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Lily James
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James in Sydney, 2017
Born
Lily Thomson

5 April 1989 (1989-04-05) (age 31)
Esher, Surrey, England
Nationality British
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active 2010–present
Relatives Helen Horton (grandmother)

Lily 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.



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