The London Fashion Week S/S 2015 has started, and Lily yesterday attended the Marchesa front row and after party.
Lily looked ravishing in a lacy red patterned dress, which featured a series of glittering jewels around the waistline, as she arrived at Le Peep Boutique. Shekept her make-up palette light, opting for a natural tone of lip gloss. She also kept her jewellery relatively simple, wearing a small necklace and pendant and thin bracelets.
With her hair swept back into a slick ponytail, the screen star completed her ensemble with a black clutch handbag and a pair of vertiginous heels. (source)
Several photos from the even have been added in the gallery!
Updated the gallery adding a new promotional image of Downton Abbey Season 5 (same as the one I’ve added before but without the text!) and the first production stills from episodes 3 and 4. All thanks to Far Far Away Site! Enjoy them :)
Cast your mind back to July and – if you’re a hardcore Downton Abbey fan – you may remember rumours abounding that Lily James was set to star in BBC1’s new six-part adaptation of War and Peace.
Well, they’re true. “Yes, I’m doing War and Peace,” the actress confirmed to RadioTimes.com at the Downton Abbey series five launch event.
Adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 epic, the six-part series – penned by Pride and Prejudice and House of Cards screenwriter Andrew Davies – is a co-production with The Weinstein Company and will air on BBC1 in 2015.
Set in 1805 against the backdrop of Alexander I’s reign, the epic novel follows five aristocratic families and the events surrounding Napoleon’s invasion in 1812. There Will Be Blood’s Paul Dano has been rumoured to star alongside James in the role of Pierre Bezukhov – Natasha’s love interest.
James’s star has been firmly on the rise ever since she joined Downton Abbey during the series three Christmas special. Besides her role on the ITV drama, she’s currently filming Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and will next be seen playing the lead in Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella when it comes to cinemas next March – a project which saw her reunite with Sophie McShera who plays the Crawleys’ kitchen maid Daisy.
“I can’t wait for you to see her in it,” said James. “She looks phenomenal, she’s got the best costumes ever – make up, lashes, hair, ornaments, jewellery – it’s the opposite of Daisy and she’s just amazing in it. People are going to go wild.” (source)
Lily James might be running off to Hollywood to find her Prince Charming in Disney’s Cinderella, but the 25-year-old British-born star isn’t saying goodbye to Downton Abbey. At least not just yet.
Despite persistent rumours that the upcoming series, which will kick off on ITV later this month, will be the actress’s last before she heads to America to pursue new film projects, the star has revealed that she hopes she’ll be in Downton series 6.
“I hope to be doing the next series if it happens, for sure,” James told RadioTimes.com at the launch of the hit ITV period drama’s fifth series.
“You never know what Julian’s going to write,” she admitted, before adding: “I’m obsessed with Downton and I love playing Lady Rose so if there’s another series next year I hope to be in it.”
A sixth series of the drama is yet to be confirmed – news is normally announced around the end of each series – and James says that when the time does come to end Downton Abbey it’ll be “tragic.”
“It’s so interesting to know what happens to this family. It would feel tragic to stop. You want to know how they’re going to turn out,” she said. (source)
Lily is featured in a new article on Grazia.fr. Sadly the article is in french, so if anyone can translate it, please let me know :) The interview also features a new photoshoot that has been added to the gallery!
D’où vient-elle ?
Élevée dans une famille à la fibre artistique développée, Lily a toujours chanté, dansé, joué : “Mon père et ma grand-mère étaient acteurs, faisaient de la musique dans un groupe… Enfin, pas ensemble !” Elle s’inscrit donc dans une école d’art dramatique à Londres, dont elle sort en 2010. Deux ans plus tard, elle décroche le Graal : le rôle de l’intrépide Lady Rose MacClare dans Downton Abbey. “Je rêvais de jouer dans un drame historique, je suis tellement anglaise. J’ai auditionné en pensant n’avoir aucune chance. J’en ai renversé ma tasse de café quand on m’a dit que c’était bon !”
Où est-elle ?
Dans la cinquième saison de Downtown Abbey qui sera diffusée à la rentrée et, surtout, dans l’adaptation esthétique et forcément lyrique de Cendrillon par Kenneth Branagh, en salle en avril 2015. “C’était un tournage très long, assez éprouvant, et impressionnant, mais j’ai été soutenue par une équipe vraiment incroyable : Stellan Skarsgard, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Madden et mon idole absolue, Cate Blanchett.”
Où va-t-elle ?
Tourner trois films qui impliquent de la cuisine, du mélodramatique british et… des zombies ! “Je suis pour essayer des choses radicalement différentes.”
Ce qui la freine ?
Un manque de confiance en elle : “Parfois je ne me sens pas assez belle, ou pas à la hauteur, j’ai vraiment besoin du soutien du réalisateur.”
Ce qui la booste ?
Jouer, toujours plus. “Être actrice implique d’autres choses très sympas, mais c’est sur scène ou sur un plateau que je me sens la plus heureuse.”
DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: The adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride And Prejudice And Zombies has been seeking big-screen life ever since the smash mash-up novel was published in 2009 — but through a series of director changes, it sometimes looked like it had one foot in the grave. No more. The movie version now is a reality with principal photography slated to start in September and Cross Creek Pictures acquiring domestic rights with a commitment for a wide U.S. release. Hot British actors Lily James and Sam Riley and Australia’s Bella Heathcote have been set to lead the film that mixes the 1813 Jane Austen classic Pride And Prejudice with a legion of bloodthirsty undead.
Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down, Charlie St Cloud) is directing from a screenplay by David O. Russell and Steers. Brian Oliver, Allison Shearmur, Sean McKittrick, Natalie Portman, Annette Savitch, Tyler Thompson and Marc Butan will produce on behalf of Sierra/Affinity, which also is handling foreign sales. (The project formerly was at Panorama but moved over with Butan when he joined Sierra/Affinity in January.) CAA packaged the Cross Creek deal. (source)
Added in the gallery, a new outtake from the Harper’s Bazaar UK photoshoot, and replaced the others with better quality versions. Enjoy!
The second version of Lily James Source is now up! It features the photoshoot she did for Town & Country Magazine UK (which is now one of my favorites). The gallery has a new theme as well, featuring the photoshoot she did for Tatler Magazine last year (another favorite of mine!)
I hope you like the new themes. Be sure to follow the site’s twitter @lilyjamesorg and to leave some feedback there or here in the comments :)