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Broadway’s The Present, Starring Oscar Winner Cate Blanchett, Launches Digital Lottery

Broadway’s The Present, Starring Oscar Winner Cate Blanchett, Launches Digital Lottery

Hi everybody! Some news about The Present!

The Sydney Theatre Company production of The Present, which plays Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre, has announced a digital lottery that begins February 15. The lottery is powered by Shubert Ticketing through the Telecharge Digital Lottery platform, which provides theatregoers access to affordable tickets through multiple social networks. To enter the lottery, visit

Andrew Upton’s new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play, Platonov, The Present is directed by John Crowley and stars Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh. The limited engagement continues through March 19 at the Barrymore (243 West 47th Street).

The cast features the Sydney Theatre Company cast of 13, all making their Broadway debuts, including Blanchett (Anna) and Roxburgh (Mikhail), as well as Anna Bamford (Maria), Andrew Buchanan (Osip), David Downer (Yegor), Eamon Farren (Kirill), Martin Jacobs (Alexei), Brandon McClelland (Dimitri), Jacqueline McKenzie (Sophia), Marshall Napier (Ivan), Susan Prior (Sasha), Chris Ryan (Sergei), and Toby Schmitz (Nikolai).

The Present is produced on Broadway by Stuart Thompson, Sydney Theatre Company, Jon B. Platt, Scott M. Delman, Ruth Hendel, The Shubert Organization, Robert G. Bartner, John Gore, and Jimter Productions LLC.

via The Playbill

(Photos) Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh in The Present #Broadway

(Photos) Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh in The Present #Broadway

Hello, everybody!

The Theater Mania website has revealed two new stills of The Present. We’ve also update the gallery with new photos. Enjoy the updates and the article from Theater Mania!

Cate Blanchett Richard Roxburgh The Present

The Sydney Theatre Company’s Broadway production of Andrew Upton’s The Present, starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, has released a pair of production photos. The work runs at the Ethel Barrymore Theater and opens January 8.

Blanchett heads the cast as Anna Petrovna, alongside Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge) as Platonov. They are joined by the original Australian company, made up of Anna Bamford (Maria), Andrew Buchanan (Osip), David Downer (Yegor), Eamon Farren (Kirrill), Martin Jacobs (Alexei), Brandon McClelland (Dimitri), Jacqueline McKenzie (Sophia), Marshall Napier (Ivan), Susan Prior (Sasha), Chris Ryan (Sergei), and Toby Schmitz (Nikolai). Everyone in the cast will make their Broadway debuts.

Directed by John Crowley (Brooklyn), the production had its world premiere in 2015. Inspired by Anton Chekhov’s Platonov, Upton’s adaptation is set in the mid-1990s in an old country house where friends gather to celebrate the birthday of Anna Petrovna, an independent but compromised widow. At the center is the acerbic and witty Platonov, along with his wife, his former students, and their friends and partners. Boiling away inside their comfortable appearances is a mess of unfinished, unresolved relationships, fueled by 20 years of denial, regret, and thwarted desire.

The production features scenic and costume design by Alice Babidge, lighting design by Nick Schlieper, and sound design and musical compositions by Stefan Gregory.

Cate Blanchett The Present Richard Roxburgh

Cate Blanchett Richard Roxburgh The Present

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via Theater Mania , The New York Times , Andrew White

Cate Blanchett stars in Red, a Del Kathryn Barton short film

Cate Blanchett stars in Red, a Del Kathryn Barton short film

Hi everyone!

As part of the 2017 Adelaide Festival, the Art Gallery of South Australia will receive the new collaboration between two of Australia’s greatest artists – Cate Blanchett and Del Kathryn Barton. The short film entitled Red will be screened at AGSA and become part of the gallery’s collection. Enjoy some articles about the film and the first stills!

Better known for her dreamy, abstract portraits, Del Kathryn Barton is venturing into the world of film, with her first work – starring Cate Blanchett – to debut at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

The short film, titled Red, is a surrealist take on female power inspired by the mating rituals of the Australian red back spider.

“This brutal chronicle spoke to me of the poetics of female power as an inherent and indeed, elemental force in the universe,” Barton said in a statement.

“By intercutting human protagonists with extraordinary macro footage, Red has evolved into what I now consider to be an uncompromising celebration of female power.”

