Carey Mulligan dating actor Tom Sturridge?

London: Hollywood star Carey Mulligan was said to be heartbroken after the end of her romance with `Transformers` actor Shia LaBeouf but she has been spotted out and about with actor Tom Sturridge.

The `An Education` star was spotted leaving Hollywood`s celeb hotspot Chateau Marmont with the fellow British actor, reported Daily Mail online.

Mulligan and her new companion, tried to hide from the paparazzi in the back of their taxi and bowed their heads to avoid being photographed together.

It`s the second time the 25-year-old actress has been seen with Sturridge in the past week and they were earlier spotted leaving the Best Western Hotel in the Hollywood Hills, where she has been residing since her recent split for LaBeouf.

With small roles in `Vanity Fair` and `The Boat That Rocked`, Sturridge, 24, is well known to `Twilight` fans for being a close friend of Robert Pattinson, who he has known since they were teenagers.

Although usually clean shaven, Sturridge has grown a beard for his current role as poet Carlo Marx in the upcoming film adaptation of Jack Kerouac`s classic novel `On The Road`, which also stars Pattinson`s girlfriend Kristen Stewart.

A few hours before meeting up with Sturridge, Mulligan was looking pale and wan on the red carpet at the Annual Hollywood Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Mulligan is currently living at the Best Western hotel after moving out of the USD 3 million New York apartment she had shared with LaBeouf since they got together in August 2009 after meeting on the set of `Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps`.