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.
Mulligan, who stars in the BBC's new series 'Collateral', says she's not happy just playing the "wife or girlfriend" in films.
Carey Mulligan has criticised the film industry for what she regards as a lack of leading roles for women, saying that she’s “fed up” of having to settle for playing the role of a wife or girlfriend in movies.
The former Oscar nominee and star of films such as Drive and The Great Gatsby, 32, is taking on a leading role in the BBC’s new drama series ‘Collateral’. Speaking at a screening of the show in London on Wednesday night (January 17th), Mulligan explained why she’s increasingly interested in the small screen rather than the cinema, saying it affords her a chance to play a “fully rounded, flawed, interesting person”.
“I think for the most of female actresses I know it's just about going where the better writing is,” she said. “Films have tended to provide a lot for men in terms of great leading roles and not so much for women.”
Director-cowriter Dee Rees (Bessie) gives this 1940s drama such an epic scale that it might have played out better as a TV miniseries, with more time to flesh out the characters and complex situations. But the themes are so vivid that it still gets under the skin, and the nonstop voiceover from a variety of characters adds plenty of thoughtful insight. If only there were fewer plot details brought over from Hillary Jordan's source novel, it might be an easier film to identify with.
It's set just as the US enters World War II, and Henry (Jason Clarke) buys a farm in Mississippi. His wife Laura (Carey Mulligan) isn't thrilled about leaving her comfortable home in the city to raise their two daughters in the muddy fields, accompanied by Henry's racist father (Jonathan Banks). She gets some support from their black tenant Florence (Mary J. Blige), wife of sharecropper Hap (Rob Morgan), who hopes one day to have a farm of his own. Florence and Hap's son Ronsel (Jason Mitchell) is fighting in Europe, as is Henry's charmer of a brother Jamie (Garrett Hedlund). And when these two soldiers return, their friendship stirs resentment among the bigots in the surrounding community.
The film's approach to segregation in the Deep South is riveting, and makes it important to see, especially as it so vividly depicts how this kind of racial division degrades everyone in ways that are both brutal and eerily subtle. And as the story progresses, it becomes increasingly clear that something horrific is going to happen. Rees gives the film a soulfulness that makes it thoroughly involving, even if she gives away a couple of key plot points in the prologue. She also creates a strikingly realistic atmosphere, with a rainsoaked landscape so vivid we feel damp closing in around us.
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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
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 explains why her new film 'Suffragette' turned her into an activist
In the past year, Carey Mulligan has turned 30 and given birth to her first child, daughter Evelyn with her husband, musician Marcus Mumford. And she's also had two of the strongest roles of her career, playing resilient women in a new film version of Far From the Madding Crowd and the voting rights drama Suffragette.
She likes taking long gaps between films, mainly because so few roles grab her attention. "I don't find a large amount to work with," she admits. "The majority of things that come along are accessories like girlfriends and wives - so dull and not real, not much to sink your teeth into."
Suffragette immediately grabbed her attention, highlighting a little-known period of British history. "I had no idea they were beaten, imprisoned, blew up bridges, went on hunger strikes," she says. "We have a very muted picture of happy women with banners marching down the street!"
Continue reading: Suffragette Turns Carey Mulligan Into An Activist
Based on real events a century ago that still resonate loudly today, this movie takes a cleverly fictionalised angle to explore the suffrage movement, a story that astonishingly has never been put on film before. Screenwriter Abi Morgan's script brings intelligence and honesty to the characters, avoiding cliches to make the political statements as fresh and important today as they were back then. And it's anchored by another solid performance from Carey Mulligan.
She plays Maud, a young woman in 1912 London who has grown up working in a grim laundry, which is where she met her husband Sonny (Ben Whishaw). Then her best friend Violet (Anne-Marie Duff) introduces her to the women's voting rights movement led by Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep). And Maud is intrigued, joining with her local chemist's wife Edith (Helena Bonham Carter) for protests and getting involved in civil disobedience. This puts her on the list of offenders followed by a tenacious policeman (Brendan Gleeson), and Sonny finds it very difficult to cope with the embarrassment. So Maud has to make a very tough decision about whether to carry on the fight.
Making the film's main characters working-class heroines was a clever way to draw in modern-day audiences. In real life, the suffragettes were middle-class women who didn't particularly want any of the working class (men or women) to have the vote. But of course, once the movement started, it didn't end there, ultimately extending right through society. And the film cleverly mixes these fictional characters alongside real historical figures to bring the events vividly to life. Mulligan provides the emotional gut punch as an intelligent but uneducated woman who has been abused all her life and is finally standing up for herself. Her scenes with each of the supporting cast have real power, including less sympathetic characters like Whishaw's loving but fearful husband.
Continue reading: Suffragette Review
The 'Suffragette' star and her rock star husband Marcus Mumford welcomed their daughter into the world "three weeks ago".
After a long period of silence surrounding the birth of her first child, big screen star Carey Mulligan finally confirmed that she is the mother of a baby girl born “three weeks ago”.
30 year old Mulligan, who is married to rock star Marcus Mumford, appeared on the ‘Graham Norton Show’ at the weekend and confirmed that she had given birth to their daughter in September. The British actress never actually confirmed that she was pregnant, with the media speculating in April as she appeared in public in a series of loose-fitting tops hiding her baby bump.
A source told Us Weekly at the time: “They weren't planning on announcing, but she hasn't stopped working. Everybody around her is being very supportive. The show ends soon and they're going back to England after.”
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Activists from the anti-domestic violence group Sisters Uncut climbed over the barriers and laid down on the red carpet.
Dozens of feminist protestors have staged a demonstration at the red carpet reception for the movie Suffragette, which held its premiere at Leicester Square in London on Wednesday afternoon.
Activists from the feminist group Sisters Uncut, who campaign against domestic violence, used the glitzy red carpet event to stage a vocal protest against funding cuts to domestic violence services, with nearly 100 demonstrators clambering over the barriers and lying down on the walkway, while their comrades shouted slogans such as “cuts kill” and “dead women don’t vote”.
'Suffragette' stars at the Leicester Square premiere
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The notoriously private star chose not to talk about her bundle of joy as she promoted new film Suffragette
Actress Carey Mulligan has made her first red carpet appearance to promote her new film Suffragette since the birth of her "happy and healthy" baby, reports have revealed. Mulligan, 30, didn’t ever confirm her pregnancy with husband singer Marcus Mumford, 28, but sources have suggested that the couple welcomed their first child in September.
Carey Mulligan appeared at the BFI London Film Festival to promote Suffragette
A source told E! News: "Carey has given birth to a healthy and happy baby. She is just enjoying this time with her family and close friends."
The four 'Suffragette' stars posed in T-shirts with the phrase 'I'd Rather Be A Rebel Than A Slave' for Time Out London last week.
A publicity photo featuring Meryl Streep and her Suffragette co-stars in T-shirts bearing a feminist slogan has sparked a social media backlash.
Streep, Anne-Marie Duff, Romola Garai and Carey Mulligan were photographed for the front cover of Time Out London last week, with all four of them wearing white T-shirts featuring the phrase ‘I’d rather be a rebel than a slave’, which is an excerpt from an Emmeline Pankhurt speech urging reform of the law to allow women the right to vote.
While many have praised the feminist sentiments, a large number of critics have claimed that the use of the slogan on the T-shirts was insensitive of the historical context of the word ‘slave’. The photoshoot was also accused of inappropriately using four white, privileged women to invoke the struggles of slaves in the Confederate south.
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Date of birth
28th May, 1985
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