It will be the first time Blanchett and Barton have collaborated and the first time Barton has attempted a film on her own accord; the artist’s two other experiences in film have been under the guidance of filmmaker Brendan Fletcher.

The film will be presented as part of the 2017 Adelaide Festival in January, which runs from Thursday the 26th January to Sunday the 30th of April at the Art Gallery of South Australia..

Source: Vogue Australia


del kathryn barton Australia, born 1972 RED, 2016 high resolution digital video, 15 mins, patrons edition 2/3 (film still); Gift of the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors 2016, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Images courtesy of the artist

She is venomous, eats her partner after sex and weaves a tangled web.

With such a reputation, it is little wonder the Australian redback spider has inspired two of Australia’s greatest artists – Cate Blanchett and Del Kathryn Barton – to create a short film that will premiere at the Art Gallery of South Australia as part of the 2017 Adelaide Festival.
RED is billed as a surreal, savage tale of female power inspired by the mating rituals of the redback spider, which stars Blanchett, actor Alex Russell and the Sydney Dance Company’s Charmene Yap.

“In essence, the narrative in RED illuminates the unusual mating rituals of the Australian red-back spider,” Barton said. “Here, our brave little male after copulating with the monumental female gently somersaults into her mouth, offering himself as a meal postcoital. If she is not hungry she will store his bound, dying body on her web for later consumption.”

In a Q&A with the gallery, Barton said the mating habits evoked what she described as “the poetics of female power as an inherent and indeed, elemental force in the universe”.

“By intercutting human protagonists with extraordinary macro footage, RED has evolved into what I now consider to be an uncompromising celebration of female power.”

The dual-screen work delve into themes of passion, sex and death, drawing on the symbolism of the female redback spider.

Barton’s portrait of Blanchett and her children, Mother (a portrait of Cate), was a finalist in the 2011 Archibald Prize.
Blanchett, a two-time Academy Award winner, can currently be seen in German artist Julian Rosefeldt art film Manifesto at the Art Gallery of NSW. The versatile actor will also make her Broadway in December in the Sydney Theatre Company production The Present, Andrew Upton’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Platonov, which also stars Richard Roxburgh.

Barton said she screamed out loud when Blanchett agreed to appear in the short film.

“On shoot day, she nailed the long cutting performance on the first take,” she said. “Her energy exploded off the monitor. We were all blown away. Cate is mother. At that point I knew that the stakes on RED had just gone to another level. I was actually shitting myself just a little bit.”

Barton embarked on the film after winning a $50,000 creative fellowship from the Australian Film Television and Radio School in 2015.

A two-time Archibald Prize winner, Barton’s art often examines fertility and the psychology of relationships. Her previous films include the human dress (2012) and last year’sThe Nightingale and the Rose.

The short film will be screened at AGSA and become part of the gallery’s collection. AGSA director Nick Mitzevich said the short film would take Barton’s “career to a new level and to new audiences”.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald


del kathryn barton Australia, born 1972 RED, 2016 high resolution digital video, 15 mins, patrons edition 2/3 (film still); Gift of the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors 2016, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Images courtesy of the artist

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Event Alert: Cate Blanchett joins #WithRefugees World Tour

Event Alert: Cate Blanchett joins #WithRefugees World Tour

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett is the first among a team of supporters to join #WithRefugees World Tour: Live on facebook next Monday, September 12.
To follow this event, tune in to A petition to support the campaign is also open here>>


For additional information, follow the official pages of UNHCR

Twitter >>UN Refugee Agency

Facebook >> UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

Official Site >>


Source: Facebook , Twitter

First trailer for Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: life’s journey narrated by Cate Blanchett

First trailer for Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: life’s journey narrated by Cate Blanchett

The Empire magazine’s site has released the first trailer of Voyage of Time: life’s journey. This version of the documentary, narrated by Cate Blanchett, will be presented this year during the 73rd Venice International Film Festival and the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Enjoy the trailer!

via Empire Magazine

Cate Blanchett Fan: Updates

Cate Blanchett Fan: Updates

Hello everyone!

We are finally back and we have some amazing news and updates about Cate! Enjoy!

