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.
Carey Mulligan - American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall - Red Carpet Arrivals at Radio City Music hall, Tony Awards - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 7th June 2015
Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy - The 81st Annual Drama League Awards and Luncheon at the New York Marriott Marquis at Marriot Marquis Times Square, Drama League Awards, New York Marriott Marquis - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 15th May 2015
Matthias Schoenaerts has released three period films this year, and been in an Oscar-nominated movie - is he finally accepted as a leading man?
This week's release of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' is the third period film this year with Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts in the romantic leading-man role. Before starring opposite Carey Mulligan in the 1870s, he wooed Michelle Williams in the 1930s in 'Suite Francaise' and Kate Winslet in the 17th century in 'A Little Chaos'. For an actor who got his start in the Oscar-nominated 'Bullhead', then played a street fighter in 'Rust & Bone', these costume dramas must feel like a big change of pace.
Matthias Schoenaerts and Carey Mulligan in 'Far From The Madding Crowd'
There's also the fact that his character in 'Far From the Madding Crowd' is a sheep farmer, so there was a lot to learn. "I had to go to boot camp," he laughs. "Shaving, washing, everything, just so I can pretend, make it look like I know what I'm doing."
The GoodFellas reunite at Tribeca's closing night, while Carey Mulligan and Jack Black lead the red carpet charge in New York and Los Angeles. There's one last insane trailer for Mad Max, plus the first glimpses at Tom Hardy as the Krays, Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger and Nicole Kidman in small-town Australia...
The Tribeca Film Festival in New York wrapped up at the weekend with a 25th anniversary screening of Martin Scorsese's 'GoodFellas', which featured a reunion of the film's actors including Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, Debbie Mazar, Lorraine Bracco, Kevin Corrigan and Mike Starr. Take a look at pictures from the closing of The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival here.
Paul Sorvino, Debi Mazar, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco and Kevin Corrigan
Also in New York, the US premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' brought out stars Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Juno Temple and director Thomas Vinterberg, plus other celebrities including Kathleen Turner and Sarah Silverman. The film opens this weekend in both the UK and US. Check out pictures from the premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' here.
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Carey Mulligan is superb, as always.
Far from the Madding Crowd, based on Thomas Hardy's literary classic, hits theaters this weekend on the back of little marketing or fanfare. Though through strong performances by Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts and Tom Sturridge, Thomas Vinterberg's period drama stands on its own among the previous adaptations.
Carey Mulligan [R] is at the top of her game in Far From the Madding Crowd
The story is well known: the beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba attracts three different suitors: a sheep farmer, a handsome but reckless sergeant and a prosperous and mature bachelor. Bathsheba explores the nature of relationships and love as well as the human ability to overcome hardship through resilience.
This new take on the Thomas Hardy classic vividly captures the story's modern themes through complex performances from a sharp cast. Hardy's story is twisty and surprising, a romance that certainly doesn't take the usual route to a happy ending. But even as it travels to some very dark places, we never give up hope that things will turn out right in the end. And the nuanced acting and filmmaking make it a fascinating, involving journey.
The story opens in the 1870s Dorset countryside, where Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) has gone to stay with her aunt. She can't help but notice the hunky farmer Gabriel Oak (Matthias Shoenaerts) next door, and he notices her too, proposing marriage. But she wants to live an independent life, so she turns him down. Some time later in another place they meet by chance, after she has inherited a farm that he helps save from a fire. She hires him to manage the farm, but he now has a love rival in the form of wealthy older neighbour William Boldwood (Michael Sheen). Then swashbuckling young soldier Francis Troy (Tom Sturridge) turns up, catching Bathsheba's eye. With three suitors to choose from, she still refuses to let a man define her. But she also knows that she can't hold out forever.
