In 2008, Blunt appeared in two films, Sunshine Cleaning in the role of Norah Lorkowski, an underachiever who starts a crime-scene cleanup business with her sister Rose, played by Amy Adams.The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, where it received positive reviews, particularly for Adams' and Blunt's performances.Two years later, she appeared on screen for the first time in the 2003 television film Boudica (Warrior Queen) 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.James Blunt fans will no doubt be excited to learn that he has collaborated with Ed Sheeran on his fifth studio album, ‘The Afterlove’, which will be released on 24 March.James Blunt's new album is the follow-up to ‘Moon Landing’, which reached platinum status in the UK, spending 33 weeks in the UK Top 40 and selling over 1.2 million copies worldwide since its release in 2013.She is set to portray Mary Poppins in the upcoming musical fantasy film Mary Poppins Returns (2018).
Director Pawel Pawlikowski was highly appraisal of Blunt and co-star Natalie Press, stating in an interview that "Both Natalie and Emily were extremely different and very original, which is a rare thing nowadays.
They nail their cinematic alter-egos effortlessly, using verbal and non-verbal cues to tap into their emotions.
They understand their characters and use their talents to bring them to life." based on an original screenplay written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, where she played the troubled only child of New Labour spin doctor Gideon Warner, played by Nighy.
In 2003, Blunt made her screen debut in the British television drama Boudica, about the life of the ancient Celtic warrior-queen who fought the Romans.
That same year, she was praised for her performance as the 16th-century queen Catherine Howard in the two-part British television drama Henry VIII.