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Browning at the 2011 Hamptons International Film Festival
|Born||Emily Jane Browning
7 December 1988
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Occupation||Actress, model, singer|
Emily Jane Browning (born 7 December 1988) is an Australian film actress, singer and fashion model. After early roles in Ghost Ship and Ned Kelly, she won the 2005 AFI International Award for Best Actress for her breakthrough role as Violet Baudelaire in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. She has starred in lead roles in the horror film The Uninvited (2009), the action film Sucker Punch (2011) and the independent film Sleeping Beauty (2011).
Early life 
Browning was born in Melbourne, the daughter of Andrew and Shelley Browning, and has two younger brothers (Nicholas and Matthew). She has always been interested in the arts, citing English literature, photography, and fashion design as her favourite school subjects.
Browning's acting career began at the age of eight, when she was noticed by a classmate's father at a school play and he recommended that she pursue acting as a profession. Her debut role was on the 1998 Hallmark Channel movie The Echo of Thunder. Additional roles in Australian film and television productions soon followed, including recurring parts in the television series Blue Heelers from 2000 to 2002, and Something in the Air from 2000 to 2001.
In 2001, Browning appeared as the daughter of a character played by Billy Connolly in The Man Who Sued God. She made her American film debut in 2002's Ghost Ship, and won an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Young Actress, the same year. In 2003, she appeared opposite Heath Ledger and Orlando Bloom in 2003's Ned Kelly, and then reunited with Connolly the following year in the film adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, in which she played Violet Baudelaire.
In 2006, Browning appeared in the music video for Evermore's "Light Surrounding You". In the behind-the-scenes video for the clip, the band stated, "[We] suck as actors, so we decided to get Emily." She attended the L'Oreal Fashion Festival as a festival ambassador on 1 February 2007.
Browning played the lead in the 2009 horror film The Uninvited, an American remake of the 2003 South Korean film A Tale of Two Sisters, co-starring against Elizabeth Banks and Arielle Kebbel. She then turned down a request to audition for the role of Bella Swan in Twilight, citing exhaustion, despite an endorsement from series author Stephenie Meyer. In 2009, she was cast as Babydoll in Zack Snyder's action film Sucker Punch, as a replacement for Amanda Seyfried, who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Filming took place in Vancouver from September 2009 to January 2010, and the film was released on 25 March 2011. In an interview at Comic Con, she confirmed that she would be singing in the film, while claiming that her audition tape brought tears to her casting agent's eyes and the song she selected ("Killing Me Softly") was one of Zack Snyder's wife Deborah's favourites, which Browning referred to as the "selling point" on her being cast in the role.
Since Sucker Punch, Browning has worked steadily in film on a number of moderately high profile projects and won a number of highly sought after roles. Browning plays the lead role in the independent Australian film Sleeping Beauty, directed by Julia Leigh. She replaced friend and fellow young Australian actress Mia Wasikowska, who was committed to a film adaptation of Jane Eyre at the time. The film screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and the Sydney Film Festival. Browning said, "Even reading the screenplay, it made me feel uncomfortable. But that was something that attracted me to it. I would prefer to polarise an audience as opposed to making an entertaining film everybody feels ambivalent about."
In 2012, she replaced English actress Ophelia Lovibond to play as the female lead in the film Summer in February. The film is based on the book of the same title, by Jonathan Smith. The film was filmed in Cornwall alongside Dominic Cooper and Dan Stevens.
In July 2012, Browning was cast in God Help the Girl a musical film by Belle and Sebastian front-man Stuart Murdoch. Browning played Eve, and the role required live singing. Filming on the production began on 8 July 2012 and wrapped on 12 August 2012.
Browning was then cast in in Catherine Hardwicke's Plush alongside Cam Gigandet, replacing Evan Rachel Wood who was originally attached to the project due to scheduling conflicts. Browning also starred alongside Xavier Samuel whom she met on the set during filming. Both Australians, the pair sparked a close friendship and a rumored romantic relationship. They have been spotted together numerous times by fans since the filming of Plush, most notably arriving to the Sundance Film Festival together in 2013.
