Emily Blunt

  • 31 October 2005

Date of birth

23rd February, 1983

Occupation

Actor

Sex

1st January, 1970

Height

1.71

Emily Blunt on the red carpet at the 2018 Time 100 Gala held at Jazz at the Lincoln Center. This year's list of the most influential people in the world include Millie Bobby Brown, Tiffany Haddish, Nicole Kidman, John Krasinski, Cardi B and Meghan Markle - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 25th April 2018

London Customs Agent "Couldn't Believe" John Krasinski Is Married To Emily Blunt

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 04 April 2018

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Krasinski got something of a hostile reception at customs when arriving in Britain to visit Blunt earlier this year.

When talking about his wife Emily Blunt in the past, John Krasinski has always been very much aware that he’s punching above his weight. However, it definitely registered with him when he had an unpleasant encounter with a British customs agent recently.

The former ‘The Office US’ alumnus, 38, has been married to English actress Blunt for nearly eight years, and they have two daughters together. Stopping by ‘The Tonight Show’ on Tuesday night (April 3rd), the star told host Jimmy Fallon about the time he visited his wife on the set of Mary Poppins Returns in Britain a few months ago.

“I married up, and don’t I know it,” Krasinski quipped, after the audience had cheered loudly after Fallon had mentioned Blunt’s name. “They don’t have to tell me; the customs agent in London did.”

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John Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds and Emily Blunt on the red carpet for the New York premiere of 'A Quiet Place' held at AMC Lincoln Square Theater. The horror flick is the latest directorial venture for John Krasinski who also stars alongside his real-life wife Emily Blunt - New York, New York, United States - Monday 2nd April 2018

Emily Blunt On The Pressure Of Playing Mary Poppins

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 01 April 2018

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Emily Blunt brings Mary Poppins back to the big screen with 'Mary Poppins Returns'.

When people think of Mary Poppins, the majority instantly think of Julie Andrews. The actress is synonymous with the role thanks to her taking on the magical nanny in the 1964 movie from director Robert Stevenson. Still a classic to this day, the world's eyebrows were raised when it was revealed Mary Poppins would be making a comeback, but with Emily Blunt in the leading role.

Image caption Emily Blunt will play Mary Poppins in 'Mary Poppins Returns'

'Mary Poppins Returns', which will of course come from Disney, is written by David Magee from a story he co-wrote with the film's director Rob Marshall, and John DeLuca. Blunt will star alongside the likes of Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Joel Dawson, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep in the film, with the flick being set 25 years after the original.

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Emily Blunt on the red carpet at the 90th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) 2018 held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This year's winner of Best Picture was 'The Shape of Water', with director Guillermo del Toro winning Best Achievement in Directing - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 4th March 2018

Sherlock Gnomes Trailer

What do you do when you feel like your garden ornaments are in grave danger? You call upon Sherlock Gnomes, of course! At least, that's what these pottery lovebirds do when they find their new home under attack in the sequel to 'Gnomeo and Juliet' starring James McAvoy and Emily Blunt.

Garden gnome lovers (that's lovers who are garden gnomes, not lovers of garden gnomes) Gnomeo and Juliet feel like they've finally got their happily ever after; a glorious new garden surrounded by their dearest friends. That's all they've ever wanted. But when they discover that most of the gnomes have disappeared overnight, they begin to worry for their safety.

In a bid to solve the mystery of the missing gnomes, they enlist the help of genius detective Sherlock Gnomes, voiced by Johnny Depp. His methods are a little unorthodox to say the least, but when it turns out their situation is far worse than they feared, they have no choice but to follow his lead.

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My Little Pony: The Movie [2017] Trailer

Princess Twilight Sparkle lives in the beautiful land of Equestria; a land of rainbows and sunshine, and of course, brightly coloured ponies. Everyone is friends in this magical world of fun and frolics, and life seems perfect until the arrival of a dark and dominating force. Tempest Shadow flies into Ponyville during one of their awesome parties and decides that she wants to take over this utopic land with the help of her nefarious assistant Grubber. She's the commander of the Storm King's fleet and more powerful than anyone else in the land, despite having a broken horn, but the Mane 6 are determined not to let her take away their beloved home. Princess Twilight Sparkle bands together with her friends Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Rarity, and her dragon assistant Spike, to stop Tempest Shadow harming the creatures of Equestria, but she soon realised that Tempest's 'mane' interest is in Twilight's horn. As the Princess of Friendship, Twilight must find a way to extend her love and joy to her biggest threat.

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Practically Perfect! Get Your First Look At Emily Blunt As Mary Poppins

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 04 March 2017

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Blunt stars as the magically nanny in the upcoming 'Mary Poppins Returns'.

Disney have released the first image of Emily Blunt in full costume for Mary Poppins Returns.

The actress stars as the magically nanny in forthcoming sequel Mary Poppins Returns, set 20 years after the original film which starred Julie Andrews.

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Angela Lansbury Joins 'Mary Poppins Returns' As The Balloon Lady

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 19 February 2017

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Emily Blunt will be playing the magical nanny.

Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, the upcoming sequel to the much-loved 1964 musical.

The film stars Emily Blunt in the lead role, alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Wishaw, Emily Mortimer, and Colin Firth, as well as original star Dick van Dyke, who will be making a cameo.

Angela Lansbury will star as the Balloon Lady in Mary Poppins Returns

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Emily Blunt at the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski at the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

The Girl On The Train Review

Very Good

As the director of The Help, Tate Taylor may seem like an odd choice to make a movie based on Paula Hawkins' sexy mystery thriller bestseller. While the film features three central female characters, it also has a dark and twisty plot. Taylor manages to bring out plenty of insinuating textures in the characters to keep the audience intrigued, but he never quite gets a grip on the Hitchcockian elements of this story about identity and life expectations.

The title character is Rachel (Emily Blunt), who commutes into Manhattan every day, observing life in the suburban homes along the train line. She's particularly fascinated by one house and the blonde woman (Haley Bennett) who lives there with her lusty husband (Luke Evans). But the fact is that Rachel knows this woman: she's Megan, the nanny who takes care of the infant daughter of Rachel's ex-husband Tom (Justin Theroux) and his new wife Anna (Rebecca Ferguson), who live just a few doors down. And Rachel has a history of stalking them. Then she spots Megan with another man (Edgar Ramirez), just before Megan goes missing. So when Rachel emerges from yet another black-out drunken stupor, she begins to worry about what she might have done.

This is another challenging role for Blunt, who plays the shattered Rachel with raw grit. This is a woman who doesn't trust her own mind, knows that she drinks far too much and feels incapable of getting over her past mistakes. The film also occasionally circles around to show scenes from Megan's and Anna's perspectives, and both Bennett and Ferguson bring superbly unsteady textures to the roles. These are three complex, flawed women dealing with very big issues in their lives. And there are smaller but pivotal roles for the gifted Alison Janney (as a detective), Laura Prepon (as Rachel's flatmate) and Lisa Kudrow (as an old friend). By comparison the men are a bit simplistic.

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The Huntsman: Winter's War Review

Weak

Aside from success at the box office, there was nothing about 2012's rather uneven fantasy Snow White and the Huntsman that screamed out for a sequel. And indeed, this prequel/sequel hybrid doesn't quite make sense, muddling its premise by straining to keep Snow White herself out of the story (she's always just off screen) while spinning a tale that feels so derivative that we feel like we've seen it all before. The powerhouse cast does what it can, aided by some fabulous costumes, but it's impossible to escape the feeling that there's nothing to it.

Decades before her encounter with Snow White, Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) was just beginning her violent march toward power when her sister Freya (Emily Blunt) suffered a terrible tragedy. Believing that love itself betrayed her, Freya moves to another kingdom and inflicts a frozen winter on her subjects, raiding the surrounding lands for children she will raise to fight, with love between them forbidden. When her two top fighters, Eric and Sara (Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain), can't help but fall for each other, they are severely punished. Years later, after Eric's adventure with Ravenna and Snow White, he sets out to get rid of Ravenna's pesky magic mirror, accompanied by four frisky dwarfs (Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith and Alexandra Roach). And this puts them all on a collision course with the icy Freya.

The script feels like it was written by a committee desperate to get something, anything on-screen. The first half of the film is essentially the backstory, and the second half is a Hobbit-style quest with moments of random Game of Thrones-style action thrown in simply to give the special effects team a workout. This isn't too surprising considering that the movie is the directing debut of effects expert Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. So if it makes little logical sense, at least it looks achingly cool, especially when the duelling divas are clad in spectacular frocks by Colleen Atwood.

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The Huntsman: Winter's War Trailer

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?' is a line from a fairy-tale echoed down the ages but not many know the story behind the famous fairy-tale and how one mothers love for her child unleashed a wrath which drastically changed the land.

Freya, the Ice Queen flees her homeland and takes to a cold winter land where she raises a group of hardened soldiers, the huntsmen remain by her side for many years and they are her protectors; the only command issued to the fighters is that they must not love.

As Freya learns of her demise, she decides that she will resurrect her sister with the help of the magic mirror, usually found at the side of her sister, evil Queen Ravenna. As Freya dispatches her army to capture the mirror two of her former huntsman decide that they must destroy the mirror as its power is too great for any person to harness. The fate of the Kingdom relies on the true huntsman.

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The Huntsman Winters War Trailer

Long before the evil Queen Ravenna was thought to have been killed by Snow White, she sat idly by as her sister Freya fled their kingdom after suffering devastating heartbreak and betrayal.

Armed with her power to freeze any enemy, Freya the ice queen spent decades in a remote wintry palace raising a legion of deadly huntsmen, including Eric and warrior Sara. But Freya soon discovered that he two most prized fighters had defied her by breaking her most important rule of all: Forever harden your hearts to love.

After learning of her sister's demise, Freya then summons her remaining soldiers to bring the Magic Mirror home to the only sorceress left who can harness its power. But when she discovers Ravenna can be resurrected from its golden depths, the two sisters threaten their enchanted land with twice the darkest force it's ever seen.

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