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Lily is on the cover of the October issue of ELLE (UK) magazine featuring a stunning new photoshoot! She talks about her Burberry campaign, what it means to be sexy, insecurities, the kind of roles she likes to play in the future and much more. Outtakes and high quality scans can now be found in our gallery, enjoy!


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ELLE – British actress Lily James is ELLE’s October cover star. In an exclusive interview Lily talks candidly about tackling more challenging roles next, what makes her sexy, and partying with boyfriend Matt Smith.

For the cover shoot with Lily, ELLE gained exclusive access to Burberry’s highly anticipated see-now-buy-now collection, that showcased on the catwalk in London last night.

‘Maybe I should be a b***h now…’ Lily told us on her plans to take tougher roles next. ‘I’m so much more than those roles. I can be challenging too and not always sunny in the way people might expect. I’m not afraid to insult people, not purposefully, but to have strength of conviction and trust myself’.

Talking about her boyfriend, and fellow actor, Matt Smith, Lily added, ‘I love dancing but I don’t do it very much now unless I’m drunk. Me and Matt have been known to dance on a table…’ Later adding, ‘I can be quite a solitary person and I need to be alone quite a lot. Or with Matt.’

The 27-year-old actress who was recently revealed as the new face of the Burberry Black fragrance said of the campaign, ‘The pictures are very sensual and seductive, and people are a bit shocked to think I would do that, based on the period roles I’ve played. It just felt natural. And it’s nice to explore different sides of yourself. I just felt really confident and sexy. I think you’re at your sexiest when you’re at your most free and uninhibited and bold. Power is sexy. So is being open and innocent and vulnerable. But trying too hard is not sexy. Or thinking about it too much. I’ve got drawers of sexy underwear which I probably never wear because I’m much sexier when I’m not trying.’

She believes there are still many battles in her industry’s fight for gender equality. ‘The brilliant thing is that it is now being addressed so openly. Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, Lena Dunham are all so inspiring and I feel totally swept up in the movement, even though I haven’t had a pay gap experience in the same way as them due to doing different type of work. But we all need to join together from the smallest jobs to big blockbuster movies.’

Appearances

Last evening (September 19), Lily was spotted at the Burberry Spring/Summer 2017 Show with Cara Delevingne, Jenna Coleman, Felicity Jones and Nicholas Hoult during the London Fashion Week. Many photos from the event have been added to our gallery, make sure to check them out!

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Campaigns Videos

Lily James has joined forces with renowned British photographer and film maker Greg Williams, to be part of a series of poignant films for Stand Up To Cancer to demonstrate the statistic that 1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

Stand Up To Cancer’s work funds translational research that takes developments in the lab and transforms them into new tests and treatments for cancer patients right here in the UK.

The time to act is now. Text FIGHT to 70404 to give £10.*

[*100% of your donation goes to Cancer Research UK in support of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign. For each text message sent, you will be charged £5 or £10 plus your standard network message charge. UK only, 16+. You can donate via text until 23:59 hrs on 31st May 2017. Full Ts & Cs at https://www.standuptocancer.org.uk/terms]
Cinderella Movies

In 2015, Lily was best known for portraying one of the most iconic fairytale princesses in the live-action of ‘Cinderella’ among other talents such as Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Holliday Grainger and Derek Jacobi. Blu-ray screencaptures have been finally added to the gallery, make sure to grab your own copy!

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Photoshoots

Following the premiere of ‘The Exception’ alongside Jai Courtney, Christopher Plummer and director David Leveaux, Lily has posed for a portrait session in Burberry during the Toronto Film Festival.

Interviews

PEOPLE – Lily James loves all things beauty and fashion.

The Downton Abbey actress, 27, became a total red carpet darling when she went on her global press tour for Cinderella last year, and has kept up an interest in fashion and beauty ever since. This month, she was even named the face of Burberry’s new My Burberry Black fragrance (for which she posed topless in the campaign).