In February 2013, it was announced that Browning will shoot a major role in a film called Pompeii co-starring Kit Harrington, most known for Game of Thrones. The project will be filmed in Toronto and the actual city of Pompeii itself. During the same month, it was also announced that rumors surrounding Browning's possible appearance in The Host - a film adaption of the novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer - were proven to be true as revealed by co-star Saoirse Ronan that she would be playing Pet, during a press junket interview for the film. Director Andrew Niccol also stated in the special The Host collector's edition of Us magazine that Browning would be 'great for the next movie', indicating a larger role in a possible sequel. A further number of her films are currently in post-production and set for a 2013 release.
Since Browning's return to film, she has been called a rising fashion icon by MTV. Catching the eye of fashion Magazines "Vogue" and "W". She has also stated an interest in fashion design[unreliable source?] and has considered pursuing a career in fashion, but worries about her rising fame interfering with her work. "I never want to be known as someone who would put her name on something just because you're famous. That's something that disgusts me, and want nothing to be a part of."[unreliable source?]
Personal life 
Browning is close friends with upcoming Australian film maker Guy Franklin - known for directing many of singer Kimbra's music videos. Franklin is apparently set to direct her in a second short film titled Mr. Beautiful, according to a recent interview he gave to Onya magazine.
|1998||The Echo of Thunder||Opal Ritchie||TV movie|
|1999||High Flyers||Phoebe Mason|
|Blue Heelers||Hayley Fulton||TV series|
|2001||The Man Who Sued God||Rebecca Myers|
|2001||Halifax f.p: Playing God||Kristy O'Connor||TV movie|
|2002||Ghost Ship||Katie Harwood|
|2003||After the Deluge||Maddy||TV miniseries|
|2003||Ned Kelly||Grace Kelly|
|2003||Darkness Falls||Young Caitlin Greene|
|2004||Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events||Violet Baudelaire||Main role|
|2006||Light Surrounding You||Hero Girl||Music video|
|2009||The Uninvited||Anna Ivers||Main role|
|2011||Sucker Punch||Babydoll||Main role|
|2011||Sleeping Beauty||Lucy||Main role|
|2012||Mr. Beautiful||Olivia White||Short film|
|2013||Summer in February||Florence Carter-Wood||Main role|
|2013||Magic Magic||Sarah||Main role|
|2013||God Help the Girl||Eve||Main role|
|2013||Cassie and Jude||Cassie / Jude||Main role|
|2013||Sacred Country||Mary||Main Role|
|2011||"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"||Sucker Punch OST|
|2011||"Where Is My Mind?" Yoav (feat. Emily Browning)||Sucker Punch OST|
|2011||"Asleep"||Sucker Punch OST|
- 2002 Australian Film Institute Young Actor's Award (Halifax f.p: Playing God)
- 2005 Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actress (Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events)
- 1999 Australian Film Institute Young Actor's Award (The Echo of Thunder)
- 2003 Australian Film Institute Young Actor's Award (After the Deluge)
- 2005 BFCA Awards: Best Young Actress (Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events)
- 2005 Young Artist Awards: Best Performance in a Feature Film, Leading Young Actress (Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events)
See also 
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- Emily Browning – Celebrity. TV Guide, retrieved 30 June 2011
- Lloyd-McDonald, Holly (1 February 2007). "Facing up to new role in fashion". Herald Sun (Australia). Retrieved 25 April 2010.
- Benedictus, Luke (19 December 2004). "See Emily play ... while you can". The Age (Australia). Retrieved 25 April 2010.
- "AACTA Winners & Nominees 2000-2010 2002". Australian Film Institute. Retrieved 2012-05-21.
