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Emily Blunt

Emily's career has gone from strength to strength since she left Hurtwood in 2001.

Emily Blunt

Emily's career has gone from strength to strength since she left Hurtwood in 2001. She was signed up with agent Ken Mcreddie after we invited him to see her in a show written by another ex-student, Paul Sellar (Hurtwood 1986).  

Within months, she was sharing the stage with Dame Judi Dench in The Royal Family, directed by Trevor Nunn, before breaking into film with her role as Tamsin in the 2004 British movie My Summer of Love, for which she shared an Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer with co-star Nathalie Press.

In 2005 she co-starred with Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson in the British TV drama Gideon's Daughter, for which she won a Golden Globe,  before going on to star opposite Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway in the box-office success The Devil Wears Prada, for which she earned a BAFTA nomination.

Her career continued with the title role in Young Victoria, The Sunshine Cleaning and the re-make of 'The Wolfman' starring alongside Benecio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins. Other credits now include Curiosity, Gulliver's Travels, voicing Angelina's mother in the TV series Angelina Ballerina, The Adjustment Bureau, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (alongside fellow ex-Hurtwood actor Tom Mison), The five-Year Engagement, Looper, The Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise, All You Need Is Kill, and a treasured guest spot with The Muppets. She also features as the Baker’s Wife in the film adaptation of Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

She is also the ambassadress of the new Yves Saint Laurent fragrance, Opium.

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Amelia Curtis

After leaving Hurtwood in 1988, Amelia studied at Rose Bruford and has gone on to sustain a career of quality work.

Amelia Curtis

After leaving Hurtwood in 1988, Amelia studied at Rose Bruford and has gone on to sustain a career of quality work. Her film credits include; Judge Dredd, Kevin and Perry Go Large, Janice Beard 45, The Train, The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz, Fear Dot Com, Understanding Jane, Circus, and South West Nine.

She has also appeared in just about every TV drama for the last ten years including Holby City, Eastenders, Harley Street, Love Soup, The Royal, Dalziel and Pascoe, Class of '76, Empire, New Tricks, A Thing Called Love, P.O.W., Rosemary & Thyme, Manchild, Casualty, At Home with the Braithwaites, Love or Money, Peak Practice, The Comedy Lab, Understanding Jane, Brothers and Sisters, London Bridge, Pie in the Sky, Cadfael, Lovejoy, In Suspicious Circumstances and Family Style!

Theatre credits include Eskimo Sisters (Southwark Playhouse), Perfect Pitch (Derby Playhouse), The Changeling (NTS), A Pair of Blue Eyes (Birmingham Rep) and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Belgrade Coventry).

Most recently she has been playing a teacher in Waterloo Road.