The Fairly Tale Love Story of Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford | Her Role in Promising Young Woman


Carey Mulligan is a renowned award-winning British actress who has made headlines after portraying the role of Cassandra in Promising Young Woman (2020). Besides, she was even nominated for an Academy Award for her brilliant performance.

After earning huge limelight, many people were excited to learn the actress’s life outside the acting world, especially if she was single or married. Well, those excited fans must be happy to know that Carey Mulligan is in a blissful married life. Her husband, Marcus Mumford, is the lead singer of the Grammy-nominated band Mumford & Sons.

Keep reading to know all the details of Mulligan and her husband’s relationship, how they met each other, and then learn about her role in Promising Young Woman that earned her second Academy Awards nomination!

Mulligan And Her Husband Were Pen Pals

Mulligan and her now-husband, Mumford, first met each other during their childhood days. When both of them were around 12-year-old, they used to go to a Christian church camp. While they were there, they developed a good friendship.

After the church camp ended, they promised to write letters to each other promptly. And even though they never met each other face-to-face for a long time, they continued to write letters, becoming pen pals.


Carey Mulligan and her husband, Marcus Mumford, during an event (Source:

Years later, they finally met face-to-face. Soon, their friendship took a turn, and they began dating in February 2011.

The Duo Tied The Knots In 2012

Mulligan and Mumford’s fairy-tale love story took a turn when the actress announced that she got engaged to Mumford just five months after their relationship initiated in July 2011. And, nine months later, the wedding stage was set for the pen pals turned couple.

On April 20, 2012, the lovely duo walked down the aisle as they officially legalized their bond. John, Mumford’s father, officiated their wedding. On that special day, Mulligan was accompanied by 8 bridesmaids as she donned a plain-backless ivory gown.


Carey Mulligan alongside her husband, Marcus Mumford (Source:

The wedding ceremony took place in a beautiful farmhouse in Somerset. Only close friends, colleagues, and family members were invited to the wedding, including Sienna Miller, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Colin Firth. Following their marriage, the duo settled down at Devon, England.

Over three years after their wedding, on September 5, 2015, the married couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Evelyn Grace Mumford. Almost two years later, in August 2017, Mulligan and her husband got blessed with another child, a son named Wilfred Mumford.

Since then, the parents of the two have been living peacefully on their farm in Devon, England. However, as both are very private about their family life, none have shared any details about their children. Furthermore, they also have not made that much public appearance as a couple.

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Mulligan’s Role In ‘Promising Young Woman’

On December 25, 2020, Carey Mulligan amazed everyone as she portrayed Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Thomas's role in the dark comedy/revenge movie Promising Young Woman. Emerald Fennell directed the movie, and it was so wonderful that it was nominated for five Oscars at the 2021 Academy Awards.

The movie focuses on Mulligan’s character, Cassandra, as she sets her mind on avenging her best friend, Nina, who was raped. As the movie goes on, she uses different tactics to prove that her classmate, Al Monroe raped Nina. But, as she didn’t have enough evidence, no one believed in her.

When she decides to drop her avenging idea, she finds strong evidence through another classmate, Madison. Afterward, she decides to confront Al Monroe at his bachelor party and goes there dressing up as a stripper. There, she drugs Monroe’s friends, lures him upstairs to the bedroom, handcuffs him to the bed, and finally reveals her identity.

However, as she starts carving her best friend Nina’s name onto Monroe’s abdomen, he somehow breaks free and kills her. Later, he and his friend burn Cassandra’s body. After a series of events that contained a police investigation of Cassandra’s missing, the police team finally solves the crime as they find Cassandra’s remainings.

In the end, Al Monroe was finally caught, and he got the punishment that he deserved.