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An English actress whose luminous performances have drawn comparisons to a young Audrey Hepburn, Carey Mulligan was born May 28, 1985 in London. She landed her first acting job at 18, playing one of Keira Knightley's sisters in Pride & Prejudice and next appeared in the BBC miniseries Bleak House (2005).

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.

Carey Mulligan in Masterpiece Classic: My Boy Jack

Masterpiece Classic: My Boy Jack

2007 NR

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.

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  • Carey Mulligan in Far from the Madding Crowd Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Carey Mulligan in Suffragette Suffragette
  • Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby
  • Carey Mulligan in Pride & Prejudice Pride & Prejudice
  • Carey Mulligan in Never Let Me Go Never Let Me Go
  • Carey Mulligan in Shame Shame
  • Carey Mulligan in An Education An Education
  • Carey Mulligan in Inside Llewyn Davis Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Carey Mulligan in When Did You Last See Your Father? When Did You Last See Your Father?
  • Carey Mulligan in Brothers Brothers
  • Carey Mulligan in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
  • Carey Mulligan in Bleak House Bleak House
  • Carey Mulligan in The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard