She studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and began her acting career in the British television series Just William Following her role in the period drama series Downton Abbey — , her film breakthrough was the title role in Cinderella Charles Spencer of The Telegraph wrote that "it is performed with a persuasive mixture of mischief and deeper feeling by Obi Abili and Lily James, the latter combining a mixture of neuroticism and glowing sexual allure that proves extraordinarily potent. She also starred in her second major film, as Elizabeth Bennet in the action- horror film Pride and Prejudice and Zombies , a parody of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It received mixed reviews and failed to break even at the box office. In , she appeared in several major films.
She made her name playing sunny sweethearts, but now James is going gothic in a new Rebecca. She talks getting spooked on set, Covid bubbles and co-stars. T he problem with trying to be an actor but also trying to stay sane, says Lily James , is that you need a really thin skin to do the work, and a very thick one to withstand the rejection or the criticism. Far enough into fame, after a decade in the business, to know how to hold some of herself back, but young enough at only 31 to still want to give it all away. First made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock , and now by the cult British director Ben Wheatley , it reveals that things lost at sea can come back to haunt you — and it appears to have soaked her thin skin right through. Everything happens in the grey area, and in the colour. I think conversations about things that are difficult can become very much one side versus the other. It was the mindset of the character: it really got under my skin — the insecurities, the questioning herself and the paranoia. I think I let that overtake me a bit sometimes. I ask if she went home at night feeling nervy.
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