Movies Untitled Danny Boyle Project

THE HOLLYWHOOD REPORTER – Lily James, who appeared in Baby Driver and Darkest Hour, is in negotiations to star in Danny Boyle’s untitled comedy for Universal and Working Title.

The actress is the first castmember to board the project, whose details are being kept under lock and key, but it is known to be musically themed and set in the 1960s or ’70s. It is understood that the role, a teacher, calls for her to sing.

Richard Curtis wrote the script, and Universal is eyeing a summer shoot.

Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce alongside Matt Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Curtis and Boyle will also produce.

James has been on a roll since nabbing the lead in Disney’s live-action remake of Cinderella in 2015. Last year saw her star opposite Ansel Elgort in Edgar Wright’s acclaimed thriller Baby Driver, and she appeared opposite Oscar winner Gary Oldman in the Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour.

James, who is repped by UTA, has already impressed Working Title and Universal execs by acting as a younger Meryl Streep in Mama Mia! Here We Go Again, the musical sequel that opens July 20.


Lily was in Vienna (Austria) last night to attend the opening ceremony of the annual Opera Ball at the State Opera.

Public Appearances > 2018 > 62nd Vienna Opera Ball Opening Ceremony
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Movies Videos

Interviews Videos

Yesterday (December 6), Lily was guest on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” to promote ‘Darkest Hour’. She also talked about filming ‘Mamma Mia’ sequel, Meryl Streep and much more! You can watch the full interview below:

Interviews Videos

Interviews Photoshoots

VANITY FAIR – With each new role James takes, she is looking to test her acting abilities. She’ll next play Winston Churchill’s secretary in Darkest Hour before starring in the upcoming Mamma Mia! sequel.

AGE: 28.


ROLE MODEL: “My grandmother Helen Horton was an actress; I looked up to her in every way.”

UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS: After graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, James brought mischief to the manor-born as Lady Rose, on Downton Abbey. “Being cast was life-altering. We were like a family, and it was as good as it looked.”

FULL TANK: Since then, she’s played Cinderella for Disney, Shakespeare’s Juliet onstage for Kenneth Branagh, and an American waitress, Debora, for Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver. “I was ready to break loose of the mold and try something different.”

WAR ROOM: This holiday season, in Darkest Hour, Joe Wright’s W.W. II biopic, James stars as Elizabeth Layton, the secretary to Winston Churchill, played by Gary Oldman. “I read her book and it was endlessly fascinating hearing about Churchill’s quirks and their relationship.” As for working with Oldman? “I’ve only met Gary out of costume a handful of times. It’s awe-inspiring how he transforms as an actor—it took my breath away.”

DANCING QUEEN: This summer, in the sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, she’ll share a role with Meryl Streep, singing the part of Donna during her early years. “There’s no cynicism; it’s all joy. You can’t help but be completely drawn in and dance like a lunatic!”


After weeks of filming the ‘Mamma Mia’ sequel, Lily was out yesterday at London’s River Café alongside her friend Jenna Coleman to attend the British Vogue dinner to celebrate Edward Enniful’s December issue. Check out the gallery for high quality pictures from the event.

Campaigns Videos

A few weeks ago, Burberry announced “My Burberry Blush” as their new fragrance with Lily as the face of the campaign. Today, the brand finally released a first look including promotional pictures, photoshoot and a stunning video featuring Lily. The actual TV ad will soon be added as well, so stay tuned!

Other Projects > Ad Campaigns > Burberry (2016-) > My Burberry Blush (Promotional Shot)
Other Projects > Ad Campaigns > Burberry (2016-) > My Burberry Blush (Behind The Scenes)
Other Projects > Ad Campaigns > Burberry (2016-) > My Burberry Blush (Lookbook)