  • Giorgio Armani has released a new photo of Cate for the new Sì Intense campaign. She looks fabulous!

via Huffington Post

  • Last week, Vanity Fair Italy posted two promotional images from the new Giorgio Armani Sì Le Parfum campaign. These photos are also available in the latest issue of the magazine. Cate looks divine!

via Vanity Fair Italia

  • The new issue of Zona 7 magazine is dedicated to Cate Blanchett. She is on the cover and there are many photos and articles about her.
    Scans were added to our gallery:



  • As Deadline announced last week, Warner Bros has firmed ‘Ocean’s 8’ Lineup.

Warner Bros has firmed an October start date in New York for Ocean’s Eight, the female-driven caper spinoff directed by Gary Ross, and the studio is closing with its principal cast. Aside from the previously identified Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, deals are close with Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina. The latter is the hip-hop moniker of Asian-American rapper and actress Nora Lum, who most recently had a role in Neighbors 2.

Ocean’s Eight is currently in pre-production.

  • The official site of Venice International Film Festival has released its screening schedule for the public. Voyage of Time: life’s journey will be screened at September 7th. See more info about the schedule here. Tickets are available here. The 73rd Venice International Film Festival will take place on the Lido from August 31st to September 10th.

via La Biennale

  • 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has added Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: life’s journey to its lineup.  The version to have its North American Premiere during TIFF is the 35mm feature-length edition narrated by Cate Blanchett.

See the synopsis:

An exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity’s place in the future. The universe unfolds before the audience’s eyes, melding innovative effects with awe-inspiring footage in this experience for the senses, mind, and soul. Working with scientific advisors and VFX artists, Terrence Malick shows an array of never-witnessed natural phenomena — macroscopic and microscopic — immersing audiences into a poetic journey full of open questions. Narrated by Cate Blanchett.

via Collider

  • Weightless has an official released date in the US. According to Imdb, the new Terrence Malick’s film will debut at March 17, 2017.


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Cate Blanchett to deliver artists’ manifestos at Park Avenue Armory in New York

Cate Blanchett to deliver artists’ manifestos at Park Avenue Armory in New York

Manifesto news!

The Park Avenue Armory’s Drill Hall, which has seen many a regiment of National Guard soldiers practice military manoeuvres, will serve as a fitting platform for the premier of Manifesto (2015), the multi-screen film installation by the German filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt. The project, on view from 7 December to 8 January 2017, stars the Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, who channels more than 50 artistic calls to action through 13 monologues that draw on the writings of artist groups throughout the 20th century, such as the Dadaists, Futurists and Fluxus artists.

There is a textual collage that accompanies the film installation with quotations from the philosophies of artists such as Kazimir Malevich, Claes Oldenburg and Sol LeWitt, among others. In a prologue that is a nod to the political tradition of manifestos, viewers are presented with an image of a burning fuse as Blanchett recites perhaps the most famous example—the Manifesto of the Communist Party written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels and originally published as a pamphlet in 1848

via The Art Newspaper

Cate Blanchett on the front page of London Evening Standard – July 5, 2016

On July 4th, Cate Blanchett, UNHCR goodwill ambassador, attended A Night of Hope, organised by Good Chance and the Quintessentially Foundation, to support theatre in refugees camp.

The London Evening Standard from July 5th published an article covering the charity event who raised more than £100,000.


Jude Law and Cate Blanchett were among stars who helped to raise more than £100,000 for the charity behind the theatre in Calais’s “Jungle” camp.

Blanchett, 47, said she was proud to appear in support of Good Chance at the gala night on the South Bank. She said: “Good Chance build temporary theatres of hope, and created a space for artistic expression and sharing in the heart of the ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais.

“We should never underestimate the importance of hope and compassion.”

Good Chance was set up by playwrights Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, who built their first temporary theatre in the camp in September. The night featured a poetry recital by Law and an auction hosted by Steve Coogan. The singer Tom Odell played a set he performed in the camp earlier this year as part of the project.
Supporters can still bid for auction lots online, including two tickets to Sir Elton John’s Oscars night party in Los Angeles and the chance to appear in the forthcoming Netflix show The Crown, which stars Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Claire Foy as a young Elizabeth II.

via London Evening Standard

Cate Blanchett in Talks to Star in Richard Linklater’s ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette?’

