Never Let Me Go has received generally favourable reviews in film critic land (a rather small place where nearly everyone wears glasses and eats small complimentary triangle sandwiches) and by all accounts Carey Mulligan is the finest thing about the movie. So we spent a morning trawling around the internet to collate some of her finest moments on screen. It would have been much easier if the studio behind P&P weren’t so paranoid about their clips being embedded…
After pursuing an early career in acting but finding herself rejected from three drama schools, Mulligan asked her Headmistress to help her get the role of Kitty Bennet in the 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, directed by Joe Wright (Atonement). Of course it wouldn’t be the last time that she starred alongside the exceptionally plummy Keira Knightley and although Mulligan’s was very much a supporting role, this was to prove her big break. Archaic copyright laws this is the best video we can offer you unfortunately..
Mulligan then embarked upon a series of British TV productions, including The Amazing Mrs Pritchard and Bleak House, but it was her cameo in Doctor Who that really cemented her position in the nation’s consciousness. She played Sally Sparrow in the hugely popular and chilling episode, “Blink” in 2007.
Following her big budget debut in Michael Mann’s gangster flick Public Enemies, Mulligan put in her finest performance to date as the lead in Lone Scherfig’s An Education. She was nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and a Bafta (which she won) for her performance as a young and gifted student led astray by an older man. The role transformed her from a talented young actress into a highly sought after star who has constantly been linked with top roles ever since..
Suddenly known throughout the land of Hollywood due to her performance in An Education, Mulligan then found herself starring alongside Michael Douglas in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street sequel, Money Never Sleeps (playing his daughter Winnie Gekko). Unfortunately she couldn’t save the film from on-screen boyfriend Shia Lebeouf.
Her newest project won rave reviews at last year’s London Film Festival and opens across the country this weekend. Based upon the 2005 novel by master scriber Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go follows three characters who grew up in a boarding school together. Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield are lifelong friends, but with revelations in the offing, a haunting and moving love triangle evolves.