Lily James mentors rising star Bel Powley, who has found fame on both sides of the Atlantic

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Lily James mentors rising star Bel Powley, who has found fame on both sides of the Atlantic after starring with Jennifer Aniston on The Morning Show and new BBC drama

  • The Downton Abbey star is said to have taken actress Bel Powley under her wing
  • Bel, 30, is currently starring as Birdy on the BBC show Everything I Know About Love.
  • She also appeared on Apple TV+’s The Morning Show alongside Jennifer Aniston

Rising star Bel Powley has Lily James for advice on how to cope with her growing fame on both sides of the Atlantic.

Bel, who appeared on Apple TV+’s The Morning Show alongside Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, takes advice from her close friend Lily – of Downton Abbey and Pam & Tommy fame.

The two are also part of the same social circle in north London. Bel is engaged to Great Expectations actor Douglas Booth, who is also said to have been dating Lily.

A source said: “Lily and Bel are really good friends. As Bel becomes more and more in the public eye, Lily is there to help. Of course, few know as well as Lily what it’s like to talk about it a lot.”

Lily James (centre) has taken rising star Bel Powley (right) under her wing as the actress’ fame grows on both sides of the pond. The pair are pictured with fellow actress Jenna Coleman

Two years ago, Lily, 33, was trolled on social media after pictures of her kissing married co-star Dominic West were posted during a sun trip to Rome.

Bel, 30, is currently starring as Birdy in the BBC adaptation of Dolly Alderton’s coming-of-age memoir Everything I Know About Love alongside Emma Appleton, who plays her best friend Maggie.

Bel, whose mother Janis Jaffa is casting director, was educated at Holland Park School in west London before appearing in TV shows such as the Dickens adaptation Little Dorrit and the crime series Murderland as a teenager.

Bel is currently starring alongside Emma Appleton in the BBC series Everything I Know About Love

Bel is currently starring alongside Emma Appleton in the BBC series Everything I Know About Love

She was later on the sitcom Benidorm. In 2019, she won a high-profile role as British character Claire Conway on the award-winning The Morning Show via a US breakfast news programme.

Last summer, Booth took to Instagram to reveal that he had asked Bel to marry him. Alongside a picture of the couple, he wrote, “Very VERY happy!”

The date of their marriage is not yet known.

Bel landed roles as a teenager in the TV adaptation of Little Dorrit and the crime series Murderland

Bel landed roles as a teenager in the TV adaptation of Little Dorrit and the crime series Murderland

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