Emily Blunt’s New Film 'The Five Year Engagement' Is Released Tomorrow! Here Are Her Top 5 Film Roles

21 June 2012 by

Emily Blunt as Violet Barnes in The Five Year Engagement

One of the summer’s most anticipated comedies, The Five Year Engagement, hits cinemas tomorrow, starring Brit-actress-turned-Hollywood-superstar, Emily Blunt.

Emily plays Violet, a trainee-psychologist who is engaged to chef Tom, brilliantly played by Jason Segal who co-wrote the script. Judd Apatow, the producing genius behind Bridesmaids and Knocked Up, takes the producing helm and the film also stars Rhys Ifans as Violet’s sleazy boss and Mad Men’s Alison Brie as her loud-mouthed sister.

It’s not the only lead role for Emily this month; on 29 June, she stars in indie flick, Your Sister’s Sister with Mark Duplass as Rosmarie DeWitt.

With a double-movie-whammy, what better time to celebrate Emily Blunt’s incredible acting career than with her Top 5 moments on-screen?

5. The Young Victoria

English Rose Emily was the perfect choice to play the young Queen, during her turbulent first years in power. We were captivated by her romance with Prince Albert, played by the oh-so-dashing Rupert Friend.

4. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

In April, Emily and Ewan McGregor took the lead in this big screen version of the much-loved classic novel by Paul Torday. Emily played Harriet, an investment consultant who asks a fisheries guru for his expert help.

3. Gnomeo and Juliet

OK, we know this movie isn’t exactly made for the Grazia demographic, but who could possibly resist an animated adaptation of a Shakespearean classic, told through the world of garden gnomes? Especially with a cast that boasts Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Michael Caine and Maggie Smith.

2. The Adjustment Bureau

Proving her acting chops could stretch even to action, Emily starred as ballerina Elsie Sellas in 2011’s The Adjustment Bureau. She was mysteriously kept apart from on-screen beau, Matt Damon in the thriller. Is there nothing this girl can’t do?

1. The Devil Wear Prada 

Meryl Streep as a demanding fashion magazine editor, supermodel Gisele as the bitchy beauty girl, incredible clothes – there were many great aspects to this film. But Emily’s portrayal as ruthlessly ambitious, uptight and starving Emily, the first assistant to Miranda Priestly, made her the film’s official scene stealer. Hurrah!



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