Carey Mulligan as Cassandra Thomas

Carey Mulligan is an Academy Award®-nominated actress who first broke out in a starring role in the critically-acclaimed film An Education. The role garnered her the BAFTA Award for Best Actress and nominations for an Academy Award®, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award.

Mulligan is currently in pre-production on the Netflix drama The Dig opposite Ralph Fiennes. Based on a true story, the film is set during World War II and focuses on a widow (Mulligan) who follows a hunch that her land contains buried artifacts.

In 2018, Mulligan received rave reviews and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead for her role in IFC’s Wildlife opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Paul Dano. The film premiered at Sundance, Cannes, TIFF, the New York Film Festival and the London Film Festival. Also that year, Mulligan garnered rave reviews for her one-woman show, Girls & Boys, written by Dennis Kelly and directed by Lyndsey Turner. The show premiered at the Royal Court Theatre on West End and later, on Broadway. She also starred in the four-part BBC miniseries Collateral written by David Hare.

In 2017, Mulligan starred as Laura in the Netflix original film Mudbound, directed by Dee Rees. The film was honored with the Robert Altman Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, and the ensemble won a Special Gotham Jury Award at the Gotham Awards, as well as earning a SAG Award nomination.

In 2015, Mulligan starred in Suffragette, directed by Sarah Gavron, portraying the role of Maud alongside Meryl Streep which garnered her a nomination for Best Actress from the British Independent Film Awards. That same year, she starred in Thomas Vinterberg’s Far from the Madding Crowd, alongside Matthias Schoenarts, earning a nomination for Best Actress from the London Critics Circle awards for her performance.

Other film credits include; Inside Llweyn Davis alongside Oscar Isaac directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, The Great Gatsby alongside Leonardo DiCaprio directed by Baz Luhrmann, Shame alongside Michael Fassbender, directed by Steve McQueen, Drive alongside Ryan Gosling directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Never Let Me Go, Brothers, Public Enemies, The Greatest, And When Did You Last See Your Father? and Pride & Prejudice. Her television credits include My Boy Jack, Doctor Who, Northanger Abbey, The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard, Waking the Dead, Miss Marple, Bleak House and Trial & Retribution.

Mulligan made her West End stage debut in 2014 alongside Bill Nighy in the critically acclaimed revival of David Hare’s Olivier Award-winning play Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry. A year later, the play transferred to Broadway, for which Mulligan received Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations. In 2008, Mulligan made her Broadway debut in the revival of The Seagull as Nina, in which she played the same role in The Royal Court Theatre’s production of the play a year prior. Other theater credits include the off-Broadway production of Through a Glass Darkly in 2011, The Almeida theatre’s The Hypochondriac in 2005, and her first on-stage production, The Royal Court Theatre’s Forty Winks in 2004.

She is a supporter of the Alzheimer’s Society as her grandmother, Nans, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2004. She has fronted the Society’s Dementia Awareness Week campaigns in addition to raising awareness on national television. She is also an ambassador for War Child, a family of independent humanitarian organizations that work together to help children affected by armed conflict. War Child exists to create the conditions that will fulfil the protection, development and survival rights for children and young people who are living with or recovering from the effects of armed conflict.

Mulligan currently resides with her family in London.

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"REVENGE MOVIE DYNAMITE" -Rolling Stone
 
"CAREY MULLIGAN GIVES A WICKED PERFORMANCE" -Indiewire
 
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Trailer 2: Promising Young Woman

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Clip: "You Don't Remember"

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Clip: "Crying Wolf"

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Featurette: Ensemble

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Clip: "A Friendship"

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social | @promisingyoungwoman This is one you’ll be talking about for a long time. Now playing in theaters. 💋
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Carey Mulligan as Cassandra Thomas

social | @promisingyoungwoman One movie has lit the match. 💥 See Carey Mulligan in the “best picture of the year” in theaters Christmas Day.
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social | @promisingyoungwoman Will leave you speechless.
social | @promisingyoungwoman One movie has lit the match. 💥 See Carey Mulligan in the “best picture of the year” in theaters Christmas Day.
social | @promisingyoungwoman Will leave you speechless.
social | @promisingyoungwoman Thank you, #LAFCA 💋
social | @focusfeatures “Everybody thinks of themselves as a good person — so what happens when someone comes along and shows you that you’re not?” One week until #PromisingYoungWoman hits theaters Christmas Day. 💋 Tickets in bio. ___ From #nytimes: Emerald Fennell’s Dark, Jaded, Funny, Furious Fables of Female Revenge.
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“There’s a very iconic idea of Carey Mulligan and the characters she plays," says Producer Josey McNamara.

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Laverne Cox as Gail

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Writer / Director Emerald Fennell on Bo Burnham: “His normality and charm and the kind of life that he offers Cassie is so beguiling, obviously, we needed somebody really deeply charming and charismatic to play Ryan.” 

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“I really wanted to write a film about female revenge,” says Writer / Director Emerald Fennell.

