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Lily James Biography, Age, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth, Marriage
Who is Lily James?
Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson professionally known as Lily James is a popular English actress and model. She started her acting profession in the British television series Just William (2010). After playing in the period drama series Downton Abbey (2012-2015), her movie breakout was the title role in Cinderella (2015).
Lily continued to portray Natasha Rostova in the television series War & Peace (2016). She also has starring roles in various movies including Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), Baby Driver (2017), Darkest Hour (2017). As well as The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018), the musical Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018), Yesterday (2019), Rebecca (2020), and The Dig (2021).
How old is Lily James?
Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson was born on April 5, 1989, in Esher, Surrey, England, and is aged 32 as of 2021. She shares her birthday with famous people including Tessa Brooks, Alisha Marie, Hunter Rowland, Pharrell Williams, Colin Powell, Hayley Atwell, Jane Asher, among others.
Lily James Family
Who are Lily James’ parents?
Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson was born in Esher, Surrey, to Ninette Mantle and James ”Jamie” Thomson. Her mother is an actress and her father is a musician. Lily’s father died from cancer in 2008, and she took her father’s first name as her stage name, after learning there was an actress named Lily Thomson.
Her paternal grandmother, Helen Horton, was an American actress, while her maternal grandmother was French. Her maternal grandmother fled her village near Paris because of the Nazis, later marrying James’ grandfather, a minister in the RAF.
Does Lily James have siblings?
James was born to her parents as the only daughter and as the second-born in a family of three children. She has two siblings, brothers, one older, Charlie Thomson, and one younger, Sam Thomson.
Lily James Education
James studied at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. She then went to London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2010. Later she signed with Tavistock Wood management in London.
Lily James Interests
Apart from acting James also has interests in modeling, as she is a model.
Lily James Partners
From 2014 to 2019, Lily was in a relationship with Matt Smith, an actor. Previously she was in a one-year relationship with British actor Jack Fox in 2011. In 2020 she was linked to a relationship with actor Chris Evans in July and later Dominic West in October. However, she did not speak about the relationships.
In 2021, she has been spotted with musician Micahel Shuman and seems to be in a relationship. They have been spotted by paparazzi, walking together on the streets and at one instance kissing.
Lily James Kids
James has not been in many relationships in the past and has also not been married. She is presently single and does not have any children of her own.
Lily James Height
With her sexy and curvaceous modeling body, James has an attractive height of 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) and a body weight of 55 kg (121 lbs).
Lily James Career
James’ television credits comprise Ethel Brown in the 2010 BBC production of Richmal Crompton’s Just William. Also as Poppy in the fourth series of ITV’s Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2011), and Lady Rose in Downtown Abbey. Lady Rose became the main character in the fourth and fifth series of the program, she also appeared as Lady Rose in the series finale. Lily portrayed Taylor at the Young Vic Theatre in Tanya Ronder’s stage adaptation of the novel Vernon God Little directed by Rufus Norris, in 2011.
Lily also played as Nina in Rusell Bolam’s 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. In 2012, she portrayed 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. It was 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, combining a mixture of neuroticism and glowing sexual allure that proves extraordinarily potent. ”
Lily portrayed Korrina in the Warner Brothers movie Wrath of the Titans and starred in Fast Girls. It was written by Noel Clarke, centered around a group of young female athletes competing in the World Championships. She played Cinderella in the 2015 live-action Disney movie Cinderella. Lily was photographed by Annie Leibovitz as Cinderella, in the blue gown her character wears to the ball, for the December 2014 issue of Vogue. She made her singing debut in the movie singing ”Sing Sweet Nightingale,” ”Lavender’s Blue” and ”A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from the 1950 animated movie in the end credits.
James went back to television in the 2016 BBC historical drama series War & Peace, portraying Natasha Rostova, 2016. Additionally, she starred in her second major movie, as Elizabeth Bennet in the action-horror movie Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a parody of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The movie received mixed reviews and failed to break even at the box office. She then portrayed Juliet in the Garrick Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet directed by Rob Ashford and actor-director Kenneth Branagh in 2016.
Lily appeared in several main movies in 2017. She portrayed Debora, the love interest of the main character, Baby, in the action movie Baby Driver. Additionally, she portrayed Elizabeth Layton, a secretary to PM Winston Churchill, in the war drama movie Darkest Hour. James also headlined the World War ii DRAMA movie The Exception, playing a British agent posing as a servant to the existed Kaiser Wilhelm II.
She later played a younger version of Meryl Streep’s character, Donna Sheridan, in the sequel to Mamma Mia! titled Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. It was released in July 2018. The same year, James played author Juliet Ashton in the 1940s period drama The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. He exchanged letters with the residents of Guernsey, an island off the coast of Normandy that was German-occupied during World War II.
Lily starred as Eve in Ivo van Hove’s stage adaptation of All About Eve alongside Gillian Anderson in 2019. The play started on 15 February to positive reviews, running at the Noel Coward Theatre in the West End until 11 May. She played the second Mrs de Winter in an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Gothic romance Rebecca directed by Ben Wheatley and co-starring Armie Hammer. James played Peggy Piggot in The Dig, a British movie directed by Simon Stone, based on the 2007 novel of the same title by John Preston. She was cast to play Pamela Anderson in the upcoming miniseries, Pam & Tommy, in late 2020.
Lily James Net Worth
English actress and model, James has been active from 2010 to date. She has made a great fortune throughout her career and has a net worth of approximately $8 million as of 2021.
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