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Cate Blanchett
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Biography

Cate Blanchett graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1992 and in a little over a year had won both critical and popular acclaim. On graduating from NIDA, she joined the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls, then played Felice Bauer, the bride, in Timothy Daly’s Kafka Dances, winning the 1993 Newcomer Award from the Sydney Theatre Critics Circle for her performance.

From there Blanchett moved to the role of Carol in David Mamet's searing polemic Oleanna, also for the Sydney Theatre Company, and won the Rosemont Best Actress Award, her second award that year.

She then co-starred in the ABC Television's prime time drama Heartland (1994), again winning critical acclaim. In 1995, she was nominated for Best Female Performance for her role as Ophelia in the Belvoir Street Theatre Company's production of Hamlet. Other theatre credits include Helen in the Sydney Theatre Company's Sweet Phoebe, Miranda in The Tempest and Rose in The Blind Giant is Dancing, both for the Belvoir Street Theatre Company.

In other television roles, Blanchett starred as Bianca in ABC's Bordertown (1995), as Janie Morris in G.P. (1994) and in ABC's popular series Police Rescue (1994).

She made her feature film debut in Paradise Road (1997), and, in 1998, she played the title character in Elizabeth (1998), winning numerous awards for her performance, including the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama. Cate was also nominated for an Academy Award for the role but lost out to Gwyneth Paltrow.

2001 was a particularly busy year, with starring roles in Bandits (2001), _Shipping News, The (2001) (qv), Charlotte Gray (2001) and playing Elf Queen Galadriel in the much-anticipated Lord Of The Rings (2001) trilogy.

Cate Blanchett stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Pushing Tin 1999 * 1/2
An Ideal Husband 1999 Madison Art Cinema w/ Cheri, Mark and Holli Durkin, Amy Fanning DVD ** 1/2
The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 w/ 11 others at Showcase North Haven DVD *** 1/2
Bandits 2001 at Showcase Orange ar Special Premier ** 1/2
The Shipping News 2001 Suzy on DVD ***
The Two Towers 2002 w/ 15 other at Showcase North Haven DVD ***
The Return of the King 2003 w/ 18 others at Showcase North Haven on opening night ***
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 2004 Suzy on DVD ** 1/2
The Aviator 2004 Family on DVD ***
The Good German 2006 Suzy Digital **
Hot Fuzz 2007 Suzy (date approx.) Digital **
Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007 Suzy on DVD **
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 Destina Middletown Digital * 1/2
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 Suzy at Criterien Bowtie New Haven Digital *** 1/2
Ponyo 2008 Suzy and Hanna Digital ***
Robin Hood 2010 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
Hanna 2011 Family Digital ** 1/2
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 Family, Kannams and Ben ***
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 Suzy, Hanna, Shoemaker and Kannam Families at Middletown Destina ***
The Monuments Men 2014 Suzy Digital ***
How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014 Hanna at Middletown *** 1/2
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 Opening night with Suzy, Hanna, Thomas and Tom Kannam, Dad and Cheryl, Philippe Perez and Hugh McCutchen **
Cinderella 2015 Suzy and Hanna in Middletown ***