Lily Cole (born 27.12.1987) Lily Cole is an English model and actress.
Childhood: Lily Cole was born in Torquay, Devon but grew up in London. Her parents are Patience Owen, an artist and a writer, and Chris Cole, a fisherman. She attended Hallfield Primary School, St Marylebone Church School for Girls and Latymer Upper School where she got top grades in all her A-Level studies. She studied History of Art at King's College, Cambridge and gained a First in both the first year and the second.
Modelling: career Lily Cole signed with Storm Models after being scouted by Benjamin Hart in Soho. She became a breakthrough figure in 2003 and appeared in Italian Vogue while working with photographers such as Steven Meisel, Craig McDean, Nick Knight, Juergen Teller, Arthur Elgort and Irving Penn. In 2004, she was named Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards and was nominated again in 2007. She has appeared in many editions of Vogue, Citizen K and V and has modelled for Chanel, Shiatzy Chen, DKNY, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Jasper Conran, John Galliano and Louis Vuitton. In 2010, she was in a documentary about Rolf Harris in which he painted her as Titania from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. She has appeared in adverts for Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Hermes, Longchamp, Cacharel, Topshop, Anna Sui, Moschino's perfume, Accessorize, Rimmel London and Tiffany & Co. In 2012, she became an ambassador for the Body Shop's Beauty With Heart campaign.
Acting career: Lily Cole made her acting debut in 2007's 'St. Trinian's' with Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Talulah Riley and Gemma Arterton. In 2009, she landed the leading role in Terry Gilliam's 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' alongside Heath Ledger and Christopher Plummer. She also appeared in the film 'Rage'. In 2011, she appeared alongside Charlie Cox and Wes Bentley 'There Be Dragons'. She has appeared in music videos for Primal Scream and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. She made her stage debut in a production of 'The Seagull'. In 2011, she played a Sea Siren in the 'Doctor Who' episode 'The Curse of the Black Spot' alongside Hugh Bonneville, Karen Gillan and Matt Smith. In 2012, she appeared in 'The Moth Diaries' with Sarah Bolger.
Personal life: Lily Cole dated Enrique Murciano in 2008 but they split in 2011. She is an ambassador for the charity Global Angels and supports WaterAid and the Environmental Justice Foundation. She was also a part of launching the World Land Trust's Emerald for Elephant Exhibition in 2010 and supports Western Shoshone.
Celebrities gathered at the Royal Hospital Chelsea for a sneak preview of the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday (19th May). Amongst the guests were the Queen, Stephen Fry and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Following a week of sultry temperate and – for Britain – near tropical climes, the celebrities were out en masse to take in the sights at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday (19th May).
Alan Titchmarsh standing outside his garden installation.
The annual flower show, which is held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, attracted a vast array of famous faces. The Queen made her yearly visit to the show and found herself wandering through trenches, in a garden created to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. The ‘No Man’s Land’ garden, features a crater hole as a pond which acts as a stark reminder of the damage made to, not only the soldiers embroiled in the conflict, but the land on which they fought.
Johnny Depp, Lily Cole, Chris Pine and Tom Ford are amongst those featured in McCartney's exciting new video.
A week after Sir Paul McCartney's latest solo album, New, debuted, the brand new video for track 'Queenie Eye' premieres today (October 24, 2013). However, this isn't any old music video: the former Beatle has called on a few friends to help, with stars including Gary Barlow, Alice Eve, Kate Moss, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, James Corden and Jeremy Irons all featured.
A Little Help From My Friends: Paul McCartney Prepared To Launch New Music Video.
The song is named after and draws inspiration from a childhood game McCartney used to play in Liverpool. "Queenie eye, queenie eye, who's got the ball? It isn't in my pocket. O-U-T spells OUT!" sang a young Macca and the same lyrics are called upon for Paul's latest, upbeat track that has been described by Q Magazine as "jaw-dropping."
There's a terrific sense of menace in this gothic dramatic thriller, which plays on the story's fantasy elements to take us into a teen girl's troubled imagination. It's beautifully shot too, with blood-soaked echoes of Carrie and The Shining in the way the unsettling nastiness is underscored with emotion. Even so, the whole moth motif never really makes much sense, other than as a clumsy metaphor for adolescence.
The events take place in a creepy, isolated girls' school, where 16-year-old Rebecca (Bolger) creates a happy subculture with her best pal Lucy (Gadon) and their party-loving friends. They merrily subvert the rules, keeping the headmistress (Parfitt) on her toes. And the hot new literature teacher Mr Davies (Speedman) gets their pulses racing. Then a new student arrives: Ernessa (Cole) is a loner who reaches out to Lucy for friendship, which upsets Rebecca because she feels like Ernessa is actually preying on her friend. So she sets out to investigate Ernessa's mysterious past, and finds it difficult to tell the difference between reality and her wild imagination.
On the surface, this is a supernatural horror film with ghostly freak-outs, monster-movie grisliness and a rising body count. But is all of this happening in Rebecca's mind? Filmmaker Harron cleverly keeps us off-balance in this sense, letting us see Rebecca's harrowing nightmares and layering her suspicions with the lesbian vampire novel the girls are studying in Mr Davies' class. Stir in hints of teen girl issues like eating disorders, petty jealousies and inappropriate male advances.
Continue reading: The Moth Diaries Review
Lily Cole stars in the dark new video from New York rockers the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, with the song 'Sacrilege'
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs aren't really a band known for their exploits of the music video, but with their new single 'Sacrilege' the New Yorkers have pulled out all the stops for a bizarre, slightly disturbing story-telling video about the evils of promiscuity in a small, Christian town in rural America.
After the gorgeous Ravenna (Theron) marries and then murders a benevolent widower king, she locks his beautiful daughter Snow White (Stewart) in a tower.
All the better to continue draining the youth from the entire kingdom. But just as she prepares to take the now of-age Snow's heart, Snow escapes into the woods, and Ravenna hires huntsman Eric (Hemsworth) to find her. Of course, Eric switches sides when he finds her, joining with Snow's childhood sweetheart William (Claflin) and a gang of dwarves to end the evil queen's reign.
Continue reading: Snow White and the Huntsman Review
The Evil Queen, Ravenna, is very beautiful but very deadly. Early in her reign, she despaired over 'battles fought and lives lost' but now, she draws strength from the cries of war. Each day, she looks in her magic mirror and asks 'who is the fairest of them all?' The answer is always her.
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Robert Torres is an investigative journalist who's looking into the life of Saint Josemaria Escriva the founder of Opus Dei. Visiting Josemaria's homeland of Spain it doesn't take long to discover a link from Josemaria to his own father Manolo Torres who were friends in childhood and went on to attended the same seminary.
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Travelling showman Parnassus (Plummer) performs on the backstreets of London with his lively troupe: his elfin daughter Valentina (Cole), the eager Anton (Garfield) and the tiny Percy (Troyer). One night they encounter an amnesiac, Tony (Ledger), who joins the gang and suggests modernising the show to attract a better audience. What Tony doesn't know is that Parnassus has made a pact with the devilish Nick (Waits), buying immortality in exchange for Valentina's soul on her 16th birthday, which is coming soon. And Tony has some secrets as well.
Continue reading: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Review
Date of birth
27th December, 1987