Los Angeles: Lily James exuded 1930s glamour as she continued to film BBC1’s romantic comedy, The Pursuit of Love. The actress plays the fearless, lovelorn Linda Radlett in the adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s 1954 novel, while Emily Beecham, and takes the part of her cousin and best friend Fanny Logan.
As filming got under way last week, Lily was seen driving through the iconic Royal Crescent in London in a grey vintage convertible Jaguar. The Mamma Mia! Star looked a far cry from her usual boho chic attire and beach blonde hair as she donned a structured pinstripe dress and black driving gloves. She wore her brunette locks in pin curls and donned a black beret as part of her costume.
Lily’s make-up was also in keeping with the time period in which Nancy’s novel is set, as she complemented her fair complexion with rouge cheeks and a raspberry red lip. Directed by Mary Poppins star Emily Mortimer, the comedy is a three-parter that follows the adventures and misadventures of the pair as they hunt for the ideal husband across Europe between the wars.
Speaking about adapting the book, Emily said: ‘It’s an outrageously funny and honest story, whose central character – the wild, love-addicted Linda Radlett – still reads as a radical.’
Other new images from the drama show Lily taking a stroll with Freddie Fox, who plays Linda’s suitor Tony Kroesig. The Pursuit of Love will be shown next year.
The series is based on Nancy Mitford’s 1945 novel of the same name, which is based on the author and her family’s real life experiences and is part of a trilogy.
With the changing times Linda and Fanny’s choices put them at odds as they question freedom, love, sex, and the human heart. Also appearing in the show is Dominic West, Dolly Wells, Shazad Latif and Fleabag’s Andrew Scott.
It is a busy time for Lily who is also starring alongside Hollywood superstar Armie Hammer in Netflix’s upcoming romantic thriller Rebecca.
The pair portrays newlyweds battling the shadow of the husband’s first late wife in the drama, set to be released next month.