According to The Wrap, Cate Blanchett might be in talks for a new movie!

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is in advanced negotiations to star in Richard Linklater‘s adaptation of “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” TheWrap has learned.
The project is set up at Annapurna Pictures, whose Megan Ellison will produce with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force.
“Bernadette” follows an agoraphobic architect who disappears right before a family trip to Antarctica. Her teenage daughter narrates the story, which unfolds via emails, letters, FBI documents and correspondence with a psychiatrist.

Cate Blanchett to Receive Palm Springs Film Festival Award for ‘Carol,’ ‘Truth’

Another accolade for Cate!

The Palm Springs International Film Festival has begun its roll-out of honoree announcements for its Jan. 2 awards gala. Kicking things off is “Carol” and “Truth” star Cate Blanchett, tapped for the Desert Palm Achievement Award for actresses.

“Cate Blanchett is one of the most award-winning and outstanding actresses of her generation, delivering extraordinary performances throughout her career including her Academy Award-winning roles as Katharine Hepburn in ‘The Aviator’ and the title role in Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine,’” festival chairman Harold Matzner said. “In her latest films ‘Carol’ and ‘Truth,’ Blanchett yet again brings to life two vibrant characters, both worthy of awards recognition.”

The 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival runs Jan. 1-11.

via Variety

Check all the nomination received and the awards won by Cate in our Awards and Nomination page!

First news on the Women in the World Summit + two outtakes from Variety

As we previously reported, Cate Blanchett is set to attend the Women in the World Summit in India on November 20, 2015.

The Women in the World India Summit will take place on November 20, 2015, at the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi.

This internationally recognised, powerful live event, co-hosted by Anand Mahindra, Barkha Dutt, Frieida Pinto Nita Ambani, and Shabana Azmi, will feature a stellar line-up of international and Indian names including Academy Award winning actress Cate Blanchett, Madhuri Dixit, Nandita Das, Iranian female race car driver Laleh Seddigh, the founder of Nigeria’s “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign, former World Bank Vice President for Africa Obiageli Ezekwesili, an Israeli and a Palestinian mother working together to find peace, Robi Damelin and Bushra Awad, William Dalrymple, HSBC’s Naina Lal Kidwai, and many other extraordinary global women of influence.

Their purpose: to share news-making stories and offer insights on how women and girls are changing the world.

India Summit Preview

Cate Blanchett
The Oscar-winning actress on her recent eye-opening visit to Syrian refugee camps and her disappointment in Australia’s initial response to the refugee crisis.

via The New York Times

With the article it’s been released a full resolution outtake from the Variety Magazine (May 12, 2015) photoshoot, the same one used in the TimeTalks’s banner.

From the same photoshoot, we have also added a clean version of the cover shoot in the gallery.

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Cate Blanchett to speak at summit in India in November

Come November, Oscar-winning actor Cate Blanchett will head to India to share her story of success in the world of showbiz, as part of the Women in the World Summit, reveals Indian actress Shabana Azmi.
The Hollywood actor, best known for Blue Jasmine and Elizabeth, will be here on November 20. Shabana shared the news of Blanchett’s plans to come to India on Twitter. The Bollywood’s veteran star will co-host the event with well known television journalist Barkha Dutt and businesswoman Nita Ambani.
“Cate Blanchett coming to New Delhi on 20th November for Women in the World summit hosted by Tina Brown. Nita Ambani, Barkha Dutt and I are co-hosts,” Shabana tweeted on Thursday.
Cate Blanchet coming to N Delhi on 20th Nov for Women in the world summit hosted by Tina Brown.Nita Ambani Barkha Dutt and I are cohosts
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) October 1, 2015
The convention, presented by renowned journalist and author Tina Brown, will bring forward some extraordinary and inspiring stories of women from different sections of the society. They will narrate how they fought against the obstacles and emerged as winners.
The three-day summit will salute the struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe.

via Hindustan Times

The New York Times – Times Talk: Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford

On October 8th, the New York Times will host a conversation with Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dan Rather and Mary Mapes to discuss Truth. Unfortunately the event is already sold out.

