British actress Carey Mulligan was little known until her Oscar nomination for her role as Jenny in the coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in the 1960s.
The talented youngster auditioned for drama school three times but was turned down. However after speaking to screenwriter Julian Fellowes, who gave a talk at her Surrey boarding school.
Fellowes put her in touch with a casting director and she landed the role as Keira Knightleys younger sister Kitty in the 2005 film 'Pride and Prejudice', after which her career simply soared.
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