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Lily James discusses how she prepared for her role in ‘Cinderella’, which included horseback riding, yoga, and ballroom dancing. She credits Helena Bonham Carter for giving her the most encouragement during filming.


Lily attended the ‘Cinderella’ photocall, press conference and premiere on February 18, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

Public Appearances > 2015 > ‘Cinderella’ Photocall (Milan)
Public Appearances > 2015 > ‘Cinderella’ Press Conference (Milan)
Public Appearances > 2015 > ‘Cinderella’ Milan Premiere

HUFFINGTONPOST – If you’ve been watching a lot of television these days, then you’ve probably caught a glimpse of the new trailer for the upcoming Disney remake of “Cinderella.” (Especially if you watch “The Bachelor.”)

And if you still have no idea who the actress playing Cinderella in the movie is, look no further for your answer. Robb Stark’s Richard Madden’s onscreen love is 25-year-old Lily James, and you just might recognize her from some award-winning TV series.

Here are five things to know about the British beauty:

1. Lily James’ real name is Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson.
The actress, born in Esher, Surrey, took her stage name in honor of her father — British actor and musician James Thompson — who died in 2008 after a cancer diagnosis.

2. Her grandmother was an actress as well.
James’ grandmother is the late American-born actress Helen Horton, who is the voice of Mother, the ship computer, in Ridley Scott’s “Alien.” She also appeared in “Superman 3” and “Phase IV.”

3. James plays Lady Rose MacClare on “Downton Abbey.”
James first appeared as the rebellious great-niece of Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith) on the last episode of Season 3 of “Downton Abbey.” She is now a series regular, starring alongside Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville on the hit show.

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Lily is featured in the March issue of W magazine. You can now find one high quality scan and a new photoshoot in our gallery. Enjoy!


GLAMOUR – When we met Lily James as jazz-loving, booze-drinking Cousin Rose on Downton Abbey, it was like a disco ball had been plopped down amid all that tweed and china: Suddenly the Crawley household was much more fun. So we’re looking forward to seeing the Brit play the real belle of the ball in this month’s live-action film Cinderella. James kicks back with Glamour to talk about stepping into those famous glass slippers.

GLAMOUR: You’re about to be known as Cinderella to a whole new generation of little girls—no pressure! How does it feel?
LILY JAMES: The pressure is terrifying! I think the fears I have are similar to what the character would feel, though, because really, she’s just a girl thrust into this world.

GLAMOUR: So is Prince Charming really out there?
LJ: As cynical as I can be, there’s always a part of me that believes in love and the fairy tale. But what I like about this film is that Prince Charming doesn’t just rescue a damsel in distress—it’s about two people who make each other better. That’s the fairy tale.

GLAMOUR: It must have been surreal to wear the glass slippers.…
LJ: My foot was actually CGI’d into the glass slipper. It was made out of Swarovski crystal, and I was always terrified I’d drop it! I have big, ugly feet, so luckily I had a foot double.

GLAMOUR: You’re often in period pieces on-screen. Are you getting used to all the costumes?
LJ: No, it’s always a big relief to get out of period clothes at the end of the day. They’re like a mask—you put on these beautiful dresses and feel like a completely different person…because trust me, in real life I’m a massive slob!


I have udpated the gallery with an outtake from the Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Portfolio 2015, featuring Lily, Richard Madden and Kenneth Branagh.

Magazine scans

I’ve updated the gallery with one scan of Lily in the March issue of Glamour (US) magazine!