An Education star triumphs at Baftas

THE actress at the heart of a Highgate journalist s memoirs triumphed at the Bafta awards last night. Carey Mulligan scooped the best actress accolade at the prestigious awards ceremony held in London. The 24-year-old has won great acclaim for her role as

THE actress at the heart of a Highgate journalist's memoirs triumphed at the Bafta awards last night.

Carey Mulligan scooped the best actress accolade at the prestigious awards ceremony held in London.

The 24-year-old has won great acclaim for her role as Jenny in An Education, an adaptation of Lynn Barber's coming of age recollections.

Speaking to the Ham&High last week, Ms Barber praised Ms Mulligan's acting skills and told how much she enjoyed the film, which was adapted by author Nick Hornby.


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An Education tells the story of a young Ms Barber and her love for a much older man.

The film failed to win the best film award, which was given to war drama Hurt Locker.

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* Read interview with Lynn Barber in this week's Ham&High.

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