Educating Carey: from Dr Who to festival belle
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TODAY’S film festival guest isn’t a household name yet, but if the buzz from the Sundance and Berlin film festivals is any indication, 24-year-old British actor Carey Mulligan should be famous by Christmas.
She’s the star of An Education, a British film scripted by High Fidelity author Nick Hornby from the memoir of the famously fierce British interviewer Lynn Barber and directed by Danish woman Lone Scherfig.
Mulligan has under her belt a bit part as a gangster moll opposite Johnny Depp in Public Enemies, a starring role opposite Keira Knightley in next year’s literary adaptation Never Let Me Go, and a Vanity Fair photo shoot.
An Education is released in October, and the Oscar lobbying has already begun.
The last year has proved something of an education for Mulligan, who was best known previously for guest-starring in the terrifying Dr Who episode Blink — the one with the malevolent angel statues. Although she has worked steadily in film and television and on stage since she won the part of Kitty in the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice straight out of high school, An Education is Mulligan’s first lead role.