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Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson

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Born on April 5th, 1989 (Aries) in Esher, Surrey, England, UK


170 cm (5' 7")

Lily James Quotes

When people feel good, they look good.
Playing a Disney princess is the most amazing, unbelievable thing and on the other, it's completely terrifying. I would say it's a cocktail of every sort of emotion. Princesses are great role models, they teach you about grief loss and have big hearts.
I think that period dramas just need zombies.
I can only show what I have received from the characters. That's what's scary because you're never going to be everyone's taste and you don't want to let people down. But, I can only do what I can do.
I think I'm up for not trying to play a literary heroine. I think I'd rather just do someone that has just been created in a script, rather than in a book that everyone knows and loves. The difficulty with it and the reason these characters are so loved is that every woman and man that reads it understands it in a different way. They're so relatable, but different aspects will be drawn from different people.

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Lily James Trivia

Graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in London, England, with a bachelor of arts honors degree in acting in 2010.
Graduated from the Arts Educational School, Tring Park, in Hertfordshire, England, in 2008. In sixth form, she studied the musical theatre course curriculum and was elected head girl of the school.
She has American ancestry because Lily's paternal grandmother was American actress Helen Horton, who lived in England with Lily's British grandfather, Hamish Thomson.
She has the same birthday (not the same year of birth) as her on-screen mother in Cinderella (2015), Hayley Atwell.
She is a sixth cousin of U.S. President George Bush through her American grandmother. Lily's four-times-great-grandfather, Stephen Horton, was the brother of the president's four-times-great-grandmother, Sarah Horton (their parents were Comfort Horton and Joanna Wood). Lily is thus a sixth cousin, once removed, of the president's sons, President George W. Bush and Governor Jeb Bush.

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