Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson
5 April 1989
Esher, Surrey, England
as actress since 2010 (age 21)
as actor in feature film since 2012 (age 23)
James began acting career in the British television series “Just William” (2010). Following she plays a supporting role as Lady Rose MacClare in the period drama series “Downton Abbey” (2012–2015).
James rose to international prominence for playing the title role in the fantasy film “Cinderella” (2015). Since then, she has appeared in major Hollywood films including Baby “Driver” (2017), “Darkest Hour” (2017), “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” (2018).
Roles portrayed by Lily James
TBA Lily James as Cressida in Rare Beasts
An anti rom-com about Mandy (Billie Piper), a career-driven single mother, who falls in love with the charming, traditionalist Pete.
Director: Billie Piper
TBA Lily James as Mrs. de Winter in Rebecca
It’s a romantic thriller film directed by Ben Wheatley. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier.
Lily plays the new wife of a widowed man (Armie Hammer), which feels his former wife’s shadow upon her after moving in with him in his English country home.
2019 Lily James as Ellie Appleton in Yesterday
It’s an jukebox musical romantic comedy film directed by Danny Boyle. It stars Himesh Patel as a struggling musician who, after an accident, finds himself the only person who remembers the Beatles; he becomes famous taking credit for writing and performing their songs. Lily James, Ed Sheeran, and Kate McKinnon also star.
2018 Lily James as Juliet Ashton in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
James plays a famous and popular writer who forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the World War II.
It’s a historical romantic-drama film directed by Mike Newell, based on the 2008 novel of the same name.
2018 Lily James as Deb in Little Woods
A modern Western about two sisters who work outside the law to better their lives.
Director: Nia DaCosta
2018 Lily James as Young Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
It is a follow-up to the 2008 film Mamma Mia!, which in turn is based on the West End/Broadway musical of the same name using the music of ABBA.
2017 Lily James as Elizabeth Layton in Darkest Hour
It’s a war drama film directed by Joe Wright. Set in May 1940, it stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill and is an account of his early days as Prime Minister during World War II and the May 1940 War Cabinet Crisis, while Nazi Germany’s Wehrmacht swept across Western Europe and threatened to defeat the United Kingdom.
James played the role of Churchill’s personal secretary.
2017 Lily James as Debora in Baby Driver
It’s an action film directed by Edgar Wright. It stars Ansel Elgort as a young, musically driven getaway driver seeking freedom from a life of heisting with his lover Debora (Lily James).
2016 Lily James as Elizabeth Bennett in “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”
It’s a historical action comedy horror film based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which parodies the 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. The film follows the general plot of Austen’s original novel, with elements of zombie, horror and post-apocalyptic fiction incorporated.
2015 Lily James as Cinderella in “Cinderella”
2012 Lily James as Korrina in “Wrath of the Titans”
2012 Lily James as Older Skunk in “Broken”
2012 Lily James as Lisa Temple in “Fast Girls”