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Cate Blanchett at the Giorgio Armani boutique opening in London

Cate Blanchett at the Giorgio Armani boutique opening in London

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Two days ago, Cate attended the Giorgio Armani & Armani/Casa’s Boutiques Opening celebration held at Sloane Street in London, England. Here’s the only public photo available of this event. Special thanks to

Cate Blanchett talks to The Londoner/The Evening Standard

Cate Blanchett talks to The Londoner/The Evening Standard

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Last Monday, Cate Blanchett attended the launch party of the Locksmith’s Primrose Hill animation studio in London. During this event, Cate talked to The Londonner/Evening Standard. Read it below. Thanks to WLC on CBF Chat for sharing the news with us!

Cate gets behind a female trio who plan to shake up film animation

CATE Blanchett has offered her seal of approval to a new London film venture. The Oscar-winning actress was in Primrose Hill last night for the launch of the UK’s first dedicated high-end CG feature animation studio, Locksmith Animation.

The new purpose-built, female-led studio is being fronted by Sarah Smith, Elisabeth Murdoch and Julie Lockhart, pictured left to right. “I’m here because of the amazing women I’m supporting tonight,” Blanchett told The Londoner. “Julie and Sarah have been leading for so long and them linking up with the likes of Liz is not only exciting for audiences but the industry. It’s time we saw women in these positions.”

Who knows, we might be seeing Cate in one of Locksmith’s forthcoming movies. “I’m a huge fan,” she said. “I remember the first time I saw an animation by Disney it blew my mind.”

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Cate Blanchett – Sì Passione launch in Sydney

Cate Blanchett – Sì Passione launch in Sydney

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Earlier today, Cate attended the launch of Sì Passione by Giorgio Armani in Sydney. Here are some photos from the event. Credits and special thanks to for sharing the photos with us.


Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench named ambassadors for Old Vic’s 200th anniversary

Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench named ambassadors for Old Vic’s 200th anniversary

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Some good news! Cate is expected to appear on stage this year or help fundraise for the Old Vic Theatre. Read more below. Thanks to WLC from the CBF Chat for sharing the news.

Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett and Eileen Atkins are among more than 100 actors, writers and TV personalities announced as ambassadors of the Old Vic as it prepares to mark its 200th anniversary.

They join Imelda Staunton, Ian McKellen, Maxine Peake, Damian Lewis, Derek Jacobi, Janie Dee and Simon Russell Beale as Bicentenary Ambassadors, who will be involved in a variety of initiatives to mark the theatre’s anniversary. These include curating monologues, attending events around the anniversary in May and raising awareness of its education work.

Peake will curate a series of monologues called One Hand Tied Behind Us, to mark International Women’s Day, while Helen McCrory will hold a workshop for aspiring actors. Bertie Carvel will run this year’s London Marathon to raise money for the theatre.

Artistic director Matthew Warchus said he was determined that the anniversary would not be about “eulogising a historic artefact”.

“For me, it’s essential to recognise that the illustrious history of this building is also characterised by mischief, populism, sometimes breath-taking boldness and risk. Above all, it’s been a place full of youthful vitality and an urge to reinvent itself to stay relevant and always engaged with the world around it,” he added.

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Celebrating Nicola Clarke At John Frieda

Celebrating Nicola Clarke At John Frieda

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Yesterday, Cate attended a dinner in London to celebrate the opening of Nicola Clarke salon in partnership with John Frieda. Read more about it below!

The soft leather chairs have been temporarily moved out, pretty Flora Starkey flowers adorn the table, Diptyque candles flicker gently. It’s a freezing cold Monday evening and downstairs in the basement of a newly-opened hair salon, colourist and stylist Nicola Clarke is having a few friends over for dinner. Cate Blanchett sits just to her left, next to Sam McKnight and make-up artist Mary Greenwell; Paloma Faith is just to her right; meanwhile opposite her is the finance executive Cathrin Perrin, and make-up artist Lisa Eldridge and hair stylist Kerry Warn. Madonna is away but sent a special playlist for the evening. This is a small and intimate affair, so when Paloma pings the glass in front of her with a gold spoon, silence falls quickly.

“This is the salon whose look I’ve been the least involved in, and it’s the one I like the most,” says John Frieda, Clarke’s partner and mentor. Famous for (among other things) spotting talent and nurturing it, one of the signatures of Frieda’s salons in the 40 years since he first opened his own has been the collaboration with key artists. We’ve had John Frieda and Sally Hershberger in Los Angeles, John with Orlando Pita, and currently in New York, Serge Normant.

“I felt that in London it was important to have someone of that stature,” he explains, “and I’ve been saying to Nicola for years, “Come on, let’s put that name above the door! And understandably – after all she has a young family and isn’t someone who is comfortable promoting herself – there was some reluctance, but finally we got there and it’s great!”

For those used to the Mayfair salon with its elegant cream marble, the Margaret Street Nicola Clarke at John Frieda salon – which was designed by Clarke with the help of Frieda’s wife Avery Agnelli and architect Ralf Eikelberg – is very different. Chrome shelves, polished concrete floors, and soft leather seats feel sleek and modern set within a refined palette of muted grey-greens and black steel beams.

“John would come to the meetings and try and get some marble in there, and I’d say: “no marble! Concrete! Concrete!” laughs Clarke, who started in the world of hairdressing with a Saturday job at a local salon in Billericay, aged 13, before landing an assistant’s job with Sam McKnight. She has been the regular colourist for Kate Moss for over 20 years, and has also coloured the hair of Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna, as well as styling and colouring the hair of Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Sienna Miller and Kate Bosworth for red carpets the world over as well as being the creative colour director at Color Wow.

But talent alone isn’t enough to command such a turnout on that freezing Monday night – it’s her genuine warmth, kindness, and sense of humour that garners her so much affection. “Everyone I’ve invited tonight is inspirational to me, and I’m thrilled you’ve made it out tonight,” she says to the 20 or so smiling faces around the table.

Nicola, wild horses wouldn’t have kept us away.

Cate Blanchett:

“I feel like I’ve known Nicola forever. I mean obviously I met her first as a colourist, but now I work with her in her capacity as a hairstylist too, and we’ve hung out together a lot. She is incredibly fluid and amazingly humble. It’s her talent that has led her to this point opening her own salon – and not some kind of PR machine – and everyone is really proud of her. She is a fantastic collaborator – I mean, I’ve worked on shoots for example, for Armani, and she’s happened to be in town and she’s assisted people, just picked up the hair brush and helped out. She has had an eclectic career and sometimes people think you have to be pushy or a diva to have that, but she’s the most wonderful antidote to all that. Plus she’s fantastic to be on the road with – she’s so connected to her family life, as am I, and she’s affected by politics, so you can have really robust conversations with her.”

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Cate Blanchett at World Economic Forum in Davos – Additional Photos

Cate Blanchett at World Economic Forum in Davos – Additional Photos

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We have added some additional photos of Cate during the last edition of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Enjoy!




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