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Just thought I should share an article with some quotes from Cate and some more about the Woody Allen project.
The 43-year-old actress – who is renowned for her pale skin and blonde hair – has had to rid herself of her locks before and is considering doing so again because she finds it “liberating”.
“Shaving off my hair is so liberating. I had to do it once for a film role, but I’ve done it periodically too,” she said.
“At school it was probably to rebel, but I cut my hair short a few years ago and I’m thinking about doing it again.”
The Australian beauty – who has children Dashiell, 10, Roman, eight, and four-year-old Ignatius with husband Andrew Upton – tries to avoid the gym as much as she can as she likes to get her workouts done while doing her job.
“I try to be healthy but I find exercise deathly dull. It tends to be easier to get outside in Australia, but the rain and floods have been atrocious in the past few years which limits things,” she said.
“Luckily, work keeps me fit and I’ve just been on stage with a show that’s very physical, which staves off the gym for a bit longer.”
Blanchett has been cast in Woody Allen’s next movie project which he will shoot in San Francisco and his native New York.
The cast includes Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard and comedian Andrew Dice Clay.
The as yet untitled project is 76-year-old Allen’s 40th film and marks his return to production in the US after making his last three films in London, Paris and Rome. He won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar this year for Midnight in Paris.
In his latest film To Rome with Love Allen appears alongside Penelope Cruz and Jesse Eisenberg.
Source: The Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Congratulations to Cate and Hugo Weaving!
Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving have both been recognised in the US for their roles in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Uncle Vanya.
The Helen Hayes Awards recognise the artistic achievement of local and international productions in Washington DC.
Blanchett was awarded the prize for Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production while Weaving took home the gong for Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production.
The STC had been nominated for five awards for its production, which received rave reviews when it travelled to the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC in August last year.
Uncle Vanya missed out on winning the award for Outstanding Non-Resident Production to Arena Stage’s version of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Sahr Ngaujah’s performance in FELA! from the Shakespeare Theatre Company beat Richard Roxburgh’s performance as Vanya for the best actor award.
The STC’s original cast, which includes Andrew Tighe and Jacki Weaver, will be performing at the Lincoln Centre Festival, New York, from July 19 to 28.
Source: The Australian (Australia)
Great news, perhaps one more award for Cate And you can read more about the awards here!
The nominations for the 28th annual Helen Hayes Awards have been announced. The prizes will be presented in a ceremony to be held on Monday, April 23, 2012.
The most highly recognized production has been Synetic Theatre’s King Lear, which has received a total of 15 nominations, including one for Outstanding Resident Play. The production also earned nominations for director Paata Tsikurishvili and one in the Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Play. In addition, lead performers Irakli Kavsadze and Irina Tsikurishvili as well as supporting performers Mirenka CechovÃ¡, Ben Cunis, Chris Dinolfo, and Philip Fletcher.
Among the other nominated Outstanding Resident Plays, all with multiple nominations, are Arena Stage’s Ruined, Folger Theatre’s Cyrano, Studio Theatre’s Venus in Fur, and Woolly Mammoth’s A Bright New Boise.
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A theatre appreciation society in Sydney called The Glugs â€“ awarded â€˜our Cateâ€™ best female actor for her role in Gross and Klein.
The trophy was accepted on her behalf by actress Amanda Bishop â€“ well known across Australia as the woman who played Julia in the ABC TV series At Home with Julia.
Read full article at Stage Whispers website!
Congratulations to Cate who won again!
The 2011 Sydney Theatre Awards were presented in an awards ceremony Jan. 16. Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, Angela Betzien’s new play The Dark Room, and Hairspray were among the evening’s winners.
In addition to the awards presentations, Australia’s original Fantine, Debra Byrne, performed “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the musical’s opening at Sydney’s Theatre Royal.
The winners follow:
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE OF A MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION
Cate Blanchett (Gross und Klein)
Read the full list at Playbill!
Taking the opportunity to wish all the visitors of Cate Blanchett Source a Happy New Year!
Let’s hope 2012 will be an even better year for you!
My internet has been down so I haven’t been able to update and my Christmas wishes are a bit late. But I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with lots of happiness and gifts!
A short post about me re-opening my Vera Farmiga fansite! You might know her from films such as Up In The Air, Orphan, The Departed and Down to the Bone.
Visit the site at vera-farmiga.com and get to know more about Vera and I hope you will like the site!
Some words by Cate about Ralph Fiennes:
“In order to tackle Shakespeare, one needs to understand stakes. The worlds he creates, although readily identifiable, are never domestic or petty. As an actor, both on stage and screen, Ralph’s choices are always rich and surprising. He is an actor of great understatement and power. This power comes from an innate insight into what is at stake for the characters he portrays (and there have been a remarkable array) but also for the project as a whole. Only Ralph, in his infinite capacity could embrace the near impossible task of directing and acting in one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays and pull it off with aplomb. As the director of ‘Coriolanus,’ Ralph has discovered a modern immediacy without compromising either the classical power of the language or the grandeur of the characters’ lights. As an actor, he has yet again delivered another brilliant, searing performance in the order we have come to expect. I saw him perform ‘Coriolanus’ on stage 10 years ago and the role has quite simply become his. Definitive and historic. He is an actor who always risks everything and in doing so, raises the bar for us all.”
Thought you might find this interesting:
Australian ladies have chosen their leaders, and itâ€™s not Prime Minister Julia Gillard nor any of the countryâ€™s corporate tycoons. Instead, actresses Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman are held up as the most admired women, according to a new survey.
Known for an alpha-male approach to life, Australia has long suffered from stereotypical images of being a beer-swilling, cricket-loving nation. But the poll indicates that the fairer sex prefer to draw guidance from actresses, singers and models rather than politicians and mining execs.
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