Mulligan briefly talked to him after the lecture and asked him for advice on an acting career.
She was the student head of the drama department there, performing in plays and musicals, conducting workshops with younger students, and helping put on productions.
When she was 16, she attended a production of Henry V starring Kenneth Branagh.
In a new interview, Carey Mulligan is shedding some light on what her marriage is like to Marcus Mumford.
The Oscar-nominated actress recently opened up about her private life with the rocker."Like anyone, you try and split your time evenly," she told about her marriage to the Mumford & Sons frontman.
She is also known for her roles in Never Let Me Go (2010), Drive (2011), Shame (2011), The Great Gatsby (2013), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Far from the Madding Crowd (2015), and Suffragette (2015).
She is an ambassador for the Alzheimer's Society and War Child.
She is married to British musician Marcus Mumford, with whom she has a daughter.
Her parents met while they were both working in a hotel in their twenties.
"I feel a bit more like a grown-up, but a lot of the time I don't really feel like a grown-up," he said.