Carey Mulligan (born 28.5.1985)
Carey Mulligan is a British actress who rose to fame with her appearance in the 2005 film version of Pride and Prejudice.
Childhood: Carey Mulligan was born to Stephen and Nano Mulligan, in Westminster, London. She has an older brother named Owain. The family moved around as a result of Stephen's work, with Carey attending school in both: Dusseldorf, Germany and Woldingham School in Surrey.
After appearing in a school production of The King & I, Carey's interest in acting was roused. Her mother took her to see plays on Broadway, which eventually led to Carey accepting a part in a Broadway production of The Seagull, by Anton Chekov, alongside Kristin Scott Thomas.
Acting Career: Mulligan started acting when she was 18 years old and landed the role of Kitty Bennett in the film version of Pride and Prejudice. The film also starred Keira Knightley, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland and Judi Dench. Despite being an unknown at the time she was cast, Mulligan went on to appear in a BAFTA winning BBC production of Bleak House, alongside Denis Lawson and Gillian Anderson.
Mulligan went on to find herself cast in more television productions, including The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, with Jane Horrocks. She also appeared in an episode of Marple, starring Geraldine McEwan and Trial and Retribution, by Lynda LaPlante.
2007 saw Carey Mulligan cast in a film adaptation of Blake Morrison's And When Did You Last See Your Father? The film was a critical success and starred Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth and Juliet Stevenson. She also worked alongside Kim Catrall and Daniel Radcliffe in My Boy Jack as well as featuring in a TV adaptation of Northanger Abbey.
That same year, Mulligan won a Constellation Award for her guest appearance in a Doctor Who episode entitled 'Blink', with David Tennant and Freema Agyeman.
In 2009, Carey Mulligan featured in Public Enemies, the story of John Dillinger, opposite Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. She also starred in The Greatest, with Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan.
When an American remake was made of the Danish film Brothers, Carey Mulligan appeared alongside Natalie Portman.
Mulligan's role in An Education was perhaps her most significant f 2009, as the film eventually garnered a great deal of attention when the 2010 movie award nominations were announced. The film starred Peter Sarsgaard, Emma Thompson and Rosamund Pike.
At the end of the year, Carey started filming for her role in Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, in which she works alongside Josh Brolin, Shia LaBeouf and Michael Douglas.
Personal Life: In 2009, Carey Mulligan started dating Shia LaBeouf, with whom she worked on Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Brie Larson is drawn to "volatile" work because of the huge impact her parents' divorce had on her as a child.
When the star was around seven she travelled to Los Angeles with her mother and sister because she wanted to become an actress. Initially she thought they would only be away for a few weeks, but later Brie realised her parents had divorced - she now hasn't seen or spoken to her father for a decade.
"When legally I didn't have to have visitation with him anymore, I jumped on it," she told Elle magazine. "As a kid I tried to understand him and understand the situation. But he didn't do himself any favors. I don't think he ever really wanted to be a parent. It wasn't until truly recently that I realised that's why so much of my work was so volatile.
"All of the stuff I wasn't dealing with in my actual life - all of this anger, my fears and my vulnerabilities - I didn't feel comfortable expressing because I felt like it was part of the human code that when we're out in the public space, everyone's perfect and good, and we're all nice women, and we dress well and we brush our hair and agree with these customs."
Continue reading: Brie Larson: 'My Childhood Dictates My Career Choices'
With the announcement of the nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, also known as the Baftas, the awards season enters its more serious phase.
This is the point where the industry weighs in on the conversation that has been limited mainly to critics so far. Unsurprisingly, Carol and The Revenant feature heavily in the BAFTA race. But unlike the awards season to date, genre films like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Martian were virtually locked out of the major categories. (The Martian managed nods for actor Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott.)
Also unexpected for Bafta was the absence of local favourites like Tom Hardy, Charlotte Rampling and Carey Mulligan, and not even one craft nomination for Spectre. Bafta voters also failed to nominate two other current favourites: Creed and Joy.
Continue reading: Awards Season Shifts Up A Gear With BAFTA Nominations
Carey Mulligan Refused To Worry About Snapping Back Into Shape After Giving Birth To Her First Child, And Did Not Exercise For Six Weeks After Becoming A Mother.
The Great Gatsby star welcomed a daughter named Evelyn with her rocker husband Marcus Mumford in September (15), and she has now revealed she had no intention of adopting a gruelling diet and workout regime to get her pre-baby figure back.
"Oh no. I think it's very important not to exercise for at least six weeks after you have a baby and I wouldn't want to push that," she tells News.com.au. "This (my figure) is just Spanx (control underwear) and breastfeeding."
During the interview, Carey admits she found out she was pregnant during her stint on Broadway in a production of Skylight, and her first worry was about her costumes: "My first reaction was, 'I am going to need some bigger jumpers'. That was pretty much it."
Continue reading: Carey Mulligan Refused To Exercise After Birth
Because Hollywood is making some amazing changes.
