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.
22,000 people agreed to clean toilets for WiFi because they did not read the terms.
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