Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett is co-founder and partner of Dirty Films, alongside Andrew Upton (with whom she was co-CEO and Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company from 2008 - 2012). An internationally acclaimed, two-time Academy Award & four-time BAFTA winning actor, producer, artistic director, and humanitarian, she has presided over the festival juries in Cannes (2018) and Venice (2020), and The Venice Film Festival has twice awarded her with The Volpi Cup for Best Performance. Blanchett recently co-produced and appeared in Warwick Thornton’s THE NEW BOY. She played the titular role in and executive produced Todd Field’s TÁR, and recently wrapped production on DISCLAIMER, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, in which she appears and is executive producer. Blanchett’s additional acting credits include NIGHTMARE ALLEY, DON'T LOOK UP, THOR: RAGNAROK, CAROL (which Dirty Films executive produced), BLUE JASMINE, NOTES ON A SCANDAL, THE AVIATOR, I'M NOT THERE, ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE, TRUTH and LITTLE FISH (both Executive Produced by Dirty Films), THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT.She recently co-produced Christos Nikou’s FINGERNAILS, featuring Jessie Buckley and Riz Ahmed, executive produced Noora Niasari’s SHAYDA - which won the Audience Award at Sundance, and is in active development on CHAMPIONS, to be directed by Ben Stiller. The company also produced the acclaimed Audible Original podcast series, CLIMATE OF CHANGE.She is a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and a lifetime member of the Australian Conservation Foundation. In 2012, Blanchett was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture. She has received three Honorary Doctorates (University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, and Macquarie University) as well as the Companion of the Order of Australia.

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