Lily James

Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson, known professionally as Lily James, is an English actress. She studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and began her acting career in the British television series Just William (2010).

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Cinderella (2015)

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When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Lily James  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Richard Madden  •  Stellan Skarsgård

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Lily James  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Richard Madden  •  Stellan Skarsgård

Fast Girls (2012)

A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Regan Hall
CAST:  Noel Clarke  •  Bradley James  •  Lily James  •  Lenora Crichlow

A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Regan Hall
CAST:  Noel Clarke  •  Bradley James  •  Lily James  •  Lenora Crichlow

Broken (2012)

Three suburban English families' lives intertwine with tragic consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rufus Norris
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Eloise Laurence  •  Cillian Murphy  •  Zana Marjanović

Three suburban English families' lives intertwine with tragic consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rufus Norris
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Eloise Laurence  •  Cillian Murphy  •  Zana Marjanović

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

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A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burr Steers
CAST:  Lily James  •  Jack Huston  •  Matt Smith  •  Douglas Booth

A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burr Steers
CAST:  Lily James  •  Jack Huston  •  Matt Smith  •  Douglas Booth

Wrath of the Titans (2012)

Perseus tries to live a quieter life as a village fisherman while - dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion - the gods are losing control of the long-imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Liebesman
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Sam Worthington  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Rosamund Pike

Perseus tries to live a quieter life as a village fisherman while - dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion - the gods are losing control of the long-imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Liebesman
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Sam Worthington  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Rosamund Pike

Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet (2016)

Live theatre presentation of Shakespeare's classic play about two teenagers from warring families whose love affair ends in tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Rob Ashford  •  Benjamin Caron
CAST:  Lily James  •  Richard Madden  •  Derek Jacobi  •  Marisa Berenson

Live theatre presentation of Shakespeare's classic play about two teenagers from warring families whose love affair ends in tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Rob Ashford  •  Benjamin Caron
CAST:  Lily James  •  Richard Madden  •  Derek Jacobi  •  Marisa Berenson

Burnt (2015)

Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Wells
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Sienna Miller  •  Lily James  •  Alicia Vikander

Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Wells
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Sienna Miller  •  Lily James  •  Alicia Vikander

Silent Treatment (2013)

In a bleak, stagnant waiting area, where time stands still and odd characters sink with gloom, two strangers are compelled to connect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Lobatto
CAST:  Bart Edwards  •  Lily James  •  Barnaby Ferris  •  Linda Large

In a bleak, stagnant waiting area, where time stands still and odd characters sink with gloom, two strangers are compelled to connect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Lobatto
CAST:  Bart Edwards  •  Lily James  •  Barnaby Ferris  •  Linda Large

Chemistry (2012)

Johann, a brilliant young scientist, conspires with his friend Eric to perform a dangerous chemical experiment with an exhilarating goal: the secret of eternal life. Their fraternal relationship is tested to the limit by the addition to their duo of the beautiful, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Remy Bazerque
CAST:  Lily James  •  Tom Riley  •  Al Weaver

Johann, a brilliant young scientist, conspires with his friend Eric to perform a dangerous chemical experiment with an exhilarating goal: the secret of eternal life. Their fraternal relationship is tested to the limit by the addition to their duo of the beautiful, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Remy Bazerque
CAST:  Lily James  •  Tom Riley  •  Al Weaver

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

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Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Lily James  •  Jessica Brown Findlay  •  Matthew Goode  •  Michiel Huisman

Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Lily James  •  Jessica Brown Findlay  •  Matthew Goode  •  Michiel Huisman

Darkest Hour (2017)

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Lily James  •  Stephen Dillane

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Lily James  •  Stephen Dillane

Baby Driver (2017)

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After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Ansel Elgort  •  Lily James  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Jon Hamm

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Ansel Elgort  •  Lily James  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Jon Hamm

The Exception (2017)

A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leveaux
CAST:  Lily James  •  Jai Courtney  •  Eddie Marsan  •  Christopher Plummer

A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leveaux
CAST:  Lily James  •  Jai Courtney  •  Eddie Marsan  •  Christopher Plummer

Text Santa 2014 (2014)

The annual Text Santa on ITV to support UK charities during the Christmas period.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Lily James  •  Jim Carter  •  Les Dennis  •  Brooke Vincent

The annual Text Santa on ITV to support UK charities during the Christmas period.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Lily James  •  Jim Carter  •  Les Dennis  •  Brooke Vincent

Sorry to Bother You (2018)

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boots Riley
CAST:  Lakeith Stanfield  •  Tessa Thompson  •  Steven Yeun  •  Armie Hammer

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boots Riley
CAST:  Lakeith Stanfield  •  Tessa Thompson  •  Steven Yeun  •  Armie Hammer

Little Woods (2019)

For years, Ollie has illicitly helped the struggling residents of her North Dakota oil boomtown access Canadian health care and medication. When the authorities catch on, she plans to abandon her crusade, only to be dragged in even deeper after a desperate plea for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nia DaCosta
CAST:  Tessa Thompson  •  Lily James  •  Luke Kirby  •  James Badge Dale

For years, Ollie has illicitly helped the struggling residents of her North Dakota oil boomtown access Canadian health care and medication. When the authorities catch on, she plans to abandon her crusade, only to be dragged in even deeper after a desperate plea for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nia DaCosta
CAST:  Tessa Thompson  •  Lily James  •  Luke Kirby  •  James Badge Dale

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

Five years after meeting her three fathers, Sophie Sheridan prepares to open her mother’s hotel. In 1979, young Donna Sheridan meets the men who each could be Sophie’s biological father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ol Parker
CAST:  Amanda Seyfried  •  Lily James  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Christine Baranski

Five years after meeting her three fathers, Sophie Sheridan prepares to open her mother’s hotel. In 1979, young Donna Sheridan meets the men who each could be Sophie’s biological father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ol Parker
CAST:  Amanda Seyfried  •  Lily James  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Christine Baranski

One Red Nose Day and a Wedding (2019)

You’re invited to the wedding of the year, as the original cast of Four Weddings and a Funeral reunite in this one-off sequel. Twenty-five years after the events of Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Charles, Carrie, Fiona, Tom, David, Matthew, Bernard, Lydia and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Alicia Vikander  •  Lily James  •  Andie MacDowell

You’re invited to the wedding of the year, as the original cast of Four Weddings and a Funeral reunite in this one-off sequel. Twenty-five years after the events of Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Charles, Carrie, Fiona, Tom, David, Matthew, Bernard, Lydia and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Alicia Vikander  •  Lily James  •  Andie MacDowell

Yesterday (2019)

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Himesh Patel  •  Lily James  •  Ed Sheeran  •  Kate McKinnon

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Himesh Patel  •  Lily James  •  Ed Sheeran  •  Kate McKinnon

Rare Beasts (2021)

Mandy is a mother, a writer, a nihilist. Mandy is a modern woman in a crisis. Raising a son in the midst of a female revolution, mining the pain of her parents' separation and professionally writing about a love that no longer exists, she falls upon a troubled man, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billie Piper
CAST:  Billie Piper  •  Lily James  •  David Thewlis  •  Kerry Fox

Mandy is a mother, a writer, a nihilist. Mandy is a modern woman in a crisis. Raising a son in the midst of a female revolution, mining the pain of her parents' separation and professionally writing about a love that no longer exists, she falls upon a troubled man, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billie Piper
CAST:  Billie Piper  •  Lily James  •  David Thewlis  •  Kerry Fox
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