Lily Chloe Ninette Thompson or as you all know her better is Lily James, a 31 year old English actress and definitely one of my favourites. She is known for playing both lead roles in films such as Baby Driver and Cinderella. She is active in three of the major entertainment platforms of film, television and theatre.
Lily was born on April 5, 1989 in Esher, a town in Surrey, England, to former actress Ninette Mantle and musician James “Jamie” Thomson. Lily is one of three siblings and has two brothers, one older and one younger than Lily. For this actress, we can say that showbiz runs in the family as her paternal grandmother, Helen Horton, was also an American actress. Lily attended Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. She then studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 2010 she completed her studies.
Lily James Career
After graduating, Lily initially signed with Tavistock Wood Management in London. She began her television career in 2010 with the role of Ethel Brown on the television series Just William. This series was directed by Richmal Crompton and aired on BBC in the same 2010. She then played the role of Poppy on the fourth season of Secret Diary of a Call Girl in 2011 and went on to play Lady Rose on Downtown Abbey. The character of Lady Rose became the main character in the fourth and fifth seasons. Some of her many theatrical roles include that of Taylor in the stage adaptation of the novel Vernon God Little.
This was performed at the Young Vic Theatre. She played Nina in Russell Bolam’s modern adaptation of The Seagulls at the Southwark Playhouse. Her notable roles include that of Cinderella in 2015, a live-action Disney film. Last year she graced the cover of Vogue in her character’s blue dress and was photographed by Natasha Rostova. Lily played the role of Elizabeth Bennet in the action horror film and one of my personal favorites, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which was a parody of James Austin’s Pride and Prejudice.
Singing is one of her many talents. She made her singing debut in the film Cinderella, singing “Sing Sweet Nightingale”, “Lavender Blue’s” and “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes”. In 2017, Lily was acclaimed for her role as Debora, who was the love interest of lead character Baby in the 2017 action thriller Baby Driver, in which she shared the screen alongside Ansel Elgort and Jon Hamm. In 2019, Lily starred alongside Gillian Anderson as Eve in Ivo van Havoe’s stage adaptation of All About Eve. The play opened on February 15 of the same year.
|Real name||Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson|
|Date of birth||April 5, 1989|
|Place of birth||Esher, Surrey, England|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 7” – in centimeters – 170 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 55kg – in pounds – 121 pounds|
|bra (chest) size||32B|
|shoe size||9 (USA)|
|hair colour||light brown|
|eye color||dark brown|
Lily James Family
|Father||James “Jamie” Thomson|
|Brothers||Charlie Thomson, Sam Thomson|
|school||Arts educational school|
|University||Guildhall School of Music and Drama|
|Is she lesbian?||no|
|friend||Dominik West (2020)|
|hobbies||acting and dancing|
|Disney characters||Ariel and Belle|
|childhood memory||Go to the musical on birthdays|
This talented person’s stage name was originally Lily Thompson, but she later adopted her father’s stage name when she learned that an actress with the same name already existed. Lily’s father James Thompson died in 2008 trying to win the battle with cancer. Lily had a long 5 year relationship with Matt Smith who started in the movie Doctor Who. They were rarely seen together in public, preferring to keep their private lives exactly the same. There have been claims that Lily is in a relationship with several other stars, but there is no such assurance.
Lily James Net Worth
Hard work pays off in the end. Lily has proven to be a walking example of this. Her passion and dedication to acting helped her amass a huge net worth of $4 million, which she well deserves. Lily has amassed a whopping 2.8 million following on Instagram, where she can be found under the nickname @lilyjameofficial.
Facts About Lily James
- She is said to have been in a relationship with Chris Evans, who played Captain America.
- Lily changed her last name from Thompson to James after her father’s death.
- She played the role of Elizabeth Layton in the film Darkest Hour.
- Lily was nominated for a Satellite Award for the TV series War and Peace.
- She starred alongside Tessa Thompson in the film Little Wood.
- Lily initially auditioned for the role of Cinderella’s stepsister, but her beauty and skill earned her the lead.