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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.
Cole has directed a film concerning the young life of Heathcliff.
Actress, supermodel and businesswoman Lily Cole has spoken about her upcoming project to honour the Bronte sisters, defending against some strong blowback to her portrayal of ‘Wuthering Heights’ male character Heathcliff as a “violent and awful” domestic abuser.
You may remember, several months ago, that Bronte academic Nick Holland resigned from the Bronte Society when he learned of Cole’s appointment as creative partner for the society for 2018 – never mind that she had a double-first in history of art from Cambridge University.
Now, Cole has unveiled the results of her project, a film titled Balls which is an attempt to depict Heathcliff’s early life and that of his black single mother, who throws herself upon the mercy of a hospital to help raise him, but who is turned away by the hospital’s board of moralistic men on the basis of a lottery system to weed out the ‘undeserving’.
Continue reading: Lily Cole On Film About "Violent, Awful" Heathcliff For Bronte Tribute
Bronte expert Nick Holland has resigned from the Bronte Society in protest at Cole's involvement.
Actress and supermodel Lily Cole has spoken out against the backlash that confronted her when she was announced as being a part of events to mark the bicentennial of Emily Bronte’s birth, describing some negative reactions as “prejudice”.
She has been named as the ‘creative partner’ for celebrations held by the Bronte Parsonage Museum in West Yorkshire later this year.
However, the 30 year old star’s involvement has triggered the resignation of Bronte expert Nick Holland from the Bronte Society, as he believes that Bronte would not approve of a model getting the role.
Continue reading: Lily Cole Hits Back At Bronte Celebrations Controversy
Lily Cole at the launch party for 'Get a Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood' held at Saint James Church Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom - Saturday 15th October 2016
Lily Cole at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Awards in association with Hugo Boss held at the Tate Modern, Bankside, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th September 2016
Lily Cole has welcomed her first child – a baby girl! The British model shared the first pictures of the new-born on Instagram.
Model Lily Cole gave birth to her first child on Friday (11th September). Cole shared the first pictures of her new-born daughter with her 58K followers on Instagram on the same day. She also included a link to her website on which she shared a poem she’d written about her daughter.
Lily Cole at the ELLE Style Awards 2015, February 2015.
Continue reading: Lily Cole Shares First Pictures Of Her Baby Daughter
The 27 year old is a first time mum to little Wylde Cole Ferreira.
Model Lily Cole has announced the arrival of her baby girl named Wylde Cole Ferreira on Friday with boyfriend Kwame Ferreira. The 27 year old shared the happy news on Twitter telling her followers “Delighted to say we had a little girl.”
Continue reading: Model Lily Cole Announces Birth Of Daughter Wylde
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
Lily Cole Monday 14th May 2012 World Premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman held at the Empire and the Odeon - Arrivals
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.
Continue: Snow White and the Huntsman Trailer
Lily Cole Friday 6th August 2010 Gatwick Runway Models - photocall held at Gatwick Airport. London, England
Lily Cole Friday 18th September 2009 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' premiere arrival - The 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. Toronto, Canada
Date of birth
27th December, 1987
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