Lily James Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

28th January 2016

Quote: "I was a bit confused when I first read the title. I love Jane Austen. I’m English, so it’s like a birthright. I was a bit mortified, and thought, ‘You can’t put zombies in!' Then I read it and I loved it. It somehow works." Cinderella star Lily James wasn't sure about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies when she first read the script for the quirky new film.

25th January 2016

Fact: Fashion designers at U.S. retailers Hot Topic have created a lingerie collection inspired by Lily James' new movie, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The official seven-piece range includes a laced-up corset and high-waisted ruffly panties, and follows similar Hot Top pop culture lines for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Avengers, and Doctor Who.

22nd January 2016

Fact: Downton Abbey star Lily James is the granddaughter of American actress Helen Horton, who provided the voice of the Mother computer system on the spaceship USCSS Nostromo in sci-fi epic Alien.

11th March 2015

Quote: "You have to dance but without lifting your feet. You have to kind of skate across the dancefloor to not rip the dress... I was absolutely terrified. Every day I was like, 'Oh God, I'm gonna destroy this dress, Lily's gonna fall over, Cinderella's gonna be on her back...'" Richard Madden feared he would make a mess of his CINDERELLA co-star Lily James' lavish gown as they danced together for a scene in the new Disney adaptation of the classic fairy tale. The former Game of Thrones actor had to take ballroom dancing lessons for two months before director Sir Kenneth Branagh would allow him near Cinderella's dress.

3rd March 2015

Quote: "I had, like, live mice I spoke to in my screen test... I pretended not to be scared." Lily James on having to audition with rodents as she fought to play Cinderella in Kenneth Branagh's new Disney movie.

12th January 2015

Fact: Gillian Anderson has become the latest star to sign up for a new Bbc adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel War And Peace. She joins the cast alongside Lily James and Paul Dano.

5th August 2014

Fact: Downton Abbey star Lily James is to battle the undead in the upcoming film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. She will play Elizabeth Bennet opposite Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy in the Jane Austen spoof.

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