An Education - Carey Mulligan stars in the period movie based on Lynn Barber’s memoir

Carey Mulligan did such a good job playing a worldly teenager in An Education that it came as a shock to learn that she’s 25 today. Happy birthday Carey!

I’m looking forward to seeing her as Michael (Gordon Gekko) Douglas’s daughter in the Wall Street sequel in the autumn, and I’m intrigued that industry buzz has her cast as stroppy computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Then again, the rumour mill has attached so many big names – Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, George Clooney – to this project that I’ll believe it when I see it.