Appearances

Thanks to Raina, I have updated the gallery with high quality photos of Lily at the after party of “The Seagull” press night on november 12, 2012 in London.

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Downton Abbey Television

I have added to the gallery three more high quality stills of ‘Downton Abbey’ series four.

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Television Productions > Downton Abbey (2012-2013) > Season 4 > Episode Stills > Episode #4.1
Downton Abbey Interviews Television

ITV has released their Press Pack for Season 4 of ‘Downton Abbey’. Here is an interview with Lily:

Lady Rose MacClare (Lily James)
The young and spirited daughter of Violet’s niece, the Marchioness of Flintshire. With the twenties now beginning to roar, Rose’s attraction to the bright lights of the city stands little chance of abating and, as she starts to explore the new world only recently opened to the post-war generation, the threat to the Crawleys’ social standing is ever present.

Downton’s newest arrival above stairs is Lady Rose MacClare, the Dowager Countess’ great niece whom we first met at the end of series three. Now that her parents have moved to India she has been taken under Cora’s wing.

“She has come to live at ‘Downton’ with the Crawley family and so I think she is grateful to have been taken in by them,” says James. “It gets her away from the thought of her horrid mother in India. So at the start she is on her best behaviour. She may be a bit of a troublemaker but she doesn’t want to cause trouble at the beginning.”

Naturally, trouble soon follows.
“I don’t think she really fits in that well!” laughs James. “She is different from other girls in that she doesn’t want to behave. She feels a bit on edge a lot of the time and Edith is quite nasty to her too.”

Yet at a time when Downton is suffused with gloom, Rose is also a breath of fresh air.

“Yes, she definitely brings a bit of light to the place. At the start of the series because of Matthew’s death there is a real weight and dejection to everything. I think that is also why Rose is trying to tow the line because you have got to be sensitive in those sorts of situations. But she does try and encourage a bit of life and music around the place – she is obsessed with music and dancing. And I think that the house needs that actually.”
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Interviews

The actress who plays Lady Rose McClare talks about the fourth season of ‘Downton Abbey’, Mick Jagger and ‘living free, wild and young’

Are you enjoying being such a rebel?
‘I’m loving it, it’s very freeing. Everything’s allowed.’

Rose is quite a liability.
‘Yeah, very unaware of the consequences of her actions, and no ability to abide by rules.’

She’s at the centre of the bright young things as the 1920s – how was that to film?
‘Really exciting. The world of the flapper, live free, wild and young – that energy is intoxicating. It’s nice to inject that into the more controlled Downton way of living. And there’s loads of dancing. It’s really funny doing it all together, treading on each other’s toes. You don’t expect to see Jim [Carter, who plays Carson] doing the one-step. But he’s very good!’

Does Rose have love interests this year?
‘There’s all sorts of potential for that this year.’ Who does Rose bond with most in the family? ‘Cora, I think. She doesn’t have any real love in her life, so she’s searching for that.’

Do you like Rose?
‘I have a love-hate relationship with her. She’s really shallow, but she’s got a big heart – she’s so young, but her depth of emotional perspective gets bigger this year.’

Do you use Twitter?
‘I have an account but I don’t use it. It’s dangerous – if you search yourself then read things you don’t want to, it’s tough. It’s a temptation, so I’m not using Twitter for the time being.’

There’s a huge celebrity fanbase for ‘Downton’. Has anyone surprised you?
‘We talk about it as a cast. Apparently Mick Jagger loves it. And my brothers aren’t famous, but they love it. They started watching because of me, but now they’re hooked. ‘

Are you happy to stay as long as you can?
‘I’m having such a great time – I’ll be in it as long as they’ll have me.’

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Downton Abbey Television

ITV has announced that the new series of ‘Downton Abbey’ will begin later this month.

The feature-length first episode of Series 4 will air at 9pm on Sunday 22 September on ITV.

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Downton Abbey Television

Added a high quality still featuring Lily as Lady Rose MacClare in ‘Downton Abbey’ season 4. I think it’s from episode 1 but I am not sure about it.
Edit: +2 HQ stills have been added to the gallery.


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Television Productions > Downton Abbey (2012-2013) > Season 4 > Episode Stills > Episode #4.1
Photoshoots

As you know, Lily is featured in the Wonderland September/October issue. I have added outtakes from this new photoshoot. Lily looks gorgeous as always!

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Studio Photoshoots > Outtakes & Sessions > Session 024
Movies Silent Treatment

Another short film festival for the cast and crew of ‘Silent Treatment’! Lily’s upcoming project will be screened at the 5th Annual San Jose International Short Film Festival (October 17-20). For more information, you can visit their website.