Date of Birth : Feb 23rd 1983
Golden Globe Award-winning English actress known for her work in the film My Summer of Love and her appearance as Emily Charlton in The Devil Wears Prada. She won the Best Supporting Actress award at the 2007 Golden Globes Ceremony for the BBC TV film, Gideon’s Daughter, the same year she was nominated for The Devil Wears Prada.
Blunt made her professional debut in Bliss a new play comissioned by the National Theatre, at the 2000 Edinburgh Festival while she was still an A-level student. 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.