Born Lily Thomson, the 24-year-old Lily James (Rose MacClare) got her start on the stage in productions of Othello and The Seagull, among other classics. Her transition to television includes a role on The Secret Life of a Call Girl (the Dowager would be shocked, no?). More recently, Lily’s started appearing on the silver screen. She’ll strut in glass slippers as Cinderella in a Disney live-action adaptation of the fairy tale. Also on the Cinderella cast: fellow Downtonite Sophie McShera (Daisy Mason)!
Birthplace: Surrey, United Kingdom
Birthday: April 5, 1989
Marital status: Single