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Byline: KRISTA SMITH PHOTOGRAPH BY WAYNE MASER * STYLED BY SARAJANE HOARE
AGE: 32. PROVENANCE: London. MISCHIEVOUS MUSE TO THE BEARDED BARD OF SOCIAL REALISM: Hawkins stars as a preternaturally cheerful schoolteacher in Happy-Go-Lucky, a vehicle designed for her by Mike Leigh, who cultivated her in supporting roles in his two previous films, Vera Drake and All or Nothing. "I owe Mike my life," Hawkins says. "Even before I met him, he was one very strong reason why I was doing what I was doing." MORE DYED-IN-THE-WOOL ENGLISHNESS AFOOT IN ... the upcoming An Education, the next film written by Nick Hornby, which also stars …