Tring Park girl goes from Downton to Disney

Former Tring Park student Lily James as Downton Abbey's Lady Rose McClare
Former Tring Park student Lily James as Downton Abbey's Lady Rose McClare
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She’s been associated with the Rothschilds and the Crawleys, and now a former Tring Park student is set to star in a Disney film.

Lily James – who is probably best known as Lady Rose McClare in ITV1’s popular period drama Downton Abbey – has been cast as the Cinderella in the latest version of the film, which isn’t due to be in cinemas until 2015.

She will be working with the likes of Cate Blanchett and Richard Madden of Game of Thrones fame.

Lily, 24, was a boarder at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts until the age of 18.

She said: “I am still amazed at the success I have had since leaving Tring Park. I credit my time there as really giving me the grounding and acting skills to succeed in the world of entertainment.

“They encouraged me to be confident in my abilities, while nurturing my dedication and drive for acting.”