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EMILY BLUNT (voice of Juliet) shot to international prominence with her lead role in the multi-awardwinning romance from Pawel Pawlikowski "My Summer of Love.” Blunt won the Most Promising Newcomer Award at the 2004 Evening Standard Film Awards and was nominated in the Best Newcomer category at the 2004 British Independent Film Awards. The film also won the Best British Film Award at the 2005 BAFTAs.

Blunt started her career at the 2002 Chichester Festival, where she played Juliet in a production of "Romeo and Juliet.” Her London stage debut was portraying Gwen Cavendish in a production of "The Royal Family,” opposite Dame Judi Dench. In 2003, she appeared on television screens as Princess Isolda in the British television drama "Boudica,” and in the same year she starred in the television adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Death on the Nile.”

Blunt went on to appear in "Henry VIII,” a two-part television drama documenting the stormy 38-year reign of the king. Blunt played Henry's fifth wife, the teenage Queen Catherine Howard, alongside Ray Winstone, Helena Bonham Carter and Michael Gambon. The series won the Best TV Movie Award at the 2003 International Emmy® Awards.

The critically acclaimed "Gideon's Daughter,” in which Blunt starred alongside Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson, was set in the intense summer of 1997, against a backdrop of Labour's election victory and Princess Diana's death. Directed by Stephen Poliakoff, the film was first broadcast on BBC ONE in February 2006 and appeared on BBC America in April of the same year. Blunt won a Golden Globe® for Best Supporting Actress in Television.

An adaptation of the hugely popular Lauren Weisberger novel "The Devil Wears Prada” features Blunt as the intensely neurotic Emily Charlton. Directed by David Frankel and co-starring Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci, the film opened to great acclaim, earning more than $320 million worldwide. Blunt was nominated in the Breakthrough Female category at the 2006 Teen Choice Awards for her performance and was honored with the Breakthrough Award at the 2006 Movieline Young Hollywood Awards. She was also nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category at the Golden Globes® and the BAFTAs, and ultimately nominated for the Rising Star Award at the 2007 BAFTAs.

"The Great Buck Howard,” written and directed by Sean McGinly and co-starring Tom Hanks, John Malkovich and Colin Hanks, features Blunt as a self-assured publicist hired by a luckless magician trying to reinvigorate his career. The film premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Blunt's film credits also include "Dan in Real Life” starring Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche and Dane Cook, "The Jane Austen Book Club” with Maria Bello, Frances McDormand, Kevin Zegers and Hugh Dancy, and Mike Nichols' 2007 release "Charlie Wilson's War” with Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Blunt stars in the recent "Sunshine Cleaning,” a Christine Jeffs film produced by the team behind "Little Miss Sunshine.” Also starring Amy Adams and Alan Arkin, the film was featured at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Blunt was nominated for a Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Blunt plays Britain's Queen Victoria in the early stages of her life in "The Young Victoria.” The Martin Scorsese-produced biopic is written by Julian Fellowes and directed by Jean-Marc Vallee with a cast that includes Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent and Rupert Friend. Following its U.K. opening, the film was picked to be the closing-night film of the 2009 Toronto Film Festival and released wide in January 2010. Blunt was nominated in the category of Best Actress at the 2010 Golden Globe® Awards and in the same category at the Critics' Choice Awards.

In February 2010, Blunt starred opposite Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins in the much-anticipated period thriller "The Wolfman,” directed by Joe Johnston. Also in 2010, she played Princess Lilliputia in the retelling of Jonathan Swift's iconic novel "Gulliver's Travels,” starring alongside Jack Black and Jason Segel.

Blunt appears in the upcoming thriller "The Adjustment Bureau,” directed by George Nolfi and co-starring Matt Damon. Slated for a 2012 release is "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” a film based on Paul Torday's bestselling novel in which Blunt co-stars opposite Kristin Scott Thomas, Ewan McGregor and Amr Waked.

Up next for Blunt is Lynn Shelton's as-yet-untitled project which also stars Rachel Weisz and Mark Duplass. Blunt is slated to play the female lead in the time-travel thriller "Looper” alongside Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, with Rian Johnson directing. She will also appear in "The Muppets” for Disney, which is slated for a holiday 2011 release. Directed by James Bobin, "The Muppets” stars Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Chris Cooper.

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