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
7 – 8:30 PM ET


Haft Auditorium at the Fashion Institute of Technology 227 W. 27th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues
Academy Award®–winning actress and producer Cate Blanchett and Academy Award–winning actor, director and producer Robert Redford discuss their new film “Truth.” This powerful, real–life story of the newsroom drama spotlighted Dan Rather and his CBS 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes, putting both at the epicenter of a journalistic storm. Dan Rather and Mary Mapes will join the discussion. Written and directed by James Vanderbilt and based on Mapes’s book “Truth and Duty,” the film goes behind the scenes of the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes investigation of then–President George W. Bush’s military service in the Texas Air National Guard. Interviewed by New York Times Magazine staff writer Susan Dominus.

via Times Talks

Cate Blanchett to attend the New York Film Festival

The 53rd New York Film Festival will host two screenings of Carol: the first one on October 9th, and a second one on October 1oth. The cast is set to attend this one.

Romance in New York
“Carol,” director Todd Haynes’s 1950s-set tale of forbidden love, has already wowed festival crowds across the globe. Star Rooney Mara won the best actress award at Cannes earlier this year, and now the movie, based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel “The Price of Salt,” is making its push into the Oscar race. Ms. Mara, Mr. Haynes and star Cate Blanchett will be on hand when the film plays Oct. 10.

via Wall Street Journal – Tickets here

Oscars: Weinstein Confirms It Will Campaign ‘Carol’ Star Cate Blanchett For Lead Actress

The Weinstein Company has made it official, as if there was really any doubt who is a lead and who is supporting in its November 20 release, and Oscar hopeful, Carol.
No sooner had my flight back from the Toronto Film Festival landed at LAX than I received a call from TWC clarifying that it definitely will be campaigning Cate Blanchett for Lead Actress and Rooney Mara for Supporting. Ever since the TIFF debut to rave reviews and strong audience reaction on Saturday night of Blanchett’s other 2015 contender,Truth, there has been speculation that to avoid canceling herself out, the Weinstein Company and Sony Pictures Classics (which is releasing Truth on October 16) might try to avoid a Solomon’s or Sophie’s Choice here and shoehorn one or the other performance from Blanchett into supporting.

Confusion has reigned on this issue this year ever since the spectacular Cannes debut of Carol in May where it was Mara who took the Best Actress prize (in a tie with French actress Emmanuelle Bercot for Mon Roi), not Blanchett. Of course, Cannes does not make a distinction between lead and support; it simply gives a Best Actress prize. Some media types began spitballing that TWC might run Mara in lead and Blanchett in support. That’s ridiculous, as this is clearly a star role for Blanchett. She plays the title character and drives the action. Period. It is smart of TWC to end any speculation now and just go on with its campaign. When I spoke to SPC’s Co-President Michael Barker right after Truth’s debut, he refused to get drawn into this conversation and, as I pointed out, diplomatically said he thought both Blanchett performances were great but that her role as 60 Minutes producer Mapes in Truth also was definitely a lead. It’s an incredibly strong role and, unlike Carol, the person she is playing is real and still living. Mapes will be around to endorse her performance, always a plus.

Look, Blanchett — already a two-time Oscar winner, most recently for 2013’s Blue Jasmine, also from Sony Pictures Classic — is great in both parts. But it will be interesting to see how this goes down with the Academy, since even though her role in Carol has been the one talked about in terms of an Oscar play ever since Cannes, it will be Truth that gets a solid one-month jump on Carol in terms of release date. Most in the Academy’s actors branch have not seen Carol yet (it made its North American debut at Telluride over Labor Day but skipped TIFF and next will hit the fest circuit at the New York Film Festival this month), so it likely will be her performance in Truth that will be first out of the gate. That is unless Weinstein pulls a sneak attack and sends out the DVD screener in advance  of Truth’s opening. It would be highly unusual to do that so far in advance of the Carol theatrical release, and most studios and distributors hold back sending to Academy voters until that time of release. Late-December qualifiers, where Carol initially was going to be launched before TWC moved it up a month, are a different story as you just can’t wait that long to get screeners out with Oscar nominating starting around then. Every movie has its own unique strategy, though. A small film like Carol doesn’t have the same trajectory as a big studio Christmas opener or even TWC’s  70MM Christmas launch of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.The Best Actress race is really heating up this year, and the Great Cate Race is just a fascinating new wrinkle for the long road ahead.

via Deadline

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