Born April 5, 1989 (Aries)
The fiesty Lady Rose on Downton Abbey
Lily James, the fiesty new addition to Downton Abbey, graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London in 2010. With her wild locks and mischievous looks, it’s no wonder she was chosen for the role of seductress Lady Rose. She comes by acting naturally; her grandmother Helen Horton appeared in Alien and Superman 3. Miss James has been optioned for Series four of Downton Abbey, so she’ll definitely be in the Downton Abbey Christmas Special 2012.
Playing Poppy alongside Billy Piper in the 4th season of Secret Diary of a London Call Girl is James’ most notable television appearance before Downton Abbey. When James was barely out of school, she appeared in the BBC production of Richmal Crompton’s Just William as Ethel. In the movie, Wrath of the Titans, James played the role of Korrina alongside Ralph Fienes and Liam Neeson. Lily starred in Fast Girls, a 2012 movie about a group of young athletes competing in the World Championships.