More Emily Blunt Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Devil Wears Prada)For her feature film debut performance in My Summer of Love, Emily Blunt won the Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer (shared with Natalie Press), earned a British Independent Film Award nomination for Most Promising Newcomer (shared with Natalie Press), and a London Film Critics' Circle award nomination for Best British Newcomer.
On television, Emily starred opposite Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson in Gideon's Daughter and "The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle for the BBC; and in Empire" for ABC. Blunt starred as Catherine Howard, opposite Ray Winstone, in Pete Travis' miniseries Henry VIII (Masterpiece Theatre); alongside Alex Kingston in Bill Anderson's Boudica; and opposite David Suchet's Hercule Poirot, and in Andy Wilson's remake of Death on the Nile (for A&E).
She made her professional acting debut onstage, opposite Dame Judi Dench, in Sir Peter Hall's production of The Royal Family at the Haymarket Theatre Royal. Her performance in the play won her the Evening Standard Award for Best Newcomer. She subsequently starred onstage in Richard Eyre's award-winning production of Vincent in Brixton, at the National Theatre, and in Romeo and Juliet.
Her upcoming film projects include Who Killed Norma Barnes? opposite Emily Mortimer, Wind Chill with Martin Donovan, and the World War II film, The Snow Goose.
Bio courtesy Fox for "The Devil Wears Prada" (10-Jul-2006)
Biography #3 (for Empire)On U.S. television Blunt starred as Isolda, opposite Alex Kingston, in the 2003 action drama Warrior Queen (a.k.a. Boudica in the U.K.). Her British television credits include portraying Katherine Howard in the 2003 miniseries Henry VIII, with Ray Winston and Helena Bonham Carter, playing Jean Leckie in the BBC's production of The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes, leading roles in Poirot, opposite David Suchet, and the wartime drama Foyle's War, with Michael Kitchen.
Blunt made her theatrical debut portraying Gwen Cavendish opposite Dame Judi Dench in Sir Peter Hall's highly acclaimed production of The Royal Family at Haymarket Theatre in 2001, which won her a coveted nomination for Best Newcomer.
She went on to play Eugenie Loyer in the National Theatre's award-winning production of Vincent in Brixton, directed by Sir Richard Eyre, and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the prestigious Chichester Festival in 2002.
One of four children born to a teacher mother and barrister father, Blunt resides in her hometown of London. A versatile performer who enjoys music, her talents include singing and playing the cello. She is also athletic and skilled at horseback riding.
Bio courtesy ABC for "Empire" (10-Nov-2005)