Cate Blanchett Biography (1969-)

Full name, Catherine Elise Blanchett; born May 14, 1969, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; daughter of Robert (an advertising executive) and June (a property developer and teacher) Blanchett; married Andrew Upton (a writer, director, and producer), December 29, 1997; children: Dashiell John, Roman Robert.Addresses: Agent: Hylda Queally, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Robyn Gardiner, RGM Associates, 64-76 Kippax St., Level 2, Suite 202, Surrey Hills, New South Wales 2010, Australia.; Publicist: Lisa Kasteler, Wolf/Kasteler/Van Iden and Associates Public Relations, 335 North Maple Dr., Suite 351, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
Australian
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, producer
Birth Details
May 14, 1969
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Vivian, Police Rescue (also known as Police Rescue: The Movie), 1994
  • Rosie, Parklands (short film), Soft Fruit, 1996
  • Lizzie, Thank God He Met Lizzie (also known as The Wedding Party), Beyond Films, 1997
  • Lucinda Leplastrier, Oscar and Lucinda, Fox Searchlight Pictures,1997
  • Susan Macarthy, Paradise Road, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1997
  • Queen Elizabeth I (title role), Elizabeth (also known as Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen), Gramercy Pictures, 1998
  • Connie Falzone, Pushing Tin (also known as Turbulenzen-und andere Katastrophen), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Julie-Anne, Bangers (short film), 1999
  • Lady Gertrude Childtern, An Ideal Husband, Miramax, 1999
  • Meredith Logue, The Talented Mr. Ripley (also known as The Mysterious Yearning Secretive Sad Lonely Troubled Confused Loving Musical GiftedIntelligent Beautiful Tender Sensitive Haunted Passionate Talented Mr. Ripley), Miramax, 1999
  • Annabelle "Annie" Wilson, The Gift, Paramount Classics, 2000
  • Lola, The Man Who Cried (also known as The Man Who Cried--Les larmes d'un homme), Universal Focus, 2000
  • Title role, Charlotte Gray (also known as Die Liebe der Charlotte Gray), Warner Bros., 2001
  • Galadriel, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (alsoknown as The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: TheFellowship of the Ring: The Motion Picture), New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Kate Wheeler, Bandits, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001
  • Petal Bear, The Shipping News (also known as Noeuds et denouements), Miramax, 2001
  • Galadriel, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (also known as The Two Towers and Der Herr der Ringe: Die zwei Tuerme), New LineCinema, 2002
  • Philippa, Heaven, Miramax, 2002
  • Galadriel, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (also known as Der Herr de Ringe: Die Rueckkehr des Koenigs), New Line Cinema,2003
  • Maggie Gilkeson, The Missing, Columbia, 2003
  • Title role, Veronica Guerin, Buena Vista, 2003
  • Cate/Shelly, "Cousins," Coffee and Cigarettes, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2004
  • Jane Winslett-Richardson, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (alsoknown as The Life Aquatic and Untitled Wes Anderson Project),Buena Vista, 2004
  • Katharine Hepburn, The Aviator, Miramax, 2004
  • Tracy Heart, Little Fish, Myriad Pictures, 2005
  • Lena Brandt, The Good German, Warner Bros., 2006
  • Sheba Hart, Notes on a Scandal, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2006
  • Babel, Paramount, 2006
  • I'm Not There (also known as I'm Not There: Suppositions on a Film Concerning Dylan), Killer Films, 2006
  • Benjamin Button, Paramount, c. 2007
  • Appeared as an extra in a film made in Egypt.
