The scope of Lucy Punch’s career in acting is not limited to just movies and television as she has also worked in theater. However, she is best known for her work on TV as fans of the television show, A Series of Unfortunate Events, are no strangers to the talents of the English actress who plays the role of Esme Squalor.
Punch was born to Johanna and Michael Punch on the 30th of December, 1977 in the district of Hammersmith, London. Her career began after she decided to put a halt to her studies at the University College London in 1997 as she began acting the following year at the age of twenty-one.
In all the time she has been acting, Lucy Punch has had roles where she gave her best and received acclaim, although she has also done work that was not praiseworthy. Here is a look at the ranking of Lucy Punch’s movies and television shows from best to worst.
Lucy Punch Movies and TV Shows
This film explores the relationship between a mother and her daughter who are both in difficult times in their life. Susan Sarandon plays Marnie Minervini and Rose Byrne is her daughter, Lori, who moves to Los Angeles to further her career in film writing as Marnie decides to follow her.
In this movie, Lucy Punch plays the supporting role of Emily, who is friends with Lori, but in the course of the film, she becomes closer to her mother Marnie. The film was a success at the box office and with its score of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, it was a hit with the critics.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Lucy Punch was cast to play the role of Esme Squalor in the second season of this Netflix television show. Squalor is a deceitful, conniving person and she fits the stereotype of the type of character the actress is most comfortable with playing. Ms. Punch was on the show for two seasons till its finale which accumulated to her appearing in a total of 13 episodes. Her performance was applauded by critics and it came to par with the other brilliant performances on the show.
The Wedding Video
This is a low budget film that happened to surprise critics for how well it was written and the quality of the performances. In the movie, Lucy Punch plays the role of Saskia who is planning her marriage to a man she does not love. The name of the movie comes from the documentary that her groom’s best man makes during the course of the wedding.
The Wedding Video was rated highly with critics and although its budget is not known, it made over a million Euros.
Ben and Kate
This show only aired for one season but for this period, Lucy Punch was able to show that whether it is a film or a television show, she could hold her own. The show is built on the lives of Kate Fox and her elder brother Ben. Punch plays the role of BJ, Kate’s best friend. The show was, however, canceled after its first season regardless of the great reviews it got from critics.
This Lucy Punch movie is a retelling of the Cinderella story, where the actress plays the role of Hattie, the antagonistic bullying sister of Ella, who is played by Anne Hathaway. In the course of their relationship, Hattie constantly finds ways to undermine and bully her sister. The film was not that successful at the box office and it operated at a loss of more than $3 million.
In this film, Lucy Punch plays the supporting role of Amy Squirrel, who is the arch-nemesis to the character Elizabeth Hasley. Both are teachers at a middle school where they are competing for the attention of another teacher. The sparring is also caused by Squirrel’s attempt at discrediting Hasley. With mixed ratings from critics, this film is one of the few less performing films of Ms. Punch.
A Little Bit of Heaven
With a rating of 4% on Rotten Tomatoes, this movie is the lowest-ranked film in the repertoire of the Lucy Punch’s career. Its failing was not only with critics but at the box office as well, where it made slightly more than a million on a budget of $12 million. Lucy Punch plays the best friend of a woman who is dying of cancer but is trying to make the most of the time she has left.