Thursday 17 September 2020

Lily James

Lily James is an English actress. She was born on 5th April, 1981 in Esher, United Kingdom. She is the granddaughter of American actress Helen Horton. She is the daughter of Jamie Thomson and Ninette Thomson who are both actors too. She graduated from the famous Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London in the year 2010. She stepped into the acting world with the British television series, Just William. She has then starred in many other movies and television series such as The Exception, Downtown Abbey, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Wrath of the Titans and Secret Diary of a Call Girl, to name a few of them. She got her film breakthrough with the movie Cinderella. 

Lily James Religion 

Lily James have not spoken much about her religious belief in public. However, if we relate to her grandmother and her parents, we can assume she is “Christian”. She belongs to the Scottish, English, French, and German ancestry. 

Lily James Political Views 

Lily James never opened up about her political views and kept it away from the limelight. Moreover, she is into charity and social work. She is the advocate of the Motor Neurone Disease Association and patron of the North London Branch. Her dad also used to raise money for this charity cause and organisation. She does this charity work in honour of her dad and uncle. 

Who is she dating? 

Recently, there are strong rumours of Lily dating famous American actor Chris Evans who acted in movies like Captain America and Avengers. Prior to Evans, she was in a relationship with her co-star Matt Smith from the year 2014. She was also in a relationship with actor Jack Fox from the year 2011 to 2012. 

Lily James Hobbies

Lily James really enjoys doing makeup. She also likes to act and to dance. Furthermore, she likes watching television and she is even into playing sports such as tennis. She even likes playing video games like Call of Duty. 

Interesting Facts 

Her real name is Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson. She is professionally known as Lily James. 

She initially went for the audition of Anastasia, stepsister of Cinderella but she was roped in for the lead role instead.

She beat Emma Watson in the role of Cinderella and the latter was then cast as Belle in the movie Beauty and the Beast. 

She is the sixth cousin of the former President of the United States of America, George Bush through her American grandmother, Helen Horton.

She had to learn how to speak in American accent for her role of an American waitress in the critically acclaimed and a box office success movie, Baby Driver. 

She is a believer of women empowerment.

She has been given the name as the next Keira Knightley. 

She has also been into theatre plays and also has a talent of singing. 

Her father battled with cancer and passed away in 2008. She took her real name in the stage to honour her father when she came to know that there is already an actress named Lily Thomson.