Emily Blunt

Actor

Birthday:

23.02.1983

Emily Olivia Leah Blunt (born 23 February 1983) is an English actress known for her work in the films My Summer of Love and The Devil Wears Prada. She won the 2007 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film for the BBC TV film Gideon's Daughter and was nominated for the same award in the movie category for The Devil Wears Prada. Blunt costarred in independent film Sunshine Cleaning (2008).

Personal life

Blunt is from Roehampton, London, England. She is one of four children born to barrister Oliver Blunt QC, and a teacher mother. Her uncle is Crispin Blunt, Conservative MP for Reigate. At the age of 16 Blunt moved to a sixth-form college known for its performing arts programme, Hurtwood House, which is where she was discovered by an agent. Blunt previously shared a home with her ex-boyfriend, Canadian singer, Michael Bublé whom she first met in Melbourne backstage at the Australian television Logie Awards in 2005. Bublé thought Blunt was a television producer when they met. She later provided background vocals on his cover of "Me and Mrs. Jones" on his album Call Me Irresponsible. She is currently engaged to American actor John Krasinski who plays Jim Halpert on the hit television series The Office.

Career

Blunt made her professional debut in Bliss, a new musical written by Paul Sellar, at the 2000 Edinburgh Fringe while she was still an A-level student. She also had a speech condition of stuttering and is now a supporter for a better life for people who stutter. She went on to perform at the National Theatre and at Chichester Festival Theatre. In 2003, she made her screen debut in the British television drama Boudica, about the life of the ancient British warrior-queen who fought the Romans. She also won considerable praise for her performance as the 16th-century queen Catherine Howard in the two-part British television drama Henry VIII.

Blunt's breakout role was as Tamsin in the dark British movie, My Summer of Love in 2004, which depicted a story of deception and lesbian love in the English countryside. She shared an Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer with co-star Nathalie Press.

In 2005, she co-starred with Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson in the British TV drama Gideon's Daughter, an original screenplay written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, in which she played the troubled only child of New Labour spin doctor Gideon Warner, played by veteran British character actor Bill Nighy.

In 2006, she starred opposite Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway in the box-office success The Devil Wears Prada. Streep and Hathaway received most of the critical attention initially, but Blunt proved to be equally memorable with Entertainment Weekly naming her the Best Female Scene-Stealer in their end-of-summer special issue. She appeared at the 79th Academy Awards where she co-presented the award for best costume design with her Prada co-star Hathaway. Blunt and Hathaway lost weight for their roles in the film. In an interview with Us Weekly, Hathaway said "I basically stuck with fruit, vegetables and fish (to slim down for the movie). I wouldn't recommend that. Emily Blunt and I would clutch at each other and cry because we were so hungry." Blunt also spoke about the weight loss, claiming she had to go "painfully thin".

Blunt co-starred with Susan Sarandon in the independent drama Irresistible. When Sarandon became attached to starring in another movie, The Girl In The Park, she strongly suggested that director David Auburn should cast her. Blunt did audition for the part, which she almost received but lost to Kate Bosworth. In 2007, she appeared in the film Charlie Wilson's War.

In 2009, she played Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and written by Julian Fellowes. The movie co-starred Miranda Richardson and Rupert Friend as the queen's husband, Prince Albert.

She has also worked on a number of upcoming movies: Wild Target, the Toby Spanton-directed short film Curiosity and The Wolfman.

Blunt was in the final stages to star as Black Widow in the upcoming Iron Man 2, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. That part then went to Scarlett Johansson.

She is lined up to play opposite Matt Damon in The Adjustment Bureau as a ballet dancer "being mysteriously kept apart" from Damon's character.

Filmography

Film

Year

Film

Role

Notes

2003

Boudica

Isolda

2004

My Summer of Love

Tamsin

2005

The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle

Jean Leckie

Gideon's Daughter

Natasha

Television film

2006

Irresistible

Mara

The Devil Wears Prada

Emily Charlton

supporting role

2007

Wind Chill

Girl

leading role

The Jane Austen Book Club

Prudie Drummond

Dan in Real Life

Ruthie "Pig Face" Draper

Charlie Wilson's War

Jane Liddle

2009

Sunshine Cleaning

Norah Lorkowski

Second lead

The Great Buck Howard

Valerie Brennan

The Young Victoria

Queen Victoria

leading role

Curiosity

Emma

Short Film

Wild Target

Rose

2010

The Wolfman

Gwen Conliffe

post-production

Gulliver's Travels

Princess Glory

post-production

The Adjustment Bureau

Elise Sellas

filming

The Girl

TBA

pre-production

Gnomeo and Juliet

Juliet (voice)

filming

Television

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2003

Henry VIII

Catherine Howard

Serial

Foyle's War

Lucy Markham

Episode "War Games"

2004

Poirot

Linnet Ridgeway-Doyle

Episode "Death on the Nile"

2005

Empire

Camane

Miniseries

2009

The Simpsons

Juliet (voice)

Episode "Lisa the Drama Queen"

Theatre

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2000

Bliss

Maddy

Edinburgh Festival

The Royal Family

Gwen

West End Theatre

2002

Romeo and Juliet

Juliet

Chichester Festival Theatre

Vincent in Brixton

Eugenie Loyer

RNT

Awards

Year

Award

Category

Result

For

2004

BIFA

Most Promising Newcomer

Nominated

My Summer of Love

2005

LCC

British Newcomer of the Year

Nominated

ESBFA

Most Promising Newcomer

Won

2006

Teen Choice Award

Choice Breakout

Nominated

The Devil Wears Prada

2007

BAFTA

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated

Rising Star

Nominated

LCC

British Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role

Nominated

MTV Movie Award

Best Comedic Performance

Nominated

ALFS Award

British Supporting Actress of the Year

Won

Golden Globe

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Nominated

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Won

Gideon's Daughter

2009

BIFA

Best Actress

Nominated

The Young Victoria

Satellite Awards

Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama

Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress

Nominated

Satellite Awards

Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture

Nominated

Sunshine Cleaning

References

^ Times Magazine, 21 February 2009

^ Maynard, Kevin (2007-04-08). "". USA Weekend. . Retrieved 2008-06-26.

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^ Bream, Jon (2007-08-19). "". The Seattle Times. . Retrieved 2008-06-26.

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^ Laura Shreffler and Amanda Sigman (June 11, 2009). "". NY Daily News. . Retrieved 2009-08-22.

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^ Taylor, Ella (2009-03-01). "". The New York Times. . Retrieved 2009-12-07.

External links

- at the Internet Movie Database

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Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film

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NAME

Blunt, Emily

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Blunt, Emily Olivia L.

SHORT DESCRIPTION

English actress

DATE OF BIRTH

23 February 1983

PLACE OF BIRTH

London, England

DATE OF DEATH

PLACE OF DEATH


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