Cate Blanchett

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Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett 2011.jpg
Blanchett at the 2011 Sydney Film Festival
BornCatherine Élise Blanchett
(1969-05-14) 14 May 1969 (age 44)[1]
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
OccupationActress
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)Andrew Upton (1997–present; 3 children)
 
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Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett 2011.jpg
Blanchett at the 2011 Sydney Film Festival
BornCatherine Élise Blanchett
(1969-05-14) 14 May 1969 (age 44)[1]
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
OccupationActress
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)Andrew Upton (1997–present; 3 children)

Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett (/ˈblɑːn.ət/; born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress who has received several accolades, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTAs, and an Academy Award.

She came to international attention for her role as Elizabeth I of England in the 1998 film Elizabeth, for which she won British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and Golden Globe awards, and earned her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Blanchett appeared as the elf Lady Galadriel in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy from 2001 to 2003. In 2004, Blanchett's portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator brought her numerous awards, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Blanchett's other films include Babel (2006), Notes on a Scandal (2006), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). Blanchett collaborated with director Peter Jackson again for what is to be The Hobbit trilogy (2012–2014).

Early life and education[edit]

Blanchett was born in Melbourne, Victoria, in the suburb of Ivanhoe.[2] Her mother, June (née Gamble), was an Australian property developer and teacher, and her father, Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., was a Texas native who was a United States Navy Petty Officer and later worked as an advertising executive.[3][4][5] The two met while Blanchett's father's ship, USS Arneb, was in Melbourne. When Blanchett was ten, she lost her father to a heart attack.[6] She has two siblings; her older brother, Bob, is a computer systems engineer, and her younger sister, Genevieve, worked as a theatrical designer and received her Bachelor of Design in Architecture in April 2008.[7] Her ancestry includes English, and more distant French and Scottish.[8]

Blanchett has described herself as being "part extrovert, part wallflower" during childhood.[7] She attended a primary school in Melbourne at Ivanhoe East Primary School. For her secondary education, she attended Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School and then Methodist Ladies' College, from which she graduated, where she explored her passion for acting.[9] She studied economics and fine arts at the University of Melbourne before leaving Australia to travel overseas.

When she was eighteen, Blanchett went on a holiday to Egypt. A fellow guest at a hotel in Cairo asked if she wanted to be an extra in a movie, and the next day she found herself in a crowd scene cheering for an American boxer losing to an Egyptian in the film Kaboria, starring the Egyptian actor Ahmed Zaki.

Career[edit]

1993–2000[edit]

Her first major stage role was opposite Geoffrey Rush in the 1992 David Mamet play Oleanna, for which she won the Sydney Theatre Critics' Best Newcomer Award.[10] She also appeared as Ophelia in an acclaimed 1994–95 Company B production of Hamlet, directed by Neil Armfield, starring Rush and Richard Roxburgh. Blanchett appeared in the TV miniseries Heartland opposite Ernie Dingo, the miniseries Bordertown with Hugo Weaving, and in an episode of Police Rescue entitled "The Loaded Boy". She also appeared in the 1994 telemovie Police Rescue as a teacher taken hostage by armed bandits, and in the 50-minute drama Parklands (1996), which received a limited release in Australian cinemas. Also in 1994, she played a non-recurring role in an episode of the long-running Australian TV series GP, as Janie Morris, a woman living with her brother (Daniel Lapaine as Sean Morris) in a consensual incestuous relationship. Their relationship is torn apart when their mother comes to visit, and notices that only one bed appears to be slept in regularly.[11]

Blanchett made her international film debut with a supporting role as an Australian nurse captured by the Japanese Army during World War II, in Bruce Beresford's 1997 film Paradise Road, which co-starred Glenn Close and Frances McDormand.[6] Her first leading role, also in 1997, was as Lucinda Leplastrier in Gillian Armstrong's production of Oscar and Lucinda, opposite Ralph Fiennes.[6] Blanchett was nominated for her first Australian Film Institute Award as Best Leading Actress for this role, but lost out to Pamela Rabe in The Well. She did, however, win an AFI Award as Supporting Actress in the same year for her role as Lizzie in the romantic comedy Thank God He Met Lizzie, co-starring Richard Roxburgh and Frances O'Connor. Her first high-profile international role was as Elizabeth I of England in the 1998 movie Elizabeth, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She became the first and only actress in the history, to be nominated in this category for the part. [6] Blanchett lost out to Gwyneth Paltrow for her role in Shakespeare in Love, but won a British Academy Award (BAFTA) and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama. The following year, Blanchett was nominated for another BAFTA Award, for her supporting role in The Talented Mr. Ripley.[6]

2000–2011[edit]

Already an acclaimed actress, Blanchett received a host of new fans when she appeared in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings. She played the role of Galadriel in all three films.[6] The trilogy holds the record as the highest grossing film trilogy of all time.[12] In 2005, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator. This made Blanchett the first person to garner an Academy Award for playing a previous Oscar-winning actor/actress.[13] That same year, Blanchett won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress for her role as Tracy Heart, a recovering heroin addict in the Australian film Little Fish. Though lesser known globally than some of her other films, Little Fish received tremendous critical acclaim in Blanchett's native Australia.

