While student head of drama at Woldingham School in London, Carey Mulligan met the British actor Julian Fellowes, who gave her some memorable advice: Forget acting. Marry a lawyer or an accountant. After graduation, Mulligan worked for a time in a pub.
Mulligan, pictured at center in a Woldingham production of "Sweet Charity," is nominated for best actress for playing Jenny, an English schoolgirl who is seduced by the charms of an older man, in "An Education."
(Woldingham School of England)