Carey Mulligan, George Clooney, Damian Lewis and Hugh Bonneville were among the famous faces who attended a star-studded White House dinner during a visit by the British Prime Minister.
The actors – along with American Vogue editor Anna Wintour, The Wire‘s Idris Elba, Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein – were at the glitzy event held by US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle in honour of David Cameron and wife Samantha.
English folk-rock band Mumford & Sons – a favourite of Mrs Cameron – and US R&B star John Legend provided entertainment, while produce from the White House’s own kitchen gardens was used in the winter harvest-themed meal.
Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson, Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis and golf star Rory McIlroy were also on the guest list, along with politicians George Osborne and William Hague.
The US President praised the Camerons for their “strength” as parents as he toasted them at the dinner, held in a marquee on the South Lawn.
I’ve added several more photos from Carey’s photoshoot for Through a Glass Darkly to the gallery. Enjoy the new additions!
Other Projects > Theatre Productions > Through A Glass Darkly (2011) > Promotional Photoshoot
The London Film Critics’ Circle Awards were held tonight, and Carey attended with Shame co-star Michael Fassbender, looking gorgeous in a red Roland Mouret dress and some colour-clashing blue YSL shoes. Unfortunately, Carey did not win the award she was nominated for, but Michael did take home the British Actor of the Year award for Shame and A Dangerous Method, so congratulations to him! Pictures from the red carpet have been added to the gallery – enjoy!
Public Appearances > 2012 > Jan 19 | London Film Critics’ Circle Awards
Controversial movie Shame and redemption drama Tyrannosaur are set for glory at the Evening Standard British Film Awards after picking up four nominations each.
Steve McQueen’s story about a sex addict is up for Best Film, Best Actor for Michael Fassbender, Best Actress for Carey Mulligan, and the Technical Achievement award.
It’s a double delight for Fassbender, who receives a second Best Actor nod for his role in Jane Eyre, alongside fellow nominees Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn), Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur), Brendan Gleeson (The Guard), and Tom Hiddleston (Archipelago).
In the Best Actress category, Mulligan will compete with Vanessa Redgrave for her role in Coriolanus, Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin), Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea), Samantha Morton (The Messenger), and Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur).
The 2012 Evening Standard British Film Awards will be presented at a ceremony in London on 6 February.
The lovely Carey Mulligan has been nominated for a BAFTA! She is nominated for Supporting Actress for her role of Irene in Drive, though some sources are saying it’s for her role in Shame.
Carey Mulligan – Drive
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Judi Dench – My Week With Marilyn
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer – The Help
Shame has been nominated for Outstanding British Film and Leading Actor (Michael Fassbender), whilst Drive has been nominated for Best Film and Director (Nicholas Winding Refn). Congraulations and best of luck to everyone involved with both films! The results will be announced on February 12 at the Royal Opera House in London.
In the 1970s, through 1980, the photographer Francesca Woodman made images of young women, most often herself, in a blurry, foggy, subliminal state. She called one famous series her ghost pictures. They were achieved through slow shutter speeds, which meant that instead of being the record of a blinked instant, they captured movement through time and mid-air: in one a female figure leans forward, body flexed, awkward, in fizzing focus, while her head shakes frantically, blurrily, as if ridding herself of a wasp. Many of the figures are almost transparent. I am here, they insist. But watch me disappear.
When Carey Mulligan was working on her latest film, Shame, she saw a documentary about the Woodman family and Francesca’s work inspired her character Sissy – a damaged, needy, tinnily upbeat young woman, whose singing act becomes her last desperate attempt to forge a relationship with her brother. When she is working on a film, says Mulligan, she often makes scrapbooks for her character. “It really is so childish. It’s like my way of saying,” – she puts on a child’s voice – “‘I’m qualified!’ … I had little Woodman pictures in the book, stuff like that.” Her voice goes quiet. “If anyone ever read them I’d be mortified because they’re just full of shit. They’re not clever and there’s nothing creative in them. It’s just me reassuring myself.”
The annual Met Costume Institute Gala is considered by many to be the biggest night in the fashion calendar. And this year’s looks set to be no exception.
Carey Mulligan, Anna Wintour, and Miuccia Prada will co-host the 2012 event, which will take place on May 7.
The committee will be rounded out by Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann as Exhibition Creative Consultant, and Nathan Crowley as Production Designer.
In the last year, Carey Mulligan appeared in two much-admired movies, “Drive” and “Shame,” and gave an acclaimed performance in “Through a Glass Darkly,” a stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s 1961 film. But before that run, she hadn’t worked for nearly a year, disatisfied with the scripts she was receiving. “Everything seemed exactly the same as stuff I’d been doing,” she told the Bagger recently.
Since her breakout turn in “An Education” in 2009, Ms. Mulligan has played a lot of characters who have a sense of desperation – if not despair — and Sissy in “Shame,” directed by Steve McQueen, certainly fit the bill. But Ms. Mulligan saw another side of her.
“She’s hopeful,” Ms. Mulligan said. “She sort of reminded me of me in that respect. She keeps on getting knocked back and she keeps trying. She never sees that her life is limited, she doesn’t know that she’s not talented enough to be a singer, or to be an actress. That’s how they rang similar to me, that’s probably why I was so drawn to thing.”
She laughed. That striving, she said, “bears repeating in all of my work.”
Here, Ms. Mulligan talks to our colleague Charles McGrath about “Shame,” acting in theater vs. film and her attraction to characters on the verge of madness.
Last night, Carey attended the National Board of Review Awards Gala, looking lovely in a pale pink dress. She decided to keep a low-profile and skipped the red carpet, but I have found a handful of pictures of her posing with Shame co-star Michael Fassbender and Never Let Me Go/Pride & Prejudice co-star Keira Knightley. Enjoy!
Public Appearances > 2012 > Jan 10 | National Board of Review Awards Gala
As previously reported, Carey Mulligan took part in the NY Times Arts & Leisure Weekend today, and I have just added the first few pictures of her from the event. Hopefully we will be able to find a transcript/video of the discussion online soon! Also, Amanda recently posted a portrait session that Carey did back in December – enjoy!
Public Appearances > 2012 > Jan 08 | NY Times Arts & Leisure Weekend – TimesTalks