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.
Dreaming of the right to vote, working-class Maud eagerly joins the early feminist movement. But when the peaceful protests of the suffragettes accomplish nothing, they're driven to more radical methods of effecting change.