Emily Blunt

Last updated on the 4 June 2024 by Maeve

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Born 23 February, 1983, London, England.

Emily Blunt is a English actress who has won a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and has been nominated for an Academy Award and four British Academy Film Awards. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world and has starred in various genres of films, from comedy to thriller to musical.

The English - Chaske Spencer and Emily Blunt
The English – Chaske Spencer and Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt was born to a former actress and a barrister. She has three siblings, one of whom is married to actor Stanley Tucci. She suffered from a severe stutter as a child, which she overcame with the help of a teacher who encouraged her to act. She attended a private school and a college that specialised in performing arts.

Emily Blunt began her acting career on stage, appearing in plays such as The Royal Family and Romeo and Juliet. She made her screen debut in the television film Boudica (2003) and the miniseries Henry VIII (2003). She gained recognition for her role in the drama My Summer of Love (2004), which won her an Evening Standard British Film Award.

Emily Blunt’s breakthrough came in 2006, when she played a cynical assistant in the comedy The Devil Wears Prada, opposite Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. She received a Golden Globe nomination and a BAFTA nomination for her performance. She also won a Golden Globe for her role in the television film Gideon’s Daughter (2006).

Oppenheimer - Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy
Oppenheimer – Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy

Emily Blunt continued to impress critics and audiences with her versatility and range, starring in films such as The Young Victoria (2009), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Looper (2012), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and Into the Woods (2014). She earned critical acclaim for her roles in Sicario (2015), The Girl on the Train (2016) and A Quiet Place (2018), the latter of which she co-starred with her husband John Krasinski, who also directed the film. She also played the iconic character of Mary Poppins in the sequel Mary Poppins Returns (2018).

Emily Blunt has been married to Krasinski since 2010, and they have two daughters. She became a naturalised American citizen in 2015, while retaining her British citizenship. She is involved in charitable work, especially for the American Institute for Stuttering, of which she is a board member. She is also an advocate for environmental causes and women’s rights.

 

Suggested viewing

 

My Summer of Love (2005)

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Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 6.7

In a rural English summer, two young women from contrasting backgrounds find solace in each other’s company. Working-class Mona grapples with her reborn-Christian brother, while Tamsin, from a privileged family, escapes a lonely home life. As their friendship deepens, they embark on adventures and share secrets, ultimately facing choices that impact their newfound bond.

Top cast: Natalie Press, Emily Blunt, Paddy Considine, Dean Andrews, Michelle Byrne, Paul Antony-Barber, Lynette Edwards, Kathryn Sumner.

 

The English (2022)

The English poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.9

A grief-stricken Englishwoman travels to the unforgiving American West seeking vengeance for her son’s death. Forced to journey through a land fraught with danger, she forms an unlikely alliance with a Pawnee ex-cavalry scout, their paths intertwining as they confront a shared past and fight for survival in a brutal landscape.

Top cast: Emily Blunt, Chaske Spencer, Tom Hughes, Steve Wall, Stephen Rea, Miguel Álvarez, Nicholas Aaron, Valerie Pachner, Malcolm Story.

 

The Young Victoria (2009)

The Young Victoria poster

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 7.2

A sheltered princess ascends the throne at a young age, traversing the treacherous world of court politics and vying for respect from advisors. While facing assassination attempts and political maneuvers, she finds love with a charming prince, their bond offering her both personal and political support as she learns to balance the weight of the crown with the desires of her heart.

Top cast: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, Mark Strong, Jesper Christensen, Harriet Walter.

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Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Mary Poppins Returns poster

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 6.7

In Depression-era London, a grown-up Michael Banks and his children face financial hardship. Their magical nanny Mary Poppins reappears, whisking them on fantastical adventures and reminding them of the wonder and joy hidden in difficult times. Together, they rediscover the power of family, hope and a bit of chimney sweep soot.

Top cast: Emily Blunt, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury.

 

Gideon’s Daughter (2005)

Gideon's Daughter poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.0

A successful, yet emotionally distant man grapples with the breakdown of his relationship with his daughter, who resents his past infidelities. As he navigates his demanding career he encounters a woman also struggling with loss. Through their interactions, he confronts his own shortcomings, seeking to reconnect with his daughter and embrace a more meaningful life.

Top cast: Bill Nighy, Miranda Richardson, Emily Blunt, Robert Lindsay, Ronni Ancona, Tom Hardy, Tom Goodman-Hill, Joanna Page.

 

Oppenheimer (2023)

Oppenheimer poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.5

A brilliant scientist, conflicted by his ambition and moral qualms, leads the development of the atomic bomb during World War II. Witnessing the devastating power he unleashed, he grapples with its legacy and faces accusations of communist ties, his personal struggles mirroring the complex ethical and political questions surrounding the bomb’s creation.

Top cast: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Benny Sadie, Michael Angarano, Josh Hartnett, Rami Malek, Gary Oldman.

 

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