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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