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Lily James graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2010. Her breakout film role was the iconic 'Cinderella' in Disney's award-winning worldwide hit adaptation directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Lily was most recently seen in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! (Universal) alongside Meryl Streep, playing 'Young Donna'. She also appeared in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Studio Canal). Lily's further film credits include 'Elizabeth Nel' in Darkest Hour (Working Title) opposite Gary Oldman, and 'Debora' in Baby Driver (Working Title) alongside Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm.

Lily's most notable TV credits include 'Lady Rose' in Golden Globe and BAFTA winning period drama Downton Abbey (ITV), and 'Natasha Rostova' in the much-heralded War & Peace (BBC).

For stage, Lily played 'Juliet' in Kenneth Branagh's acclaimed Romeo and Juliet (Garrick Theatre). Further theatre credits include Vernon God Little (Young Vic Theatre) directed by Rufus Norris, and 'Desdemona' in Daniel Evans' stage production of Othello (The Crucible, Sheffield).

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Broadway In Detroit announces that PRETTY WOMAN: The Musical, THE CHER SHOW and MAMMA MIA! are coming to the Fisher Theatre in 2024. Learn how to purchase tickets!

MAMMA MIA! 25th Anniversary Tour is Coming To Ohio Theatre in March

Ohio Theatre will host the 25th anniversary tour of MAMMA MIA! in March. Learn how to purchase tickets!

MAMMA MIA! Is Now On Sale in Indianapolis

Broadway in Indianapolis has announced that single tickets for the upcoming engagement of MAMMA MIA! in Indianapolis are on sale now. MAMMA MIA! will play Clowes Hall at the Butler Arts & Entertainment Center February 27 - March 3, 2024.

Photos: Exclusive First Look at the 25th Anniversary Tour of MAMMA MIA!

We have your exclusive first look at the 25th Anniversary North American Tour of Mamma Mia! Check out the photos here!

Doon Mackichan Withdraws from LYONESSE

Doon Mackichan has withdrawn from the role of Sue in Lyonesse due to a private family matter.

Tickets for 25th Anniversary Tour of MAMMA MIA in Baltimore Go On Sale Tomorrow

Single tickets for the upcoming engagement of MAMMA MIA! in Baltimore will go on sale Friday, November 3 at 10 a.m. EST.

25th Anniversary Tour Of Global Smash Hit MAMMA MIA! On Sale October 27 At Playhouse Square

IA will go on sale starting October 27th. The 25th anniversary tour of this global smash hit will be coming to Playhouse Square. Don't miss your chance to get tickets for this unforgettable musical experience.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld October 27th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is October 27, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Review Roundup: Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas Open in LYONESSE. What Did the Critics Think?

Lyonesse is now open. Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James star in Penelope Skinner’s new play, directed by Ian Rickson. What did the critics think?

MAMMA MIA to Play Limited Engagements At BroadwaySF & Broadway San Jose

'Mamma Mia!' will be playing limited engagements at BroadwaySF and Broadway San Jose. Don't miss this beloved musical!

Review: LYONESSE, Harold Pinter Theatre

Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas were last seen together on screen in Ben Wheatley’s 2020 Daphne du Maurier adaptation of Rebecca. They now reunite in Penelope Skinner’s brand new play Lyonesse about a reclusive actress who is planning a movie comeback. With the brilliant Ian Rickson directing, we should be in safe hands. Unfortunately, even with their collective talent and star power, it is hard to rescue this confused and untidy play.

Video: Watch Zac Efron Star In THE IRON CLAW Trailer

Starring Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, Stanley Simons, Maura Tierney, with Holt McCallany and Lily James. The true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. Watch the video trailer now!

MAMMA MIA! Comes To Broadway At The Eccles This December; Tickets On Sale October 6

Broadway at the Eccles announced today that single tickets for the upcoming engagement of MAMMA MIA! in Salt Lake City will go on sale Friday, October 6. 

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night for STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS

The stars were out in force to celebrate the opening night of Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends at the Gielgud Theatre. Check out the photos below!

Tickets On Sale This Week For MAMMA MIA! in Kansas City

 PNC Broadway in Kansas City has announced that single tickets for the upcoming engagement of MAMMA MIA! will go on sale Friday, October 6 at 10:00 a.m. Learn more about the upcoming production and find out how to get tickets here!

SUNSET BOULEVARD Leads Our Top Ten West End Shows for October

The West End is bursting with amazing shows this October. The stars are out: Nicole Scherzinger, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Kenneth Branagh, Giles Terera and Joseph Fiennes are just some of the actors treading the boards of the capital this month.

Photos: First Look Inside Rehearsals for World Premiere of LYONESSE, Starring Kristin Scott Thomas

Rehearsal images have been released for the world premiere of Lyonesse by Penelope Skinner, directed by Ian Rickson and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. This searingly funny and passionate new play stars Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James alongside James Corrigan, Doon Mackichan and Sara Powell.  It will run at Harold Pinter Theatre from 17 October – 23 December 2023. Check out the photos below.

Full Cast Set For 25th Anniversary North American Tour of MAMMA MIA!

The cast has been set for the upcoming 25th Anniversary North American Tour of MAMMA MIA! Find out who is starring in the production and how to get tickets here!

Meryl Streep Interested In MAMMA MIA! 3 Return

Meryl Streep has joined the list of Mamma Mia! stars ready to return for a third film. Streep, who is currently showing off her musical skills in the third season of Only Murders in the Building, also threw out an idea to justify her return.

Photos: First Look at the English Language Premiere of REBECCA

Richard Carson, Lauren Jones and Kara Lane head the cast for the eagerly anticipated English language premiere of the critically acclaimed musical ‘Rebecca’. Check out all new photos here!


Lily James's next show will be Lyonesse which opens on 10/25/2023 on West End.

Lily James has not appeared on Broadway.

Lily James has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Lily James's first West End show was Lyonesse which opened in 2023

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