The Academy-Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett has forged an impressive, and singular, career on stage and screen. She has worked with some of the world’s foremost directors, consistently crafting impeccable performances in critically acclaimed films, and not skimping on making her presence felt in box-office blockbusters.
Born in Melbourne, she began her career on the Sydney stage and is a former artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company. Her breakthrough roles came in 1997’s ‘Oscar and Lucinda’ (Gillian Armstrong) playing opposite Ralph Fiennes, and her imperious turn as the young queen in Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Elizabeth’ (1998).
Her Oscar wins came for embodying Katharine Hepburn in ‘The Aviator’ (Martin Scorsese, 2004) and a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown in ‘Blue Jasmine’ (Woody Allen, 2013). She has been nominated by the Academy a further six times. In addition, she has four Baftas and four Golden Globes. Her most notable small-screen role came as the unscrupulous anti-feminist activist Phylllis Schlafly in the FX miniseries ‘Mrs America’.
Having triumphed in her homeland, in Hollywood and in European art cinema, as well as on Broadway and the London stage, Blanchett now lives in Sussex. She continues to work around the world, creating some of the screen’s most compelling and idiosyncratic screen characters.
Her recent Oscar-nominated performance as the malignant conductor at the heart of Todd Field’s ‘Tár’ proves that she is one of the bravest actresses working in cinema today, unafraid to push boundaries and play women who are hard to like but impossible to ignore.
- Pamela Hutchinson
Cate Blanchett is now unable to attend the Q&A:
“I am honoured that Chichester Film Festival is screening a retrospective of my work and was looking forward to being present for a direct, buoyant and robust audience discussion regarding Tár, a film which I am extremely proud to have been part of as both an executive producer and actor. Even though Tár has already been released I am sensitive to the fact that it was produced by a currently struck company, so while my union is in the midst of vital negotiations, I feel it inappropriate to attend.” - Cate Blanchett
We will still be having the Q&A after the screening, hosted by Roger Gibson and Pamela Hutchinson.
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- Keep tickets as they are and attend the film plus Q&A. You will receive a voucher for a future film of your choice.
- Contact the Box Office (01243 786650 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to swap tickets to a different film and receive a credit note for either £3 (auditorium film) or £6.50 (studio film).
- Contact the Box Office for a credit or full refund of £13.50.