Woldingham past pupil Carey Mulligan stars in the recently released Working Title 'Pride & Prejudice' film, alongside Keira Knightley, Dame Judi Dench and Donald Sutherland, shortly after leaving Woldingham.
In an article in the Caterham and District Advertiser, the young star said that she believes her love for the stage and screen was first kindled at Woldingham. 'Everyone was so encouraging. You could do anything you wanted to, although you had to take it seriously.'
Her amazing success has come as no surprise to her former drama teacher Judith Brown. She said 'We are all so proud of Carey and everything she has achieved in her career since leaving Woldingham School. We always knew she was someone special. Not only is she talented but she also has the right temperament and determination to succeed in what is a very difficult profession.'
Watch out for this budding star in the forthcoming TV adaptation of Bleak House.