Blanchett at the Berlin International Film Festival, 2007.

In 2006, she starred in Babel opposite Brad Pitt, The Good German with George Clooney and Notes on a Scandal opposite Dame Judi Dench. Blanchett received her third Academy Award nomination for her performance in the latter film.[14]

Cate Blanchett's 2004 Oscar on display at The Australian Centre for the Moving Image

In 2007, Blanchett was named as one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World and also one of the most successful actresses by Forbes magazine.[15] In 2007, she won the Volpi Cup Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival and the Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe Award for portraying one of six incarnations of Bob Dylan in Todd Haynes' feature film I'm Not There and reprised her role as Elizabeth I in the sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age.[16] At the 80th Academy Awards Blanchett received two Academy Award nominations--Best Actress for Elizabeth: the Golden Age and Best Supporting Actress for I'm Not There--becoming the eleventh actor to receive two acting nominations in the same year, and the first female actor to receive another nomination for the reprisal of a role.[17]

She next starred in Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, as the villainous KGB agent Col. Dr. Irina Spalko, and in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, appearing on screen with Brad Pitt for a second time. On 5 December 2008, Blanchett was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Grauman's Egyptian Theatre.[18]

As of 2011, Blanchett has been featured in seven films that were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture: Elizabeth (1998), The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001, 2002 and 2003), The Aviator (2004), Babel (2006), and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). Blanchett provided a voice for the film Ponyo,[19] and appeared opposite Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, released on 14 May 2010. She attended the premiere of her film Hanna directed by Joe Wright at the Sydney Film Festival.[20]

2012–present[edit]

Blanchett in 2013 at the Deauville American Film Festival.

It was announced that Blanchett will reprise her role as Galadriel in Jackson's upcoming films of The Hobbit in 2012 and 2013, filmed in New Zealand.[21] Also in 2012, Blanchett voiced the role of "Penelope" in the Family Guy episode "Mr. and Mrs. Stewie". Blanchett is set to appear in a film directed by Terrence Malick, Knight of Cups. Both are scheduled to be filmed in 2012.[22]

Blanchett played the lead in Blue Jasmine (2013), directed by Woody Allen, and costarring Alec Baldwin and Louis C.K. Blue Jasmine was the first Allen film set in New York City since Whatever Works (2009) and the first Allen film set in San Francisco since Take the Money and Run (1969). Blanchett received rave reviews for her performance, with some saying it was the best of her career (surpassing her acclaimed starring role in Elizabeth).[23]


Blanchett is also set to star in George Clooney's next directorial effort, The Monuments Men. The film will feature an ensemble cast including Clooney, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Hugh Bonneville and Jean Dujardin. The synopsis of the film reads: "In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renown works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them." She will play Lady Tremaine, the Wicked Stepmother, in a live-action re-imagining of Cinderella.[24][25][26]

She is also confirmed to star opposite Mia Wasikowska in Carol, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt, directed by Todd Haynes.[27] She will also star as Marisa Acocella Marchetto, a cartoonist for the New Yorker who is diagnosed with cancer, in the HBO movie Cancer Vixen, written and directed by Julie Delpy.[28]

Personal life[edit]

Blanchett at the Berlin International Film Festival, 2005.

Blanchett's husband is playwright and screenwriter Andrew Upton, whom she met in 1996 on the set of a TV show.[29] They were married on 29 December 1997[30] and have three sons: Dashiell John (born 3 December 2001),[31] Roman Robert (born 23 April 2004),[32] and Ignatius Martin (born 13 April 2008).[33]

After making Brighton, England, their main family home for much of the early 2000s, she and her husband returned to their native Australia. In November 2006, Blanchett stated that this was due to a desire to decide on a permanent home for her children, and to be closer to her family as well as a sense of belonging to the Australian (theatrical) community.[34] She and her family live in Bulwarra, an 1877 sandstone mansion once owned by Halse Rogers Arnott, in the harbourside Sydney suburb of Hunters Hill.[35] It was purchased for A$10.2 million in 2004 and underwent extensive renovations in 2007 to be made more "eco-friendly".[36][37]

