Lily James is a young actress with all the graces of an English rose, which she truly is.
Best known for her roles as Lady Rose Aldridge in the ITV period drama Downton Abbey and the title role in the 2015 Disney film Cinderella, she began her acting career as Ethel Brown in the 2010 BBC production of Just William. In 2011 and 2012 she deservedly earned warm reviews in several London theatre productions. From there she began to appear in Hollywood films in 2012, with roles in Wrath of the Titans and Fast Girls and was seen in further television roles including the character of Natasha Rostova in the 2016 BBC historical drama War and Peace.
Now she seems to have graduated to scale the heights of the modelling industry by shedding the period drama’s stuffy decorum with a rather revealing photoshoot by the illustrious fashion photographer Mario Testino who is known to have mastered the art of combining nudity with elegance in an advert promoting My Burberry Black fragrance.
The perfume is said to evoke a flower garden after a storm. Lily looks a sparkling gem defining a sleepy sexuality which transports her fans to the realms of a refined exploration of eroticism.
Lily may be new to fronting advertising campaigns but on her present form nothing is beyond her reach.