Juno Temple isn’t really a Big Name in movies or TV, but she’s played supporting roles in a decent number of historical productions. She has a really interesting look — that kewpie doll face — that works so well in frock flicks! And in at least two films — Glorious 39 and Cracks — her acting has really impressed me. Let’s hope for more Juno in more historical films, and take a look at those she’s already done!
The 1930s/World War I depression-fest starring Keira Knightley. I actually don’t remember Temple’s role in this sad movie about misunderstandings, but she plays Lola, the cousin around whom key events circle.
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Temple plays Jane Parker, who marries Anne Boleyn’s brother George; his neglect of/aversion to her causes her to spy on Anne, leading to consequences.
Glorious 39 (2009)
In this 1930s psychological thriller, Temple plays Celia, sister to the lead character and one of many hiding behind a mask in a particularly interesting/deeply unsettling way.
Year One (2009)
A truly dire comedy set in the year one C.E., starring Jack Black and Michael Cera. I shall never live down the fact that I dragged my ex to see this — hey, I was hoping for some good bro-comedy!
Another great psychological thriller, this one set at an English boarding school in the 1930s. Temple plays Di, favorite student of glamorous teacher Miss G (Eva Green). When a new student piques Miss G’s interest, Di is overshadowed, and things devolve from there…
The Three Musketeers (2011)
Yet another adaptation of the famous early-17th century story. Temple plays a young Queen Anne (of Austria), and her costumes are pretty enough to ALMOST make me want to watch what will no doubt be a boring swashbuckler. I’m sorry, I just don’t get swashbucklers!
Drunk History (2014)
Temple starred in two different episodes, playing Marilyn Monroe and Revolutionary War heroine Sybil Ludington.
Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)
As supporting character Fanny Robin in this Thomas Hardy adaptation.
Wonder Wheel (2017)
A Woody Allen movie, so I refuse to see it, despite its 1950s setting and the fact that Kate Winslet plays the lead.
Are you a fan of Juno Temple’s historical costume roles?