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Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Carey Mulligan!

Today (May 28th), is the 27th birthday of Academy Award Nominee (for Best Actress in An Education) and newlywed (Just Married: Carey Mulligan weds singer Marcus Mumford), Carey Mulligan, best known to us, P&P movie fans, as Kitty Bennet (and also as Isabella Thorpe in Northanger Abbey)!

Happy Birthday Carey Mulligan!!!

Carey Mulligan's Mini-Biography (via IMDB):

Carey Mulligan is a British actress, born 28 May 1985. Her credits include the recent film Pride & Prejudice and the 2005 BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House. She currently resides in Covent Garden, England. She got her first major appearance by playing "Kitty Bennet" in Pride & Prejudice alongside Keira Knightley... See full bio

Born: Carey Hannah Mulligan

May 28, 1985 in Westminster, London, England, UK

To celebrate the lovely
Carey Mulligan's birthday today...I thought I'd do a lil' An Education DVD Giveaway contest here. I have an extra copy and I might as well share and do a giveaway here to those of you who are interested in seeing Carey's breakout 3-time Oscar nominated film and haven't seen her on it. It's a standard DVD (new) and one random lucky winner will win a free An Education DVD prize sponsored and brought to you by yours truly. :)

See below for more details on how you can enter to win a free An Education dvd and, of course, find out what special features/bonus extras is on the DVD...


Updated 6/13/12: Unfortunately, no one entered this (and the other two) DVD giveaways...I'm guessing everyone already owned their copies of these DVDs...and this giveaway has already expired...so ending all the giveaways, since no one here seemed interested in winning these DVDs. Oh, well...

An Education
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

starring Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Olivia Williams, Emma Thompson, and Sally Hawkins.

AN EDUCATION DVD Giveaway

An Education DVD Special Features include a commentary with Director Lone Scherfig and Actors Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard, 2 featurettes ("The Making Of An Education", "Walking the Red Carpet"), and deleted scenes



DVD Giveaway Contest Rules:
How to enter and win your free DVD copy of the 2009 3-time Oscar nominated film (including Best Actress for Carey Mulligan), “An Education”? Simple.
Enter for a chance to WIN one copy of An Education DVD by leaving a comment here by midnight on Sunday ET, June 10, 2012, stating what your favorite Carey Mulligan movie, TV and film role. One lucky Winner will be drawn at random and announced sometime on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.


NOTE: Open to U.S. residents/entrants only. Good luck to all!

More about Carey Mulligan...
 
Carey Mulligan as Kitty Bennet 
in Pride & Prejudice
"Oh, do hold a Ball." (Kitty Bennet)
"Lizzie. Lizzie, tell Mama, tell her! Why didn't she ask me as well? I've just as much right as Lydia. Also, because I'm two years older." (Kitty Bennet)

“That was Carey´s first crying scene ever. This was her first film. And she cried very hard on the first take and less on the second and even less on the third and she´d cried herself out. And she told me that she was thinking about her mother´s funeral. But then she got bored of that, so she thought about what songs she´d play at her own funeral. And it didn´t have quite the same effect”. (Joe Wright)
"Carey Mulligan, Kitty, put on a lot of weight cos I used to get her to eat in every scene. She's now about two stone lighter.  " (Joe Wright)

Carey Mulligan (Kitty Bennet)
Now her hard work has paid off and after a spell working in a pub worrying she might never make it as an actress, she got her big break.
Carey said: "I was on the train going to work when I got the call saying I had the part. I had to go and work at the pub that evening - I was pulling pints with a massive grin on my face."

Although she admits she was terrified when they first started filming, at Groombridge Place in Kent, she soon took to it like a duck to water.
Carey said: "We were like one big family. We took over the house. It was so much fun. Brenda Blethyn (Mrs Bennett) mummied us all - when we had days off she took us on day trips to a llama farm."

Read full article here.

In less than 7 years, Miss Mulligan has appeared in various TV and Film roles, check out the various roles she had played from her first role Kitty Bennet (in Pride & Prejudice) to her breakout role of the school girl Jenny, that garnered her an Oscar nomination for a Best Actress for An Education.

FYI: She has co-starred twice with her good friends and former Pride & Prejudice co-stars/eldest Bennet sisters: Keira Knightley (Never Let Me Go) and Rosamund Pike (An Education).

I made (and updated) a collage of her every role she played from P&P to her upcoming The Great Gatsby film. Can you name the following images to which film she appeared on?
Chameleon Carey: In various characters
Carey's current stage play and film projects (via IMDB) for 2012-2014...
  1. Inside Llewyn Davis - (post-production) - Jean Berkey (2013)
  2. The Great Gatsby -  (post-production) - Daisy Buchanan (December 25, 2012)
In Development
2014
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