  • Film Producer
  • Bangers (short film), 1999, later included as a segment of the film Stories of Lost Souls, 2005
  • Stage Appearances
  • Carol, Oleanna, Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1993
  • Felice Bauer, Kafka Dances, Sydney Theatre Company, 1993
  • Top Girls, Sydney Theatre Company, 1993
  • Helen, Sweet Phoebe, Sydney Theatre Company, then Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1994, then Playbox Theatre, 1995
  • Miranda, The Tempest, Belvoir Street Theatre Company, Sydney, NewSouth Wales, Australia, 1995
  • Ophelia, Hamlet, Belvoir Street Theatre Company, 1995
  • Rose, The Blind Giant Is Dancing, Belvoir Street Theatre Company,1996
  • Nina, The Seagull, Belvoir Street Theatre Company, 1997
  • Susan Traherne, Plenty (also known as Strife for Love: Plenty), Albery Theatre, London, 1999
  • Title role, Hedda Gabler, Sydney Theatre Company, Wharf Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2004, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn,New York City, 2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Janie Morris, G.P., Australian Broadcasting Corporation, beginningc. 1994
  • Miniseries
  • Elizabeth "Beth" Ashton, Heartland (also known as Burned Bridge), Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1994
  • Bianca, Bordertown, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1995
  • Herself, The 100 Greatest Movie Stars, Channel 4 (England), 2003
  • Specials
  • Herself, Fox Studios Australia: The Grand Opening, Nine Network (Australia), 1999
  • Galadriel and herself, National Geographic: Beyond the Movie--The Lordof the Rings, 2001
  • Galadriel and herself, Quest for the Ring, Fox, 2001
  • Herself, A Passage to Middle-Earth: Making of "Lord of the Rings,"Sci-Fi Channel, 2001
  • Herself, Reel Comedy: Bandits, Comedy Central, 2001
  • Herself, A Life without Limits: The Making of the "Aviator," FX Channel, 2004
  • Herself, Reel Comedy: The Life Aquatic, Comedy Central, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 71st Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1999
  • Herself, Hollywood Salute Bruce Willis: An American Cinematheque Tribute, TNT, 2000
  • Herself, The Orange British Academy Film Awards, E! EntertainmentTelevision, 2000
  • Presenter, The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 2000
  • Herself, The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2002
  • Presenter, The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2003
  • Presenter, The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2004
  • Herself, The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 2005
  • Herself, The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2005
  • Presenter, 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (also known as Screen Actors Guild 11th Annual Awards), TNT, 2005
  • Presenter, The 77th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2005
  • Presenter, The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Mrs. Haines, "The Loaded Boy," Police Rescue, Australian Broadcasting Corporation and BBC, 1993
  • (In archive footage) Elizabeth I, "El cos," Sexes, TV3 (Televisionde Catalunya, Spain), 2005
  • Television Guest Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Drama School, Seven Network (Australia), c. 2000
  • Parkinson, BBC, 2002
  • The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2002
  • Entertainment Tonight (also known as Entertainment This Week, ET, E.T., ET Weekend, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, 2003
  • God kveld Norge, 2003
  • Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2003
  • Tinseltown TV, International Channel, 2003
  • V Graham Norton, Channel 4 (England), 2003
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003, 2005
  • "The Aviator," History vs. Hollywood (also known as Hollywood through the Lens), History Channel, 2004
  • The Film Programme (also known as Film '04), BBC, 2004
  • Good Day Live, Fox, 2004
  • The Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 2004
  • Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004
  • "Wetten, dass ... ? aus Berlin," Wetten, dass ... ?, 2005
  • The Bigger Picture, BBC, 2005
  • Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2005
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2005
  • Also appeared as herself in "Extreme Close-up with ... Bruce Willis--Bandits," Extreme Close Up with ..., E! Entertainment Television.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos; as Herself
  • The Making of "Elizabeth," PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1998
  • Inside "The Talented Mr. Ripley," Paramount, 1999
  • Reflections on "The Talented Mr. Ripley," 2000
  • Inside "Bandits," Cloverland Productions, 2001
  • Herself and Galadriel, The Making of "The Lord of the Rings," 2002
  • Scene 71 Filmmakers Workshop, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2003
  • New Frontiers: Making "The Missing," Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004
  • This Is an Adventure, Criterion Collections, 2005
  • WRITINGS
  • Nonfiction
  • Contributor to periodicals, including This Is London.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, fourth edition, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Boston Globe, November 14, 1998
    • Box Office, October, 1998
    • Calgary Sun, March 15, 1999, p. 38
    • Dallas Morning News, February 7, 1998; February 27, 1999
    • Detour, February, 1998, p. 118
    • Elle, May, 1999
    • Empire, May, 1998, p. 34
    • Entertainment Weekly, November 13, 1998, p. 53; January 22, 1999,p. 46; March 1, 1999, p. 40; February 4, 2005, p. 47
    • Guardian (London), November 28, 1998; April 18, 1999
    • Harper's Bazaar, December 1, 1998, p. 238; October 1, 2001, pp. 222-25; August 1, 2005, pp. 144-51
    • Independent on Sunday, March 29, 1998, p. 18
    • Interview, January, 1998, p. 56
    • Los Angeles, December, 1999
    • Maclean's, November 16, 1998, p. 88
    • Movieline, December, 2001, pp. 64-65
    • Movieline's Hollywood Life, November 1, 2003, pp. 60-67, 124
    • Newsweek, January 12, 1998, p. 61
    • New York Daily News, November 10, 1998
    • New York Times, October 24, 1999; December 12, 2004
    • People Weekly, October 29, 2001, pp. 77-78
    • Premiere, March, 1999, pp. 82-85; December 1, 2003, pp. 82, 84
    • Sunday Telegraph, September 20, 1998, p. 10
    • Time International, January 26, 1998, p. 60
    • Toronto Star, November 6, 1998
    • Urban Cinefile, April, 2001
    • Vanity Fair, May, 1999
    • Vogue, July, 2000, pp. 176-81, 218-19

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