Lily James heads out with giant balloons and gifts for brother Sam’s birthday in London

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    Lily James goes makeup-free as she heads out with giant balloons and bags of gifts for younger brother Sam’s birthday in London

    Lily James made the most of family time on Monday, before the UK was put on lockdown amid the coronavirus crisis.

    The Mama Mia actress was spotted out in London, emerging from a black cab clutching birthday balloons and gifts for her younger brother Sam’s 28th birthday. 

    Going makeup-free, Lily, 30, was deep in thought as she juggled her gifts and a bag of food.

    Party time! Lily James made the most of family time on Monday, before the UK was put on lockdown amid the coronavirus crisis

    The blonde kept casual for the outing, tying her locks back into a messy half up do.

    She teamed a long grey coat with a yellow tartan scarf and finished her look with chunky lace-up black boots.

    Lily clutched giant blue number balloons for the age 28 along with a ‘Happy Birthday brother’ and Fireman Sam balloons and bags of gifts and food. 

    The star – whose breakthrough role saw her star in Disney’s 2015 Cinderella remake – recently revealed she was taking some time off over the coming months to focus on herself. 

    Family fun: The Mama Mia actress was spotted out in London, emerging from a black cab clutching birthday balloons and gifts for her younger brother Sam

    Family fun: The Mama Mia actress was spotted out in London, emerging from a black cab clutching birthday balloons and gifts for her younger brother Sam

    Gifts galore: Going makeup-free, Lily was deep in thought as she juggled her gifts and a bag of groceries from Whole Foods

    Gifts galore: Going makeup-free, Lily was deep in thought as she juggled her gifts and a bag of groceries from Whole Foods

    ‘Lily has worked solidly for a long time now and wants to take time out,’ a source close to the star told the Mail recently. 

    ‘She intends to travel and enjoy some downtime with friends and perhaps even some pampering. She’d like to clear her head.’

    Lily has been going through a period of transition after splitting from her boyfriend of five years, Matt Smith, 37.

    Casual: The blonde kept casual for the outing, tying her locks back into a messy half up do

    Casual: The blonde kept casual for the outing, tying her locks back into a messy half up do

    Low key: She teamed a long grey coat with a yellow tartan scarf and finished her look with chunky lace-up black boots

    Low key: She teamed a long grey coat with a yellow tartan scarf and finished her look with chunky lace-up black boots

    Need a hand? The actress appeared to struggle to control her balloons as she left the taxi

    Need a hand? The actress appeared to struggle to control her balloons as she left the taxi

    In December, the couple’s romance was first reported to be over for good due to the pressure of ‘hectic schedules’.

    It had also been alleged Doctor Who star Matt was leaning on his Crown co-star Claire Foy, 35, for support in the wake of the split rumours.

    Matt and Lily were pictured having a tense lunch outing at The Spaniards Inn in Hampstead, London at the end of last year – their first public outing in four months

    Lily clutched giant blue number balloons for the age 28 along with a 'Happy Birthday brother' and Fireman Sam balloons and bags of gifts and food

    Lily clutched giant blue number balloons for the age 28 along with a ‘Happy Birthday brother’ and Fireman Sam balloons and bags of gifts and food

    Time out: The star - whose breakthrough role saw her star in Disney's 2015 Cinderella remake - recently revealed she was taking some time off over the coming months to focus on herself

    Time out: The star – whose breakthrough role saw her star in Disney’s 2015 Cinderella remake – recently revealed she was taking some time off over the coming months to focus on herself

    Their date came just hours after Lily was seen enjoying the company of actor Max Ianeselli as they exited the Giorgio Armani Fashion Awards afterparty. 

    Lily fell for Matt in 2014 when they met on the set of the film Pride And Prejudice And Zombies.

    Matt gushed in 2018 that he was ‘thinking about kids quite a lot’ and Lily admitted she’s ‘gone through different phases of wanting and not wanting to get married’.

    Lily was said to have been left ‘shell-shocked’ by the split at the time.

    Back home: The actress has been spending time in London after 'working solidly for a long time now' a source close to the star told the Mail recently

    Back home: The actress has been spending time in London after ‘working solidly for a long time now’ a source close to the star told the Mail recently

    Focusing on herself: Lily has been going through a period of transition after splitting from her boyfriend of five years, Matt Smith, 37

    Focusing on herself: Lily has been going through a period of transition after splitting from her boyfriend of five years, Matt Smith, 37

     

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