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Emerald Fennell  |  Writer / Director / Producer

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"Generally, how I approach everything, is if I could imagine someone else playing the part and be all right with it, then I tend to not do it," Carey Mulligan says of her character in Emerald Fennell.

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Bo Burnham as Ryan

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Alison Brie as Madison

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Connie Britton as Dean Walker

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Adam Brody as Jerry

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Jennifer Coolidge as Susan Thomas

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Max Greenfield as Joe

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Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Neil

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Sam Richardson as Paul

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Molly Shannon as Mrs. Fisher

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Clancy Brown as Stanley Thomas

social | @vogueaustralia “I was prepping a job and we were going to start shooting in a couple of weeks,” shares May cover star, #CareyMulligan, of the moment the world went into lockdown due to #Covid19. “I feel like we’re all going through shock and trying to readjust. I just ordered a knitting set from Amazon so I could learn to knit. I went: ‘This is the time.’” Here, Mulligan poses for a special digital cover for the May issue of #Vogue, in which she was interviewed by #MargotRobbie about a new movie they worked on together called #PromisingYoungWoman. You can read the cover story in the bio link but we’ve saved some of their chat just for our Vogue VIPs! Subscribe now to become a #VogueVIP to read our So Extra Q&A with #CareyMulligan and for more insider access from this issue. You can also head to vogue.com.au/subscribe to subscribe. Photographed by @josholins, styled by @christinecentenera, Vogue Australia, May 2020.
social | @variety Calling all Promising Young Women 📢Report to the link in bio. ⁠ ⁠ 📸: @zoemcconnell⁠ ✍: Kate Aurthur and Matt Donnelly ⁠ ⁠ -----------⁠ ⁠ Carey Mulligan ⁠ styling: Nicky Yates⁠ makeup: Jo Baker⁠ hair: Halley Briske⁠ fashion: Carolina Herrera⁠ jewelry: Delfina Deletraz⁠ ⁠ Emerald Fennell⁠ styling: Colomba Giacomini makeup: Lucy Wearing hair: Hair by Bjorn Krischker/ORIBE/frankagency⁠ fashion: Ong-Oaj Pairam⁠
social | @variety At the first test screening for #PromisingYoungWoman, writer-director Emerald Fennell wanted to sit in the back so she could gauge the audience’s reaction. When the lights went down, she was stricken with terror. “I thought, ‘No, oh, my gosh, what if everyone hates it?’” she remembers. “This is a nightmare!”⁠ ⁠ And so it was. During the film’s surprising and brutal climax, two audience members entered into a shouting match, with one of them yelling, “If you don’t like it, you don’t have to stay!” The other walked out. “That’s not what you necessarily want from your first test screening,” Fennell says.⁠ ⁠ At the link in bio, Fennell and her leading lady Carey Mulligan sit down to explain how they made the most audacious, feminist, movie of the year. ⁠ ⁠ 📸: @zoemcconnell⁠ ✍: Kate Aurthur and Matt Donnelly ⁠ ⁠ -----------------------------------⁠ ⁠ Carey Mulligan ⁠ styling: Nicky Yates⁠ makeup: Jo Baker⁠ hair: Halley Briske⁠ fashion: Galvan, Jimmy Choo⁠ jewelry: Sophie Billie Brahe⁠ ⁠ Emerald Fennell⁠ styling: Colomba Giacomini⁠ makeup: Lucy Wearin⁠g hair: Hair by Bjorn Krischker/ORIBE/frankagency⁠ fashion: Roland Mouret, Malone Souliers⁠
social | @promisingyoungwoman A lit-fused bundle of revenge-movie dynamite. 💥 In theaters this Christmas.
social | @promisingyoungwoman She'll leave a hell of a mark.
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Official Trailer: Promising Young Woman

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“I think people are looking to see female characters do more than just answer a phone or look sexy in a bikini, so really, whether it’s an amazing assassin or a young woman who is trying to rectify something in her past, I think generally speaking, there is still regrettably a dearth of great stuff for women to do. So yeah, I think that’s what it is.” – Director #EmeraldFennell on writing strong female stories that resonate with audiences. ➡ for more #PromisingYoungWoman #Sundance portraits from @whowhatwear.-📸: @emilysotoThe Who What Wear x Free People Lounge
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On the set of #PromisingYoungWoman with DP Benjamin Kracun, Director Emerald Fennell, and cast Sam Richardson and Carey Mulligan in Los Angeles. 🎬 Coming only to theaters.
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Such a privilege to be in this truly awesome film with these incredible performers. Everyone in this film is great and #emeraldfennell created something so fricken fantastic! What a treat to premiere it @sundancefilmfestival2020 !! @promisingyoungwoman is an epic ride - can’t wait for everyone to see it! #promisingyoungwoman 💋
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#Repost @entertainmentweekly: Now this is a promising crew. Bo Burnham is taking over our IG stories ahead of #PromisingYoungWoman's premiere at #Sundance! 🙌 Tap our profile photo to follow along right now. ⁣⁣⁣📷: @emery_is for Getty Images, courtesy of Focus Features
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Last night at #Sundance. 💋 #EmeraldFennell #CareyMulligan