Carey Mulligan took her first step toward a career in acting by writing to actor Julian Fellowes (the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Gosford Park") who had spoken at her school. One thing led to another and she got cast as Kitty Bennet in 2005's 'Pride & Prejudice.'"
She's definitely received notice for her role as Jenny in 'An Education'. I found it a bit odd how the press was referring to her as a 'new' actress when we've already enjoyed many of her earlier performances !
Born in Westminster, England in 1985, Carey knew from a young age that she wanted to act. I'm pleased that it's worked out for her so that we get to appreciate her performances! She's the latest entry in my Hall of Fame!
>>article in the Telegraph
>>video interview for An Education
>>video interview regarding nomination for Golden Globes
And When Did You Last See Your Father?
which went to Alfred Molina. I would have loved to see Wilkinson in that role
but he will be working alongside Carey in the upcoming This Beautiful Fantastic.