Lily James

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Lily James
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James in Sydney, 2017
Born
Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson

(1989-04-05) 5 April 1989 (age 32)
Esher, Surrey, England
NationalityBritish
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2010–present
RelativesHelen Horton (grandmother)

Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson (born 5 April 1989), better known as Lily James, is an English actress and singer. Her acting career started with the TV series Just William (2010). Her breakthrough role was the title role in the romance fantasy movie Cinderella (2015). She also acted on television in Downton Abbey (2012–2015) and War & Peace (2016).

James has also starred in movies such as Baby Driver (2017), Darkest Hour (2017), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018), Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) and Yesterday (2019).

James was born in Esher, Surrey. Her father, James Thomson, died of cancer in 2008. She took her father's given name as her stage name when she learnt of an actress also named Lily Thomson. She has dated actor Matt Smith since 2014.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wells, Frankie (11 February 2015). "'Downton Abbey's' Lily James reveals her real-life Cinderella story". New York Post. Retrieved 1 April 2020.

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