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Mulligan at the Toronto International Film Festival 2010
|Born||Carey Hannah Mulligan|
28 May 1985
Westminster, London, England
Mulligan at the Toronto International Film Festival 2010
|Born||Carey Hannah Mulligan|
28 May 1985
Westminster, London, England
Carey Hannah Mulligan (born 28 May 1985) is an English actress. She made her film debut as Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005). She had roles in numerous British programmes and, in 2007, made her Broadway debut in The Seagull to critical acclaim.
In 2009, she gained widespread recognition for playing the lead role of Jenny in An Education, winning a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and also being nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for her performance. She went on to star in dramatic films such as The Greatest, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Never Let Me Go, Drive and Shame.
Mulligan was born in Westminster, London, England. Her father, Stephen, was originally from Liverpool, and her mother, Nano (née Booth), a college lecturer, came from Llandeilo in West Wales. Her paternal great-grandfather emigrated from Ireland. Mulligan has one sibling, an elder brother. At the age of 3, she moved with her family from England to Germany after her father accepted the job of managing the European arm of Intercontinental Hotels. Due to her father's job, her family lived in expensive hotels for 8 years. She was "quite shy" during her childhood and a tomboy until the age of 15. She was also "quite straight-laced" and very academic until age 14, having then become more interested in acting. She was educated at Woldingham School, a girls' boarding school.
Her interest in acting sparked from watching her brother perform in a school production of The King and I (she would later participate in plays at her school) and attending Broadway plays as a teen. Before acting professionally, she had once secretly applied to and been rejected by three drama schools specified on her UCAS application form. After failing an audition, the rejections made her question whether to pursue an acting career and go through what she called a "confusing time". Aside from rejection, she had also questioned being an actress due to her parents' disapproval of pursuing a job in entertainment. They insisted she attend university and believed Mulligan's desire would wear off. Around this time, she had a brief job as a barmaid at a local pub. She later said that those negative experiences made her know how much she wanted to act.
In 2004, Mulligan began her acting career by winning the role of Kitty Bennett in Pride & Prejudice, the 2005 period piece film adaptation of the Jane Austen novel. She received the role with help from her school's headmistress, after Mulligan had written to her explaining that she did not want to go to university and asking for help in getting in touch with actor Julian Fellowes, who had spoken at Mulligan's school. After she met Fellowes, he introduced her to a casting agent who was looking to cast an unknown in the film. Later that year, she appeared in a recurring role in the BAFTA award-winning BBC adaption of Charles Dickens' Bleak House, as orphan Ada Clare and onstage in The Hypochondriac. Among her 2007 projects were My Boy Jack, starring Daniel Radcliffe that features her in a supporting role. Mulligan identified with her role Elsie, who vociferously opposes her brother going to war. She earned a Constellation Award for playing the main character Sally Sparrow in an episode of Doctor Who. She rounded out 2007 by appearing in an acclaimed revival of The Seagull, in which she played Nina to Kristin Scott Thomas' Arkadina and Chiwetel Ejiofor's Trigorin. The Daily Telegraph said her performance was "quite extraordinarily radiating'" and The Observer called her "almost unbearably affecting." While in the middle of the production, she had to have an appendectomy, preventing her from being able to perform for a week. For her debut Broadway performance in the 2008 American transfer of The Seagull, she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, but lost to Angela Lansbury.
At 22, she was cast in her first leading role as 16 year old Jenny in the coming-of-age 2009 release drama An Education, which got rave reviews and box office receipts of $26 million against a $7.5 million production budget. She received critical acclaim for her performance, as the press began referring to her as an "It girl". Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly and Todd McCarthy of Variety both compared her performance to that of Audrey Hepburn. Rolling Stone's Peter Travers described her as having given a "sensational, starmaking performance," while Claudia Puig of USA Today felt that Mulligan had one of the year's best performances, and Toby Young of The Times felt she anchored the film. Writing in The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw concluded that she gave a "wonderful performance." For her work, she garnered Golden Globe, Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, as well as receiving a British Academy Film Award. Mulligan was a recipient of the Shooting Stars Award from the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival and received a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination, which is voted on by the British public.
She next starred in The Greatest (2010) as the pregnant girlfriend of a boy who dies; her involvement with the project helped it "tremendously", according to the director. It opened to mostly indifferent reviews, with Ty Burr of the Boston Globe criticising it for being "grueling and gently contrived", but was more positive in his assessment of Mulligan. After being selected to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, she won a British Independent Award for Never Let Me Go, an adaption of the 2005 Kazuo Ishiguro's novel, which she starred in and narrated and was released in September 2010 - competing against her other project, the Oliver Stone-directed film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. The latter, a sequel to the 1987 movie, is about a new story of greed and power. Screened out of competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, it was her first major studio project. Later that year she also provided vocals for the song "Write About Love" by Belle & Sebastian.
Mulligan returned to the stage in the Atlantic Theater Company's off-Broadway play Through a Glass, Darkly from 13 May – 3 July 2011, acting as the central character, a mentally unstable woman, to glowing praise from reviewers. Ben Brantley, theater critic for The New York Times, wrote that Mulligan's performance was "acting of the highest order"; he also described her as "extraordinary" and "one of the finest actresses of her generation." Script adjustments were made to accommodate Mulligan as Irene, who was originally written as a Latina woman in her late twenties, in the 2011 neo-noir thriller movie Drive, which also starred Ryan Gosling. Mulligan began filming Steve McQueen's sex-addiction drama Shame alongside Michael Fassbender in New York in January 2011. Both films were shown at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, and received vast critical acclaim. Of her performance in Shame, Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers wrote, "Mulligan is in every way sensational." Away from acting, Mulligan will be a co-chairmen alongside Anna Wintour for the 2012 Met Ball Gala. She will also star opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the film adaption of The Great Gatsby, playing the role of the superficial Daisy Buchanan; its release date is set for Christmas 2012.
