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Lily James (born as Lily Thomson on 5th April, 1989; Esher, Surrey, England) is the English actress who plays Lady Rose MacClare in Downton Abbey.

She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2010[1]. As well as her role in Downton Abbey, she has also appeared in Fast Girls (2012) and Wrath of the Titans (2012)[2]James was recently announced for the starring role in Disney's upcoming Cinderella, to be directed by Kenneth Branagh.


Lily wears a blonde curly wig to play Rose, as her natural brown straight brunette hair, has been deemed too similar to fellow female cast members Laura Carmichael and Michelle Dockery[3].

AppearanceEpisode 3.08Edit

  • The Orla is Fabulous episode
  • episode 72

External LinksEdit


  1. Graduates 2009/10, Lily James,
  2. Lily James' Filmography at IMBd.
  3. Fallen angel: How Lily James is bringing scandal to Downton Abbey this Christmas Pal Hansen,, Sunday 23rd December 2012.

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