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Lily James

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Birth Name: Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson

Birth Place: Esher, Surrey, England

Birthday: April 5, 1989, Aries

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre, performing at the Edinburgh Festival and the Glasgow Music Festival.
  • Played the dual roles of Taylor and Ella in a production of Vernon God Little at the Young Vic.
  • Last name is a stage name that she adopted as a tribute to her father, Jamie, who died of cancer in 2000.
  • Is an experienced singer with a mezzo-soprano range.


  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner


  • Jamie Thomson — Father


  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England (BA in Acting, 2010)