life and career
Lily James was born in April 1989 to the musician and actor James Thomson. Her American grandmother Helen Horton was also an actress.
She began her acting career in 2010 with a few theater roles. In 2011 she got a starring role as Poppy in the fourth season of Secret Diary of a Call Girl , which gained her attention in the UK. James was also able to secure a role in the US fantasy film Wrath of the Titans , which was released worldwide in 2012. She also played the role of Lisa Temple in Fast Girls . In the same year she was hired for a guest role in the award-winning television series Downton Abbey . In it she was seen at the end of the third season as Rose MacClare . With the beginning of the fourth season, she rose to become the leading actress. With the ensemble of the series, she was awarded at the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 and 2016 in the category Best Acting Company in a TV Series - Drama .
In 2018 she was appointed to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , which awards the Oscars every year. The ABBA musical sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again in theaters, in which James starred as the young Donna Sheridan and interpreted several ABBA songs . With When I Kissed The Teacher , Why Did It Have to Be Me? , Andante, Andante and Mamma Mia made it into the British single charts . Since 2011, Lily James has also appeared regularly in theater productions in the UK.
She is in a relationship with actor Matt Smith .
- 2010: Just William (TV series, 4 episodes)
- 2011: Secret Diary of a Call Girl (TV series, 8 episodes)
- 2012: Wrath of the Titans (Wrath of the Titans)
- 2012: Broken
- 2012: Fast Girls
- 2012–2015: Downton Abbey (TV series, 21 episodes)
- 2015: Cinderella
- 2015: In the intoxication of the stars (Burnt)
- 2016: War and Peace (TV series, 6 episodes)
- 2016: The Exception
- 2016: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)
- 2017: Baby Driver
- 2017: The Darkest Hour
- 2018: Your Juliet (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society)
- 2018: Little Woods
- 2018: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
- 2019: Yesterday
- 2019: Rare Beasts
- 2011: Jesus of Texas - Young Vic Theater, London
- 2011: Othello , Crucible Theater - Sheffield
- 2012: The Seagull - Southwark Playhouse, London
- 2016: Romeo and Juliet - Garrick Theater, London
- 2019: All About Eva - Noel Coward Theater, London
- UK1 UK2 UK3 UK4
- Music Sales Awards: UK
- Fallen angel: How Lily James is bringing scandal to Downton Abbey this Christmas. In: independent.co.uk. Retrieved June 9, 2016 .
- Academy invites 928 to Membersphip. In: oscars.org. Retrieved June 26, 2018 .
- GIRL ABOUT TOWN: Matt Smith to pop the question about Lily James. In: Mail Online. Retrieved March 29, 2017 .
- Mark Brown: Gillian Anderson to star in West End version of All About Eve. September 21, 2018, accessed October 27, 2018 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Thomson, Lily Chloe Ninette (maiden name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British actress|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 5, 1989|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Esher , Surrey , England, United Kingdom|