In 2009, Blunt received the BAFTA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.
She received more acclaim for portraying Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria (2009), receiving a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.
She is set to portray Mary Poppins in the upcoming musical fantasy film Mary Poppins Returns (2018).
Blunt made her professional debut in a 2001 London production of the play The Royal Family.
Two years later, she appeared on screen for the first time in the 2003 television film Boudica and portrayed ill-fated queen consort Catherine Howard in the miniseries Henry VIII.
Her performance in the 2004 drama film My Summer of Love garnered her the Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
Above all, they had energy, which is key for a movie." James Berardinelli of Reel Views praised the film, calling it a "gem" lost in the "hype" of Hollywood blockbusters, and noted that "Both Natalie Press and Emily Blunt [...] are superlative.
They nail their cinematic alter-egos effortlessly, using verbal and non-verbal cues to tap into their emotions.