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Mark Romanek to helm 'The Shining' prequel 'Overlook Hotel'

Mark Romanek to helm 'The Shining' prequel 'Overlook Hotel'

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) --"One Hour Photo" director Mark Romanek is in talks to direct "The Shining" prequel "Overlook Hotel," which tells the origin story of the haunted hotel.
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Meryl Streep to co-star with Carey Mulligan in 'The Suffragette'

Meryl Streep to co-star with Carey Mulligan in 'The Suffragette'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Triple Oscar winner Meryl Streep is to play U.S. political activist Emmeline Pankhurst in the women's rights drama "Suffragette," TheWrap.com reported.
Carey Mulligan up for Hillary Rodham Clinton role

Carey Mulligan up for Hillary Rodham Clinton role

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- British actress Carey Mulligan is up for the lead in the Hillary Rodham Clinton bio-picture, "Rodham," The Hollywood Reporter said.
'The Great Gatsby' crosses $100M milestone in North America

'The Great Gatsby' crosses $100M milestone in North America

BURBANK, Calif., May 24 (UPI) -- Baz Luhrmann's big-screen adaptation of the classic novel, "The Great Gatsby," has crossed the $100 million mark at the North American box office.
Leonardo DiCaprio says he could relate to Gatsby character

Leonardo DiCaprio says he could relate to Gatsby character

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Having grown up with ambition, but not monetary wealth, actor Leonardo DiCaprio says he can relate to the character he plays in the big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic American novel "The Great Gatsby."
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Kidman, Waltz, Lee join Spielberg on Cannes jury

CANNES, France, April 24 (UPI) -- This year's Cannes International Film Festival jury features Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz and Ang Lee, the organization said Wednesday.
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Beyonce, Gotye perform on 'The Great Gatsby' soundtrack

Beyonce, Gotye perform on 'The Great Gatsby' soundtrack

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- The soundtrack for the New York-set Jazz Age movie "The Great Gatsby" will include recordings by Beyonce, Gotye, will.i.am and Jack White.

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Director Luhrmann's 'Gatsby' to open Cannes Film Festival

Director Luhrmann's 'Gatsby' to open Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France, March 12 (UPI) -- Baz Luhrmann's screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel "The Great Gatsby" is to open the Cannes Film Festival in France, officials announced.
Jay-Z, The Bullitts to score 'The Great Gatsby'

Jay-Z, The Bullitts to score 'The Great Gatsby'

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. producer-songwriter The Bullitts says he and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z are penning the music score for director Baz Luhrmann's movie, "The Great Gatsby."
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'The Great Gatsby' gets release date

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Director Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby" is to open May 10, 2013, Warner Bros. announced Thursday.
'Great Gatsby' gets new release date

'Great Gatsby' gets new release date

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Director Baz Luhrmann's 3D adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" will be released in theaters next summer, Hollywood's Warner Bros. Pictures said Monday.
'Death,' 'Follies' lead Drama Desk nods

'Death,' 'Follies' lead Drama Desk nods

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- "Death Takes a Holiday" and "Follies" led the field with 10 nods a piece when Drama Desk Award nominations were announced Friday in New York.
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(L-R) Alfred Molina, Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard and Dominic Cooper arrive for the "An Education" premiere at the Paris Theater in New York on October 5, 2009. UPI/Laura Cavanaugh
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Carey Hannah Mulligan (born 28 May 1985) is an English actress. She made her film debut as Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005). She had roles in numerous British programmes and, in 2007, made her Broadway debut in The Seagull to critical acclaim. In 2009, she gained widespread recognition for playing the lead role of Jenny in An Education, winning a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Additionally, Mulligan was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for her performance.She appeared in the dramatic films The Greatest and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, as well as Never Let Me Go, all in 2010.

Mulligan was born in Westminster, London, England. Her father, Stephen, was originally from Liverpool, and her mother, Nano (née Booth), a college lecturer, came from Llandeilo in West Wales. Her great-grandfather emigrated from Ireland. Mulligan has one sibling; an elder brother. At the age of 3, she moved with her family from England to Germany after her father accepted the job of managing the European arm of Intercontinental Hotels. Due to her father's job, her family lived in expensive hotels for 8 years. She was "quite shy" during her childhood and a tomboy until the age of 15. She was also "quite straight-laced" and very academic until age 14, having then become more interested in acting.

Her interest in acting sparked from watching her brother perform in a school production of The King and I (she would later participate in plays at her school) and attending Broadway plays as a teen. Before acting professionally, she had once secretly applied to and been rejected by three drama schools specified on her UCAS application form. After failing an audition, the rejections made her question whether to pursue an acting career and go through what she called a "confusing time". Aside from rejection, she had also questioned being an actress due to her parents disapproval of pursuing a job in entertainment. They insisted she attend university and believed Mulligan's desire would wear off. Around this time, she had a brief job as a barmaid at a local pub. She later said that those negative experiences had a positive effect on her because it made her know how much she wanted to act.

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