In 2006, a portrait of Cate Blanchett and family painted by McLean Edwards was a finalist for the Archibald Prize.[38] Blanchett is a Patron of the Sydney Film Festival.[39] She works as the face of SK-II, the luxury skin care brand owned by Procter & Gamble.[40] In 2007, Blanchett became the ambassador for the Australian Conservation Foundation's online campaign – trying to persuade Australians to express their concerns about climate change.[41] She is also the Patron of the development charity SolarAid.[42] Opening the 2008 9th World Congress of Metropolis in Sydney, Blanchett said: "The one thing that all great cities have in common is that they are all different."[43]

In early 2009, Blanchett appeared in a series of special edition postage stamps called "Australian Legends of the Screen", featuring Australian actors acknowledged for the "outstanding contribution they have made to Australian entertainment and culture".[44] She, Geoffrey Rush, Russell Crowe, and Nicole Kidman each appear twice in the series: once as themselves and once in character; Blanchett is depicted in character from Elizabeth: The Golden Age.[44] At the beginning of 2011, Blanchett lent her support for a Carbon Tax.[45] She received some criticism for this, especially from conservatives.[46] Blanchett and her husband are currently artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company.[47][48] She has announced that the 2013 season at the Sydney Theatre Company will be her final one as artistic director.[49]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1994Police Rescue: The MovieVivian
1996ParklandsRosie
1997Oscar and LucindaLucinda LeplastrierNominated – Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated – Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor – Female
Thank God He Met LizzieLizzieAustralian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actress
Paradise RoadSusan Macarthy
1998ElizabethQueen Elizabeth IBAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress
Empire Award for Best Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Most Promising Actress
London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Empire Award for Best Newcomer
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated – National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
1999BangersJulie-Anne
Pushing TinConnie Falzone
Ideal Husband, AnAn Ideal HusbandLady Gertrude ChilternNominated – Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Talented Mr. Ripley, TheThe Talented Mr. RipleyMeredith LogueNominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated – Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress
2000Gift, TheThe GiftAnnabelle "Annie" WilsonNominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
Man Who Cried, TheThe Man Who CriedLolaFlorida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress
2001Shipping News, TheThe Shipping NewsPetal QuoyleFlorida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress
Charlotte GrayCharlotte GrayNominated – Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, TheThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingGaladrielFlorida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
BanditsKate WheelerFlorida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – American Film Institute Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
2002Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, TheThe Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersGaladrielOnline Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
HeavenPhilippa
2003Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, TheThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingGaladrielBroadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Missing, TheThe MissingMagdalena 'Maggie' GilkesonNominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
Coffee and CigarettesHerself & ShellyCentral Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Actor of the Year
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress (2nd place)
Nominated – Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
Nominated – Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Veronica GuerinVeronica GuerinNominated – Empire Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
2004Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, TheThe Life Aquatic with Steve ZissouJane Winslett-RichardsonCentral Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Actor of the Year
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
The AviatorKatharine HepburnAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actress
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress (3rd place)
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Actor of the Year
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress (2nd place)
Italian Online Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress (2nd place)
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress (2nd place)
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Empire Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated – Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
2005Little FishTracy HeartAustralian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role
2006BabelSusan JonesGotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Palm Springs International Film Festival Award for Best Cast
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Good German, TheThe Good GermanLena BrandtSant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actress
Notes on a ScandalSheba HartDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Gransito Movie Award for Best Best on-screen duo (shared with Judi Dench)
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actress
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated – Gransito Movie Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
2007Hot FuzzJanineUncredited Cameo
Elizabeth: The Golden AgeQueen Elizabeth IAustralian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Gransito Movie Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actress
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Empire Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Irish Film and Television Award for Best International Actress
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
I'm Not ThereJude Quinn (Bob Dylan)Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast (2nd place)
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress (2nd place)
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress (3rd place)
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Gransito Movie Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
Italian Online Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress (2nd place)
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress (2nd place)
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress (2nd place)
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress (2nd place)
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress(2nd place)
Village Voice Film Poll for Best Supporting Actress
Volpi Cup – Venice Film Festival
Women Film Critics Circle for Special Mention for a Female's Right to Male Roles in Movies
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Dublin Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullColonel-Doctor Irina SpalkoNominated – Teen Choice Award for Movie Villain
Nominated – People's Choice Award for Female Action Star
Curious Case of Benjamin Button, TheThe Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonDaisy FullerNominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated – Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
2009PonyoGranmamarevoice in English language version
2010Robin HoodLady MarianNominated – Teen Choice Award for Movie Actress: Action Adventure
Nominated – Scream Awards for Best Fantasy Actress
2011HannaMarissa WieglerNominated – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
2012Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, TheThe Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyGaladriel
2013Blue JasmineJeanette 'Jasmine' FrancisSanta Barbara International Film Festival Award for Outstanding Performer of the Year
Pending – Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Actress
Pending – Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheThe Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugGaladrielPost-production
2014The Monuments MenRose VallandPost-production
How to Train Your Dragon 2ValkaPost-production
Hobbit: There and Back Again, TheThe Hobbit: There and Back AgainGaladrielPickups/Post-production
2015CinderellaLady TremaineFilming
TBAUntitled Terrence Malick projectTBAPost-production
Knight of CupsTBAPost-production
CarolCarol Aird

