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Carey Mulligan

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Carey Hannah Mulligan (born 28 May 1985) is an English actress. Her credits include the 2005 film Pride & Prejudice, the 2005 BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House, and the well-received Doctor Who episode "Blink." She received a Shooting Star Award at the 2009 Berlinale.


Mulligan was born in the United Kingdom but lived in Germany until the age of eight. She has said that her passion and love for acting was first kindled at her old school Woldingham School, where she took part in a school production of Sweet Charity in her final year, and where she was also a student head of drama.

|I had wanted to act for a really long time, but other schools I had been to did not have such good drama departments. Everyone was so encouraging. You could do anything you wanted to, although you had to take it seriously. If you missed rehearsals, you were out.


Mulligan began her career with the role of Kitty Bennett in the 2005 movie version of the Jane Austen novel Pride & Prejudice, after she wrote a letter directly to the producers requesting a part. That same year she appeared in the BAFTA award-winning BBC adaption of Charles Dickens Bleak House as one of the orphans, Ada Clare.

Throughout 2006 she found work by appearing the in TV series The Amazing Mrs Pritchard opposite Jane Horrocks, as well as guest starring in "The Sittaford Mystery", and episode ITV's Marple.

This led to substantial work in 2007 starting with roles in telemovies such as the part of Isabella Thorpe in Northanger Abbey and Emily Harrogate in Trial & Retribution X: Sins of the Father, guest starring in episodes of Waking The Dead and playing the main character in an episode of Doctor Who, "Blink".

She appeared in an acclaimed 2007 revival of The Seagull and film adaptation of Blake Morrison's memoirs And When Did You Last See Your Father?. She rounded out 2007 by appearing with Daniel Radcliffe and Kim Catrall in My Boy Jack.

For her debut Broadway performance - in the 2008 US transfer of The Seagull - she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.

In 2009, she appeared in the films, Public Enemies, An Education and The Greatest; the latter two premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. She will appear in the film Brothers in late 2009 and Never Let Me Go, due for release in 2010.

In 2009, Mulligan will work on Wall Street 2 (set for a February 2010 release) in which she plays Winnie Gekko. She is attached to star in a 2010 West End revival of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya the film The Electric Slide, a big screen version of the Royal Court's Seagull and Warren Beatty's next feature


Year Title Role Format
2004 Forty Winks Celia/Hermia Royal Court Theatre
2005 Pride & Prejudice Kitty Bennett Film
Bleak House Ada Clare TV series
The Hypochondraic Angélique Almeida Theatre
2006 I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts Operating Theatre Company (rehearsed reading)
Marple: The Sittaford Mystery Violet Willett TV movie
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard Emily Pritchard TV Series
Trial & Retribution X: Sins of the Father Emily Harrogate TV movie
2007 The Seagull Nina Royal Court
Waking The Dead Sister Bridgid Season 6, Episode 1 - "The Wren Boys"
Northanger Abbey Isabella Thorpe TV movie
Doctor Who Sally Sparrow Season 3, Episode 10 - "Blink"
Life Class Elinor BBC Radio 4
Arcadia Chloe BBC Radio 4
And When Did You Last See Your Father? Rachel Film
My Boy Jack Elsie Kipling TV movie
2008 The Seagull Nina Broadway transfer
2009 The Greatest Rose Film
An Education Jenny Film
Hollywood Breakthrough Performance
Public Enemies Carole Film
Brothers Cassie Willis Film
2010 Never Let Me Go Kathy Film
Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps Winnie Gekko Film
God in Me TBA Television


  • 2009 - Berlinale, Shooting Star Award
  • 2008 - The Constellation Awards, Best Female Performance in a 2007 Science Fiction Television Episode: Doctor Who: Blink


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