Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt is one of the most exciting actresses to have come out of the UK in recent years and is now enjoying major success in Hollywood.

She's back on the big screen this week with her new movie The Wolfman, which is directed by Joe Johnston.

So to celebrate the release of the movie we take a look at the changing roles of Emily Blunt.

The Devil Wears Prada: Blunt showed off her comic skills in the 2006 movie, that proved to be the film that catapulted to fame.

The movie was a loose adaptation of Lauren Weisberger's 2003 novel and follows Andy Sachs (Hathaway) as she lands a job as co-assistant at a fashion magazine with demanding editor Miranda Priestly (Streep)

Blunt took on the role of Emily Charlton, Miranda's senior assistant. The film was a commercial and box office success and Blunt was nominated for another Golden Globes for Best Supporting Actress.

Charlie Wilson's War: in 2007 she joined Oscar winners Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson's War.

Based on the true story of how Charlie Wilson, an alcoholic womaniser and Texas congressman, persuaded the CIA to train and arm resistance fighters in Afghanistan to fend off the Soviet Union.

With the help of rogue CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos, the two men supplied money, training and a team of military experts that turned the ill-equipped Afghan freedom-fighters into a force that brought the Red Army to a stalemate and set the stage for conflicts in the Middle East that still rage to this day.

Sunshine Cleaning: it was a much smaller movie next as she teamed up with Amy Adams

Struggling single mum Rose Lorkowski (Adams), once the envy of all the girls in high school, finds herself a thirty-something unlucky in love miserable housemaid. Unhappy with her lot and wanting more for herself and her son Oscar, Rose sets out to turn her life around by embarking on a less than ordinary business venture!

Still living at home with dad Joe (Alan Arkin) a salesman with a lifelong history of ill-fated get rich quick schemes, younger sibling and slacker Norah (Blunt) is persuaded by Rose to join her new business venture after countless dismissals from meaningless jobs.

As the pair set about their first professional clean up, hilarious and stomach churning scenes ensue. In no time at all due to steady demand, the girls are up to their elbows in murders, suicides and other specialised situations!

The Young Victoria: but her biggest role to date came in 2009 when she starred as Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria.

At the age of seventeen Victoria is the object of a royal power struggle. Her uncle, King William (Jim Broadbent), is dying and Victoria is in line for the throne. Everyone is vying to win her favour.

However Victoria is kept from the court by her overbearing mother, The Duchess of Kent (Miranda Richardson), and her ambitious advisor, Conroy (Mark Strong). Victoria hates them both. Her only friend is her doting governess, Lehzen (Jeanette Hain), but she is smothering and over-protective.

But when her uncle dies she takes up the crown and banishes her mother and Conroy. The movie follows her early years as the monarch and her budding relationship with Albert.

The movie was met well by the critics and Blunt's central performance was highly praised. For her first lead performance she landed a Best Actress Golden Globe nod, losing out to Sandra Bullock.

The Wolfman: the remake of the 1941 classic sees her back on the big screen in the role of Gwen Conliffe.

The Wolfman is the first big budget movie for the young actress and it sees her join forces with Oscar winners Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins.

Lawrence Talbot's childhood ended the night his mother died. After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget. But when his brother's fiancée, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns home to join the search.

He learns that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline (Hugo Weaving) has come to investigate.

As he pieces together the gory puzzle, he hears of an ancient curse that turns the afflicted into werewolves when the moon is full.

Now, if he has any chance at ending the slaughter and protecting the woman he has grown to love, Talbot must destroy the vicious creature in the woods surrounding Blackmoor.

On the horizon for the actress includes Gulliver's Travels with Jack Black and The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon.

The Wolfman is out now

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

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