Mulligan proved equally adept on stage, garnering rave reviews (and a Drama Desk Award nomination) for her Broadway debut in Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull." But it was her star-making turn as a British teen who falls for a debonair older man in the little-seen 2009 film An Education that propelled the actress onto critics' lists of the year's best performances.
For her earnest portrayal, Mulligan picked up Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Oscar nods, along with a BAFTA award, and promptly began to add higher-profile Hollywood projects to her résumé, including a sequel to 1987's Wall Street.
Rudyard Kipling's poem "My Boy Jack" is the basis for this touching tale of family and loss. Young Jack Kipling (Daniel Radcliffe) is rejected for service in World War I because of his myopia, but Rudyard pulls a few strings to get his boy into the Irish Guard. Jack rewards his family by overcoming his disability and rising to the rank of lieutenant. But when he goes missing in battle, it begins a lifelong odyssey by his father to find him.