Mulligan’s Brother Posted To Afghanistan

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January 15, 2012 | 9:30am EST

British actress Carey Mulligan is facing a nervous few months after her beloved brother was posted on a military mission to Afghanistan.
The Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps star’s brother, Owain Mulligan, is a captain in the British army was recently deployed to the war-torn country in the Middle East.

Family friend Alex Kelly has revealed the entire family is worried about Owain, 27, as he embarks on his latest assignment, telling Britain’s Mail on Sunday, “Naturally the family are incredibly concerned. Owain is a fascinating individual. He taught himself Dari and Pashto, the official languages of Afghanistan, and he is now an intelligence officer.

“He didn’t tell us why his posting was brought forward suddenly but we found out later that it was because an Army colleague had been killed.”

Kelly also admits Owain is preparing to write about about his war-time experiences, after previously serving in Iraq, adding, “When he was serving in Iraq, he sent back hundreds of emails to friends and family about what he was doing and how he had been affected. It was a funny and wry look at his life there and it gathered a cult following – now he is putting it all together in a book.”