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Her latest project is her biggest yet – Disney’s live action version of Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Cate Blanchett and McShera’s Downton co-star Lily James.

McShera plays ugly sister Drizella.

“Cate Blanchett is my mum which is hilarious, she was so much fun to work with. Me and Holliday Grainger (who also stars in the film) watched Blue Jasmine the day before we met her so we were so in awe of her. She was so nice and generous and funny, we had the best time with her.”

At least McShera will get to give the orders for a change – her Downton co-star, Lilly James, who plays cousin Rose in the drama, takes the lead in Cinderella.

While the actress acknowledges it was nice to have the roles reversed for once, she jokes: “Lily’s definitely no Daisy – she looks beautiful in rags, it’s really irritating!”

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Holliday Grainger is Lily’s co-star in ‘Cinderella’, she plays one of the stepsisters Anastasia.

When you do something like Cinderella, do you think about the fact that you’re retelling the story of Cinderella, or can you focus on it as just another story that you’re telling?
GRAINGER: Whenever I walk out of my trailer and see Lily [James] in her costume, I think, “My god, I’m shooting Cinderella!” When she’s in her ball gown, she looks like the fairy tale version of Cinderella that you remember dreaming about, as a kid. The first time I saw her in her ball grown, I felt a bit starstruck. It’s just Lily. She’s one of my contemporaries. We’ve known each other from before. But when she’s in the Cinderella dress, she’s just perfect. That’s when you go, “Oh, my gosh, we’re actually making a movie! We’re making a fairy tale come to life!”

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Lily James has been wowing as she waltzes in the big-screen, live action Cinderella.
Lily has already cut a rug, dancing in Downton Abbey, as the vivacious Lady Rose.

But on the set of the fabled fairytale the actress has been floating around on a sound stage at Pinewood Studios, to the strains of a newly composed waltz by Oscar-nominated composer Patrick Doyle, with a little help from choreographer Rob Ashford.

Lily plays the title role opposite Richard Madden as Prince Charming and Cate Blanchett as her not entirely wicked stepmother (she’s more resentful and miffed than out-and-out evil).

Helena Bonham Carter, with a milk-white perm and gown to match, is the fairy godmother. And Holliday Grainger and Sophie McShera play Cinder-ella’s stepsisters.

Doyle’s score for the Disney movie is going to have audiences humming and dah-dah-dahing happily ever after. Listening to it as I watched a ballroom scene, where Lily and Richard were all but flying, I was unable to stop myself bobbing from side to side in time with the music. I looked around and spotted several burly crewmen swaying, too.
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30 sec TV spot for the 2013 Edition of the 24fps International Short Film Festival, presented by the landmark Paramount Theater in Abilene, Texas November 1-2, 2013.

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Lily James’ Cinderella is riding a horse, prancing through a meadow in this first look at Disney’s live-action fairy tale.

Cinderella is under the direction of Kenneth Branagh and stars James in the lead princess role. Richard Madden is Prince Charming, Helena Bonham Carter is the Fairy Godmother (who will first appear in the movie as an old beggar), and Cate Blanchett is Lady Tremaine. The movie opens in theaters March 13, 2015.

As part of today’s announcement, Branagh commented on the cast that he and Disney have assembled:

“It is impossible to think of Cinderella without thinking of Disney and the timeless images we’ve all grown up watching,” Branagh said in a press release. “And those classic moments are irresistible to a filmmaker. With Lily James we have found our perfect Cinderella. She combines knockout beauty with intelligence, wit, fun and physical grace. Her Prince is being played by Richard Madden, a young actor with incredible power and charisma. He is funny, smart and sexy and a great match for Cinderella.”

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In a press release, Disney revealed the official synopsis:

The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who abuse her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming “Kit.” Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand as a kindly beggar woman steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.

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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.

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Sophie will actually play one of the evil step sisters — Drizella – to her “Downton” co-star, Lily James, who is playing the titular character. (On “Downton” Lily plays Lady Rose, one of the members of the family who Sophie’s character, Daisy, cooks for.)

“It’s very exciting ‘cause I’m going upstairs and Lily’s going downstairs. Tables have turned! I’m gonna be lording it over her. I’m going to be so cruel,” Sophie joked when AccessHollywood.com spoke to her at PBS’ Television Critics Association Summer Tour day last week.

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Congratulations to the cast and crew of ‘Silent Treatment’ for their first official selection at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale Film Festival! As soon as I know more about this, I will share the information here.

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Silent Treatment’s 1st Official Selection is the 2013 Fort Lauderdale Film Festival!

FLFF, celebrating its 28th year, is known to be a festival with innovative programming and a commitment to emerging filmmakers.