We’ve seen plenty of dangerous spy stories in the past, but none are quite like The Exception. Starring Jai Courtney as Nazi captain Stefan Brandt; a man who’s sent to investigate a threat to the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer), but who finds himself drawn into an unexpected romance with one of the Kaiser’s maids, Mieke (Lily James).

Lily James and Jai Courtney in The Exception

Lily James and Jai Courtney in The Exception

Female First can today exclusively bring readers a brilliant interview with Lily James, who discusses her role in The Exception, delving deeply into the character and her psyche. Check it out below:

Janet McTeer, Ben Daniels, Eddie Marsan all also star, with acclaimed theatre director David Leveaux sitting in the Director’s Chair.

Certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and sitting pretty with a score of 79%, it’s fair to say that the film has been a critical success and one of the better World War II thrillers to come to fruition, delivering espionage, romance and twists around every corner.

The Exception is in cinemas and on digital platforms now, and comes to DVD on Monday, October 2.


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