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Mix Up Star: CATE BLANCHETT

Updated: Feb 8


Age: 51

Birthday: 14th May


Cate Blanchett is an Australian actor, producer, and theatre director. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, she is noted for her versatile roles in blockbusters, independent films, and in her stage work in various theatre productions. She has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three British Academy Film Awards.



After graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Blanchett began her acting career on the Australian stage, taking on roles in Electra in 1992 and Hamlet in 1994. She came to international attention for portraying Elizabeth I in the drama film Elizabeth (1998), for which she won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Actress, and received her first of seven Academy Award nominations. Her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator (2004) won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and she later won the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing a neurotic former socialite in Woody Allen's comedy-drama Blue Jasmine (2013).



Blanchett's highest-grossing films include Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit trilogy (2012–2014), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Cinderella (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Ocean's 8 (2018). From 2008 to 2013, Blanchett and her husband, Andrew Upton, served as the artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company. Some of her stage roles during this period were in revivals of A Streetcar Named Desire, Uncle Vanya and The Maids. She made her Broadway debut in 2017 with The Present, for which she received a Tony Award nomination.





ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 7 - WINS: 2

2016 - Best Leading Actress: CAROL

2013 - WIN: Best Leading Actress: BLUE JASMINE

2008 - Best Leading Actress: ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE

2008 - Best Supporting Actress: I'M NOT THERE

2007 - Best Supporting Actress: NOTES ON A SCANDAL

2005 - WIN: Best Supporting Actress: THE AVIATOR

1999 - Best Leading Actress: ELIZABETH

BAFTA AWARD NOMRINATIONS: 7 - WINS: 3

2016 - Best Leading Actress: CAROL

2013 - WIN: Best Leading Actress: BLUE JASMINE

2008 - Best Leading Actress: ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE

2008 - Best Supporting Actress: I'M NOT THERE

2005 - WIN: Best Supporting Actress: THE AVIATOR

2000 - Best Supporting Actress: THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY

1999 - WIN: Best Leading Actress: ELIZABETH


GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS: 10 - WINS: 3

2020 - Best Leading Actress: WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE?

2016 - Best Leading Actress: CAROL

2013 - WIN: Best Leading Actress: BLUE JASMINE

2008 - Best Leading Actress: ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE

2008 - WIN: Best Supporting Actress: I'M NOT THERE

2007 - Best Supporting Actress: NOTES ON A SCANDAL

2005 - Best Supporting Actress: THE AVIATOR

2004 - Best Leading Actress: VERONICA GUERIN

2002 - Best Leading Actress: BANDITS

1999 - WIN: Best Leading Actress: ELIZABETH


How do you rate Cate Blanchett's movies?









WATCH CATE BLANCHETT THIS WEEK


ON TV:



FILMS: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (1985 - 1990)

Saturday 23rd January, Sky Cinema Select, 2:00pm, 5:00pm & 8:00pm

Blanchett stars as the ethereal elf Galadriel in these brilliant movies (currently at the Top spot in the MIX UP THEATRE TOP 20 MOVIES



FILM: The Monuments Men (2014) (Age 12)

Saturday 23rd January, Film4, 6:40pm

Friday 27th January, Film4, 6:40pm

Blanchett appears alongside a group of male stars in this WWII comical war movie.



FILM: The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Sunday 24th January, ITV, 2:00pm

Blanchett plays the mysterious neighbour in this magical family film.


FILM: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) (Age 12)

Saturday 23rd January, Channel 4, 7:10pm

ALSO ON AMAZON PRIME

Blanchett has fun as the villain in the fourth film in the Indiana Jones franchise.



Staged

Monday 25th January, BBC1, 9:25pm & 9:45pm

Blanchett appears as herself in the Zoom based comedy series.


ON NETFLIX:


FILM: Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) (Age 12)

Blanchett is perfect as always as Queen Elizabeth in this period drama sequel. She was Oscar nominated for the second time for playing the same character.



FILM: Ocean's Eight (2018) (Age 12)

Blanchett is part of the all female ensemble in this crime caper comedy.


FILM: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) (Age 12)

Blanchett plays a ballerina in this mysterious romance with Brad Pitt.


ON AMAZON PRIME:

FILMS: The Hobbit Trilogy (2012-2014)

Blanchett returns to Middle-Earth as elf queen Galadriel for this prequel trilogy.


What's your favourite Cate Blanchett role / movie?










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