We like to think 2015 has seen Hollywood re-define womanhood with various movies depicting unusually interesting roles for women. Some, of course, are true stories or documentaries, but others truly mark a true progression in the film industry. Here are just a few of this year's movies that have done women proud.
Charlize Theron is as badass as it gets in 'Mad Max'
1. Mad Max: Fury Road - We haven't seen a character as badass as Furiosa in movies for a while, and Charlize Theron really nailed it as a shaven-headed renegade with a mechanical arm who had grown up around men. She rescues the five wives from her tyrannical boss and gives Max a run for his money with her ability to fire a weapon.
Lawrence shot the scenes as part of her upcoming project 'Passengers', which is released in December 2016.
Jennifer Lawrence has revealed that she had to get “really, really drunk” in order to marshal her nerves ahead of filming a sex scene with fellow Hollywood A-lister Chris Pratt, because he’s a married man. She explained that the scene, for their upcoming movie Passengers, is the “most vulnerable I’ve ever been.”
“I got really, really drunk,” she revealed in a new feature with The Hollywood Reporter, but that didn’t end up solving the problem. “That led to more anxiety when I got home because I was like, ‘What have I done? I don't know’.”
Jennifer Lawrence revealed that she got hammered before filming a sex scene with Chris Pratt
Actress Carey Mulligan Adopted A Strict Diet For Her Role In Suffragette, But Actually Gained Weight After Failing To Follow The Regimen.
The film centres upon the early feminist movement and The Great Gatsby star explains she needed to appear gaunt in a scene, in which her character stages a hunger strike protest.
Mulligan was able to adhere to her dietary restrictions in the weeks leading up to the scene, but she went overboard after the shoot and ended up putting weight on.
"The Suffragettes, many of them went on a hunger strike and were force-fed, which is something I didn't know," she explains, "and so I went on a Suffragette force-feeding diet.
Continue reading: Carey Mulligan Gained Weight On Movie Role Diet
The Hollywood Film Awards fire the starting pistol on awards season in the movie industry.
British star Carey Mulligan was among the winners at the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards for her central role as Maud in the new movie Suffragette, a laundry worker who joins the fight for the right for women to vote.
The 30 year old star, who gave birth to her first child with husband Marcus Mumford just a few months ago, won Best Actress at the 2015 edition of the gongs, which are the first major ceremony in a long run of black-tie events leading up to the Academy Awards on February 28th.
The Hollywood Film Awards winners are announced in advance and are not televised, but prominently features movies not on general release and are a reasonable indicator of what will be on offer during awards season.
Carey Mulligan And Will Smith Were Honoured With Top Acting Prizes At The 2015 Hollywood Film Awards On Sunday Night (01nov15).
The British star was awarded the Hollywood Actress accolade for her role in women's rights drama Suffragette, and Smith won the actor counterpart for his role in upcoming sports thriller Concussion.
Sex change drama The Danish Girl also scored wins for director Tom Hooper and Alicia Vikander, who was named Breakout Actress. Vin Diesel's action movie Furious 7 also picked up two prizes, for Hollywood Blockbuster and Hollywood Song for See You Again by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth.
Benicio Del Toro won the Supporting Actor award for Sicario, while Jane Fonda picked up the actress equivalent for Youth, and Australian star Joel Edgerton was dubbed Breakout Actor for his portrayal of real life FBI agent John Connolly in the Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass.
Carey Mulligan - 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Hollywood Film Awards, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 1st November 2015
Amy Schumer was honoured along with actresses Carey Mulligan, Kate Winslet, Dakota Johnson, Salma Hayek, Gena Rowlands, Alicia Vikander, and director Ava DuVernay at ELLE's Women in Hollywood Awards.
Amy Schumer was honoured at ELLE's Women in Hollywood Awards on Monday night (19.10.15).
The 'Trainwreck' star dazzled in a floating red dress at the 22nd annual event held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills at which she was recognised for her contribution to comedy and film.
During her acceptance speech she referenced Taylor Swift's famous ''girl squad'' of friends - which includes Selena Gomez, Lily Aldridge, Lena Dunham, Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid among others - and urged women to support each other in all walks of life.
Continue reading: Amy Schumer Dazzles At ELLE's Women In Hollywood Awards
Carey Mulligan has admitted motherhood has been ''pretty stressful'' so far because she's having to balance it with her demanding career as an actress.
Carey Mulligan has found motherhood so far ''stressful.''
The 30-year-old actress, who is currently promoting her new movie 'Suffragette', gave birth to her baby daughter Evelyn earlier this month but has been struggling to balance her new role as a mother with her globe-trotting career.
Speaking to E! News, she said: ''The last couple of weeks have been pretty stressful. Doing press and doing it with a tiny baby, timing has been very important and babies do what they want, which is a challenge. ''
Continue reading: Carey Mulligan Talks 'stressful' Motherhood
Date of birth
28th May, 1985