Felicity Blunt is an English literary agent. She is the older sister of award-winning actress Emily Blunt. Felicity is married to American actor, writer, producer, and film director Stanley Tucci, who has worked in films like 'Winchell', 'Conspiracy', 'The Lovely Bones', 'Spotlight' and 'The Hunger Games' series. As a talent scout, she works primarily in London, UK, and is an employee of Curtis Brown. She became Company Secretary in 2016. She represents both fiction and non-fiction writers, and has helped the careers of authors like Rosamund Lupton, Tamar Cohen, Renée Knight and Jessica Cornwell, whom she had signed as debutants. Her non-fiction clients include writers such as Anna Jones, Frances Quinn and Tessa Kiros, who write predominantly in the field of cookery. Since 2012, she has been on the board for the 'Women’s Prize for Fiction'.
Rise to Stardom
After completing her studies, Felicity Blunt began her professional career by training as a barrister in London. She then worked as an intern at Wylie Agency, followed by another internship at Curtis Brown in 2005. She eventually joined the company as a fulltime employee and served as an assistant to Vivienne Schuster, another experienced agent of the company. She has been working there ever since and has represented a host of young authors. However, while she is successful in her own field, she often has to tolerate being called by her sister Emily's name. While she is used to the attention she gets thanks to her famous sister, she also attracted international media attention following her marriage to actor Stanley Tucci.
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What Makes Felicity Blunt Special
Felicity Blunt loves to provide editorial help to debutant writers and is always looking to represent strong and distinctive voices with original stories. Some of the popular works she has helped in getting published include Rosamund Lupton's 'Sister', Tamar Cohen's 'The Mistress’ Revenge', Renée Knight's 'Disclaimer' and Jessica Cornwell's 'The Serpent Papers'. She considers herself privileged to represent the Estate of Daphne du Maurier. Thanks to her job as a literary agent, she has developed a strong love for reading books. She is continuously reading different kinds of books, even those that she doesn't represent, to keep the interest growing, as well as to avoid monotony. She is interested in fiction from different genres, including psychological suspense or thrillers "where peril or risk is introduced to a domestic setting", "historical fiction that transports you to another time" and women's fiction executed with "humour, pathos and intelligence". While she did not represent these, she loves books like 'The Martian' and 'Gone Girl'.
Felicity Blunt was born on January 8, 1981 in London, United Kingdom. Her mother, Joanna Blunt, is a former actress and teacher, while her father Oliver Simon Peter Blunt, a barrister, had served as Queen's Counsel. She is the eldest of her parents' four children and has two sisters, Emily and Susannah, and a brother named Sebastian. Her sister, Emily, and her brother, Sebastian, are actors. She attended Westminster School in London and later completed her graduation from the University of Bristol with a degree in law.
Relationship with Stanley Tucci
In 2011, media outlets reported that Felicity Blunt got engaged to American actor Stanley Tucci, who is 20 years older than her. The two were introduced by her sister Emily, who had co-starred with Stanley in the film 'The Devil Wears Prada', at her wedding to actor John Krasinski on July 10, 2010 at George Clooney’s home in Como, Italy. Both big foodies, they had their first date at a Notting Hill restaurant. They bonded over their shared interests in those early days when he was still mourning the loss of his first wife, social worker Kathryn 'Kate' Tucci, who died of breast cancer in 2009. Stanley eventually proposed to her in October 2011 and the two subsequently tied the knot in a civil ceremony on August 4, 2012.
His friend, Steve Buscemi, served as the best man for the wedding. A few months later, they had a star-studded wedding reception at Middle Temple Hall in London on September 29, 2012, which was attended by celebrities like Patricia Clarkson, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep. She gave birth to their first child, a son named Matteo Oliver Tucci, on January 25, 2015 in London. They welcomed their second child, a baby daughter named Emilia Giovanna Tucci, on April 19, 2018. The second wife of Stanley, she has three stepchildren from his previous marriage: twins Isabel Concetta Tucci and Nicolo Robert Tucci (born in 2000) and Camilla Tucci (born in 2002). They currently live with their children in London.