March 26, 2012

The many faces of: Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan is one of my favourite actresses. Ever since she giggled her way through Joe Wright's 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, I was charmed - all of her work seems so effortless.

Kitty Bennet was her first acting role. Since then, she has amassed a great body of work, and many of the films happen to be adaptations. Here is a run-down of some of these roles, where she has lent her face to a famous, literary character.

As Daisy Buchanan in the 2012 adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby:

As Irene in Drive  (2011), based on the novel by James Sallis:

As Kathy in Never Let Me Go (2010), based on the 2005 novel by Kazuo Ishiguro:

As Jenny in An Education (2009), based on an autobiographical article by Lynn Barber:

As Isabella Thorpe in Northanger Abbey (2007), based on the novel by Jane Austen:

As Rachel in And When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007) based on the 1993 memoir by Blake Morrison:

As Violet Willett in The Sittaford Mystery (2006) based on the 1932 detective novel by Agatha Christie:

As Ada Clare in Bleak House (2005), based on the novel by Charles Dickens:

As Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005), based on the novel by Jane Austen:

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