Additionally, the actress will reunite with Drive filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn for I Walk With the Dead, play the female lead in the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis, and star in Spike Jonze's next film written by Charlie Kaufman. Other upcoming projects for her include the lead roles in an adaptation of My Fair Lady and On Chesil Beach, as well as a part in the science fiction project titled, Outback, developed by GK Films.
Mulligan dated American actor and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps co-star Shia LaBeouf from August 2009 to October 2010. In August 2011, she became engaged to Mumford & Sons lead singer Marcus Mumford. The couple married on 21 April 2012 in Somerset, England.
Mulligan was among the actresses who took part in the Safe Project - each was photographed in the place she feels safest - for a series to raise awareness of sex trafficking. She donated the Vionnet gown she wore at the 2010 BAFTAs to the Curiosity Shop, which sells its donations to raise money for Oxfam.
|2005||Pride & Prejudice||Kitty Bennet|
|2005||Bleak House||Ada Clare||TV series (15 episodes)|
|2006||The Amazing Mrs Pritchard||Emily Pritchard||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2006||Trial & Retribution X: Sins of the Father||Emily Harrogate||2 episodes|
|2006||Agatha Christie's Marple: The Sittaford Mystery||Violet Willett|
|2007||And When Did You Last See Your Father?||Rachel|
|2007||Waking the Dead||Sister Bridgid||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2007||Doctor Who||Sally Sparrow||TV series (1 episode: "Blink")|
|2007||My Boy Jack||Elsie Kipling|
|2007||Northanger Abbey||Isabella Thorpe|
|2010||Never Let Me Go||Kathy|
|2010||Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps||Winnie Gekko|
|2013||The Great Gatsby||Daisy Buchanan||Post-production|
|2013||Inside Llewyn Davis||Jean Berkey||Filming|
|2005||The Hypochondriac||Daisy||Almeida Theatre|
|2007||The Seagull||Nina||Royal Court Theatre (2007) & Broadway (2008)|
|2011||Through a Glass Darkly||Karin||Atlantic Theater Company|
|2007||Constellation Award for Best Female Performance in a Science Fiction Television Episode||Doctor Who||Won|
|2008||Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play||The Seagull||Nominated|
|2008||Ian Charleson Award Commendation||The Seagull||Won|
|2009||BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role||An Education||Won|
|2009||BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film||An Education||Won|
|2009||Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress||An Education||Won|
|2009||Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer||An Education||Won|
|2009||Hollywood Breakthrough Award for Actress of the Year||An Education||Won|
|2009||London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year||An Education||Won|
|2009||National Board of Review Award for Best Actress||An Education||Won|
|2009||Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress||An Education||Won|
|2009||Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress||An Education||Won|
|2009||Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress||An Education||Won|
|2009||Academy Award for Best Actress||An Education||Nominated|
|2009||BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer||An Education||Nominated|
|2009||Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress||An Education||Nominated|
|2009||Empire Award for Best Actress||An Education||Nominated|
|2009||Empire Award for Best Newcomer||An Education||Nominated|
|2009||Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama||An Education||Nominated|
|2009||London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year||An Education||Nominated|
|2009||Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress||An Education||Nominated|
|2009||Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress||An Education||Nominated|
|2009||Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama||An Education||Nominated|
|2009||SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role||An Education||Nominated|
|2009||SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||An Education||Nominated|
|2009||Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Breakthrough Performance||An Education||Nominated|
|2009||Method Fest Independent Film Festival For Best Supporting Actress||The Greatest||Nominated|
|2010||BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film||Never Let Me Go||Won|
|2010||Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress||Never Let Me Go||Nominated|
|2010||Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress||Never Let Me Go||Nominated|
|2010||San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress||Never Let Me Go||Nominated|
|2010||Saturn Award for Best Actress||Never Let Me Go||Nominated|
|2010||Palm Springs International Film Festival Award for Breakthrough Performance||Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps & Never Let Me Go||Won|
|2011||BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Drive||Nominated|
|2011||Empire Award for Best Actress||Drive||Nominated|
|2011||Hollywood Film Festival Award for Supporting Actress of the Year||Drive & Shame||Won|
|2011||London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year||Drive & Shame||Nominated|
|2011||Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress||Shame||Won|
|2011||Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Supporting Actress||Shame||Nominated|
|2011||BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress||Shame||Nominated|
|2011||Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress||Shame||Nominated|
|2011||Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress||Shame||Nominated|
|2011||Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress||Shame||Nominated|
|2011||Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress||Shame||Nominated|
|2011||Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress||Shame||Nominated|
|2011||Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress||Shame||Nominated|
|2011||San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress||Shame||Nominated|
|2011||Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture||Shame||Nominated|
|2011||Village Voice Film Poll for Best Supporting Actress||Shame||Nominated|
|2011||Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress||Shame||Nominated|
|2011||Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play||Through a Glass Darkly||Nominated|
|2011||Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance||Through a Glass Darkly||Nominated|
|2011||Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress||Through a Glass Darkly||Nominated|
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