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7 Most Notable Lily James Roles

Lily James is one of the most admirable faces and talents in the entertainment industry. Her captivating smile paired with a natural gift of acting makes her a true darling of the crowd. She is known for playing characters in several period dramas. Apart from that, she has also dipped her feet in other genres such as musicals and even action films.

To explore more of her filmography, we’ve come up with a list of her best and most unforgettable movies. Check them out and see if you’ve found a new favorite!

Ella from Cinderella (2015)

Cinderella Lily James

Everyone knows the story of the orphaned girl who was mistreated by her evil stepmother and stepsisters. This classic fairytale has been adapted several times but it seems like viewers just can’t get enough of it. Lily James landed on the role of Ella, short for Cinderella.

Donna Sheridan from Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

Donna Sheridan Lily James

The sequel to the hit musical movie Mamma Mia! follows the backstory of its lead character Donna Sheridan and how she met Sophie’s three dads. It also tells how she has come to own the inn she manages in the first movie. This enjoyable film still has its classic ABBA song covers and groovy dance moves.

Debora from Baby Driver (2017)

Debora Lily James

This is another musical movie in Lily James’ portfolio. She plays as the love interest of Baby, a deaf but great driver who got involved in a heist. Debora was a restaurant waitress who met Baby and fell in love with each other. Soon after, she also got involved in the trouble.

Mrs. De Winter from Rebecca (2020)

Mrs de Winter Lily James

Based on Daphne du Maurier’s gothic novel, Rebecca tells the story of two newlyweds arriving at the husband’s family estate in the English coast. Soon Mrs. de Winter finds herself constantly battling against the memories of her husband’s first wife, Rebecca.

Elizabeth Bennet from Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

Elizabeth Bennet Lily James

A parody of the classic Jane Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice, this film stars Lily James as the tough and relentless Elizabeth, one of the Bennet sisters. Still set during the regency era, the film was turned into a horror genre. In this, the sisters had to fight off zombies while still looking for their perfect marriage.

Juliet Ashton from The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

Juliet Ashton Lily James

This historical romantic drama follows the life of a London-based writer exchanging mail letters with the people of Guernsey. The place was German-occupied during World War II. She felt compelled to visit the place and through the letters, she starts to form a picture of what it was like to live during that occupation.

Korrina from Wrath Of The Titans (2012)

Korrina Lily James

Based on the famed Greek myth, Wrath of the Titans casts Lily James as Korrina, one of Andromeda’s warriors. She is a member of the Argive legion and one of the most trusted soldiers. This is one of Lily James’ earliest film appearances. It also brought her fast and steady rise in her acting career.

Written by Ariane Cruz