WCW: Emily Blunt


A new Mary Poppins movie opens today, starring Emily Blunt. She hasn’t been in very many historical costume movies, but I think she should be! Blunt is good in them, and hey, Poppins is a historical role too.


Isolda in Warrior Queen (2003)

Emily Blunt, Warrior Queen (2003)

It’s Boudica in early England, so, uh, mud…


Catherine Howard in Henry VIII (2003)

Emily Blunt, Henry VIII (2003)

Can’t fault her too much, after all, this is the same production that made Helena Bonham-Carter look bad.


Lucy Markham in Foyle’s War (2003)

Emily Blunt, Foyle's War (2003)

A WWII murder-mystery series.


Linnet Ridgeway in Poirot (2003)

Emily Blunt, Poirot (2003)

In an episode titled “Death on the Nile.”


Camane in Empire (2005)

Emily Blunt, Empire (2005)


Jean Leckie in The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle (2005)

Emily Blunt, The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle (2005)


Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria (2009)

Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria (2009)

Of course, one of her finest frock flick roles, & Sandy Powell won an Oscar for the costume design.


Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (2014)

Emily Blunt, Into the Woods (2014)

A fairy-tale musical, but Colleen Atwood’s costumes take some historical inspiration.


Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Will she be practically perfect in every way? Sandy Powell’s costumes will certainly help!


What’s your favorite of Emily Blunt’s historical costume movie or TV role?

11 Responses

  1. broughps

    Into the Woods is the only film of those listed that I’ve seen, but I’m really looking forward to Mary Poppins Returns. Especially when I found out they brought back the original animators for the first film.

  2. Lee Jones

    This isn’t very encouraging.

    Mind you, I thought the costumes for “THE YOUNG VICTORIA” were beautiful. But the movie was such a bore to me. In “DEATH ON THE NILE”, she looks like a kewpie doll. And I probably won’t see “MARY POPPINS RETURNS” until its DVD release or on cable. I was not inspired by the trailer.

  3. Nzie

    I love Emily Blunt. I really liked Young Victoria, and I agree she has the ability to do more frock flicks. Not historical but A Quiet Place was incredible.

  4. SarahV

    I really liked The Young Victoria, although they did invent a few incidents to make it a little more exciting. The costumes were really beautiful and the hairstyles were weird but still lovely.

    Also, Paul Bettany was simply ravishing as Lord Melbourne.

  5. Lily

    Hi! Love your page! But I think you forgot Wolfman[if that’s the name].