It's all go for Carey Mulligan

London-born Carey Mulligan has certainly had a very busy schedule over the last few years, and shows no signs of slowing any time soon.  

Since she made her feature film debut in Pride & Prejudice in 2005, Mulligan has been in demand with directors all over the world, demonstrating her versatility in projects as disparate as An Education, Drive and Inside Llewyn Davis. We thought it a good time to take a peak in her diary to see what the actress has been working on and what she has coming up in the near future.

Mulligan is attached to star as Maud in Suffragette (previously known as The Fury), a period drama set in 1910 about the early days of the women's suffrage movement.

In association with Focus Features and Film4, the feature comes from Ruby Film & Television with a screenplay by acclaimed scribe Abi Morgan (The Invisible Woman, The Iron Lady). The film reunites Morgan with director Sarah Gavron - the pair collaborated on Brick Lane.

Filming on Suffragette is due to get underway in February.

Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby

First though, The Great Gatsby actress has to finish filming Far from the Madding Crowd, another feature bolstered by a robust pedigree of film talent. The feature is from DNA Films and BBC Films, and has Danish helmer Thomas Vinterberg directing from a screenplay by David Nicholls (the scribe's recent credits include the forthcoming two-part drama for BBC Two, The 7.39, starring David Morrissey and Sheridan Smith).

Mulligan stars in the Thomas Hardy adaptation with an international line-up including Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Juno Temple and Tom Sturridge. Shooting has been taking place in Dorset, London, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Carey Mulligan

The Shame actress is also reportedly lined up to star in Hold on to Me, directed by James Marsh (Man on Wire) from a screenplay by Brad Ingelsby. Robert Pattinson is down to co-star in the film, which is based on real events in America and centres on a woman whose plot to carry out a money-making kidnap starts a terrible sequence of events.

And Mulligan has for some time been associated with the long-gestating remake of My Fair Lady, written by Emma Thompson and due to be produced by Cameron Mackintosh and Duncan Kenworthy. We think she'd make a great Eliza Doolittle - she proved her singing mettle in Shame with that wistful rendition of New York, New York - and we hope the casting directors land a suitably fabulous Henry Higgins.

We say thank goodness it's rarely that Carey stops working.

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