BBC – Oscar-nominated actress Carey Mulligan has witnessed the effects of dementia on a close family member. While there is no cure for the illness, here she explains how a better understanding will help remove the stigma that still surrounds it.
The Christmas period is undoubtedly a time many of us look forward to spending with family and friends and that’s no different for me. My beloved grandmother “Nans” turned 91 a couple of days before Christmas and my family and many of Nans’ friends – laden with copious amounts of cake – went down to Wales to see her and celebrate.
Nans and I have always been extremely close and she is the single most influential person in my life aside from my parents. But a lot has changed in our relationship in the last 12 years. Nans was diagnosed with dementia in 2004 and from that moment our lives changed significantly.
But on days like Friday, when we all come together and celebrate her life with those who love her the most, there are still moments of the purest magic.
THE GUARDIAN – Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan will appear onscreen together for the first time in Wildlife, the upcoming directorial debut from actor Paul Dano.
Dano, who starred in Swiss Army Man opposite Daniel Radcliffe and played Pierre Bezukhov in BBC One’s adaptation of War and Peace, announced the project in June. Based on Richard Ford’s novel, Wildlife is a family drama centered on a boy whose parents’ marriage falls apart after his mother finds another man. It hasn’t been confirmed what roles Gyllenhaal and Mulligan will play.
“In Richard’s book I saw myself and many others. I have always wanted to make films – and have always known I would make films about family,” Dano said in a statement. “I couldn’t be happier to have such beautiful collaborators like Carey and Jake leading the way.”
Dano co-wrote the screenplay for Wildlife with his partner Zoe Kazan, who wrote the 2012 romantic comedy Ruby Sparks, in which both she and Dano starred. Wildlife is Dano’s first script.
Gyllenhaal’s most recent film, Tom Ford’s thriller Nocturnal Animals, was recently screened at the Venice and Toronto film festivals. Mulligan was last seen in last year’s feminist period drama Suffragette; she recently finished production on the Mississippi Delta-set period drama Mudbound, opposite Jason Clarke and Garrett Hedlund.
War Child UK Global Ambassador Carey Mulligan visits our projects in Jordan to see firsthand how we are empowering girls to speak up for their rights.
NY DAILY NEWS – Actress Carey Mulligan has taken on a new role very dear to her family.
The starlet, whose 90-year-old grandmother, Margaret “Nans” Booth, has suffered from dementia for 16 years, has been appointed as the UK Global Dementia Friends Ambassador.
“My Nans has dementia and I have experienced first-hand how devastating it can be. It affects everyone differently, and it’s so important that everyone affected by the condition is treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve. At the moment, there’s not nearly enough awareness and as a global society we have a duty to change that,” Mulligan, 31, said during a press event with Britain’s Health Minister Jeremy Hunt at Heathrow Airport,
In her new gig, the Oscar-nominated star hopes to educate people about the disease.
“I get really frustrated by really casual references to people, and it happens all the time, where you’ll be having a conversation with someone who will refer to an elderly relative as someone who has ‘lost their marbles’,” she told the BBC. “It is these very casual phrases, but they are so often describing someone who has a condition and it’s just not treated in the way that other diseases are. So that has always sort of wound me up.”
Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, and Jason Mitchell are looking south. The four actors are in negotiations to star in “Mudbound”, a big-screen adaptation of Hillary Jordan’s 2008 novel about hardship and injustice in the Mississippi Delta in the aftermath of World War II.
Dee Rees (“Pariah”, “Bessie”) is directing the independent drama and rewriting the screenplay, from a draft by Virgil Williams. The story centers on a Memphis schoolteacher who reluctantly moves with her husband and children to a cotton farm in a small-minded town, as well as two soldiers returning home from war — one white, one black.
Cassian Elwes, Charles King, Kim Roth, Sally Jo Effenson, Chris Lemole, Tim Zajaros, and Carl Effenson are producing “Mudbound”, which does not yet have a distributor.
Mulligan was recently seen in “Suffragette” and “Far From the Madding Crowd”, Clarke in “Terminator Genisys” and “Everest”, Hedlund in “Pan” and “Mojave”, and Mitchell in “Straight Outta Compton”.
The gallery has just been updated with over 1,400 Blu-Ray quality screen captures of Carey Mulligan as Maud Watts from her 2015 film “Suffragette”. “Suffragette”, a 2015 British historical period drama directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan, stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, and Meryl Streep. Set in 1912, it focuses on the life of Maud and her co-workers as they begin the early feminist movement in Britain to gain the vote for women.