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Lily James Bio, Biography, Age, Education, Boyfriend (Matt Smith), Parents, Movies and TV Shows

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Lily James Bio

Lily Chloe Ninette James commonly know as Lily James was born on 5 April 1989 in EsherSurrey, England. She is an English actress. She studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and soon began her acting career in the British television series Just Williamas Ethel Brown in 2010. Following a supporting role in the period drama series Downton Abbey (2012–2015), James had her film breakthrough by playing the eponymous character in the fantasy film Cinderella (2015). Lily played Poppy in ITV’s Secret Diary of a Call Girl in 2011.

James went on to play Natasha Rostova in the television series War & Peace (2016). In 2017, she starred in the action crime Movie, Baby Driver and the war drama film Darkest Hour, both of which were critically and commercially successful. She played the younger version of Meryl Streep’s character Donna Sheridan in the musical movie Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018).

Born Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson was born on 5 April 1989  EsherSurrey, England
Age  29 years old as of 2018
Education Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2010)
Occupation Actress
  • Her father was Jamie Thomson, a musician (Died of cancer in 2008) and her mother Ninette Thomson (a former actress)
  • Her grandmother, Helen Horton, was an American actress, who starred in Alien and Superman III.
Boyfriend | Dating Lily and  and actor,  Matt Smith (a former Doctor) have been dating since 2014. Matt revealed in March 2018 that he is ready for fatherhood.
Years active 2010–present

Lily James Biography

James was born Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson in Esher, Surrey, the daughter of Ninette, an actress, and James “Jamie” Thomson, a musician. Her grandmother, Helen Horton, was an American actress. She attended Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and subsequently went on to study acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, graduating in 2010.

Lily James’ father died from cancer in 2008; she has said that filming father/daughter scenes in Cinderella was therefore very emotional for her. She changed her surname to “James” as a tribute to her father.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Official Trailer

Lily James Movies and TV Shows

Lily James Movies

Year Title Role
2012 Chemistry Ines
2012 Wrath of the Titans Korrina
2012 Broken Older Skunk
2012 Fast Girls Lisa Temple
2015 Cinderella Cinderella
2015 Burnt Sara
2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Elizabeth Bennet
2016 The Exception Mieke de Jong
2016 The Tale of Thomas Burberry Betty
2017 Baby Driver Debora
2017 Darkest Hour Elizabeth Nel
2018 Sorry to Bother You White Detroit (voice)
2018 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Juliet Ashton
2018 Little Woods Deb
2018 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Young Donna Sheridan
2019 Untitled Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis film Filming

Lily James Television Shows 

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Just William Ethel Brown 4 episodes
2011 Secret Diary of a Call Girl Poppy 8 episodes
2012–2015 Downton Abbey Lady Rose MacClare 21 episodes
2016 War & Peace Natasha Rostova 6 episodes
2011 Vernon God Little Taylor Young Vic Theatre
2011 Othello Desdemona Crucible Theatre
2012 The Seagull Nina Southwark Playhouse
2016 Romeo and Juliet Juliet Garrick Theatre
2019 All About Eve Eve Harrington Noel Coward Theatre


Moses Njoroge is the Senior Editor at Glob Intel, a news and IT service provider company. He has a wide range of experience in freelance writing, Web/System Development and other related IT services.

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