March 12th, 2013 · News & Articles, The Great Gatsby

After years of faintly disastrous picks that meant the reputation of the Cannes opener was somewhat sullied, the festival, the world’s most prestigious, has stepped up its game in the last few years. Of the last four years, three of the Opening Night films — Pixar’s “Up,” Woody Allen’s “Midnight In Paris” and Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom,” went on to wide acclaim and success around the world (the outlier, Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood,” which kicked off the festival in 2010, not so much).

It remains to be see whether the 2013 opener matches their success, but it’s certainly going to be as high-profile as the previous films, as organizers have announced, per The Hollywood Reporter, that Baz Luhrmann’s eagerly-anticipated adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” will get the festival going on May 15th.

The film had been heavily rumored for the slot for some time: although it opens in the U.S. the week before, and in France on the same day, it’s the kind of prestigious, glittery launch that would do the film a lot of good on the international scene, as well as mirroring Luhrmann’s “Moulin Rouge!,” which opened the festival in 2001. It’s expected that the director, stars (including Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, and Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan), and Jay-Z, who’s behind the music for the film, will all attend.

Luhrmann commented “It is a great honor for all those who have worked on ‘The Great Gatsby‘ to open the Cannes Film Festival,” Luhrmann said in a statement. “We are thrilled to return to a country, place and festival that has always been so close to our hearts, not only because my first film, ‘Strictly Ballroom,’ was screened there 21 years ago, but also because F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote some of the most poignant and beautiful passages of his extraordinary novel just a short distance away at a villa outside St. Raphael.”

So is this a good sign for the quality of the film? Or perhaps just a star-studded stop on the publicity tour? It’d be more comforting if we find out that, as with “Moonrise Kingdom” last year, the film is also in competition at the festival, but that’s a relative rarity, and one that we’d be surprised was repeated this year. Still, it won’t be long til we find out how the film turns out; the film opens in the U.S. on May 10th. And worst comes to worst, we’re sure the afterparty will be something special…

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February 13th, 2013 · Gallery

On Sunday, Carey was spotted at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards supporting husband Marcus Mumford whose band Mumford and Sons scooped the award for Best Album and Best Long Form Music Video – congratulations to them! As she was there to support, I’ve only added some pictures of her from backstage where she is posing for the camera – what a great outfit!

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Public Appearances > 2013 > Feb 10 | 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards

February 7th, 2013 · Gallery

Last night, Carey made her first public appearance of 2013 by attended the Prabal Gurung for Target Launch Event, and a handful of pictures have been added to the gallery.

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Public Appearances > 2013 > Feb 06 | Prabal Gurung for Target Launch Event

January 25th, 2013 · Inside Llewyn Davis, Video

The first trailer for Carey’s upcoming film Inside Llewyn Davis has been released online. Watch it in full below:

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January 2nd, 2013 · Gallery

Happy New Year everyone ~ Let’s hope 2013 is a great one for Carey – and of course it will be, with The Great Gatsby going to be such a huge summer film! I’ve just added pictures of Carey from two events she attended in December – doesn’t she look gorgeous?

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Public Appearances > 2012 > Dec 14 | ASMALLWORLD Winter Weekend Day 1
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December 20th, 2012 · Gallery, The Great Gatsby

Over the past week, individual character one-sheets for The Great Gatsby have been released online, and finally Carey’s Daisy Buchanan gets her own poster. Isn’t it gorgeous? See it in HQ in the gallery.

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December 20th, 2012 · The Great Gatsby, Video

More promotional pieces for The Great Gatsby have been released this week including several new character one-sheets, and now we have a stunning new trailer. Watch it in full below:

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December 18th, 2012 · Alzheimer’s Society, News & Articles

Bafta award-winning actress Carey Mulligan raised $95,000 in the fight against dementia this weekend, when she was a guest at the ASMALLWORLD gala dinner at Gstaad Palace Hotel, Switzerland.

Hosted by Chairman Patrick Liotard-Vogt and CEO Sabine Helle, the evening included a charity raffle featuring luxury prizes for all tastes. Asked to nominate a charity to receive funds from the event, Carey nominated Alzheimer’s Society, in tribute to her grandmother who is living with the condition.

Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society said: “We are so grateful to Carey for her ongoing support. This year, she has gone out of her way to help us support people with dementia and their carers by getting involved in a whole host of fundraising and awareness activities.

“This month, she has been supporting us with our Christmas awareness campaign ‘xmas2remember’ and has now also raised a huge amount of money for us in just one night! We would like to offer Carey our sincerest thanks. As a charity, we rely on everyone’s generosity to help us raise awareness of a condition that currently affects 800,000 people across the UK.”

This Christmas Alzheimer’s Society wants people to tell us about their favourite Christmas memory – it can be funny, sad, silly or serious. Write a memory on a piece of paper, take a photo and tweet using #xmas2remember or comment at www.facebook.com/alzheimerssocietyuk

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December 15th, 2012 · Gallery, The Great Gatsby

A new still of Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio from The Great Gatsby has just arrived online, and it is absolutely gorgeous. Check it out in HQ in the gallery.

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December 5th, 2012 · Alzheimer’s Society, News & Articles

Carey Mulligan will share Christmas memories of her grandmother to launch a campaign promoting awareness of Alzheimer’s during the festive season at Downing Street today.

The Oscar-nominated Pride and Prejudice actress will be joined by Dominic Batty, who has dementia, and his wife Jill to hang a Dementia Friends bauble on the Number 10 Christmas tree as part of Alzheimer’s Society’s Xmas 2 Remember campaign.

Mulligan, whose grandmother “Nans” has dementia, is encouraging people returning home for Christmas to look out for signs that a loved one may be living with dementia.

The society says that awareness of the condition is particularly important during the festive season when people may be seeing relatives for the first time in months and notice changes in their behaviour.

The actress, who is also an Alzheimer’s Society ambassador, said: “My favourite Christmas memory is every Christmas we spent with my grandmother. She used to alternate between us and our cousins and every year we were lucky enough to have her was particularly precious.”

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