Here's five things you should know about Carey Mulligan. Not only is she a talented actress, Carey can sing.She performed as lead female vocal on Belle & Sebastian's song co-star Shia La Beouf, Jake Gyllenhaal and Eddie Redmayne.Carey is now a happily married woman, after tying the knot with Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford in April 2012.

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When Carey was still at school, she went to see the thespian play Henry V and was so inspired she wrote asking him to be her mentor.

"I explained that my parents didn't want me to act, but that I felt it was my vocation in life," she said.

She still has the letter she received from the actor's sister saying, "Kenneth says that if you feel such a strong need to be an actress, you must be an actress." 4.

It was another British great, Julian Fellowes, who helped set her on the path to stardom.

When she was a little girl, Carey Mulligan dreamed of becoming an actress.

She is now one of the most biggest names in Hollywood; the down-to-earth Brit with an elfin smile that has become a box office favourite.Since making her debut as Kitty Bennet in , for which she was nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a SAG award and which earned her a BAFTA for best actress.Now, Carey, 27, is back, lighting up the silver screen alongside Leonardo Di Caprio in Baz Luhrmann's revival of CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Despite her leading lady status, Carey tends to stay away from the spotlight, preferring instead to protect her privacy and maintain a dignified distance from the celebrity circuit — so who is the talented young woman behind these great characters?With three failed auditions behind her, and her parents insisting she apply to university, Carey was determined to give acting one last try."It was as if I had got into an arranged marriage and the clock was ticking away," she's said."The only actor I had ever met in my life was Julian Fellowes, who came to do a talk at my school.