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Lily James (I)


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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Known For

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

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 2018 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Young Donna
 2018 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: Waterloo (Video short)
young Donna
 2018 Little Woods
Deb
 2018 Sorry to Bother You
Detroit's White British Voice (voice)
 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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Performed in the West End stage production of "Romeo and Juliet" as Juliet, alongside Richard Madden, Freddie Fox, Derek Jacobi, Meera Syal, Marisa Berenson, Michael Rouse, Ansu Kabia and Sam Val, at the Garrick Theatre. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

After learning that another actress in the Actors' Equity Association had the name "Lily Thomson", she choose the stage surname of "James" to honor the memory of her father, James Thomson, who had passed away a few years prior. See more »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Aries

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