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Lily James dons 1930s attire as she films The Pursuit Of Love with Freddie Fox in Bath

Her roles in period dramas from Downton Abbey to War & Peace have meant having to struggle into all manner of extravagant costumes.

So Lily James will have welcomed the chance to slip into something more comfortable for her latest part – the bath.

The actress cast off her 1930s garb to share a dip with Emily Beecham in BBC1’s romantic comedy The Pursuit of Love.

Vintage: Lily James looked incredible in 1930s attire as she filmed for BBC One's The Pursuit Of Love in Bath on Tuesday

Vintage: Lily James looked incredible in 1930s attire as she filmed for BBC One’s The Pursuit Of Love in Bath on Tuesday

Miss James, 31, plays the fearless, lovelorn Linda Radlett in the adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s 1954 novel, with Miss Beecham, 36, taking the part of her cousin and best friend Fanny Logan.

The three-parter follows the adventures and misadventures of the pair as they hunt for the ideal husband across Europe between the wars.

Other new images from the drama, directed by Emily Mortimer, show Miss James taking a stroll with Freddie Fox, 31, who plays Linda’s suitor Tony Kroesig.

Speaking about adapting the book, Miss Mortimer said: ‘It’s an outrageously funny and honest story, whose central character – the wild, love-addicted Linda Radlett – still reads as a radical.’ 

Acclaimed: Other new images from the drama, directed by Emily Mortimer, show Miss James taking a stroll with Freddie Fox, 31, who plays Linda’s suitor Tony Kroesig

Acclaimed: Other new images from the drama, directed by Emily Mortimer, show Miss James taking a stroll with Freddie Fox, 31, who plays Linda’s suitor Tony Kroesig

Wow: The actress cast off her 1930s garb to share a dip with Emily Beecham in BBC1’s romantic comedy

Wow: The actress cast off her 1930s garb to share a dip with Emily Beecham in BBC1’s romantic comedy

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. 

Big names: Lily is also joined by Andrew Scott in the show, which is based on Nancy Mitford’s 1945 novel of the same name

Big names: Lily is also joined by Andrew Scott in the show, which is based on Nancy Mitford’s 1945 novel of the same name

Pursuit of love: Lily stars as a charismatic woman in search of a husband in Europe between the two World Wars, as she embraces her freedom and party-going ways

Pursuit of love: Lily stars as a charismatic woman in search of a husband in Europe between the two World Wars, as she embraces her freedom and party-going ways

Also appearing in the show is Dominic West, Dolly Wells, and Shazad Latif. 

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 portray newlyweds battling the shadow of the husband’s first late wife in the drama, set to be released next month. 

Plot: With the changing times Linda and Fanny's choices put them at odds as they question freedom, love, sex, and the human heart (Lily pictured with Assaad Bouab)

Plot: With the changing times Linda and Fanny’s choices put them at odds as they question freedom, love, sex, and the human heart (Lily pictured with Assaad Bouab)

In character: Lily James and Armie Hammer are seen looking loved up in new images and a first look teaser from their romantic thriller Rebecca, set to be released next month

In character: Lily James and Armie Hammer are seen looking loved up in new images and a first look teaser from their romantic thriller Rebecca, set to be released next month

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