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Cate Blanchett

(1969-), Actress

Sitter in 4 portraits
A long-time resident of the United Kingdom and a former member of the famous enclave of Australian celebrities living in Brighton, Cate Blanchett is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has made important contributions to British cinema and British cultural identity, especially through her leading role in Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth (1998). Her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator (2004) brought her critical praise, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2013, Blanchett starred in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, winning the Academy Award for Best Actress. She made her Broadway debut in 2017 in The Present, an adaptation of Chekhov's play Platonov.

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Cate Blanchett, by Rineke Dijkstra - NPG P2073

Cate Blanchett

by Rineke Dijkstra
colour coupler print, 2007
On display in Room 38 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P2073

Cate Blanchett, by Polly Borland - NPG x88445

Cate Blanchett

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1999
NPG x88445

Cate Blanchett ('Cate Shines'), by Alexi Lubomirski - NPG x131959

Cate Blanchett ('Cate Shines')

by Alexi Lubomirski
C-type colour print, published in Harper's Bazaar August 2005
NPG x131959

Cate Blanchett ('Cate Shines'), by Alexi Lubomirski - NPG x131960

Cate Blanchett ('Cate Shines')

by Alexi Lubomirski
C-type colour print, published in Harper's Bazaar August 2005
NPG x131960

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