Lily James

5 Apr 1989


From Wikipedia, In 2011, James played Taylor in Vernon God Little at the Young Vic Theatre in Tanya Ronder's stage adaptation of the novel Vernon God Little directed by Rufus Norris, Nina in a modern adaptation of The Seagull at Southwark Playhouse, and Desdemona in Daniel Evans production of Othello at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, alongside Dominic West and Clarke Peters. Quentin Letts wrote in The Daily Mail: "We may have a new star actress on our hands.... She left drama school only last year, yet she practically sweeps all before her as Desdemona in this Othello. Poise, diction, allure – she has them all. ... Her character’s love affair with a much older husband is completely believable".

In 2012, James played the role of Katrina in Play House and Marijka in Definitely the Bahamas in a double bill written and directed by Martin Crimp at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, London as part of the theatre's fortieth anniversary. Charles Spencer of The Telegraph wrote that "it is performed with a persuasive mixture of mischief and deeper feeling by Obi Abili and Lily James, the latter combining a mixture of neuroticism and glowing sexual allure that proves extraordinarily potent."

Also in 2012, James played the role of Korrina in Warner Brothers' Wrath of the Titans and starred in Fast Girls, written by Noel Clarke, centered around a group of young female athletes competing in the World Championships. Her television credits include Ethel Brown in the 2010 BBC production of Richmal Crompton's Just William, Poppy in the fourth season of ITV's Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2011), and the rebellious Lady Rose in the last episode of series three, later becoming a main character in the fourth and fifth seasons of the popular British series Downton Abbey. James played the title character in the 2015 live-action Disney film version of Cinderella.

The film was released on 13 March 2015. James, as Cinderella, was photographed by Annie Leibovitz, in the blue gown that she wears to the ball, for the December 2014 issue of Vogue.


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Filmography (15 titles)

(movie, 2019)
···Rare Beasts
Role: Actor (as Cressida)
(movie, 2019)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, Music
Role: Actor (as Ellie Appleton)
(movie, 2019)
···Little Woods
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Deb)
(movie, 2018)
···Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Young Donna Sheridan)
(movie, 2018)
···Sorry to Bother You
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Detroit's White Voice)
Genre: Romance, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Juliet Ashton)
(movie, 2017)
···Darkest Hour
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Elizabeth Layton)
(movie, 2017)
···The Exception
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mieke de Jong)
Genre: Romance, Horror, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Elizabeth Bennet)
(movie, 2015)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Sara)
(movie, 2015)
···Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Young Naomi)
(movie, 2015)
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Family, Drama
Role: Actor (as Cinderella)
(movie, 2012)
···Fast Girls
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lisa)
(movie, 2012)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Older Skunk)
(movie, 2012)
6.8Wrath of the Titans
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Korrina)