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Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett (born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress and stage director.

Blanchett came to international attention in the 1998 film Elizabeth, directed by Shekhar Kapur, in which she played Elizabeth I of England.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes and awards
1994 Police Rescue: The Movie Vivian
1996 Parklands Rosie
1997 Oscar and Lucinda Lucinda Leplastrier Nominated – Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress
Thank God He Met Lizzie Lizzie Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actress
Paradise Road Susan Macarthy
1998 Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth I BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Golden Globe for Best Actress – Drama
Satellite Award – Best Actress
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
1999 Bangers Julie-Anne
The Talented Mr. Ripley Meredith Logue Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Pushing Tin Connie Falzone
An Ideal Husband Lady Gertrude Chiltern Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress
2000 The Gift Annabelle "Annie" Wilson
The Man Who Cried Lola
2001 The Shipping News Petal Quoyle
Charlotte Gray Charlotte Gray Nominated – Satellite Award – Best Actress
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Galadriel BFCA Award - Best Cast
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast
Bandits Kate Wheeler Nominated – Golden Globe Award – Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Galadriel Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast
Heaven Philippa
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Galadriel Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast
The Missing Magdalena 'Maggie' Gilkeson
Coffee and Cigarettes Herself & Shelly
Veronica Guerin Veronica Guerin Nominated – Golden Globe for Best Actress – Drama
2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Jane Winslett-Richardson Nominated – BFCA Award – Best Cast
The Aviator Katharine Hepburn Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
BAFTA Award – Best Supporting Actress
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated – Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild for Best Cast
Nominated – BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress
2005 Little Fish Tracy Heart Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress
2006 Babel Susan Jones Nominated – Screen Actors Guild for Best Cast
The Good German Lena Brandt
Notes on a Scandal Sheba Hart Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated – BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress
2007 Hot Fuzz Janine Uncredited Cameo
Elizabeth: The Golden Age Queen Elizabeth I Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated – Golden Globe for Best Actress
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress
I'm Not There Jude Quinn (Bob Dylan) Chicago Film Critics Award – Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress
Volpi Cup for Best Actress
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated – BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Colonel-Doctor Irina Spalko
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Daisy Nominated – BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea Granmamare voice - English version
2010 Robin Hood Lady Marion filming

Theatre credits and awards

Year Play Location Role Notes and awards
pre-1992 The Odyssey of Runyon Jones Methodist Ladies' College, Melbourne Unknown Adaption of play by Norman Corwin
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? Methodist Ladies' College, Melbourne Director Directed fellow students in a production of an adaptation of the novel by Horace McCoy
1992 Electra National Institute of Dramatic Art, Melbourne Electra Lead
1992/1993 Top Girls Sydney Theatre Company Unknown This play by Caryl Churchill was her first starring role there
1993 Oleanna Sydney Theatre Company Carol Lead opposite Geoffrey Rush in David Mamet's play about a university professor who is accused of sexual harassment by a student. Won Rosemont Best Actress Award.
1994 Hamlet Belvoir Street Theatre Company Ophelia Played opposite Geoffrey Rush. It was a Company B Production, directed by Neil Armfield.
1995 Sweet Phoebe Sydney Theatre Company and Warehouse Theatre, Croydon Helen Played lead in the Belvoir Street Theatre/Playbox Theatre co-production, written and directed by Michael Gow. The Sydney production was the first ever, then transferred to the West End
The Tempest Belvoir Street Theatre Company Miranda A Company B Production, directed by Neil Armfield. Played alongside Duxton Chevalier.
The Blind Giant is Dancing Belvoir Street Theatre Company Rose Draper Played alongside Hugo Weaving. A Stephen Sewell play. It opened on 15 August 1995, and closed on 10 September 1995. It was a Company B production, directed by Neil Armfield, with music composed by Paul Charlier.
1997 The Seagull a.k.a. The Seagull in Harry Hills Belvoir Street Theatre Company Nina Lead in the Anton Checkov play. It opened on 4 March 1997, and closed on 13 April. It was a Company B Production, directed by Neil Armfield, music composed by Ian McDonald.
1999 Plenty The Alemida Season at the Albery Theatre, LondonSusan TraherneLead in play by David Hare, directed by Jonathan Kent. It opened on 27 April 1999, and closed on 27 July.
The Vagina Monologues Old Vic Theatre, LondonUnknownTook part in the show in February 1999, alongside other actors including Melanie Griffith.
2004 Hedda Gabler Sydney Theatre Company Hedda Gabler Opened on 22 July 2004, and closed on 26 September 2004. She reprised her performance as Hedda in New York in March 2006, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theatre.
2009 The War of the Roses Cycle Sydney Theatre Company Richard II, Lady Anne Previewed from 5 January 2009; performed in two parts as part of the Sydney Festival 2009, 10–31 January; through 14 February 2009.
A Streetcar Named Desire Sydney Theatre Company Blanche DuBois The play will be directed by actress Liv Ullman and costar Joel Edgerton.




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