- Evermore – Light Surrounding You YouTube.com Retrieved on 16 May 2007
- Making of Light Surrounding You YouTube.com Retrieved on 16 May 2007
- http://www.thewest.com.au/aapstory.aspx?StoryName=352370 Thewest.com.au Retrieved on 20 April 2007[dead link]
- Twilight the Movie (archives). StephenieMeyer.com
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- Emily Browning tipped for starring role in prison flick. Adelaidenow.com.au, retrieved 15 August 2010
- Carl DiOrio: Green Lantern, Sucker Punch going 3D. Associated Press, 14 October 2010, retrieved on Hollywoodreporter.com on 4 April 2011
- Uncle Creepy: Zack Snyder to Deliver His Sucker Punch in 3D. Dreadcentral.com, 5 March 2010, retrieved 4 April 2011
- SDCC EXCLUSIVE: Emily Browning & Jamie Chung on Sucker Punch. Comingsoon.net, retrieved on 15 August 2010
- Michael Bodey: Who's who in Tim Winton's Cloudstreet. The Australian, 3 February 2010, retrieved 4 April 2011
- Billington, Alex (9 February 2010). "Emily Browning Replaces Mia Wasikowska in Sleeping Beauty". FirstShowing.net. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
- Roach, Vicky (22 June 2011). "Emily Browning on being naked in erotic thriller Sleeping Beauty and going nude again". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
- "Emily Browning Will Spend 'Summer In February' Instead Of Ophelia Lovibond". IndieWire. 13 January 2012.
- "Downton Abbey lead Dan Stevens and My Week With Marilyn's Dominic Cooper are to co-star in a new film set in a Cornish artist’s colony circa 1913.". Vintage Seekers. 13 January 2012.
- "Hannah is currently filming the lead in GOD HELP THE GIRL with Emily Browning". TroikaTalent. 1 July 22.
- "As for Browning, she likely nabbed the part of Eve, whose nationality was left open during casting, so she'll fit quite easily into the film, and having already delivered some her own songs for the "Sucker Punch" soundtrack, she'll have the pipes need for the role that requires the most singing.". IndieWire. July.
- "It's all go at the 'god help the girl' production office - we start shooting July 8th. Exciting!". Twitter. July.
- "Variety has learned from sources that Gigandet has cast as the lead of the upcoming thriller. The actor will play a psychiatrist who uses his special psychic ability to look into the memories of his patients and find out what plagues them. As previously reported Emily Browning...". Cinema Blend. 18 June 2012.
- "It was earlier reported that Hardwicke was eyeing Thirteen actress Evan Rachel Wood to star in the erotic thriller, but scheduling difficulties got in the way of Wood signing on.". Digital Spy. 27 May 2012.
- "Xavier Samuel joins Hardwicke's 'Plush'". Variety. Aug 7 2012.
- "Xavier Samuel and Emily Browning - Celebrity spottings Park City UT United States Saturday 19th January 2013". Contact Music. 19 January 2013.
- "A Writer/director Silva is one of the strongest new voices in horror.". Film.com. 23 January 2013.
- "the premieres of the festival’s two Sebastían Silva/Michael Cera joints: the loopy drug odyssey Crystal Fairy, which screened on opening night, and Magic Magic (B), in which Juno Temple has a schizophrenic episode amid some of the most self-centered and incapable people on earth". A.V. Club. 23 January 2013.
- "The Star".
- "Production began earlier today on Paul WS Anderson’s "Pompeii" in the actual city of Pompeii.".
- "Saoirse Ronan - 'The Host' Press Junket Interview". Unknown parameter
- "But she'll likely have a big role in the expected sequel - which is why Meyer and Niccol took their time casting her. "There's a fragile, hypnotic quality about her," Niccol tells Us. "She'll be great for the next movie!"".
- http://style.mtv.com/2011/07/18/emily-browning-rising-style-star/. Missing or empty
- Browningfan. "SYDNEY, NSW - NOVEMBER 22: Actress Emily Browning and her friend Guy Franklin attend the Lexus Inside Film Awards InStyle brunch at the Overseas Passenger Terminal". Retrieved 2005.
- Browningfan. "Guy Franklin, Filmmaker and music director". Retrieved 1 February 2012.