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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE ROLE WAS DREAM COME TRUE FOR MULLIGAN

Carey Mulligan's acting dreams came true when she landed her first professional job - after scoring a role in Pride And Prejudice alongside her screen idol Dame Judi Dench.

The Oscar nominee was just 15 when she was cast as Kitty Bennet in the film adaptation of the Jane Austin classic, and she admits her first day on the shoot was unreal.

She tells Vogue magazine, "When I was 15, I'd had vivid dreams of acting with Judi Dench - it was never Tom Cruise, always Judi Dench. I'd wake up and go, 'Not real!' and then I'd cry. The first day of Pride and Prejudice, there was Judi Dench."