Theatre credits[edit]

YearProductionLocationRoleNotes
pre-1992Odyssey of Runyon Jones, TheThe Odyssey of Runyon JonesMethodist Ladies' College, MelbourneUnknownAdaption of play by Norman Corwin
pre-1992They Shoot Horses, Don't They?Methodist Ladies' College, MelbourneDirectorDirected fellow students in a production of an adaptation of the novel by Horace McCoy
1992ElectraNational Institute of Dramatic Art, SydneyElectra 
1992/1993Top GirlsSydney Theatre CompanyUnknownHer first starring role there
1993OleannaSydney Theatre CompanyCarolOpposite Geoffrey Rush; won Rosemont Best Actress Award
1994HamletBelvoir Street Theatre CompanyOpheliaOpposite Geoffrey Rush; Company B Production, directed by Neil Armfield
1995Sweet PhoebeSydney Theatre Company and Warehouse Theatre, CroydonHelenWorld premier of a play written and directed by Michael Gow; transferred to the West End
1995Tempest, TheThe TempestBelvoir Street Theatre CompanyMirandaA Company B Production, directed by Neil Armfield
1995Blind Giant is Dancing, TheThe Blind Giant is DancingBelvoir Street Theatre CompanyRose DraperWith Hugo Weaving; Company B production, directed by Neil Armfield, with music composed by Paul Charlier; play by Stephen Sewell
1997Seagull, TheThe Seagull a.k.a. The Seagull in Harry HillsBelvoir Street Theatre CompanyNinaDirected by Neil Armfield, music composed by Paul Charlier
1999PlentyThe Alemida Season at the Albery Theatre, LondonSusan TraherneDirected by Jonathan Kent
1999Vagina Monologues, TheThe Vagina MonologuesThe Old Vic, LondonEnsemble including Melanie Griffith
2004Hedda GablerSydney Theatre CompanyHedda GablerTravelled to Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theatre; there, she was awarded the Ibsen Centennial Commemoration Award. 2005 Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Play.
2009War of the Roses, The. CycleThe War of the Roses CycleSydney Theatre CompanyRichard II, Lady Annepart of the Sydney Festival 2009 ; 2009 Sydney Theatre Awards Best Leading Actress in a Mainstage Production [NOMINATION - lost to herself for Streetcar Named Desire]; 2009 Helpmann Awards Best Female Actor in a Play [NOMINATION]
2009Streetcar Named Desire, AA Streetcar Named DesireSydney Theatre CompanyBlanche DuBoisWith Joel Edgerton; directed by Liv Ullmann; 2009 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Non-Resident Production, Washington, DC; 2009 Sydney Theatre Awards Best Leading Actress in a Mainstage ProductioN
2010Uncle VanyaSydney Theatre CompanyYelenaAdaptation by A. Upton; with Richard Roxburgh (Vanya), John Bell (Professor Serebryakov), Hugo Weaving (Astrov); 2010 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Non-Resident Production, Washington, DC; 2010 Sydney Theatre Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Mainstage Production [NOMINATION]; 2011 Helpmann Awards Best Female Actor in a Play.
2011Big and SmallSydney Theatre CompanyLotteDirected by Benedict Andrews; new translation by Martin Crimp of Botho Strauß's 1978 play Groß und klein; co-commissioned by the Barbican Centre, London 2012 Festival, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, Vienna Festival and Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen ; 2011 London Evening Standard Theatre Award Best Actress [NOMINATION]; 2011 Sydney Theatre Awards Best Leading Actress in a Mainstage Production. 2012 Helpmann Awards Best Female Actor in a Play.
2013The MaidsSydney Theatre CompanyClaireWith Isabelle Huppert as Solange, Elizabeth Debicki as Madame; directed by Benedict Andrews

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