady Rose MacClare
- A Moorland Holiday (2014) ... Lady Rose MacClare
- Episode #5.8 (2014) ... Lady Rose MacClare
- Episode #5.7 (2014) ... Lady Rose MacClare
- Episode #5.6 (2014) ... Lady Rose MacClare
 2015/I Burnt
Sara
 2015/I Cinderella
Cinderella
 2014 Text Santa 2014 (TV Movie)
Lady Rose MacClare
 2013/I Silent Treatment (Short)
The Girl
 2012 Fast Girls
Lisa Temple
 2012/IV Broken
Older Skunk
 2012 Wrath of the Titans
Korrina
 2012/I Chemistry (Short)
Ines
 2011 Secret Diary of a Call Girl (TV Series)
Poppy
- Episode #4.8 (2011) ... Poppy
- Episode #4.7 (2011) ... Poppy
- Episode #4.6 (2011) ... Poppy
- Episode #4.5 (2011) ... Poppy
- Episode #4.4 (2011) ... Poppy
 2011 Chloe and Will's Hot Date Night (Short)
Chloe
 2010 Just William (TV Series)
Ethel Brown
- William Holds the Stage (2010) ... Ethel Brown
- The School Report (2010) ... Ethel Brown
- Parrots for Ethel (2010) ... Ethel Brown
- The Sweet Little Girl in White (2010) ... Ethel Brown
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Other Works:

Performed in the stage production of "The Seagull" as Nina, alongside Matthew Kelly, at Southwark Playhouse. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

It took me a while to warm to the '20s costumes on Downton Abbey (2010). I love it when women accentuate their curves, and that era was all about hiding them. The shapes they wore then were in tune with female empowerment. Cutting off their hair and hiding their busts was a way of saying, 'We're equal to men!' See more »

Trivia:

She has Scottish, English, French, and more distant German, ancestry. Lily's paternal grandmother was American actress Helen Horton, who lived in England with Lily's British grandfather, Hamish Thomson. Lily's maternal grandmother was of French origin. See more »

Trademark:

Thick eyebrows

Star Sign:

Aries

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