WCW: Juno Temple

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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!

 

Atonement (2007)

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.

2007 Atonement

Going ultra redhead!

2007 Atonement

I’m not too sure about the Annie curls, but curly girls have casual moments too.

2007 Atonement

That’s one gorgeous wedding gown! Plus bonus Benedict Cumberbatch.

 

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.

2008 The Other Boleyn Girl

It’s a lot of hair, but the dress is pretty!

2008 The Other Boleyn Girl

And hey, that’s not a bad French hood (I also love the partlet).

 

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.

2009 Glorious 39

Love that print with that solid neckline!

2009 Glorious 39

Lead Romola Garai’s character is adopted, which complicates things.

Great knitwear.

 

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!

Bangs and head necklaces were totally what the biblical era was all about?

 

Cracks (2009)

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…

2009 Cracks

There’s a lot of boarding school uniforms, but there’s also cute hats!

2009 Cracks

The girls all emulate Miss G’s bohemian style.

 

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!

2011 The Three Musketeers

Sadly it’s hard to find many good shots, but what I’ve seen looks gorgeous.

2011 The Three Musketeers

I mean, check out those colors and that ruff!

2011 The Three Musketeers

Alright, so it’s probably more pretty than 100% accurate.

 

Drunk History (2014)

Temple starred in two different episodes, playing Marilyn Monroe and Revolutionary War heroine Sybil Ludington.

2014 Drunk History

And that’s a very wiggy wig.

2014 Drunk History

Obviously not concerned with historical accuracy — she looks like a Ye Oldey Timey Medieval Maiden.

 

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

As supporting character Fanny Robin in this Thomas Hardy adaptation.

2015 Far From the Madding Crowd

 

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.

2017 Wonder Wheel

The film is set at Coney Island.

 

Are you a fan of Juno Temple’s historical costume roles?

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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

12 Responses

  1. thestoryenthusiast

    Ha ha! I thought I was the only one who refused to watch Woody Allen movies. They always seem to receive so much praise. Glad I’m not alone.

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  2. ladylavinia1932

    I’ve been aware of Juno Temple for years. I thought her most disturbing role was Lola in “Atonement”. I thought she was wasted in “Far From the Madding Crowd”. Then again, any actress portraying Fanny Robin would end up being wasted. Thomas Hardy didn’t really delved into the character that much.

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  3. Jutte

    The 2011 version of The Three Musketeers was very steampunk. Always liked Temple’s kinda quirky looks.

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  4. Holley Hinkle Anthony

    not a historical film, but I was totally blown away by her acting in “Killer Jack” with Matthew McConaughy. It was set here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and I NEVER realized she was a Brit! She TOTALLY nailed the accent. It’s a dark comedy, and you will never see fried chicken in the same way again :)

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  5. SarahV

    I know it violates one of the Founding Covenants of this Blog, but she had some very disco fabulous chic ensembles in the short-lieved HBO series Vinyl.

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  6. Victoria Hannah

    I’m not entirely familiar with her work but all I have to say is that she looks like she could be Ksenia Solo’s sister to the point that I thought you were profiling Ms. Solo and not this woman. Sorry for the diversion in discussion, carry on.

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