Carey Mulligan has become War Child UK’s latest global ambassador.
The Great Gatsby actress will help the organisation fund raise and promote its work in war zones around the world.
She decided to join the charity after her brother came into contact with War Child UK during his time serving in Afghanistan.
On her new role, Mulligan said: “When I started to learn about War Child’s programmes, I knew immediately that I wanted to be involved.
“It’s unbearable that the places that are being targeted are the very places that children should be safe. Children no different to my 3-year-old godson. Children are children, no matter where they are in the world and they should have no place in war.”
War Child UK’s CEO, Rob Williams, added: “We are really delighted that Carey has chosen to work with us to protect children caught up in conflict zones. I know that her commitment to this is immensely strong, based on a deep concern for children facing extreme situations in conflicts around the world.”
Mulligan will travel abroad later this year to see the work carried out by War Child UK. She will also take part in the charity’s BBC Radio 4 appeal, which will be broadcast on Sunday (September 28).
There had been a buzz in the air, but it has finally been confirmed that Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan will be travelling across the pond to star in the Broadway transfer of David Hare’s Skylight.
The show, staged by Stephen Daldry, tells the story of a teacher named Kyra Hollis (Mulligan) who receives an unexpected visit from her former lover Tom Sergeant (Nighy), a successful restauranteur who’s wife has recently passed away. As the night progresses, the pair try and rekindle their romance, but are both met with opposing ideologies and desires. The show also stars Matthew Beard.
Skylight finished its West End at the Wyndham’s Theatre in August, and as of March 16, 2015 will be showing at John Golden Theatre for a limited 13 week run. The show was met with critical acclaim (THN even gave it five stars!) and according to producer Scott Rudin, recouped its show budget after just five weeks. There is no doubt that this show will get Tonys a-buzzing next year!
Things have been pretty quiet around here whilst Carey has been busy appearing in Skylight for the past few months, but hopefully once the show finishes its run (next Saturday), we will have some new projects to look forward to, including Far from the Madding Crowd and Suffragette. In the meantime, here’s a lovely HQ shot of Carey with her Skylight cast that appeared in Vogue to promote the show.
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Breaking Wyndham’s Theatre Box Office records for the highest grossing show, Stephen Daldry’s production of David Hare’s Skylight has “recouped within five weeks of its opening”.
Skylight, which opened at the Wyndham’s Theatre on 18th June 2014, stars Bill Nighy as Tom Sergeant, Carey Mulligan as Kyra Hollis and Matthew Beard as Edward Sergeant. Hare’s Olivier award-winning play, which runs until 23rd August 2014 in a strictly limited season, has designs are by Bob Crowley with lighting by Natasha Katz, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Paul Englishby.
This Thursday, 17th July 2014 at 7pm, there will be a National Theatre Live performance of Skylight. NT Live is the National Theatre’s innovative project to broadcast the best of British Theatre live from the stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/
Sorry these are so late, I’ve had them sat on my computer for weeks and only just realised that I’d not uploaded them to the gallery. I’ve just added 13 lovely HQ images of Carey from the press night for Skylight, which took place on June 18. Enjoy!
I’ve just updated the gallery with some stills and posters from Carey’s current theatre production Skylight – who has tickets for this? I’m off next weekend, I can’t wait to see it!