Lily James


Rising star Lily James plays ultimate schemer Eve Harrington in the world premiere of Ivo van Hove’s All About Eve.

James rose to prominence playing ‘Lady Rose’ in Golden Globe and BAFTA winning period drama Downton Abbey, and gained wider recognition for the iconic film role of ‘Cinderella‘ in Disney’s award-winning worldwide hit adaptation directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Lily’s most recent performance  playing ‘Young Donna’ in the world-wide hit film Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! has cemented her place as one of the UK’s top female actresses.

What role does Lily James play?

Lily plays Margo Channing’s super-fan Eve Harrington.  A seeminly  innocent young woman with eyes on Margo’s career and social life.

Lily James’ previous theatre roles

Having graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2010, Lily’s stage credits include Juliet in Kenneth Branagh’s production of  Romeo and Juliet (Garrick Theatre); Desdemona in Othello (Sheffield Crucible); The Seagull (Southwark Playhouse); Vernon God Little (Young Vic) and Martin Crimp’s Play House and Definitely the Bahamas (both Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond).

Lily James’ film and tv roles

Lily’s film credits include The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, ‘Elizabeth Nel’ in Darkest Hour, ‘Debora’ in Baby DriverPride and Prejudice and ZombiesWrath of the Titans, Broken, Fast Girls and Burnt. Other notable tv roles include ‘Natasha Rostova’ in the much-heralded War & Peace (BBC).

What is All About Eve about?

“Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Ivo van Hove directs his new adaptation of All About Eve, a razor-sharp, unsettling exposé of the eternal obsession at the heart of show-business.

All About Eve will run from 2 February 2019 until 11 May 2019 at the Noel Coward Theatre, London.

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