Yes, these are essentially the three types of man: good, safe and sexy. So Bathsheba's decision won't be easy. Or at least it shouldn't be. The problem here is that Schoenaerts has such a stunning, beefy on screen presence that the choice is a no-brainer (frankly, he's even more beautiful than the women in the film). This actually makes us yell at the screen as we watch Bathsheba give in to the swaggering Sturridge's far more outrageous flirtation. And the soulful Sheen's presence inspires a wave of sympathy. In other words, we get sucked straight into the melodrama, which plays out with Hardy's usual collections of coincidences, as fate seems to conspire to push people one way or another.
Continue reading: Far From the Madding Crowd Review
Carey Mulligan - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees reception which was held at the Paramount Hotel in New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 29th April 2015
Helen Mirren, who plays the Queen yet again in the speculative Broadway (and West End!) play 'The Audience', looked elegant as always as she was snapped arriving at the 2015 Tony Nominees Reception at the Paramount Hotel in New York. The veteran actress has been nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role In A Play.
Carey Mulligan - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the Premiere of the movie drama 'Far From the Madding Crowd' which was held at the Paris Theater in New York City, United States - Monday 27th April 2015
The British actress praises "ambitious and independent" Bathsheba Everdene in her new film
The fourth film adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel, Far From The Madding Crowd, is due out at the beginning of next month and its lead actress, Carey Mulligan, has been discussing her character, Bathsheba Everdene.
Carey Mulligan's character has her pick of the men in Far From The Madding Crowd
Mulligan plays the central role in the film and her role as Ms Everdene, an independent farm owner, sees her undertake the trials and tribulations of three very different men who wish to be her suitor.
Continue reading: Carey Mulligan Discusses Her Character In Far From The Madding Crowd
MTV Movie Awards bring out the stars, as does the Avengers 2 premiere in Los Angeles. Matthias Schoenaerts is accompanied by costars Kate Winslet and Carey Mulligan at two London premieres. And we get further glimpses of a Western with Michael Fassbender, the next Terminator action romp and Paul Rudd as a tiny superhero in Ant-Man...
The MTV Movie Awards caught the headlines this week, not for their offbeat winners but for the usual antics of the stars who were in attendance. Those on hand to walk the blue carpet included multiple winner Shailene Woodley as well as Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson, Miles Teller, Mark Ruffalo, Michael B. Jordan, Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff.
Actually, all of the Marvel Avengers were at the awards, then reassembled two nights later for the Los Angeles premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which opens next week. This time the carpet was red, and attendees included Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Rudd and Paul Bettany.
Throughout the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, a secret war took place on the streets of England. For years, women of all ages and classes had fought for their right to vote, although they used politics and reason as their biggest weapon. When no clear results were seen, a specialist group formed a more radical idea - to take the political campaign out of the shadows and into the streets, with protests and fighting to gain what was theirs by right. But as the government fights back even harder, desperate times call for desperate measures.
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The cast and crew of the upcoming movie have posed together for the first time to celebrate International Women's Day.
Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Carey Mulligan and Anne Marie Duff have joined relatives of Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst to mark this year’s International Women’s Day. The three actresses were joined by Pankhurst’s great-grand-daughter Helen and great-great-granddaughter Laura as well as director Sarah Gavron, screenwriter Abi Morgan and producers Alison Owen and Faye Ward who are behind the upcoming Suffragette movie.
The Interview's release is indefinitely cancelled, as the Night at the Museum 3 cast holds premieres in New York and London, and James Bond hits the Thames as filming begins on Spectre. There are also new trailers for Sean Penn's The Gunman, the Divergent sequel Insurgent and a new Thomas Hardy adaptation...
The big movie news this week has been Sony's decision to cancel the release of the James Franco/Seth Rogen comedy The Interview due to threats made by a hacking group. The film had already held its Los Angeles premiere, attended by Franco and Rogen, costar Diana Bang and cowriter-director Evan Goldberg, who were photographed on the red carpet. But the New York premiere was cancelled, as was all press and any plans for a theatrical or home video release.
Date of birth
28th May, 1985