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Who is Emily Blunt?

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Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt is a British actress. She has received several awards, including a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Critics’ Choice Movie Award, as well as three British Academy Film Award nominations.

Emily Blunt made her theatrical debut in a performance of The Royal Family in 2001. She went on to star in the television film Boudica (2003) and the miniseries Henry VIII as Queen Catherine Howard (2003). In the drama My Summer of Love, she made her feature film debut (2004). Blunt’s breakthrough came in 2006 when she starred in Gideon’s Daughter, a television film, and The Devil Wears Prada, a comedy-drama film. She won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for the former, while she was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the latter.

With leading roles in The Young Victoria (2009), the romantic comedy Salmon Fishing in Yemen (2011), the science fiction films The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Looper (2012), and Edge of Tomorrow (2014), as well as the musical films Into the Woods (2014) and Mary Poppins Returns (2014), Blunt’s star continued to rise (2018). She received critical acclaim for her roles as a principled FBI agent in Sicario (2015), an alcoholic in The Girl on the Train (2016), for which she was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and a survivalist mother in A Quiet Place (2018), for which she won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Blunt started her professional career debut in Peter Hall’s production of The Royal Family in November 2001, playing the granddaughter Gwen Cavendish to Judi Dench’s Fanny Cavendish. “Peter Hall’s directing and Anthony Ward’s fantastic set combine with all of this to create The Royal Family a terrific night’s entertainment,” critic Tom Keatinge said, adding that “it gives a vehicle for acting of the highest calibre, with outstanding performances from the entire ensemble.” Blunt was chosen “Best Newcomer” by the Evening Standard for her performance.

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