So when we caught up with her to chat before the Burberry launch, we had to wonder, what has she totally fallen hard for now that she’s, well, in it?

Scroll down to see her top five obsessions.

1. Carrying lipstick everywhere.
“In my bag right now, I have my lip gloss and about four Chapsticks,” she tells us. “In my normal handbags, I usually have quite a few lipsticks. They sort of mound up. My Chapsticks are regular, and my go-to lipsticks are the Burberry Kisses lipsticks, which I truly love. I’m really into that nude tone that’s quite mellow and effortless.”

2. A good contour stick.
“Because I have quite a round face, I love to accentuate my cheekbones as much as possible,” she explains. “So I use a lot of contour sticks. I also like to look quite natural, so I like foundation and a little shading and some blush to make you feel like you just crawled out of bed but not too heavy.”

3. Keira Knightley’s look.
“She has such a strong structure for her face,” says James, “I can’t stop looking at her face!”

4. Her Berlin Film Festival Dior gown.
“I loved one of my first red carpets, when I did the Berlin Film Festival,” says the star. “I wore this pink Dior dress, and that was my first fashion moment. From never wearing certain clothes to be able to transform in that way was really exciting.”

5. Shapewear!
“I love a pair of Spanx,” admits James. “I don’t go too extreme. I know there are some crazy contraptions that people wear now but a good ol’ fashion pair of Spanx never goes amiss, but it’s not for everyday wear.”

Darkest Hour Movies

DEADLINE – Focus Features is reteaming with Working Title Films and Joe Wright on Darkest Hour, which will now hit U.S. theaters on November 24, 2017 with Universal Pictures International launching overseas on December 29, 2017. Production begins this fall. Darkest Hour marks Wright’s fourth feature with Working Title and Focus after Pride & Prejudice, Atonement and Anna Karenina. Wright also directed the Focus thriller Hanna starring Saoirse Ronan.

Wright will direct Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in the film penned by Theory Of Everything‘s Anthony McCarten. He is producing as well with Lisa Bruce and Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Also on tap for Darkest Hour is John Hurt as Neville Chamberlain (who Churchill succeeded as Prime Minister), Lily James as Churchill’s personal secretary, Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI, and Kristen Scott Thomas as Churchill’s wife Clementine.

Darkest Hour‘s plot is described as follows: 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 standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Wright’s canon with Focus Features and Working Title has amassed two Oscars, two Golden Globe Awards, and four BAFTA wins.

No word yet whether Darkest Hour will go wide or limited. Pic will encounter Fox’s Murder On The Orient Express, Disney/Pixar’s Coco and Universal’s romance title Let It Snow.

Movies The Exception Videos

DEADLINE – Kaiser Wilhem, last emperor of the German Empire, ended his reign as one of the most hated men on earth. Held largely responsible for the disaster that was World War 1, he was as despised by his own subjects as he was by the world at large, and after Germany’s defeat was forced into exile in the Netherlands, where he spent the last 25 years of his life. He has largely been forgotten in popular culture however, thanks of course to the far worse monstrosities of the Nazi regime, but the upcoming TIFF drama The Exception aims to shine a light on the complicated and difficult man. Starring Christopher Plummer, the World War II-set film follows the complex political machinations within the former Kaiser’s Dutch household and his own contradictory tendencies, and in the exclusive clip above, we get a glimpse of that as he shows leniency towards the personal affairs of his household staff.

A humanistic portrayal of the man and his bundle of contradictions has a lot of promise – Wilhelm was a man even Hitler hated (which would normally be a recommendation to his character but, alas, he was sternly opposed to democracy, enjoyed Germany’s conquests in WWII despite his exile, and was kind of a bigot). We’ll have to wait a while to see it for ourselves, alas. The Exception has its world premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival.

Directed by David Levaux from a script by Simon Burke, the film stars Christopher Plummer as Wilhelm, along with Janet McTeer, Jai Courtney and Lily James.