Cinderella - Lily James and Richard Madden
Cinderella - Poster; Cinderella (Lily James) and the Prince (Richard Madden) © 2014 Disney

Here’s the latest trailer and 3 clips starring Downton Abbey‘s Lily James for Disney’s live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, Cinderella.

The clips include Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger, Cate Blanchet, Sophie McShera also from Downton Abbey, Richard Madden and, of course, Lily James.

  1. The first has Cinderella (Lily James) greeting Stepmother (Cate Blanchet), Drisella (Sophie McShera) and Anastasia (Holliday Grainger).
  2. The second shows Cinderella in her coach magic up by Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham Carter).
  3. With the third has Cinderella at there ball with the Prince (Richard Madden).

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Cinderella (2015) – Official Information


The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother.

Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.

Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.”

She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul.

It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and – armed with a pumpkin and a few mice – changes Cinderella’s life forever.


Cinderella (2015) – Theatrical release dates

US and Canada: March 13, 2015
Australia and New Zealand: March 26, 2015
UK: March 27, 2015


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online